• Minoan  cult bronze double axe 'labrys' &  bronze spearhead from "warrior grave" at Knossos-Zafer Papoura,  1600-1400 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.<br />
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In Minoan Crete, the double axe was an important sacred symbol of the supposed Minoan religion. In Crete it never accompanies male gods, only female goddesses. It seems that it was the symbol of the arche of the creation (Mater-arche).
  • Minoan dagger with elaborate gold perforated hilt , Quartier Mu Malia 1800-1600 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.<br />
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This dagger would have been a status object signifying rank and authority in the Malia Palace hierachy
  • Minoan  cult bronze double axe 'labrys' &  bronze spearhead from "warrior grave" at Knossos-Zafer Papoura,  1600-1400 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.<br />
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In Minoan Crete, the double axe was an important sacred symbol of the supposed Minoan religion. In Crete it never accompanies male gods, only female goddesses. It seems that it was the symbol of the arche of the creation (Mater-arche).
  • Minoan  bronze spearhead from "warrior grave" at Knossos-Zafer Papoura,  1400-1300 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • Minoan  bronze spearhead from "warrior grave" at Knossos-Zafer Papoura,  1400-1300 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Minoan  bronze spearhead from "warrior grave" at Knossos-Zafer Papoura,  1400-1300 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Minoan  cult bronze double axe 'labrys',  1600-1400 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.<br />
<br />
In Minoan Crete, the double axe was an important sacred symbol of the supposed Minoan religion. In Crete it never accompanies male gods, only female goddesses. It seems that it was the symbol of the arche of the creation (Mater-arche).
  • Minoan  cult bronze double axe 'labrys',  1600-1400 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.<br />
<br />
In Minoan Crete, the double axe was an important sacred symbol of the supposed Minoan religion. In Crete it never accompanies male gods, only female goddesses. It seems that it was the symbol of the arche of the creation (Mater-arche).
  • Minoan  cult bronze double axe 'labrys',  1600-1400 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.<br />
<br />
In Minoan Crete, the double axe was an important sacred symbol of the supposed Minoan religion. In Crete it never accompanies male gods, only female goddesses. It seems that it was the symbol of the arche of the creation (Mater-arche).
  • Minoan dagger with elaborate gold perforated hilt , Quartier Mu Malia 1800-1600 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.<br />
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This dagger would have been a status object signifying rank and authority in the Malia Palace hierachy
  • Minoan dagger with elaborate gold perforated hilt , Quartier Mu Malia 1800-1600 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.<br />
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This dagger would have been a status object signifying rank and authority in the Malia Palace hierachy
  • Minoan dagger with elaborate gold perforated hilt , Quartier Mu Malia 1800-1600 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.<br />
<br />
This dagger would have been a status object signifying rank and authority in the Malia Palace hierachy
  • Minoan dagger with elaborate gold perforated hilt , Quartier Mu Malia 1800-1600 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.<br />
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This dagger would have been a status object signifying rank and authority in the Malia Palace hierachy
  • Minoan  cult bronze double axe 'labrys' &  bronze spearhead from "warrior grave" at Knossos-Zafer Papoura,  1600-1400 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.<br />
<br />
In Minoan Crete, the double axe was an important sacred symbol of the supposed Minoan religion. In Crete it never accompanies male gods, only female goddesses. It seems that it was the symbol of the arche of the creation (Mater-arche).
  • Minoan  cult bronze double axe 'labrys' &  bronze spearhead from "warrior grave" at Knossos-Zafer Papoura,  1600-1400 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.<br />
<br />
In Minoan Crete, the double axe was an important sacred symbol of the supposed Minoan religion. In Crete it never accompanies male gods, only female goddesses. It seems that it was the symbol of the arche of the creation (Mater-arche).
  • Minoan  cult bronze double axe 'labrys' &  bronze spearhead from "warrior grave" at Knossos-Zafer Papoura,  1600-1400 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.<br />
<br />
In Minoan Crete, the double axe was an important sacred symbol of the supposed Minoan religion. In Crete it never accompanies male gods, only female goddesses. It seems that it was the symbol of the arche of the creation (Mater-arche).
