• Greek Classical Period Statue of Aphrodite made of Parian marble. Restored by the famous Italian Sculptor A. Canova ( 1757 - 1822 ), Aphrodite is standing nude apart from a richly draped himation which she retains with her left hand in front of her pudenda. 4th c. BC. Athens National Archaeological Museum cat No 3524, from the collection of Lord Hope, donated by M. Embeirikos in 1924.<br />
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This statue of Aphrodite is a variant of the Aphrodite (Venus) of Cnidus and is a copy of a 2nd century AD copy of a 4th century  original by the ancient Greek sculptor Praxiteles of Athens. As with the Capitaline Venus, Aphrodite is rising from bathing and is covering her breasts with her right hand, unlike the other known variants of this pose the Aphrodite of the Athens museum is covered from the waste down with a drape.
  • Assyrian Trader Colony Bronze Age terracotta sandal shaped ritual vessed. This cult pot is boat shaped with an animal head at the front. Inside the vessel is god. The deities associated with the ritual vessel were associated with trade and transportation in Ancient Mesopotamia and Summerian literature. The vessel signifies a religious river trip.  - 19th  century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background.
  • Assyrian Trader Colony Bronze Age terracotta sandal shaped ritual vessed. This cult pot is boat shaped with an animal head at the front. Inside the vessel is god. The deities associated with the ritual vessel were associated with trade and transportation in Ancient Mesopotamia and Summerian literature. The vessel signifies a religious river trip.  - 19th  century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.  Against a black background.
  • Assyrian Trader Colony Bronze Age terracotta sandal shaped ritual vessed. This cult pot is boat shaped with an animal head at the front. Inside the vessel is god. The deities associated with the ritual vessel were associated with trade and transportation in Ancient Mesopotamia and Summerian literature. The vessel signifies a religious river trip.  - 19th  century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Assyrian Trader Colony Bronze Age terracotta sandal shaped ritual vessed. This cult pot is boat shaped with an animal head at the front. Inside the vessel is a model of a temple and goddess. The deities associated with the ritual vessel were associated with trade and transportation in Ancient Mesopotamia and Summerian literature. The vessel signifies a religious river trip.  - 19th  century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.  Against a warn art background.
  • Assyrian Trader Colony Bronze Age terracotta sandal shaped ritual vessed. This cult pot is boat shaped with an animal head at the front. Inside the vessel is god. The deities associated with the ritual vessel were associated with trade and transportation in Ancient Mesopotamia and Summerian literature. The vessel signifies a religious river trip.  - 19th  century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.  Against a grey background.
  • Assyrian Trader Colony Bronze Age terracotta sandal shaped ritual vessed. This cult pot is boat shaped with an animal head at the front. Inside the vessel is god. The deities associated with the ritual vessel were associated with trade and transportation in Ancient Mesopotamia and Summerian literature. The vessel signifies a religious river trip.  - 19th  century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.. Against a white background.
  • Assyrian Trader Colony Bronze Age terracotta sandal shaped ritual vessed. This cult pot is boat shaped with an animal head at the front. Inside the vessel is a model of a temple and goddess. The deities associated with the ritual vessel were associated with trade and transportation in Ancient Mesopotamia and Summerian literature. The vessel signifies a religious river trip.  - 19th  century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background.
  • Assyrian Trader Colony Bronze Age terracotta sandal shaped ritual vessed. This cult pot is boat shaped with an animal head at the front. Inside the vessel is a model of a temple and goddess. The deities associated with the ritual vessel were associated with trade and transportation in Ancient Mesopotamia and Summerian literature. The vessel signifies a religious river trip.  - 19th  century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.  Against a black background.
  • Assyrian Trader Colony Bronze Age terracotta sandal shaped ritual vessed. This cult pot is boat shaped with an animal head at the front. Inside the vessel is god. The deities associated with the ritual vessel were associated with trade and transportation in Ancient Mesopotamia and Summerian literature. The vessel signifies a religious river trip.  - 19th  century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Assyrian Trader Colony Bronze Age terracotta sandal shaped ritual vessed. This cult pot is boat shaped with an animal head at the front. Inside the vessel is god. The deities associated with the ritual vessel were associated with trade and transportation in Ancient Mesopotamia and Summerian literature. The vessel signifies a religious river trip.  - 19th  century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a grey background.
  • Assyrian Trader Colony Bronze Age terracotta sandal shaped ritual vessed. This cult pot is boat shaped with an animal head at the front. Inside the vessel is god. The deities associated with the ritual vessel were associated with trade and transportation in Ancient Mesopotamia and Summerian literature. The vessel signifies a religious river trip.  - 19th  century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.  Against a black background.
  • Assyrian Trader Colony Bronze Age terracotta sandal shaped ritual vessed. This cult pot is boat shaped with an animal head at the front. Inside the vessel is god. The deities associated with the ritual vessel were associated with trade and transportation in Ancient Mesopotamia and Summerian literature. The vessel signifies a religious river trip.  - 19th  century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.  Against a warn art background.
