Prehistory


Palaeolithic, Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age.



5 subcategories
Bronze Age

BRONZE AGE

Celtic

CELTIC

Iron Age

IRON AGE

Neolithic (Young Stone Age)

NEOLITHIC (YOUNG STONE AGE)

Palaeolithic (Old Stone Age)

PALAEOLITHIC (OLD STONE AGE)

1,735 photos
A dying Gaul at the feet of the Goddess Themis.
Zeus Altar, erected 180 BCE by Eumenes II.
Although the sculptures illustrate the war of the
Gods against the Giants, the altar was erected
to celebrate the victory over the Gauls.
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A dying Gaul at the feet of the Goddess Themis. Zeus Altar, erected 180 BCE by E...

Prehistoric cult place on slope of the Buelbueldag.    
Double stone seat (seat of the gods)                   
(10th-6th BCE)                                         
Ephesus, Turkey
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Prehistoric cult place on slope of the Buelbueldag. Double stone seat (seat...

Servian fortification wall near the railway            
station in Rome, Italy, erroneously named after        
the Etruscan king Servius Tullius (578-534 BCE),       
built around 390 BCE after the invasion of the Gauls.
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Servian fortification wall near the railway station in Rome, Italy,...

Servian fortification wall near the railway            
station in Rome, Italy, erroneously named after        
the Roman King Servius Tullius (578-534 BCE),          
built around 390 BCE after the invasion of the         
Gauls. Detail of 01-03-01/2
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Servian fortification wall near the railway station in Rome, Italy,...

The bishop's church of Aguntum,                        
once a Celto-Roman temple, in                          
Lavant, Carinthia.
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The bishop's church of Aguntum, once a Celto-Roman templ...

Fragment of the "Hunting Palette", 3.300-3.100 BCE     
Grauwacke from Abydos, 40,6 x 40,5 cm                  
E 11254                                                
Decorated with a hunting scene in the desert,clothing  
and arms are found later in pharaonic society.
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Fragment of the "Hunting Palette", 3.300-3.100 BCE Grauwacke from Abydos, 4...

Knife from Jebel el-Arak,near Abydos.Negade II,3.500 - 
3.100 BCE.Silex and hyppopotamus ivory, H: 25,5 cm     
Verso of the handle.A bearded person flanked by two    
lions,desert animals and dogs.Inspired by Mesopotamian 
art. E 11517  For overall and recto see 08-01-01/1,2.
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Knife from Jebel el-Arak,near Abydos.Negade II,3.500 - 3.100 BCE.Silex and hypp...

Mudstone cosmetic palette,late pre-dynastic period,
around 3100 BCE, from Amra.Two birds' heads,one broken,
may have had a religious or protective meaning through
their association with animal-headed deities.The raised
relief symbol on this palette is that of the god Min.
EA 35501
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Mudstone cosmetic palette,late pre-dynastic period, around 3100 BCE, from Amra....

Cup,Mesopotamian, late Prehistoric period, 3.400 to 3200 BCE.he cup is carved on either side with a figure naked except for a belt and with his hair parted in the centre. The figure holds two bulls around the neck, on which perch large birds. The meaning of this image is unclear:the man may be protecting the animals, or he may represent the struggle between chaotic savagery and divine order.
ANE, 118465
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Cup,Mesopotamian, late Prehistoric period, 3.400 to 3200 BCE.he cup is carved on...

Terracotta head of a ewe, Late Prehistoric period, 3.300-3000 BCE. Sheep played an important part in the ancient Sumerian economy. Woollen textiles were sometimes produced in large factories, employing hundreds of women, and probably exported throughout the region.
Images of sheep were especially common at this time.
ANE, 132092
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Terracotta head of a ewe, Late Prehistoric period, 3.300-3000 BCE. Sheep played...

Statue of a bearded man, Early Dynastic period, 2.600-2,500 BCE. This broken statue was probably deposited in a temple as a votive offering. Figures of men and women were set up in temples in ancient Mesopotamia to symbolically represent their donor in prayer before a god.
ANE, 91667 (1854.4-1.31)
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Statue of a bearded man, Early Dynastic period, 2.600-2,500 BCE. This broken sta...

Stone mould, Old Babylonian Period from Ninveh, northern Iraq, 18th BCE. The mould shows a bearded god wearing a high hat and a goddess with an elaborate necklace. Both deities wear a flounced garment often depicted on cylinder seals. The dowel holes and the pour-channels indicate that this was a closed mould, but one half is missing.
ANE 92666
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Stone mould, Old Babylonian Period from Ninveh, northern Iraq, 18th BCE. The mou...