  • Minoan  bronze spearhead from "warrior grave" at Knossos-Zafer Papoura,  1400-1300 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.
  • Minoan  bronze spearhead from "warrior grave" at Knossos-Zafer Papoura,  1400-1300 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.
  • Minoan  cult bronze double axe 'labrys',  1600-1400 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.<br />
<br />
In Minoan Crete, the double axe was an important sacred symbol of the supposed Minoan religion. In Crete it never accompanies male gods, only female goddesses. It seems that it was the symbol of the arche of the creation (Mater-arche).
  • Minoan  cult bronze double axe 'labrys',  1600-1400 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.<br />
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In Minoan Crete, the double axe was an important sacred symbol of the supposed Minoan religion. In Crete it never accompanies male gods, only female goddesses. It seems that it was the symbol of the arche of the creation (Mater-arche).
  • Electrum, gold silver alloy, Mycenaean death mask from Grave delta and Gamma, Grave Circle B, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  White background.
  • Electrum, gold silver alloy, Mycenaean death mask from Grave delta and Gamma, Grave Circle B, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  Black Background
  • Electrum, gold silver alloy, Mycenaean death mask from Grave delta and Gamma, Grave Circle B, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  Grey Background
  • Electrum, gold silver alloy, Mycenaean death mask from Grave delta and Gamma, Grave Circle B, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens
  • Electrum, gold silver alloy, Mycenaean death mask from Grave delta and Gamma, Grave Circle B, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens
  • Cycladic bronze spearhead.  Early Cycladic II (2800-2300 BC) , Amorgos. National Archaeological Museum Athens.  Black background.
  • Cycladic bronze spearhead.  Early Cycladic II (2800-2300 BC) , Amorgos. National Archaeological Museum Athens.  White background.
  • Cycladic bronze spearhead.  Early Cycladic II (2800-2300 BC) , Amorgos. National Archaeological Museum Athens.   Grey background.
  • Cycladic bronze spearhead.  Early Cycladic II (2800-2300 BC) , Amorgos. National Archaeological Museum Athens.   Gray background.
  • Cycladic bronze spearhead.  Early Cycladic II (2800-2300 BC) , Amorgos. National Archaeological Museum Athens.
  • Cycladic bronze dagger.  Early Cycladic II (2800-2300 BC) , Phylakopi, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 9337.   White background.
  • Cycladic bronze dagger.  Early Cycladic II (2800-2300 BC) , Phylakopi, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 9337
  • Cycladic bronze dagger.  Early Cycladic II (2800-2300 BC) , Phylakopi, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 9337.   Grey background.
  • Cycladic bronze dagger.  Early Cycladic II (2800-2300 BC) , Phylakopi, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 9337.  Black background.
  • Cycladic bronze dagger.  Early Cycladic II (2800-2300 BC) , Phylakopi, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 9337.   Gray background.
  • Copper statuettes of warriors with a short loincloth which originally held weapons in their hands, as well as representation of a woman. These acquired in the art trade figures were probably made ​​in the mountains of Lebanon. They are characterised by the rigid body shapes and rough running faces, whose eyes were inserted once. 3rd century BC , Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Copper statuettes of warriors with a short loincloth which originally held weapons in their hands, as well as representation of a woman. These acquired in the art trade figures were probably made ​​in the mountains of Lebanon. They are characterised by the rigid body shapes and rough running faces, whose eyes were inserted once. 3rd century BC , Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Copper statuettes of warriors with a short loincloth which originally held weapons in their hands, as well as representation of a woman. These acquired in the art trade figures were probably made ​​in the mountains of Lebanon. They are characterised by the rigid body shapes and rough running faces, whose eyes were inserted once. 3rd century BC , Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Copper statuettes of warriors with a short loincloth which originally held weapons in their hands, as well as representation of a woman. These acquired in the art trade figures were probably made ​​in the mountains of Lebanon. They are characterised by the rigid body shapes and rough running faces, whose eyes were inserted once. 3rd century BC , Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Copper statuettes of warriors with a short loincloth which originally held weapons in their hands, as well as representation of a woman. These acquired in the art trade figures were probably made ​​in the mountains of Lebanon. They are characterised by the rigid body shapes and rough running faces, whose eyes were inserted once. 3rd century BC , Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Copper statuettes of warriors with a short loincloth which originally held weapons in their hands, as well as representation of a woman. These acquired in the art trade figures were probably made ​​in the mountains of Lebanon. They are characterised by the rigid body shapes and rough running faces, whose eyes were inserted once. 3rd century BC , Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Copper statuettes of warriors with a short loincloth which originally held weapons in their hands, as well as representation of a woman. These acquired in the art trade figures were probably made ​​in the mountains of Lebanon. They are characterised by the rigid body shapes and rough running faces, whose eyes were inserted once. 3rd century BC , Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Copper statuettes of warriors with a short loincloth which originally held weapons in their hands, as well as representation of a woman. These acquired in the art trade figures were probably made ​​in the mountains of Lebanon. They are characterised by the rigid body shapes