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'A Rebel and a Yankee bullet met midway, each speeding its way at about the same velocity' - a bullet rosette from the American Civil War

'Blood chit' issued to the American Volunteer Group Flying Tigers. It reads: 'This foreign person has come to China to help in the war effort. Soldiers and civilians, one and all, should rescue and protect him.' [1000 x 1303]

'Cliff Palace' - The remains of a 12th century native American town in Colorado, sheltered in a cave [752 × 500]

'Greek kitchen' - Archaeological Museum of Delos [479x640]

'Hello, future generation. May your era have no slavery and no humiliation of man by man' — Hidden message from Soviet slaves, 1954 [720x1127]

'Hounds and Jackals' 3,800 year old ivory board game found in an Egyptian tomb. [1376x1456]

'Jamadhar' A 17th Century Indian Punch Dagger. Made with bronze, gold, and watered steel. [2988 x 5312] [OC]

'Prayer Nut,' a 2.5-inch diameter ball hiding intricate 16th-century biblical carvings [OS] [750x1109]

'The Illuminated One' Ancient Egyptian Ushabti [1200x1200]

'The dragon throne'. Throne of Chinese emperors, the Forbidden City, Beijing [638x489]

'Travelers among Mountains and Streams,' a large hanging scroll painting by Fan Kuan. As a seminal painting of Northern Song school, it established an ideal in monumental landscape painting to which later painters were to return time and again for inspiration. 10th-11th century China.[OS][2809×5633]

'Worship of the Three Magi' made in 1501-1506 by the Portuguese painter Vasco Fernandes is considered to be the earliest undisputed depiction of a native American, with Balthazar as a Tupi Brazillian [886 x 1480]

'Ástríðr had these stones raised in memory of Eysteinn, her husbandman, who attacked Jerusalem and met his end up in Greece.' Runstone from Broby bro, 1020-1050. [810x1219]

10 stone axes found in Værebro Å Sørup, Denmark. 3500 BC. [1000x1118]

10 tons of 2 million ancient coins from Han Dynasty 2,200 years ago unearthed in China [950x632]

100-Year-Old Message In A Bottle Plucked From Baltic Sea [5184X3456]

1000 years old bronze bear tooth pendant from Finland [572x900]

1100 year old golden crucifix found this week in Aunslev, Funen, Denmark [1368*1024]

1100 years ago some bored Viking carved outline of his foot on ship deck. Found in Gokstadt ship, Norway [980x560]

12 Layer Ivory Chinese Puzzle Ball, Qianlong era [900 x 676]

12-13th c timber framed house in Dinan in Brittany, France. [2600x3200]

14th century Couvre-feu (Curfew Bell) [716 × 598]

15th Century British Drinking Bowl, Mazer Wood and Silver [1684x1356]

15th or early 16th century Venetian Pilgrim Flask [3144 x 4491] x-post -r-HI_Res

16th century ivory-carved salt cellar from the Kingdom of Benin in west Africa, depicting Portuguese explorers and their ships. [600 x 800]

16th century samurai armor with an imported Portuguese breastplate and musketball dents [1511x2556]

1700 year old Roman glass ring [920x900]

1700-year-old wool tunic found in melting glacier in south Norway [4272x2820]

17th Century Spruce, Bone, Parchment, Snakewood, and Ivory Guitar (circa 1630-1650) [3929x2947] (x-post from -r-MostBeautiful)

17th century German wrought iron padlock [1872x1147]

19th century Plains Indian Inlayed Hammer with turquoise. [768x576]

19th-Century Tsuba with design of a female ghost and animal-headed demons by Unno Shomin [1600x1512]

2,500 year old Scythian comb [1129x1600]

20 sided die - Egypt 200 BC [600x600]

200 year old extraordinary ring in the entomological collection of the London Natural History Museum [400x369]

2000 Year Old Mosaic at Pompeii [OC] [3264x2448]

2000 Years Before Mt. Vesuvius destroyed Pompeii, the volcano devastated many settlements in the Avellino Eruption. Preserving the footsteps of those fleeing for their lives in pumice and ash.[894x1367]

2000 year old Egyptian 20 sided die with Greek characters. 2nd century B.C.–4th century A.D. [534x534][OS]

240-Year-Old Writer Automaton is the Ancestor of Today’s Computers (video in comment) [550x782]

2600 year old knee-reinforcing surgical screw as imaged from a 2,600 year old Egyptian mummy. [828x523]

3,000-year-old stinky, burnt cheese found in Danish cooking pot [1200x600]

3,400 years old figurine, possibly Astarte, just found by 7-year-old in Israel [389×584]

300 year old abacus ring. The ring's Zhusuan, or China's abacus, has seven rods with seven beads on each rod. Despite its small size, the rings still works as a counting tool. [736x442]