  • Assyrian Trader Colony Bronze Age terracotta sandal shaped ritual vessed. This cult pot is boat shaped with an animal head at the front. Inside the vessel is a model of a temple and goddess. The deities associated with the ritual vessel were associated with trade and transportation in Ancient Mesopotamia and Summerian literature. The vessel signifies a religious river trip.  - 19th  century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Assyrian Trader Colony Bronze Age terracotta sandal shaped ritual vessed. This cult pot is boat shaped with an animal head at the front. Inside the vessel is god. The deities associated with the ritual vessel were associated with trade and transportation in Ancient Mesopotamia and Summerian literature. The vessel signifies a religious river trip.  - 19th  century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.  Against a warn art background.
  • Assyrian Trader Colony Bronze Age terracotta sandal shaped ritual vessed. This cult pot is boat shaped with an animal head at the front. Inside the vessel is a model of a temple and goddess. The deities associated with the ritual vessel were associated with trade and transportation in Ancient Mesopotamia and Summerian literature. The vessel signifies a religious river trip.  - 19th  century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a grey background.
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Close up of the ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Close up of the ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • The ancient Library of Celsus , a Roman building ruins in Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey
  • Lely's Venus (Aphrodite). 1st or 2nd cent. AD Roman copy of a Greek original. The goddess Venus id surprised whilst bathing and she nervously turns. Her hair is in the style typical of the time and her pose has been designed to be unrevealing from any angle.  British Museum exhibit, London.<br />
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This sculpture  is a variation on the Classic Hellanistic 3rd to Ist century BC style of Aphrodite crouching to bathe. Aphrodite crouches with her right knee close to the ground, turns her head to the right and, in most versions, reaches her right arm over to her left shoulder to cover her breasts. The sculpture here changes the pattern by raising the right arm to the neck, rather than making her arm cross her chest, this flattens the composition.
  • Greek Classical Period Bronze Statue of Zeus or Poseidon found in the sea of Cape Artemision of the north Eastern Euboea Island, Greece.  The God is shown in a great stride about to throw either a trident of a thunderbolt that is now missing from his right hand. The statue is one of the only preserved statues of the preserved style with exquisite rendering of motion & anatomy. The identity of the statue is controversial and is probably more likely to be Zeus rather than Poseidon. 460 BC Ref No X15161 Athens Archaeological Museum
  • Ephyraean Jug decorated with arganaut shells, Markopoulo . Late Helladic IIB culture of mainland ancient Mycenaean Greece during. Cat No 3765, 9103, Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Ancient corbel arch tunnel under the acropolis of Tiryns (  or ) Mycenaean city archaeological site,  Peloponnesos, Greece. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Ancient corbel arch tunnel under the acropolis of Tiryns (  or ) Mycenaean city archaeological site,  Peloponnesos, Greece. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Ancient corbel arch tunnel under the acropolis of Tiryns (  or ) Mycenaean city archaeological site,  Peloponnesos, Greece. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Ancient corbel arch tunnel under the acropolis of Tiryns (  or ) Mycenaean city archaeological site,  Peloponnesos, Greece. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Ancient corbel arch gate in the walls of Tiryns (  or ) Mycenaean city archaeological site,  Peloponnesos, Greece. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Ancient corbel arch gate in the walls of Tiryns (  or ) Mycenaean city archaeological site,  Peloponnesos, Greece. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Greek Classical Period Statue of Aphrodite made of Parian marble. Restored by the famous Italian Sculptor A. Canova ( 1757 - 1822 ), Aphrodite is standing nude apart from a richly draped himation which she retains with her left hand in front of her pudenda. 4th c. BC. Athens National Archaeological Museum cat No 3524, from the collection of Lord Hope, donated by M. Embeirikos in 1924.<br />
This statue of Aphrodite is a variant of the Aphrodite (Venus) of Cnidus and is a copy of a 2nd century AD copy of a 4th century  original by the ancient Greek sculptor Praxiteles of Athens. As with the Capitaline Venus, Aphrodite is rising from bathing and is covering her breasts with her right hand, unlike the other known variants of this pose the Aphrodite of the Athens museum is covered from the waste down with a drape.
  • Greek Classical Period Statue of Aphrodite made of Parian marble. Restored by the famous Italian Sculptor A. Canova ( 1757 - 1822 ), Aphrodite is standing nude apart from a richly draped himation which she retains with her left hand in front of her pudenda. 4th c. BC. Athens National Archaeological Museum cat No 3524, from the collection of Lord Hope, donated by M. Embeirikos in 1924.<br />
This statue of Aphrodite is a variant of the Aphrodite (Venus) of Cnidus and is a copy of a 2nd century AD copy of a 4th century  original by the ancient Greek sculptor Praxiteles of Athens. As with the Capitaline Venus, Aphrodite is rising from bathing and is covering her breasts with her right hand, unlike the other known variants of this pose the Aphrodite of the Athens museum is covered from the waste down with a drape.