and rough running faces, whose eyes were inserted once. 3rd century BC , Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Copper statuettes of warriors with a short loincloth which originally held weapons in their hands, as well as representation of a woman. These acquired in the art trade figures were probably made ​​in the mountains of Lebanon. They are characterised by the rigid body shapes and rough running faces, whose eyes were inserted once. 3rd century BC , Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Copper statuettes of warriors with a short loincloth which originally held weapons in their hands, as well as representation of a woman. These acquired in the art trade figures were probably made ​​in the mountains of Lebanon. They are characterised by the rigid body shapes and rough running faces, whose eyes were inserted once. 3rd century BC , Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Copper statuettes of warriors with a short loincloth which originally held weapons in their hands, as well as representation of a woman. These acquired in the art trade figures were probably made ​​in the mountains of Lebanon. They are characterised by the rigid body shapes and rough running faces, whose eyes were inserted once. 3rd century BC , Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Copper statuettes of warriors with a short loincloth which originally held weapons in their hands, as well as representation of a woman. These acquired in the art trade figures were probably made ​​in the mountains of Lebanon. They are characterised by the rigid body shapes and rough running faces, whose eyes were inserted once. 3rd century BC , Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Copper statuettes of warriors with a short loincloth which originally held weapons in their hands, as well as representation of a woman. These acquired in the art trade figures were probably made ​​in the mountains of Lebanon. They are characterised by the rigid body shapes and rough running faces, whose eyes were inserted once. 3rd century BC , Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Copper statuettes of warriors with a short loincloth which originally held weapons in their hands, as well as representation of a woman. These acquired in the art trade figures were probably made ​​in the mountains of Lebanon. They are characterised by the rigid body shapes and rough running faces, whose eyes were inserted once. 3rd century BC , Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Copper statuettes of warriors with a short loincloth which originally held weapons in their hands, as well as representation of a woman. These acquired in the art trade figures were probably made ​​in the mountains of Lebanon. They are characterised by the rigid body shapes and rough running faces, whose eyes were inserted once. 3rd century BC , Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Copper statuettes of warriors with a short loincloth which originally held weapons in their hands, as well as representation of a woman. These acquired in the art trade figures were probably made ​​in the mountains of Lebanon. They are characterised by the rigid body shapes and rough running faces, whose eyes were inserted once. 3rd century BC , Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens. White background.<br />
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This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V. made from a sigle sheet of gold the shape of the face would have been hammered ot against wood. two holes either side of the gold mask allowed it to be held over the dead mans face. As weapons were found in the graves of Grave Circle A at Mycenae, those buried here wer warriors and maybe kings as the grave goods buried with them were of great value. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.   Grey Art Background<br />
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This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V. made from a sigle sheet of gold the shape of the face would have been hammered ot against wood. two holes either side of the gold mask allowed it to be held over the dead mans face. As weapons were found in the graves of Grave Circle A at Mycenae, those buried here wer warriors and maybe kings as the grave goods buried with them were of great value. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.<br />
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This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V. made from a sigle sheet of gold the shape of the face would have been hammered ot against wood. two holes either side of the gold mask allowed it to be held over the dead mans face. As weapons were found in the graves of Grave Circle A at Mycenae, those buried here wer warriors and maybe kings as the grave goods buried with them were of great value. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  Grey Background<br />
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This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V except in this mask the eyes are open. made from a sigle sheet of gold the shape of the face would have been hammered ot against wood. two holes either side of the gold mask allowed it to be held over the dead mans face. As weapons were found in the graves of Grave Circle A at Mycenae, those buried here wer warriors and maybe kings as the grave goods buried with them were of great value. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.<br />
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This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V except in this mask the eyes are open. made from a sigle sheet of gold the shape of the face would have been hammered ot against wood. two holes either side of the gold mask allowed it to be held over the dead mans face. As weapons were found in the graves of Grave Circle A at Mycenae, those buried here wer warriors and maybe kings as the grave goods buried with them were of great value. 16th century BC
  • Fresco of human figures around a deer. None of the figures carry weapons and some a dressed in leopard costumes. The figures seem to be trying to hold on or touch the deer amd one figure appears to be holding its tongue. 6000 BC, Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.