3000 year old trousers. The oldest known existant pair. [OS][860x460]

3000 years old keg with preserved butter found in Irish bog. [620x500]

4 ton, gold-leaf covered State Carriage of King George III. Built in 1760 for an equivalent of $2.5 million (modern dollars) (534x800)

4000 year old statue of Assyrian king Puzar Ishtar from the ancient city of Mari [779x1168]

4th Century Byzantine Ring with a Figure of Goddess Nike (Victory) [960x923]

500 year old window frame from the Ajuran Empire, Somalia. [476x589]

500-Yr-Old Hidden Images Revealed in Mexican 'Manuscript': Storytelling images on a deer-hide 'manuscript' from Mexico have been seen for the first time in 500 yrs, thanks to sophisticated scanning technology that penetrated layers of chalk and plaster. [800x825]

54 decapitated Viking's bodies in Dorset. Executed some time between AD 910 and 1030. [1024x768]

5th Legion Roman Gold Officer’s Ring, 2nd-3rd Century AD. The ring is a tapered shank with rectangular panel. Nielloed inscription “LEG V MAC” between two swastikas on top. [1111x751]

6.6cm Bronze Articulated Miniature Skeleton, 1st Century Roman [1000 x 2600]

6000 year old Neolithic arrow uncovered from a glacier in Norway. Complete with arrowhead still attached with resin.

8th Century Viking artifact - Silver horse [500x423]

8th-century headdress featured at exhibition. The archeological center in Nagaokakyo, Kyoto Prefecture. [640x587]

900 years old viking runic inscription. The incription says: 'kiss me'. Norway [2000x1000]

A 1305 letter (on a scroll measuring 302 by 50 centimetres (9.91 by 1.64 ft)) from the Ilkhan Mongol Öljaitü to King Philip IV of France. [1785x1519]

A 155-year-old Victorian mouse trap on display at a museum sprung into action again to claim its latest victim. (source in comment) [1024x576]

A 1st century AD sculpture of Germanicus, later defaced by Christians who carved a cross into its forehead [2700x4050]

A 2.5 meter high Runestone from the iron age [3264x1836]

A Chinese-English glossary printed in 1860s Qing Empire. [OS][1.200 × 900]

A Gold-plated copper reliquary made for one of the innocent children of Bethlehem, its origin was from the Cathedral Treasury ca. 1450 [500x748]

A Hellenistic mosaic glass bowl, late 3rd-2nd Century B.C. [640x872]

A Javanese shadow puppet depicting a Dutch soldier during the Java War (1825-1830), an immense popular rebellion against Dutch imperialism. 19th century. [800x800]

A Jeweller's hoard from Snettisham, Roman Britain, that was buried around AD 155 and contained scrap silver, ingots, a few pieces of scrap gold, a quartz burnishing tool, 117 engraved gems and 110 coins - 83 silver and 27 bronze [600x600]

A Joseon 'Hwando' sword with a tortoiseshell hilt decorated with silver, copper and a jade ornament. Presumably belonged to King Cheoljong, which makes it one of the few Korean swords that belonged to a king. 19th century Korea. [OS] [540×334]

A Karabela sabre (szabla) presented to Prince Adam Sapieha in 1868 [534x800][OS]

A Kisin, a Mayan death god, 600-900 AD, is displayed at the Martin-Gropius-Bau museum in Berlin; Markus Schreiber [1500 x 953]

A Pox on Rebels in ther Crymes - Powder horn belonging to a british soldier from the 47th Foot with a scrimshaw map of Boston, Massachusetts, made shortly after the Battle of Bunker Hill. 1775 [2686x964]

A Qajar Axe with Dragon Finals, Persia c. 19th century [493x1810]

A Roman Bronze Incense Burner (a thymiaterion) Shaped as a Comic Actor Seated on an Altar 1st Century [3006 x 4652] x-post -r-HI_Res

A Roman bed with the footrest that was recoverred from the ruins, Pompeii. [790x553]

A Roman era amphora filled with bronze coins is displayed at the archaeological museum in Sevilla on April 28, 2016 following their discovery during development works for pipelines in Seville, Spain [940x627]

A Roman tinned copper cavalry parade helmet. Circa late 2nd-Early 3rd Century A.D. [556x1296]

A Shark Tooth sword from the Gilbert Islands in the 19th century that helped discover two species of shark previously unknown to science. [816 x 475]

A Sicilian Terracotta Askos in the form of a mouse, attributed to the Randazzo Group, c. 425 BCE [737x515]

A Soviet watch with a 24-hour dial and place names around it [1178x782]

A Spanish made exhbition - presentation sword circa 1850, in the style of the sword of King François, 1525 [667x1000][OS]

A Viking sword. York, England [1440x2160]

A Zulfiquar style sabre with serrated edge and bifurcated (split) point. [OS][1600x1200]