  • Ephyraean Jug decorated with arganaut shells, Markopoulo . Late Helladic IIB culture of mainland ancient Mycenaean Greece during. Cat No 3765, 9103, Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Ephyraean Jug decorated with arganaut shells, Markopoulo . Late Helladic IIB culture of mainland ancient Mycenaean Greece during. Cat No 3765, 9103, Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Ephyraean Jug decorated with arganaut shells, Markopoulo . Late Helladic IIB culture of mainland ancient Mycenaean Greece during. Cat No 3765, 9103, Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Ancient corbel arch tunnel under the acropolis of Tiryns (  or ) Mycenaean city archaeological site,  Peloponnesos, Greece. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Ancient corbel arch tunnel under the acropolis of Tiryns (  or ) Mycenaean city archaeological site,  Peloponnesos, Greece. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Ancient corbel arch tunnel under the acropolis of Tiryns (  or ) Mycenaean city archaeological site,  Peloponnesos, Greece. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Ancient corbel arch tunnel under the acropolis of Tiryns (  or ) Mycenaean city archaeological site,  Peloponnesos, Greece. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Ancient corbel arch tunnel under the acropolis of Tiryns (  or ) Mycenaean city archaeological site,  Peloponnesos, Greece. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Ancient corbel arch gate in the walls of Tiryns (  or ) Mycenaean city archaeological site,  Peloponnesos, Greece. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Greek Classical Period Statue of Aphrodite made of Parian marble. Restored by the famous Italian Sculptor A. Canova ( 1757 - 1822 ), Aphrodite is standing nude apart from a richly draped himation which she retains with her left hand in front of her pudenda. 4th c. BC. Athens National Archaeological Museum cat No 3524, from the collection of Lord Hope, donated by M. Embeirikos in 1924.<br />
This statue of Aphrodite is a variant of the Aphrodite (Venus) of Cnidus and is a copy of a 2nd century AD copy of a 4th century  original by the ancient Greek sculptor Praxiteles of Athens. As with the Capitaline Venus, Aphrodite is rising from bathing and is covering her breasts with her right hand, unlike the other known variants of this pose the Aphrodite of the Athens museum is covered from the waste down with a drape.
  • Ancient Egyptian house altar relief sculpture of Akhenaten, Nefrertiti and their three daughters. 18th Dynasty 1345 BC . Neues Museum Berlin AM 14145.
  • Sculpted Assyrian relief panels of mace bearers from Hadatu ( Aslantas ) around 800 B.C. Istanbul Archaeological museum Inv No. 14-10
  • Chaldean Assyrian relief sculpture slab from the northwest palace of King Ashurnasirpal II of a Genie standing. 881-859 B.C form Nimrud or Nimrut ( Kalhu or Kalah). Istanbul Archaeological exhibit Inv. No. 5.
  • Chaldean Assyrian relief sculpture slab from the northwest palace of King Ashurnasirpal II of a Genie standing. 881-859 B.C form Nimrud or Nimrut ( Kalhu or Kalah). Istanbul Archaeological exhibit Inv. No. 5.
  • Chaldean Assyrian relief sculpture slab from the northwest palace of King Ashurnasirpal II of a Genie standing. 881-859 B.C form Nimrud or Nimrut ( Kalhu or Kalah). Istanbul Archaeological exhibit Inv. No. 5.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of an eagle headed protective spirit  from Nimrud, Iraq.  The spirit is holding a symbolic fir cone and is sprinkling holy water. 865-860 B.C North West Palace, Room F, panel 3.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit  ref WA 124584-5
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of a protective spirit from Nimrud, Iraq.  865-860 B.C North West Palace, Room Z.  ref: British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit WA 118874
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of a female protective spirit  from Nimrud, Iraq.  865-860 B.C North West Palace, Room I.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit  ref WA 124581
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  from Nimrud, Iraq.  865-860 B.C North West Palace.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of a protective spirit with an eagles Head from Nimrud, Iraq. The spirit is holding a symbolic fir cone and is sprinkling holy water from the bucket it is holding.  865-860 B.C North West Palace, Room G, panelled d1. ref: British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit WA 124576
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  from Nimrud, Iraq.  865-860 B.C North West Palace.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of a protective spirit with an eagles Head from Nimrud, Iraq.  The spirit is holding a symbolic fir cone and is sprinkling holy water from the bucket it is holding. The rosette bracelet worn around the wrist symbolises divine power. 865-860 B.C North West Palace, Room I. ref: British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit WA 118921
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of a protective spirit with an eagles Head from Nimrud, Iraq.  The spirit is holding a symbolic fir cone and is sprinkling holy water from the bucket it is holding. The rosette bracelet worn around the wrist symbolises divine power. 865-860 B.C North West Palace, Room G, panelled d1. ref: British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit WA 124576