  • Fresco of human figures around a deer. None of the figures carry weapons and some a dressed in leopard costumes. The figures seem to be trying to hold on or touch the deer amd one figure appears to be holding its tongue. 6000 BC, Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Against a white background
  • Prehistoric  petroglyphs, rock carvings, of scenmatic men and weapons carved by the the prehistoric Camuni people in the Copper Age around the 3rd milleneum BC, Stele "Cemmo 11" excavated in 2000 from cut 35  of the prehistoric sanctuary Massi dei Cemmo Archaeological Site. Museo Nazionale della Preistoria della Valle Camonica ( National Museum of Prehistory in Valle Cominca ), Lombardy, Italy. Black Background
  • Prehistoric  petroglyphs, rock carvings, of scenmatic men and weapons carved by the the prehistoric Camuni people in the Copper Age around the 3rd milleneum BC, Stele "Cemmo 11" excavated in 2000 from cut 35  of the prehistoric sanctuary Massi dei Cemmo Archaeological Site. Museo Nazionale della Preistoria della Valle Camonica ( National Museum of Prehistory in Valle Cominca ), Lombardy, Italy. Black Background
  • Prehistoric  petroglyphs, rock carvings, of scenmatic men and weapons carved by the the prehistoric Camuni people in the Copper Age around the 3rd milleneum BC, Stele "Cemmo 11" excavated in 2000 from cut 35  of the prehistoric sanctuary Massi dei Cemmo Archaeological Site. Museo Nazionale della Preistoria della Valle Camonica ( National Museum of Prehistory in Valle Cominca ), Lombardy, Italy. white Background
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens. Black Background<br />
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This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V. made from a sigle sheet of gold the shape of the face would have been hammered ot against wood. two holes either side of the gold mask allowed it to be held over the dead mans face. As weapons were found in the graves of Grave Circle A at Mycenae, those buried here wer warriors and maybe kings as the grave goods buried with them were of great value. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  White background.<br />
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This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V. made from a sigle sheet of gold the shape of the face would have been hammered ot against wood. two holes either side of the gold mask allowed it to be held over the dead mans face. As weapons were found in the graves of Grave Circle A at Mycenae, those buried here wer warriors and maybe kings as the grave goods buried with them were of great value. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  Grey Background<br />
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This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V. made from a sigle sheet of gold the shape of the face would have been hammered ot against wood. two holes either side of the gold mask allowed it to be held over the dead mans face. As weapons were found in the graves of Grave Circle A at Mycenae, those buried here wer warriors and maybe kings as the grave goods buried with them were of great value. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens. <br />
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This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V. made from a sigle sheet of gold the shape of the face would have been hammered ot against wood. two holes either side of the gold mask allowed it to be held over the dead mans face. As weapons were found in the graves of Grave Circle A at Mycenae, those buried here wer warriors and maybe kings as the grave goods buried with them were of great value. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.   Grey Art Background<br />
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This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V. made from a sigle sheet of gold the shape of the face would have been hammered ot against wood. two holes either side of the gold mask allowed it to be held over the dead mans face. As weapons were found in the graves of Grave Circle A at Mycenae, those buried here wer warriors and maybe kings as the grave goods buried with them were of great value. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  White background.<br />
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This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V. made from a sigle sheet of gold the shape of the face would have been hammered ot against wood. two holes either side of the gold mask allowed it to be held over the dead mans face. As weapons were found in the graves of Grave Circle A at Mycenae, those buried here wer warriors and maybe kings as the grave goods buried with them were of great value. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  Black Background<br />
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This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V. made from a sigle sheet of gold the shape of the face would have been hammered ot against wood. two holes either side of the gold mask allowed it to be held over the dead mans face. As weapons were found in the graves of Grave Circle A at Mycenae, those buried here wer warriors and maybe kings as the grave goods buried with them were of great value. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  Grey Background<br />
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<br />
This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V. made from a sigle sheet of gold the shape of the face would have been hammered ot against wood. two holes either side of the gold mask allowed it to be held over the dead mans face. As weapons were found in the graves of Grave Circle A at Mycenae, those buried here wer warriors and maybe kings as the grave goods buried with them were of great value. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens. <br />
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This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V. made from a sigle sheet of gold the shape of the face would have been hammered ot against wood. two holes either side of the gold mask allowed it to be held over the dead mans face. As weapons were found in the graves of Grave Circle A at Mycenae, those buried here wer warriors and maybe kings as the grave goods buried with them were of great value. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  Grey Art Background<br />