A bundle of white porcelain 'Myeonggi's, tiny burial accessories with minute details modeled after real life ceramic wares, probably made for aristocrats. 1.4 to 2.6 inches each. 16th-17th century Korea. [OS] [900×816]

A carbonised loaf of bread with the stamp ‘Property of Celer, Slave of Q. Granius Verus’, Herculaneum (near Pompeii), 79 AD

A celtic cauldron handle decorated with the Greek god Acheloos, 5th century B.C. [1024x684]

A chiseled hilt rapier, Italy circa 1620 [OS][675x641]

A collection of Roman steelyards and scales found buried at Pompeii, Italy, 1st century AD. [904x1040]

A collection of knives from River Thames in the City of London, England [640x1904]

A collection of relics from Andersonville Confederate prisoner-of-war camp in Georgia photographed shortly after the American Civil War, c. 1865. [924x1352]

A crow's nest made out of bailing wire, from the US Dust Bowl Era, 1934-1940 (1500x1125). More info in the comments.

A depiction of a buraq, a flying horse of Islamic legend. Aceh, Indonesia, early 20th century [650x517]

A double bladed folding knife found in Canterbury. The knife is a rare type found usually in saxon sites, but uniquely is decorated with the viking Børre style ringwork. [1842x1228]

A double-bottom mug with hidden jewellery, discovered yesterday during conservation efforts at Auschwitz-Birkenau [1024x683]

A drawing of a Japanese family from the Boxer Codex, a book from the Spanish Philippines (c. 1590) probably illustrated by a Chinese artist [497x754]

A figure of a bound prisoner dating to the late 1st century BC, preserving an inscription which calls him the ‘King of the Nubians’, also demonstrates how the Kushites typically represented their defeated enemies during this period. [6260x4572]

A fine and rare Seljuk silver and gold ring set with a deep purple stone seal bearing the name of Ali Ibn Yusuf, Persia, 12th century [730x1600]

A first century handle of a weapon, measuring 7.2cm, from a tomb in Tillia Tepe - Afghanistan National Museum [594x594]

A foldable, portable globe from 1852. Made by John Betts [3936x2976]

A fragment from the world's oldest-known ax. The rock flake found in Australia is believed to be from the world’s oldest known ax and likely dates from just after humans arrived in the country around 50,000 years ago[2409x2800]

A gold and turquoise hilted dagger, Qin Dynasty, China. [600x919]

A gold headdress ornament in the form of a ram, one of the treasures from Bagram, Afghanistan. Second quarter of the 1st century A.D. [OS] [1200×1589]

A gold wreath in the shape of an ivy plant discovered at a 2,400-year-old tomb complex in Cyprus. The wreath most likely came from Macedonia. [1000x822]

A golden wedding ring inscribed in Hebrew with the words 'Behold, you are consecrated unto me.' Recently unearthed near a buried gas chamber by archaeologists at Sobibor Nazi death camp in Poland. [460x276]

A helmet and a breast plate for a Malta Knight. provenance: North Italy dating: first quarter of the 17th Century [1320x2376]

A hunting hangar (short sword), 1740, with a hilt of carved ivory in the form of a lion. [OS] [1072x1500]

A jeweled wrench I found metal detecting in MA [2048x1151].

A large pair of Eastern Roman Gold Earrings, ca. 3rd century BC [589x663]

A massive, well-preserved 1,700 year-old Roman mosaic was recently unearthed while performing city sewer construction. (Source in comment) [721x1860]

A massive, well-preserved; 1,700 year-old Roman mosaic was recently unearthed while performing city sewer construction.[721×1860]

A page from Saladin's Treatise on Armor, depicting a hidden crossbow; ~1187 A.D.; Syria; Bodleian Library; 287 pages; now on loan at the MET [453x624]

A page from the Dresden Codex, a pre-Columbian Maya book dating to the twelfth century. [1552x3332] (xpost -r-medievalart)

A page from the Egyptian Book of the Dead detailing spells for protection against crocodiles [350-250 BCE]

A pair Byzantine men's shoes, 6th century [1280x956]

A pair of intricately cut shoes that were found on a bog body from over 2,300 years ago [736x1063]

A piece of Queen Victoria’s 300 lbs wedding cake from February 1840. [748x493]

A plumb, a square, and a square level from the tomb of Senedjem at Deir el-Medineh. Cairo, Egypt (Source and more info in comment) [411X493]

A pocket watch recovered from the body of Titanic steward Sidney Sedunary and displays the time ten minutes to two [1200x1629]

A preserved human heart in a leaden case, discovered in the medieval crypt of a church in Cork, Ireland and collected by General Pitt Rivers in the 1860s [960x693]

A rapier dated 1560, made by Daniele der Serravalle [2178x3108][OS]

A rather unconventional looking sculpture of an Etruscan woman - 4th century BC [2851x3839]