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of a protective spirit with an eagles Head from Nimrud, Iraq.  The spirit is holding a symbolic fir cone and is sprinkling holy water from the bucket it is holding. The rosette bracelet worn around the wrist symbolises divine power. 865-860 B.C North West Palace, Room I. ref: British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit WA 118921
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of a protective spirit with an eagles Head from Nimrud, Iraq.  The spirit is holding a symbolic fir cone and is sprinkling holy water from the bucket it is holding. The rosette bracelet worn around the wrist symbolises divine power. 865-860 B.C North West Palace, Room I. ref: British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit WA 118921
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of a protective spirit with an eagles Head from Nimrud, Iraq.  The spirit is holding a symbolic fir cone and is sprinkling holy water from the bucket it is holding. The rosette bracelet worn around the wrist symbolises divine power. 865-860 B.C North West Palace, Room G, panelled d1. ref: British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit WA 124576
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of a protective spirit with an eagles Head from Nimrud, Iraq.  The spirit is holding a symbolic fir cone and is sprinkling holy water from the bucket it is holding. The rosette bracelet worn around the wrist symbolises divine power. 865-860 B.C North West Palace, Room I. ref: British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit WA 118921
  • Sculpted Assyrian relief panels of Royal Chariot & Guards  from Hadatu ( Aslantas ) around 800 B.C. Istanbul Archaeological museum Inv No. 1946
  • Limestone Sculpted relief Stele with inscription to King Sennacherib. The relief shows Assyrian King Sennacherib  praying in front of divine symbols. 705 - 681 B.C Nineveh ( Kuyunjik ) . The inscription tells of King Sennacherib's great feats of war and the building works in Nineveh. It starts " Sennacheribs, the great king, mighty king, king of the universe, king of the Assyria, king of the four regions of the wold, favourite of the great gods". It continues " I led my armies from one end of the earth to the other and brought in submission at my feet all princes, dwelling in palaces, of the four quarters of the world". of his great worked " I enlarged the site of Nineveh, my royal city, I made its market streets wider". further " The wall and outer wall I caused skilfully constructed and raised them mountain high. I widened them to 100 cubits ( 50m )". Istanbul Archaeological Exhibit no. 1.
  • Chaldean Assyrian relief sculpture slab from the northwest palace of King Ashurnasirpal II of a Genie standing. 881-859 B.C form Nimrud or Nimrut ( Kalhu or Kalah). Istanbul Archaeological exhibit Inv. No. 5.
  • Chaldean Assyrian relief sculpture slab from the northwest palace of King Ashurnasirpal II of a Genie standing. 881-859 B.C form Nimrud or Nimrut ( Kalhu or Kalah). Istanbul Archaeological exhibit Inv. No. 5.
  • Chaldean Assyrian relief sculpture slab from the northwest palace of King Ashurnasirpal II of a Genie standing in front of the tree of life. 881-859 B.C form Nimrud or Nimrut ( Kalhu or Kalah). Istanbul Archaeological exhibit Inv. No. 4.
  • Chaldean Assyrian relief sculpture slab from the northwest palace of King Ashurnasirpal II of a Genie standing. 881-859 B.C form Nimrud or Nimrut ( Kalhu or Kalah). Istanbul Archaeological exhibit Inv. No. 6.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel  of a female protective spirit  from Nimrud, Iraq.  865-860 B.C North West Palace, Room I.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit  ref WA 124581
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of a protective spirit holdingpomegrantes from Nimrud, Iraq.  865-860 B.C North West Palace, Room Z.  ref: British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit WA 118874
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of a protective spirit with an eagles Head from Nimrud, Iraq. The spirit is holding a symbolic fir cone and is sprinkling holy water from the bucket it is holding.  865-860 B.C North West Palace, Room G, panelled d1. ref: British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit WA 124576
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of a protective spirit with an eagles Head from Nimrud, Iraq.  The spirit is holding a symbolic fir cone and is sprinkling holy water from the bucket it is holding. The rosette bracelet worn around the wrist symbolises divine power. 865-860 B.C North West Palace, Room G, panelled d1. ref: British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit WA 124576
  • Neo-Assyrian basalt statue of King Shalmaneser III (858-824 B.C) . Inscription reads "Shalmaneser, the great king, the mighty king, king of all four region, the powerful and the mighty rival of the princes of the whole earth the great ones, the kings, son of Assur-Nasirapli, King of the universe, King of Assyria, grandson of ~Tukultiu-Ninurta, King of the Universe, King of Assyria". The inscription continues with his campaigns &b deeds in Uratu, Syria, Que & Tabal ending " At the time I rebuilt the walls of my city Ashur from their foundations to their summits. I made an image of my royal self and set it up in the metal gate". From Assur ( Qala't Sharqat) Iraq. Istanbul Archaeological Museum, Inv no. 4650.