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 This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V. made from a sigle sheet of gold the shape of the face would have been hammered ot against wood. two holes either side of the gold mask allowed it to be held over the dead mans face. As weapons were found in the graves of Grave Circle A at Mycenae, those buried here wer warriors and maybe kings as the grave goods buried with them were of great value. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  Grey Background<br />
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<br />
 This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V. made from a sigle sheet of gold the shape of the face would have been hammered ot against wood. two holes either side of the gold mask allowed it to be held over the dead mans face. As weapons were found in the graves of Grave Circle A at Mycenae, those buried here wer warriors and maybe kings as the grave goods buried with them were of great value. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens. <br />
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This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V. made from a sigle sheet of gold the shape of the face would have been hammered ot against wood. two holes either side of the gold mask allowed it to be held over the dead mans face. As weapons were found in the graves of Grave Circle A at Mycenae, those buried here wer warriors and maybe kings as the grave goods buried with them were of great value. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  Black Background<br />
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This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V. made from a sigle sheet of gold the shape of the face would have been hammered ot against wood. two holes either side of the gold mask allowed it to be held over the dead mans face. As weapons were found in the graves of Grave Circle A at Mycenae, those buried here wer warriors and maybe kings as the grave goods buried with them were of great value. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.   Grey Art Background<br />
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This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V. made from a sigle sheet of gold the shape of the face would have been hammered ot against wood. two holes either side of the gold mask allowed it to be held over the dead mans face. As weapons were found in the graves of Grave Circle A at Mycenae, those buried here wer warriors and maybe kings as the grave goods buried with them were of great value. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  Grey Background<br />
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This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V. made from a sigle sheet of gold the shape of the face would have been hammered ot against wood. two holes either side of the gold mask allowed it to be held over the dead mans face. As weapons were found in the graves of Grave Circle A at Mycenae, those buried here wer warriors and maybe kings as the grave goods buried with them were of great value. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  White background.<br />
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This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V. made from a sigle sheet of gold the shape of the face would have been hammered ot against wood. two holes either side of the gold mask allowed it to be held over the dead mans face. As weapons were found in the graves of Grave Circle A at Mycenae, those buried here wer warriors and maybe kings as the grave goods buried with them were of great value. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens. Black Background<br />
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 This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V. made from a sigle sheet of gold the shape of the face would have been hammered ot against wood. two holes either side of the gold mask allowed it to be held over the dead mans face. As weapons were found in the graves of Grave Circle A at Mycenae, those buried here wer warriors and maybe kings as the grave goods buried with them were of great value. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  White background.<br />
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This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V except in this mask the eyes are open. made from a sigle sheet of gold the shape of the face would have been hammered ot against wood. two holes either side of the gold mask allowed it to be held over the dead mans face. As weapons were found in the graves of Grave Circle A at Mycenae, those buried here wer warriors and maybe kings as the grave goods buried with them were of great value. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  Black Background<br />
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This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V except in this mask the eyes are open. made from a sigle sheet of gold the shape of the face would have been hammered ot against wood. two holes either side of the gold mask allowed it to be held over the dead mans face. As weapons were found in the graves of Grave Circle A at Mycenae, those buried here wer warriors and maybe kings as the grave goods buried with them were of great value. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.   Grey Art Background<br />
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 This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V except in this mask the eyes are open. made from a sigle sheet of gold the shape of the face would have been hammered ot against wood. two holes either side of the gold mask allowed it to be held over the dead mans face. As weapons were found in the graves of Grave Circle A at Mycenae, those buried here wer warriors and maybe kings as the grave goods buried with them were of great value. 16th century BC
  • Fresco of human figures around a deer. None of the figures carry weapons and some a dressed in leopard costumes. The figures seem to be trying to hold on or touch the deer amd one figure appears to be holding its tongue. 6000 BC, Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.