A red Jolly Roger flag from ca. 1780 – the red background meant that she ship flying the flag would take no prisoners if their opponents put up a fight. This was designed to intimidate ships into immediately surrendering to the pirate ship [634x605]

A sculptural reconstruction of Odysseus and his men blinding the cyclops, Polyphemus. - 1st century AD [4928x3264]

A set of dentures uncovered in Italy could date back as far as the 14th century - making them one of the only sets from the Renaissance period to be found (source in comment) [767x432]

A sexually active inhabitant of the underworld, Moche Culture, Peru, 1-800AD [964x1200]

A skull from the Battle of Gotland [1022x734]

A statue of the war god Kū, 'the seizer of land,' made of rare feathers and dog teeth. Ancient Hawai'i. [1,800x2,400]

A stencil of an early human's hand in an Indonesian (Sulawesi) cave estimated to be about 39,000 years old. [1120x800]

A trail of footprints probably left by Australopithecus afarensis individuals some 3.5 million years ago, at Laetoli, northern Tanzania [1110x1600]

A translucent orange gem engraved with an image of a goddess Diana of hunting found near a mausoleum built by Herod the Great, the king of Judea. After 71 AD [1000x1400]

A turquoise hilted rapier with gilt fittings, late 16th early 17th century. [454x642] [OS]

A very rare superimposed load German wheel-lock belt pistol dated 1609 [1280x552]

A vestige of alpine warfare, an Italian cannon still stands on Cresta Croce, a 3,000-meter-high Adamello ridge, WWI. [2048x1365]

A view of the Necropolis under the Vatican. [11520X870]

A well-preserved bronze sword was unearthed in Zhoukou, Henan province, from a 2,000-year-old tomb along with other funeral objects. [900x600]

A worker restores a damaged fresco in Basilica di Santa Croce, Florence, Italy [4250x2390] [OC]

Achaemenid Empire hero king piece. bow & spear. 8.31g. 5th century [800x600]

Acid-Etched Barrel-Maker’s Knife, Steel and Brass, 1702, Germany (610x1706) [x-post from -r-MostBeautiful]

Aerial photo of the Great Pyramid of Cholula. Nearly twice as large as the Khufu pyramid in Giza. Local and state governments are threatening the structure with urban development. 90 to 600 AD. Puebla, Mexico [1024x752]

Aes Grave depicting the war goddess Bellona, Rome, 3rd cent. BCE [4912x3264] [OC]

Albarello, Workshop of Maestro della farmacia Mastroieni, Gerace, Italy, c.1650 [1440 x 1800]

Albus Canopus of Osiris, 1st century AD. Worshiped as the physical embodiment of Osiris by Egyptians, used as decorative item for his villa by Roman emperor Hadrian. [2448x3264]

Ales stenar, stone ship in southern Sweden constructed between 400-900 AD [580x376]

Alexander The Great Era Greek Bronze Phalanx Spear Head, 4th Century BC [540X730]

Alleged Pact between Urbain Grandier and Satan, signed by several Demons. 1634. [548x775]

Along the River During the Qingming Festival, a 17 feet scroll painting by Zhang Zeduan that captures the daily life of people and the landscape of the capital, Bianjing, today's Kaifeng, from Northern Song period. The painting is considered a masterpiece. 11th-12th century China.[OS][38414×1800]

Altamura Man - 400,000-year-old calcified remains of hominid species believed to be Homo heidelbergensis. [1600x1225]

Amazing day for Larry Bacola and the crew of the Capitana. Two incredible gold rings were amongst the artifacts that were recovered saved today [538x960]

Amber amulet in the shape of a moose, Late Palaeolithic, ca. 11.000 BC, Denmark. Possibly the oldest piece of art in Scandinavia [466x349]

Amber pendant in the shape of a recumbent boar. Etruscan, 525-480 B.C. [1200x700]

Ambiorix, King of the Eburones - Bent Sword, part of the finds in a noble's grave at Oss (The Netherlands). Circa 826-600BC. [2519x1679]

An Egyptian floor mosaic depicting a dog and a knocked-over gold vessel. c. 200-100 BC [700x700]

An Egyptian-style cloak was worn by Napoleon the night before the battle of Waterloo 1815. The Emperor had a fascination with Ancient Egypt since he invaded the country in 1798. The cloak was looted from his carriage after the battle. [2000x4300]

An Eye from a Greek Bronze Statue, 5-2 century B.C. [4360 x 3213] x-post -r-HI_Res

An Important Iberian Antenna Hilt Short Sword and Scabbard Mount, ca. 4th - 3rd century BC [1000x1000]

An Islamic Gold Hinged Bracelet, Seljuk Period, 11th-12th Century [1000x800]

An Old Kingdom carnelian frog amulet from Qau el-Kabir. Egypt [3400x2500]