  • 810-783 B.C Neo-Assyrian Stele with relief sculpture & inscription to King Adad-Nirari III (son of Samsi-Adad V, King of Assyria) praying to the gods. The inscription reports King Adad-Nirari III's campaign against Palestine in which he marched on Damascus and caused such terror that King Mari I surrendered the Royal city of Damascus paying a tribute of 100 talents of gold.  Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. No 2828.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of a protective spirit with an eagles Head from Nimrud, Iraq.  The spirit is holding a symbolic fir cone and is sprinkling holy water from the bucket it is holding. The rosette bracelet worn around the wrist symbolises divine power. 865-860 B.C North West Palace, Room G, panelled d1. ref: British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit WA 124576
  • Picture of the ruins of the Ancient Ionian Greek  Didyma Temple of Apollo & home to the Oracle of Apollo.  Also known as the Didymaion completed circa 550 BC. modern Didim in Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Picture of the ruins of the Ancient Ionian Greek  Didyma Temple of Apollo & home to the Oracle of Apollo.  Also known as the Didymaion completed circa 550 BC. modern Didim in Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Picture of the ruins of the Ancient Ionian Greek  Didyma Temple of Apollo & home to the Oracle of Apollo.  Also known as the Didymaion completed circa 550 BC. modern Didim in Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Picture of the ruins of the Ancient Ionian Greek  Didyma Temple of Apollo & home to the Oracle of Apollo.  Also known as the Didymaion completed circa 550 BC. modern Didim in Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Picture of the ruins of the Ancient Ionian Greek  Didyma Temple of Apollo & home to the Oracle of Apollo.  Also known as the Didymaion completed circa 550 BC. modern Didim in Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Picture of the ruins of the Ancient Ionian Greek  Didyma Temple of Apollo & home to the Oracle of Apollo.  Also known as the Didymaion completed circa 550 BC. modern Didim in Aydin Province, Turkey.
  • Roman sculpture of a Discus Thrower, Paros marble made in the mid 2nd cent AD excavated from the Villa Palombara, Esquilino, Rome. The Discus Thrower statue is almost the only fully preserved example of its type, the statue is a faithful copy of one of the most admired works of antiquity; the bronze discobolus by Greek sculptor Myron circa 450 BC. The statue depicts the moment preceding the release of the discus, the athlete appears to move in the surrounding space with a complex action, exemplifying the Hellenistic experimentation of the plastic reprentation of the human body. Inv 126371, The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Toprak Bagis Belgesi  cuneiform donation document. Hittite Period 1600 - 1450 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a white bacground.
  • Toprak Bagis Belgesi  cuneiform donation document. Hittite Period 1600 - 1450 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a black bacground.
  • Toprak Bagis Belgesi  cuneiform donation document of winter  pasture to the shepherds of Uhhiva city. Hittite Period 1600 - 1450 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey.. Against a white bacground.<br />
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The document reads "The Big King donates the summery and winter pastures with shepherds of Uhhiva city to his servant Hassuli, head of the guardians. No one shall have the right to claim against Hassuli or his grandchildren in the future. The Big King's word is made of iron, which can never be changed or broken. Whoever changes his word shall be beheaded. This tablet was written by Hanukkuli, Sarpa, head of Hittite palace guardians before Iskanussu, commander-in-chief."
  • Toprak Bagis Belgesi  cuneiform donation document of winter  pasture to the shepherds of Uhhiva city. Hittite Period 1600 - 1450 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey.<br />
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The document reads "The Big King donates the summery and winter pastures with shepherds of Uhhiva city to his servant Hassuli, head of the guardians. No one shall have the right to claim against Hassuli or his grandchildren in the future. The Big King's word is made of iron, which can never be changed or broken. Whoever changes his word shall be beheaded. This tablet was written by Hanukkuli, Sarpa, head of Hittite palace guardians before Iskanussu, commander-in-chief."
  • Toprak Bagis Belgesi  cuneiform donation document of winter  pasture to the shepherds of Uhhiva city. Hittite Period 1600 - 1450 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey.. Against a black bacground.<br />
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The document reads "The Big King donates the summery and winter pastures with shepherds of Uhhiva city to his servant Hassuli, head of the guardians. No one shall have the right to claim against Hassuli or his grandchildren in the future. The Big King's word is made of iron, which can never be changed or broken. Whoever changes his word shall be beheaded. This tablet was written by Hanukkuli, Sarpa, head of Hittite palace guardians before Iskanussu, commander-in-chief."
  • Hittite bronze decorated sword blade close up with writing. Hittite Period 1650 - 1450 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a white bacground.
  • Hittite bronze decorated sword blade. Hittite Period 1650 - 1450 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a white bacground.