  • Fresco of human figures around a deer. None of the figures carry weapons and some a dressed in leopard costumes. The figures seem to be trying to hold on or touch the deer amd one figure appears to be holding its tongue. 6000 BC, Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.
  • Fresco of human figures around a deer. None of the figures carry weapons and some a dressed in leopard costumes. The figures seem to be trying to hold on or touch the deer amd one figure appears to be holding its tongue. 6000 BC, Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.
  • Fresco of human figures around a deer. None of the figures carry weapons and some a dressed in leopard costumes. The figures seem to be trying to hold on or touch the deer amd one figure appears to be holding its tongue. 6000 BC, Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.
  • Fresco of human figures around a deer. None of the figures carry weapons and some a dressed in leopard costumes. The figures seem to be trying to hold on or touch the deer amd one figure appears to be holding its tongue. 6000 BC, Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Against a black background
  • Fresco of human figures around a deer. None of the figures carry weapons and some a dressed in leopard costumes. The figures seem to be trying to hold on or touch the deer amd one figure appears to be holding its tongue. 6000 BC, Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Against a grey background
  • Fresco of human figures around a deer. None of the figures carry weapons and some a dressed in leopard costumes. The figures seem to be trying to hold on or touch the deer amd one figure appears to be holding its tongue. 6000 BC, Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.
  • Fresco of human figures around a deer. None of the figures carry weapons and some a dressed in leopard costumes. The figures seem to be trying to hold on or touch the deer amd one figure appears to be holding its tongue. 6000 BC, Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Against a gray mottled background
  • Prehistoric  petroglyphs, rock carvings, of scenmatic men and weapons carved by the the prehistoric Camuni people in the Copper Age around the 3rd milleneum BC, Stele "Cemmo 11" excavated in 2000 from cut 35  of the prehistoric sanctuary Massi dei Cemmo Archaeological Site. Museo Nazionale della Preistoria della Valle Camonica ( National Museum of Prehistory in Valle Cominca ), Lombardy, Italy. Art Background
  • Prehistoric  petroglyphs, rock carvings, of scenmatic men and weapons carved by the the prehistoric Camuni people in the Copper Age around the 3rd milleneum BC, Stele "Cemmo 11" excavated in 2000 from cut 35  of the prehistoric sanctuary Massi dei Cemmo Archaeological Site. Museo Nazionale della Preistoria della Valle Camonica ( National Museum of Prehistory in Valle Cominca ), Lombardy, Italy.