An ancient Roman bridge spans the Wadi al Murr in Mosul - Iraq [900x646]

An antique French mother of pearl and ormolu perfume bottle or eau de cologne bottle holder. Pressing the shell on the top of the large shell enables the very well made mechanism ( which is spring loaded) to open revealing four cut glass, ormolu mounted perfume bottles. France circa 1880 [433x750]

An eruption of Mount Vesuvius (background) in A.D. 79 buried the ancient Roman city of Pompeii under volcanic ash and rock. The World Heritage site is now the scene of an ambitious restoration project. [2048x1371]

An exquisite Hellenistic solid glass amphora vase, with gold fittings -2nd century BC [1484x2512]

An ivory handled and engraved Lefaucheux pinfire revolver with matching bowie knife bayonet. Mid 19th century [1121X837]

An pair of sandals with duck heads, found inside a chest with scenes of the Pharaoh hunting inside of the tomb of Tutankhamun [2300x1100]

An un-opened first aid kit for American soldiers in WWI. [640x480]

Anatomical figures, cast bronze, German, 1600-1650 [1900x1900]

Ancient Egyptian Amulet Necklace with Faience Eye-of-Horus (Circa 200 BC) accented by two 18 karat Yellow Gold Bastet Cats. [400X300]

Ancient Egyptian mummy mask of a high official. Artist unknown; ca. 2000-1980 BCE [1280 X 1660]

Ancient Greek helmet from the Archaic period (800 BC – 480 BCE). [803x1024]

Ancient Painters Palette still containing pigments, carved out of ivory, and with the name of Egyptian Pharaoh Amenhotep III inscribed (ca. 1390-1353 BCE)[4000x2667]

Ancient Roman dog tag [736x816]

Ancient Roman folding multi-tool device. The tool features a knife, a spoon, a three-tined fork, a spike, a spatula, and a small pick.2nd century AD. [964×477]

Ancient Roman helmet worn by the elite Roman cavalry (equites Romani). 1st century AD [2840x3222]

Ancient Roman silver tableware found outside imperial frontiers - Silver bowl with Athena (Minerva), from the Hildesheim Treasure, 1st century BC. Antikensammlung, Berlin. [3037x2335]

Ancient mosaic featuring 'cheerful' skeleton found in Turkey [540x360]

Ancient roman dice tower used in the playing of dice games. 4th century AD, found in Germany [500x600]

Ancient roman ivory doll found in 8-years-old child grave. Rome, mid 2nd century AD [2600x3888]

Anglo-Saxon brooch made from a coin of Edward the Confessor (1042-66), probably adapted around the same era [945x710]

Anonymous Greek artist - Kore bust, detail. 5th century BC [1200x900]

Antique Key Pistols [876x2215]

Any ideas what this might be? Context: Later Medieval Irish Castle (1800 x 2400)

Aquamanile (ewer) in the form of an equestrian knight, ca. 1275-1300. England [750x1078][OS]

Archaeologists excavating the Hohle Fels Cave in the Swabian Jura of southwestern Germany have discovered a 40,000-year-old tool used to make rope. The piece was unearthed in August of last year (more info in source) [4272x2848]

Archduke Franz Ferdinand's blood-stained uniform, 1914 [600x800]

Arezzo medallion - Roman portrait, gold on glass ~200-250AD [559x600]

Armband with a Herakles knot, Hellenistic, 3rd–2nd century BCE, Greek, Gold, garnet, emerald, enamel; W. 3 1-2 in. (8.9 cm) [650x547]

Armor Garniture of George Clifford, Elizabeth I's Champion (1558–1605), Third Earl of Cumberland. Made under the direction of Jacob Halder (British, master armorer at the royal workshops at Greenwich)

Armor from each continent - Aztec Ichcahuipilli, Tlingit wood and copper coin armor, Sudanese padded armor, Kingsmill Island armor, Japanese Ō-yoroi Armor, Gothic Plate Armor [1208x1411]

Armor of Infante Luis, Prince of Asturias (1707–1724), possibly the last royal armor made in Europe [1 488px × 1 861]

Armor of an Officer of the Imperial Palace Guard, China 18th century [2727x3880]

Armor piercing shell from a 17-pdr gun embedded in a section of armor from a Tiger I tank [1024x889]

Armor with the features of a tengu, by Kiyotoshi, Munekiyo, and Ryūsuiken, late Edo period, 1854. [564x1438]

Armour for Gustav I of Sweden by Kunz Lochner, c. 1540 [682x1,024]

Armour of Phillip II of Macedon, 4th century B.C. [OC] [1146X1568], Museum of Royal Tombs of Aigai

Armour of a cuirasse du carabinier holed by a cannonball at the battle of Waterloo.