  • Hittite bronze decorated sword blade. Hittite Period 1650 - 1450 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a grey bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta fragmants of a defenive wall tower shaped vessel . Hittite Period, 1600 - 1200 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a grey bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta fragmants of a defenive wall tower shaped vessel . Hittite Period, 1600 - 1200 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta ceremonial libation vessel in the shape of a mug being held in a hand and an arm. Hittite Period, 1600 - 1200 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a black bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta ceremonial libation vessel in the shape of a mug being held in a hand and an arm. Hittite Period, 1600 - 1200 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Hittite terra cotta ceremonial libation vessel in the shape of a mug being held in a hand and an arm. Hittite Period, 1600 - 1200 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a grey bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta sleremonial libation rhython in the shape of a bull. Hittite Period, 1600 - 1200 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a black bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta sleremonial libation rhython in the shape of a bull. Hittite Period, 1600 - 1200 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a white bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta ceremonial libation rhython in the shape of a boar. Hittite Old Period, 1650 - 1450 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a grey bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta two handled drinking vessel. Hittite Period, 1600 - 1200 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a white bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta two handled drinking vessel. Hittite Period, 1600 - 1200 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a black bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta bowl. Hittite Old Period, 1650 - 1450 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Hittite terra cotta bowl. Hittite Old Period, 1650 - 1450 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a grey bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta pot on trident legs. Hittite Old Period, 1650 - 1450 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Hittite terra cotta beak spout pitcher. Hittite Old Period, 1650 - 1450 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a white bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta beak spout pitcher. Hittite Old Period, 1650 - 1450 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Hittite terra cotta beak spout pitcher. Hittite Old Period, 1650 - 1450 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta beak spout pitcher. Hittite Old Period, 1650 - 1450 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a grey bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta red glazed beak spout pitcher . Hittite Period, 1600 - 1200 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a black bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta red glazed beak spout pitcher . Hittite Period, 1600 - 1200 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a white bacground.
  • Hittite  terra cotta pot woth two handles. Hittite Period, 1600 - 1200 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Hittite  terra cotta pot woth two handles. Hittite Period, 1600 - 1200 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta two handled pitcher. Hittite Period, 1600 - 1200 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a grey bacground.. Against a grey bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta teapot with strainer spout on a charcoa; burner base  . Hittite Period, 1600 - 1200 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a black bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta teapot with strainer spout on a charcoa; burner base  . Hittite Period, 1600 - 1200 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta teapot with strainer spout on a charcoa; burner base  . Hittite Period, 1600 - 1200 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a grey bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta beak spout pitcher . Hittite Period, 1600 - 1200 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Hittite terra cotta beak spout pitcher . Hittite Period, 1600 - 1200 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a black bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta beak spout pitcher . Hittite Period, 1600 - 1200 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a white bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta beak spout pitcher . Hittite Period, 1600 - 1200 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a black bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta beak spout pitcher . Hittite Period, 1600 - 1200 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta beak spout pitcher . Hittite Period, 1600 - 1200 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a grey bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta four handled pot. Hittite Empire, Alaca Hoyuk, 1450 - 1200 BC. Alaca Hoyuk. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a white bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta four handled pot. Hittite Empire, Alaca Hoyuk, 1450 - 1200 BC. Alaca Hoyuk. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a black bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta four handled pot. Hittite Empire, Alaca Hoyuk, 1450 - 1200 BC. Alaca Hoyuk. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta pi;grim flask. Hittite Empire, Alaca Hoyuk, 1450 - 1200 BC. Alaca Hoyuk. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Hittite terra cotta cube shaped libation vessel. Hittite Empire, Alaca Hoyuk, 1450 - 1200 BC. Alaca Hoyuk. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a black bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta cube shaped libation vessel. Hittite Empire, Alaca Hoyuk, 1450 - 1200 BC. Alaca Hoyuk. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a grey bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta cooking pot with perforated lid on a charcoal burner pot stand. Hittite Empire, Alaca Hoyuk, 1450 - 1200 BC. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a white bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta side spouted tapered base teapot. Hittite Empire, Alaca Hoyuk, 1450 - 1200 BC. Alaca Hoyuk. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a white bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta beak shaped long top neck pitcher. Hittite Empire, Alaca Hoyuk, 1450 - 1200 BC. Alaca Hoyuk. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta ceremonial libation rhython in the shape of a bull . Hittite Empire, Alaca Hoyuk, 1450 - 1200 BC. Alaca Hoyuk. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Hittite terra cotta ceremonial libation rhython in the shape of an anmial . Hittite Empire, Alaca Hoyuk, 1450 - 1200 BC. Alaca Hoyuk. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a white bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta ceremonial libation rhython in the shape of an anmial . Hittite Empire, Alaca Hoyuk, 1450 - 1200 BC. Alaca Hoyuk. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a black bacground.