  • Prehistoric  petroglyphs, rock carvings, of scenmatic men and weapons carved by the the prehistoric Camuni people in the Copper Age around the 3rd milleneum BC, Stele "Cemmo 11" excavated in 2000 from cut 35  of the prehistoric sanctuary Massi dei Cemmo Archaeological Site. Museo Nazionale della Preistoria della Valle Camonica ( National Museum of Prehistory in Valle Cominca ), Lombardy, Italy. Art Background
  • Prehistoric  petroglyphs, rock carvings, of scenmatic men and weapons carved by the the prehistoric Camuni people in the Copper Age around the 3rd milleneum BC, Stele "Cemmo 11" excavated in 2000 from cut 35  of the prehistoric sanctuary Massi dei Cemmo Archaeological Site. Museo Nazionale della Preistoria della Valle Camonica ( National Museum of Prehistory in Valle Cominca ), Lombardy, Italy. Art Background
  • Prehistoric  petroglyphs, rock carvings, of scenmatic men and weapons carved by the the prehistoric Camuni people in the Copper Age around the 3rd milleneum BC, Stele "Cemmo 11" excavated in 2000 from cut 35  of the prehistoric sanctuary Massi dei Cemmo Archaeological Site. Museo Nazionale della Preistoria della Valle Camonica ( National Museum of Prehistory in Valle Cominca ), Lombardy, Italy. Art Background
  • Copper statuettes of warriors with a short loincloth which originally held weapons in their hands, as well as representation of a woman. These acquired in the art trade figures were probably made ​​in the mountains of Lebanon. They are characterised by the rigid body shapes and rough running faces, whose eyes were inserted once. 3rd century BC , Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Copper statuettes of warriors with a short loincloth which originally held weapons in their hands, as well as representation of a woman. These acquired in the art trade figures were probably made ​​in the mountains of Lebanon. They are characterised by the rigid body shapes and rough running faces, whose eyes were inserted once. 3rd century BC , Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Copper statuettes of warriors with a short loincloth which originally held weapons in their hands, as well as representation of a woman. These acquired in the art trade figures were probably made ​​in the mountains of Lebanon. They are characterised by the rigid body shapes and rough running faces, whose eyes were inserted once. 3rd century BC , Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Copper statuettes of warriors with a short loincloth which originally held weapons in their hands, as well as representation of a woman. These acquired in the art trade figures were probably made ​​in the mountains of Lebanon. They are characterised by the rigid body shapes and rough running faces, whose eyes were inserted once. 3rd century BC , Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Cycladic statue figurine of the naturalistic 'Plastira' type of Paros. Early Cycladic Period I (Grotta-Pelos Phase 3200-2800 BC). National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   White background.<br />
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This type of Cycladic figurine stand with feet lat to the ground with detailed facial features and ears to make a more realistic statue. This statue is of a hunter or warrior as it bears an incised weapon strap across its chest and holds a knife.
  • Cycladic statue figurine of the naturalistic 'Plastira' type of Paros. Early Cycladic Period I (Grotta-Pelos Phase 3200-2800 BC). National Archaeological Museum, Athens. Black background.<br />
This type of Cycladic figurine stand with feet lat to the ground with detailed facial features and ears to make a more realistic statue. This statue is of a hunter or warrior as it bears an incised weapon strap across its chest and holds a knife.
  • Cycladic statue figurine of the naturalistic 'Plastira' type of Paros. Early Cycladic Period I (Grotta-Pelos Phase 3200-2800 BC). National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   Grey background.<br />
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This type of Cycladic figurine stand with feet lat to the ground with detailed facial features and ears to make a more realistic statue. This statue is of a hunter or warrior as it bears an incised weapon strap across its chest and holds a knife.
  • Cycladic statue figurine of the naturalistic 'Plastira' type of Paros. Early Cycladic Period I (Grotta-Pelos Phase 3200-2800 BC). National Archaeological Museum, Athens. <br />
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This type of Cycladic figurine stand with feet lat to the ground with detailed facial features and ears to make a more realistic statue. This statue is of a hunter or warrior as it bears an incised weapon strap across its chest and holds a knife.
  • Cycladic statue figurine of the naturalistic 'Plastira' type of Paros. Early Cycladic Period I (Grotta-Pelos Phase 3200-2800 BC). National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   Gray background.<br />
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This type of Cycladic figurine stand with feet lat to the ground with detailed facial features and ears to make a more realistic statue. This statue is of a hunter or warrior as it bears an incised weapon strap across its chest and holds a knife.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall. Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Protective mixed creatures. One each hand of the lion-headed men is in the form of a fist. The mace on the left is over the head of the weapon on the right. The two bull-men in the middle carry one spear each in their hands. Bull-man is known as Kusarikku, and the lion-man is known as Ugallu.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall. Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Protective mixed creatures. One each hand of the lion-headed men is in the form of a fist. The mace on the left is over the head of the weapon on the right. The two bull-men in the middle carry one spear each in their hands. Bull-man is known as Kusarikku, and the lion-man is known as Ugallu.