Armoured shoes (Sabatons) of Emperor Maximilian I, c. 1485 [1,024x498]

Artifacts from viking's ship burial in Steinkjer, Norway. C. 10th century AD[600x900]

Assyrian gold tablet found in the foundations of the Ishtar temple The 9.5-gram card is inscribed in cuneiform on both sides describing the construction of the temple and calling on all who visit the temple to honor its builder, King Tukulti-Ninurta I (1243-1207 B.C.) [500x530]

Atorai, man's head dress, 1915 [525x700]

AuLion Trench Knife, I World War [1 440× 1 842]

Auspicious Cranes, a scroll painting and a calligraphy poem describing an auspicious event witnessed by Emperor Huizong of Song, who also created this work. The emperor was considered as a great artist but as an emperor he was incompetent. 1112 AD. [OS] [4959×1064]

Authentic gladiator greaves and helmet unearthed at the arena in Pompeii. 79 AD [3600x2700]

Authentic pocket field kit for a Civil War medic. [686x1024]

Automaton Clock in the Shape of Diana on Her Chariot, ca. 1610. South German, probably Augsburg [1920x1375]

Ax from Viking era, before and after conservation 10th–11th century [566x674]

Axe from the Tomb of Queen Ahhotep IIZ, Thebes. New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, 16th Century BCE. [450px × 578]

Axe with intact shaft uncovered at Rødbyhavn, Denmark. Dates to the Stone Age, about 5,500 years ago. [1141x756]

Babylonian clay tablet written in Akkadian, containing the oldest known cooking recipes. The tablet includes 25 recipes for stews, 21 meat stews and 4 vegetable stews. ca. 1750 BC. [1638x2458]

Ball court model. Shaft tomb culture-Teuchitlan Tradition. Nayarit, Mexico. 200 BCE - 500 CE [2100x1870]

Baroque pulpit ca.1750. Rebuilt in 1856. Parish church in Dobroszów, a village in the administrative district of Gmina Przeworno, within Strzelin County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland [640x956]

Bas relief of a phallus warding off the 'evil eye,' Leptis Magna, 2nd century AD [3072x2304]

Bastet statue, ancient Egypt, ca. 664 BCE - 332 BCE, [750x1000]

Bauernkasten - Bavarian alpine style cupboard made in 1868 [OC] [2988x5312]

Before bombs, pilots dropped these steel arrow on the enemy, weapon used by French Aviators [540x1716]

Bell idol terracotta figurine of a nature goddess, Theban, 7th century BC (Late Geometric period) [1100x2000]

Belt belonging to Captain John O'Neill of the Irish Citizen Army, 1916, Claíomh Collection [1080x720]

Belt-fitting, jade, Ming Dynasty, 15thC-16thC [750x535]

Benjamin Franklin’s silk suit (1778) [468×1116]

Berberini Ivory - 6th Century AD celebration of a Roman Emperor (Justinian?) [2500x3125]

Berliner 'Green Head', Thirtieth Dynasty of Egypt, ca. 350 BC [2956x1958] [OC]

Bird armour on display in the Prague castle [499x750]

Biskupin is the most famous archeological site in Poland and one of the best sites in Europe. The site was reconstructed and serves as a life-size model of Iron Age fortified settlement. The site was probably established before 700 BC. [3510x2340]

Bison sculpted from mammoth ivory. Found at Zaraysk, Russia. About 20,000 years old [630x445]

Blood-stained shirt worn by the future Tsar Nicholas II (then Tsarevich) during the assassination attempt on his state visit to Japan, 1891 [949 x 1280]

Bone - horn comb with comb case. Viking - Gotland. [800x532]

Bone figure of a woman, Egyptian pre-dynastic ~3700-3500 BC. [750x1301]

Bones of Charlemagne. Photo taken during 1988 exhumation. France-Germany, 9th century AD [1000x1840]

Book cover of the Coronation Evangeliar, part of the Imperial Regalia of the Holy Roman Empire, circa 1500 [1,692x1,909]

Book of Wizards - A magic book, used by wizards of the Toba Batak tribe, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Unknown date. [3456x2592]

Boots worn by Gustav III of Sweden during his coronation. 1772 [3328x4992]

Both sides of egyptian Gebel el-Arak knife, 3450 BC [707x1125]

Bottle in the shape of a gourd, Chimu [514x700]

Bottle, Caddoan, 1200-1400 AD [525X700]

Bowl with parrot design, Hopi archaeological tradition [700x525]

Bracelet depicting the head of Bacchus with panther-headed terminals, carved coral and gold, 19thC [750x482]

Bracteate from Funen, Denmark. 5th century [1641x1540]

Brass plaques depicting Portuguese and Benin soldiers before 1500 CE, made in Benin [674 x 1012}

British Mark IV t WWI tank in Flesquieres, near Cambai in northern France [1247x870]