  • Hittite axe head mould and bronze axe heads. Hittite Period 1600 - 1200 BC. Alaca Hoyuk. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Hittite bronze spear heads. Hittite Period 1650 - 1450 BC, Ortakoy Sapinuva . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Hittite bronze spear heads. Hittite Period 1650 - 1450 BC, Ortakoy Sapinuva . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Hittite ceremonial stone cult axe head. Hittite Period 1650 - 1450 BC, Ortakoy Sapinuva . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a black bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta cult side handled spouted jug. Hittite Period 1650 - 1450 BC, Ortakoy Sapinuvwa .  Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a white bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta cult side handled spouted jug. Hittite Period 1650 - 1450 BC, Ortakoy Sapinuvwa .  Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta cult vessel decorated with a goat relief. Hittite Period 1650 - 1450 BC, Ortakoy Sapinuvwa . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Hittite terra cotta cult vessel decorated with a goat relief. Hittite Period 1650 - 1450 BC, Ortakoy Sapinuva . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a black bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta cult vessel decorated with a goat relief. Hittite Period 1650 - 1450 BC, Ortakoy Sapinuva . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta side spout with strainer basket handle pitcher. Hittite Period, 1600 - 1200 BC, Ortakoy Sapinuva . Ortakoy Sapinuvwa . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a black bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta water bottle carried by straps on the back. Hittite Old Period, 1650 - 1450 BC. Huseyindede. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a white bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta water bottle carried by straps on the back. Hittite Old Period, 1650 - 1450 BC. Huseyindede. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Hittite terra cotta water bottle carried by straps on the back. Hittite Old Period, 1650 - 1450 BC. Huseyindede. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a black bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta water bottle carried by straps on the back. Hittite Old Period, 1650 - 1450 BC. Huseyindede. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a grey bacground.
  • Hittite long neck beak spout pitcher. Hittite Old Period, 1650 - 1450 BC. Huseyindede. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a white bacground.
  • Hittite long neck beak spout pitcher. Hittite Old Period, 1650 - 1450 BC. Huseyindede. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Hittite long neck beak spout pointed base terra cotta vessel. Hittite Old Period, 1650 - 1450 BC. Huseyindede. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a grey bacground.
  • Hittite long neck pointed base terra cotta vessel. Hittite Old Period, 1650 - 1450 BC. Huseyindede. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a white bacground.
  • Hittite long neck pointed base terra cotta vessel. Hittite Old Period, 1650 - 1450 BC. Huseyindede. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a black bacground.
  • Assyrian Traders terra cotta imported teapot with side spout . 1900 - 1600 BC. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Assyrian Traders terra cotta imported beak spout pictcher. 1900 - 1600 BC. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a white bacground.
  • Assyrian Traders terra cotta imported two handled pointed base vase. 1900 - 1600 BC. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a grey bacground.
  • Assyrian Traders terra cotta imported beak spout pictcher. 1900 - 1600 BC. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Assyrian Traders terra cotta imported beak spout pictcher. 1900 - 1600 BC. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hüseyindede vases, Old Hittite Po;ychrome Relief vessel, partially finished, 16th century BC. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a black bacground.
  • Hüseyindede vases, Old Hittite Po;ychrome Relief vessel, partially finished, 16th century BC. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a grey bacground.
  • Hüseyindede vases, Old Hittite Polychrome Relief vessel, third freeze down depicting a man leading a bull, 16th century BC. Huseyindede . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a grey bacground.
  • Hüseyindede vases, Old Hittite Polychrome Relief vessel, second frieze down close up depicting two people on a "bed throne" who are performing some sort of ritual, 16th century BC. . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a white bacground.
  • Hüseyindede vases, Old Hittite Polychrome Relief vessel, close up depicting a bull being led to be sacrificed, following Hittite convention of sacrificing an animal of the same gender as the God this bull indicates the sacrifice is to a male god, 16th century BC.. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Hüseyindede vases, Old Hittite Polychrome Relief vessel, close up depicting a bull being led to be sacrificed, following Hittite convention of sacrificing an animal of the same gender as the God this bull indicates the sacrifice is to a male god, 16th century BC.. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a grey bacground.
  • Hüseyindede vases, Old Hittite Polychrome Relief vessel depicting a procession of musicians and dancers, ox wagon, bulls and sacrificial altar, 16th century BC.  Huseyindede . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Hüseyindede vases, Old Hittite Polychrome Relief vessel depicting a procession of musicians and dancers, ox wagon, bulls and sacrificial altar, 16th century BC.  Huseyindede . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a white bacground.
  • Hüseyindede vases, Old Hittite Polychrome Relief vessel depicting a procession of musicians and dancers, ox wagon, bulls and sacrificial altar, 16th century BC.  Huseyindede . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a white bacground.
  • Hüseyindede vases, Old Hittite Polychrome Relief vessel depicting a procession of musicians and dancers, ox wagon, bulls and sacrificial altar, 16th century BC.  Huseyindede . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a black bacground.
  • Hüseyindede vases, Old Hittite Polychrome Relief vessel depicting a procession of musicians and dancers, ox wagon, bulls and sacrificial altar, 16th century BC.  Huseyindede . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a grey bacground.
