Society


Personalities, Aristocracy, Politics and Portraits, Rulers, Emperors and Kings, Crowds and Demonstrations.



6 subcategories
Aristocracy

ARISTOCRACY

Family

FAMILY

Old Age

OLD AGE

Politicians

POLITICIANS

Poverty

POVERTY

Youth

YOUTH

628 photos
Gur-e Amir mausoleum,the tomb of Timur,1405
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Gur-e Amir mausoleum,the tomb of Timur,1405

Nakhthorheb,Prince and ritual chief priest,            
kneeling in adoration.During the reign of Psammetich   
(595-589 BCE).                                         
Stone                                                  
A 94
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Nakhthorheb,Prince and ritual chief priest, kneeling in adoration.Du...

Pharaoh Sesostris III (1878-1840 BCE) in old age.      
Found in the temple at Medamud.
Black diorite,H:80 cm
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Pharaoh Sesostris III (1878-1840 BCE) in old age. Found in the temple at...

Female torso, probably Nefertiti, wife of Pharaoh
Amenophis IV Akhnaton (1365-1347 BCE).
18th Dynasty (16th-14th BCE),
New Kingdom, Egypt.
Quartzite,H:29 cm
E 25 409
#03010130

Female torso, probably Nefertiti, wife of Pharaoh Amenophis IV Akhnaton (1365-1...

Limestone frieze of men and boys,6th dynasty,2300 BCE.
Divided into three registers,all quite different:at the top are
boatbuilders,at the bottom harvesting scenes (left) and
fishing (right).Center register at left musicians and some boys with sticks,one of whom wears a unique lion mask.The
scene may be a protective rite, a harvest rite or perhaps a rite which took place at the onset of puberty.
EA,994
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Limestone frieze of men and boys,6th dynasty,2300 BCE. Divided into three regis...

Djed-pillar amulet (an enigmatic hieroglyph and amulet linked to Osiris' backbone and resurrection) in wood covered with blue faience.
Tomb of Nefertari; New Kingdom (19th dynasty).
#03010236

Djed-pillar amulet (an enigmatic hieroglyph and amulet linked to Osiris' backbon...

Coin with the portrait of Cleopatra I Syra, Queen of Egypt (215-176BCE). She married Ptolemy V in 193 BCE. They had two sons and a daughter, Ptolemy VI, Cleopatra II and Ptolemy VIII. When her husband died in 180 BCE, she ruled on behalf of her son Ptolemy VI until her death.
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Coin with the portrait of Cleopatra I Syra, Queen of Egypt (215-176BCE). She mar...

Stele of King Ashurbanipal, from Borsippa,southern Iraq; Neo-Assyrian, 668-655 BCE. Wearing the Assyrian king's headdress, Ahurbanipal is shown in the pose of much
earlier kings,lifting up a large basket of earth for the ritual molding of the first brick for a new temple. The cuneiform inscription records the restoration of Rzida, temple of Nabu,
god of writing, in Borsippa.      ANE,90865
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Stele of King Ashurbanipal, from Borsippa,southern Iraq; Neo-Assyrian, 668-655 B...

Statue of Ashurnasirpal II (883-859 BCE), from Nimrud, northern Iraq. It was placed in the temple of Ishtar Sharrat- niphi  to remind the goddess Ishtar of the king's piety. Made of magnesite on a pedestal of reddish stone. In his right hand Ashurnsirpal holds a sickle,to fight monsters, the mace in his left hand shows his authority as vice-regent of the supreme god Ashur.                 ANE, 118871
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Statue of Ashurnasirpal II (883-859 BCE), from Nimrud, northern Iraq. It was pla...

Cyrus Cylinder, Babylonian, from Babylon, 539-530 BCE.
An account by Cyrus, King of Persia, of his conquest of Babylon and the capture of Nabonidus, the last Babylonian king. Cyrus (559-530 BCE) describes measures of relief brought to the inhabitants of the city, the restitution of statues of gods to various temples and the restoration of the temples, and the return to their homelands of a number of people held by the Babylonian kings.      ANE, 90920
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Cyrus Cylinder, Babylonian, from Babylon, 539-530 BCE. An account by Cyrus, Kin...

Pearl dedicated to the moon god.                       
Neo Sumerian, reign of Ibbi-Sin,king of Ur.            
Around 2.020 BCE                                       
Agate                                                  
AO 27622
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Pearl dedicated to the moon god. Neo Sumerian, reign of I...

Plaque depicting King Eannatum, around 2450-2300 BCE. Fragment of a stone plaque with a cuneiform inscription which identifies the figure as Eannatum, ruler of the kingdom of Lagash. The plaque would have been dedicated to a temple by Eannatum himself and was probably originally fixed to the wall.                                     ANE 130828
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Plaque depicting King Eannatum, around 2450-2300 BCE. Fragment of a stone plaque...