Broadsword of Oliver Cromwell c. 1650 [1123x1500]

Bronze Age dagger saved after being used as a DOORSTOP [634x930]

Bronze Corinthian Helmet with silver nails,5th cent.BC [1448x2224]

Bronze Greek helmet Apulo-Corinthian from Southern Italy 400 - 375 B.C. [3559 x 3915] x-post -r-HI_Res

Bronze Head from Ife in Nigeria, the Yoruba people. 13th-14th Century A.D. [1,0864 X 2364]

Bronze Head of King Sargon of Akkad, 2306 B.C [500x713]

Bronze Lamashtu plaque held by the demon Pazuzu, c. 1st century B.C.E. At the Louvre, Paris.Pazuzu was invoked to protect against the goddess Lamashtu, who preyed on (unborn) children, (expectant) mothers, and caused nightmares, disease and more unpleasantness in Mesopotamian mythology. [1272x1920]

Bronze Lidded Bowl with Silver-inlaid Phoenix Design, a type of silver inlaid bowl popular during the Goryeo period. A Chinese phoenix is painted in the middle of the lid with flower and vine patterns around it. 11-12 century Korea. [OS] [900×899]

Bronze Statuette of a Boy in Eastern Dress (1st century BCE-Side view of the upper half in comments) [2978 × 3722]

Bronze and gold sword, China 4th - 3rd century BC [1200x1600]

Bronze basin from Bagram, Afghanistan, also known as the 'Bronze Aquarium.' The fins of the embossed fishes are separate from the basin and are connected to a pendulum underneath, which makes them shake when the basin is moved. At least 2000 years old. [OS] [945×945]

Bronze chariot of Terracotta Army. China, 210–209 BC [1600x1200]

Bronze coin of Augustus and Agrippa, with pig's trotter appendage. 10-14CE. [600x600]

Bronze handle attachment in the form of a mask, Greek or Roman, Late Hellenistic or Early Imperial, 1st century B.C.–1st century A.D. [1680x2500]

Bronze head of a Gorgon, found in Lake Nemi - 1st century AD [960x817]

Bronze mask of Obalufon, ruler of the West African state of Ife, c. 1300 A.D. [2500x1911]

Bronze portrait of a philosopher recovered from the Antikythera shipwreck (crafted circa 240 BC) [1065x1600]

Bronze portrait of a philosopher recovered from the Antikythera shipwreck (crafted circa 240 BC) [1100x1600]

Bronze statue 'Dying lion' was erected in 1851 by the orders of Emperor Ferdinand I of Austria, in the honour of Captain Johann Hermann von Hermannsdorf and his squad who bravely defended against Napoleon forces in the tree-day battle at Predil in May 1809, [2742x1828] [OC].

Bronze statue of Augustus, from Herculaneum - 1st century AD [2031x3507]

Bronze statue of an apoxyomenos lying on the seabed where it was discovered. Greek, about 300 BC [2500x1700]

Burgundian helmet belonging to Gustav Vasa, king of Sweden. 1540. [2480x2938]

Burial Shroud of Charlemagne. Made with murex snail dye, the famed purple favored by Roman emperors. 814 AD. [2019x2057]

Burial from the Varna Necropolis, Bulgaria (4,600 - 4,200 BC). The grave contains some of the oldest known jewellery of gold including a 'penis tube' [1079 x 1600]

Burney Relief - Babylonian image of a goddess ~1800 BCE. [1660X2208]

Bust depicting Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus, a.k.a Elagabalus; 218-222 CE [3264x4912] [OC]

Bust of Germanicus Caesar, defaced with a cross (and broken nose) by Christians in late antiquity; British Museum [682x1024]

Bust of charlemagne, from the cathedrals treasury in Aachen, Germany [4000x6000] [OC]

Busts of the Masters of Philosophy, Plato, Aristotle, and Socrates. Seen in the Louvre [3264x1952]

Byzantine glass Chalice, part of the loot of 1204; now at St marks treasury. [500px × 569]

Cabinet, 17th century, walnut and ebony wood [2123x1725]

Cages on the St. Lambert church in Munster (Germany) where the bodies of Münster Rebellion leaders rotted for few years. 1536 [1000x600]

Cameo Ring with Snail decoration 1st - 2nd Century AD Roman Imperial [409x277]

Campana relief with Hercules fighting the Nemean lion. Roman, 50 BC-50 [557x700]

Can anyone tell me if this Emil Fuchs' is genuine? I don't have any idea where to ask[1600x900]

Caparison made for the horse of Gustav II Adolf, King of the Swedes, the Goths and the Wends. Circa 1620. [1207x1000]

Carbonised wooden baby’s cradle from Herculaneum. It was found with a small skeleton covered in blanket inside. 79 AD [3500x2700]