  • Hüseyindede vases, Old Hittite Polychrome Relief vessel depicting a procession of musicians and dancers, ox wagon, bulls and sacrificial altar, 16th century BC.  Huseyindede . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey . Against a grey background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey
  • Close up of the Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase decorated with a women and man relief figures coloured in cream, red and black playing instruments, in the register below is a cult altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Close up of the Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase decorated with a women and man relief figures coloured in cream, red and black playing instruments, in the register below is a cult altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey . Against a grey background
  • Close up of the Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase decorated with women relief figures coloured in cream, red and black playing instruments, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Close up of the Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase decorated with women relief figures coloured in cream, red and black playing instruments, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey
  • Close up of the Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase decorated with relif figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. In the top register is a couple having sex along with musicians and acrobats processing to an altar that can be seen in the second register, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. In the top register is a couple having sex along with musicians and acrobats processing to an altar that can be seen in the second register, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey . Against a grey background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The top two registers show  processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing round the vase, the third register from the top shows an altar -  mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey
  • Plaque depicting the Hittite Protector of the wild standing on the back of a deer. Steatite - 14th - 13th century BC - Corum Yenikoy  - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Plaque depicting the Hittite Protector of the wild standing on the back of a deer. Steatite - 14th - 13th century BC - Corum Yenikoy  - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey, Against a grey  background
  • Plaque depicting the Hittite Protector of the wild standing on the back of a deer. Steatite - 14th - 13th century BC - Corum Yenikoy  - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey,  Against a warm art  background
  • Terra cotta Hittite beaker shaped side spouted pitcher - 1700 BC to 1500BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Terra cotta Hittite beaker shaped side spouted pitcher with lid - 1700 BC to 1500BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Terra cotta Hittite beaker shaped side spouted pitcher with lid - 1700 BC to 1500BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a grey  background
  • Terra cotta Hittite beaker shaped side spouted pitcher with lid - 1700 BC to 1500BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Terra cotta Hittite beaker shaped side spouted teapot and three legged stand - 1700 BC to 1500BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Terra cotta Hittite beaker shaped side spouted teapot and three legged stand - 1700 BC to 1500BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Terra cotta Hittite beaker shaped side spouted teapot and three legged stand - 1700 BC to 1500BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey,  Against a warm art  background
  • Terra cotta Hittite beaker shaped spouted pitcher - 1700 BC to 1500BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Terra cotta Hittite beaker shaped spouted pitcher - 1700 BC to 1500BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Terra cotta side spouted pitcher - 1700 BC to 1500 BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Terra cotta side spouted pitcher with lid - 1700 BC to 1500 BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Hittite Terra cotta lion shaped ritual vessel - 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against black background
  • Hittite Terra cotta lion shaped ritual vessel - 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Hittite Terra cotta lion shaped ritual vessel - 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against white background
  • Hittite terra cotta tower shaped vessel representing a two storey tower of the city walls complete with merlons - 14th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against gray background
  • Hittite terra cotta tower shaped vessel representing a two storey tower of the city walls complete with merlons - 14th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Hittite terra cotta tower shaped vessel representing a two storey tower of the city walls complete with merlons - 14th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against grey art background
  • Hittite terra cotta ritual vessel in the shape of a duck with two heads - 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against gray background
  • Hittite terra cotta ritual vessel in the shape of a duck with two heads - 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Hittite terra cotta ritual vessel in the shape of a duck with two heads - 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against black background
  • Hittite terra cotta long neck pitcher - 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against black background
  • Hittite terra cotta long neck pitcher - 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against white background
  • Hittite terra cotta long neck pitcher - 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against gray background
  • Hittite terra cotta ring shaped vessel - 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against black background
  • Hittite terra cotta pitcher - 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against black background
  • Terra cotta ritual bull pots, probably of Hurri & Serri, the bulls of Teshup the Storm God. produced as pairs only differing in the direction of their tails, the spouts on their backs indicate that they were offering vessels- 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against grey art background
  • Hittite terra cotta bull head - 17th -16th century BC- Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against white background
  • Hittite terra cotta vessel with strainer - 19th 17th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against grey art background
  • Hittite terra cotta double handled jug with a relief human face- 17th - 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against gray background
  • Hittite terra cotta double handled jug with a relief human face- 17th - 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against grey art background
  • Hittite Terracotta statue of a bull - 17th-16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against white background
  • Hittite pithos with reliefs of animals - 17th - 16th century BC -  Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against white background
  • Hittite pithos with reliefs of animals - 17th - 16th century BC -  Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against grey art background
  • Toprak Bagis Belgesi  cuneiform donation document. Hittite Period 1600 - 1450 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.

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HISTORICAL

Explore the past through pictures and images of its historic places. See the great palaces, castles and cities of antiquity as well as the great archaeological sites where our ancestors made history.

EXPLORE HISTORICAL PLACES...

MUSEUMS

Browse pictures & images the treasured artefacts and antiquities exhibits from the great Museum of Europe and the Middle East. See the art and objects made by our ancestors.

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