  • Photo of Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall. Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Protective mixed creatures. One each hand of the lion-headed men is in the form of a fist. The mace on the left is over the head of the weapon on the right. The two bull-men in the middle carry one spear each in their hands. Bull-man is known as Kusarikku, and the lion-man is known as Ugallu. <br />
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Against a black background.
  • Picture & image of Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall. Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Protective mixed creatures. One each hand of the lion-headed men is in the form of a fist. The mace on the left is over the head of the weapon on the right. The two bull-men in the middle carry one spear each in their hands. Bull-man is known as Kusarikku, and the lion-man is known as Ugallu. <br />
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Against a white background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall. Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Protective mixed creatures. One each hand of the lion-headed men is in the form of a fist. The mace on the left is over the head of the weapon on the right. The two bull-men in the middle carry one spear each in their hands. Bull-man is known as Kusarikku, and the lion-man is known as Ugallu. <br />
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Against a brown art background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall. Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Protective mixed creatures. One each hand of the lion-headed men is in the form of a fist. The mace on the left is over the head of the weapon on the right. The two bull-men in the middle carry one spear each in their hands. Bull-man is known as Kusarikku, and the lion-man is known as Ugallu.
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. . Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey<br />
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Scene of the king's offering drink and sacrifice to the gods. King pours from the pitcher to the vessel (libation); behind the king is a servant bringing a sacrifice. Storm God across the king holds Teshup, a triple lightning bundle - sickle, and a spear-mace set in the other orthostat; the goddess Ishtar holds weapon in both. All six figures have shoes with the curled ends. <br />
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Against a black background.
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. . Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey<br />
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Scene of the king's offering drink and sacrifice to the gods. King pours from the pitcher to the vessel (libation); behind the king is a servant bringing a sacrifice. Storm God across the king holds Teshup, a triple lightning bundle - sickle, and a spear-mace set in the other orthostat; the goddess Ishtar holds weapon in both. All six figures have shoes with the curled ends. <br />
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Against a gray background.
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. . Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey<br />
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Scene of the king's offering drink and sacrifice to the gods. King pours from the pitcher to the vessel (libation); behind the king is a servant bringing a sacrifice. Storm God across the king holds Teshup, a triple lightning bundle - sickle, and a spear-mace set in the other orthostat; the goddess Ishtar holds weapon in both. All six figures have shoes with the curled ends. <br />
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Against a brown art background.
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. . Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey<br />
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Scene of the king's offering drink and sacrifice to the gods. King pours from the pitcher to the vessel (libation); behind the king is a servant bringing a sacrifice. Storm God across the king holds Teshup, a triple lightning bundle - sickle, and a spear-mace set in the other orthostat; the goddess Ishtar holds weapon in both. All six figures have shoes with the curled ends. <br />
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Against a grey art background.
  • Petroglyph, rock carving, of schematic human figure with a sheilf and weapon. Carved by the ancient Camuni people in the Late Gopper Age between 2400 - 2200 BC. Rock 21,  Foppi di Nadro, Riserva Naturale Incisioni Rupestri di Ceto, Cimbergo e Paspardo, Capo di Ponti, Valcamonica (Val Camonica), Lombardy plain, Italy
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall. Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Protective mixed creatures. One each hand of the lion-headed men is in the form of a fist. The mace on the left is over the head of the weapon on the right. The two bull-men in the middle carry one spear each in their hands. Bull-man is known as Kusarikku, and the lion-man is known as Ugallu. <br />
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Against a grey art background.
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C.  Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey<br />
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Scene of the king's offering drink and sacrifice to the gods. King pours from the pitcher to the vessel (libation); behind the king is a servant bringing a sacrifice. Storm God across the king holds Teshup, a triple lightning bundle - sickle, and a spear-mace set in the other orthostat; the goddess Ishtar holds weapon in both. All six figures have shoes with the curled ends. <br />
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Against a white background.

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