Caricatures doodled by future Ottoman Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror, then 10-years-old, circa 1440. He became Sultan aged 12, and by the age of 21 had taken Constantinople from the Byzantines [916 x 623]

Carved Marble Sphere with Ruler Portrait. Guatemala or Belize, Maya, A.D. 200-450

Carving of a woolly mammoth from the excavations collected from Vogelherd Cave. 33,000 BC [2000x1860]

Cast of Lincoln's hands taken in 1860. His right hand is swollen from congratulatory handshaking, so he held a broom handle to steady it. [644x336]

Cast of Martin Luther's face and hands during his death [576 x 600]

Catherine The Great's Throne - Hermitage - St. Petersburg (OC) [3283 x 2188]

Ceiling Tile of Heliodoros, a Roman Actuarius. Syria, 3rd Century [921x720]

Celestial globe clock-calendar uses an internal mechanical movement to track and display the position of the sun and stars overhead for any hour of any day of the year. An absolute triumph of craftsmanship, science, and engineering. Given as a gift to the Holy Roman Emperor, 1579. [3151x4000]

Celtic Bronze Brooch With Lady (810x1440)

Celtic Hunterston Brooch, c. 700 AD [2000x3000]

Centum Cellas, the remains of a Roman villa in Portugal, built in the first century. [1600 x 1061]

Ceremonial armor Swedish King Erik XIV, 1563 [736x1312]

Ceremonial arrowheads, steel and copper alloy, Bohemian, 1437-1439 [2949x3884]

Ceremonial vessel, Colonial Inka, 1500AD [700x525]

Ceremonial yew-wood club given to Captain James Cook by the Nuu-chah-nulth people of Vancouver Island in 1778 [1719x1451]

Chain of the Order of the Golden Fleece [2404x2404]

Chained -900 years old- library in Hareford. Where the books are attached to their bookcase by a chain to prevent theft of the library's materials. [3300x2200]

Chained library in Hereford. Chaining books was the most widespread and effective security system in European libraries from the middle ages to the eighteenth century. 1611 [5600x3700]

Chalkidian Helmet and Greaves, 4th-5th century BC [1869x2066]

Charles IX of Sweden's coronation ring 1607 [736x1228]

Child’s, Pictish woven woollen hood, found intact in a bog in Orkney, 4-6th century AD [665 x 1024]

Chimu collar of cotton and feathers. Peru, 1400-1600 AD [1200x1300]

Chinese Puzzle Box[1052x580]

Chinese Pythagorean Theorem proof in a 1603 copy of a 100 BC book(Zhou Bi Suan Jing) [X-Post -r-math] [1028×791]

Chinese Qing Dynasty abacus ring, c. 300 years old. [640x355]

Chinese chariot with horse skeletons, Eastern Zhou dynasty period, about 2,500 years ago. [990x600]

Chinese crossbow trigger, Western Han dynasty, about 206 B.C.-A.D. 25 [1024x768]

Chinese sword with gold hilt. Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BC), found in Shaanxi [407x800]

Christopher Columbus’s logbook of the Voyage of Discovery of the New World. Map of La Española, 1492 (?) [OS][615x450]

City walls from Troy II, dating to ~2500 BCE (roughly 1400 years before the famous siege). Made of unfired mud brick. Seen in 2012. [3888x2592][OC]

Civil War artillery shells and fragments including a possible Confederate shell, grape shot, Schenkal, and solid cannon ball. 9 items plus approximately 24 mini balls. All found circa 1920 on owner's family property, part of the site of the Battle of Peachtree Creek in Atlanta [650x650]

Clay and wood model of a bull cart carrying farm produce in large pots, Mohenjo-daro. The site was abandoned in the 19th century BC. [4345×2897]

Cleaning out drawers in a library, came across this. Clay Table, reign of Darius, 530BC. Business letter about dates. [OC][3,264px × 1,836px]

Cloaca Maxima - one of the world's earliest sewage systems, constructed c. 600 BC in Rome [1800x1200]

Clock With The Figure Of Fortune (1820's) - Moscow, Russia [5472x3648] (OC)

Closeup shot from the Alexander Sarcophagus, in the Istanbul Archaeology Museum. Found in Sidon, Lebanon, dating to the 4th century BCE. Likely made for the King of Sidon or a Persian Satrap. [3888x2592][OC]

Clothes worn by Otzi the Iceman 5,300 years ago include (clockwise from top left): hay-stuffed shoes, goat- and sheepskin coat, goatskin leggings, bear fur hat, grass matting and sheepskin loincloth. [1900x1200]

Codex Argenteus, Gothic translation of the bible, 6th century A.D. [1000x750]

Collection of battle-axes, hand fashioned from igneous rock. From the Danish Single Grave Culture (2.800-2.350 BC) - about as old or maybe older than the Giza pyramids and the Sphinx [400x294]

Colossi of Memnon, two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III; 14th century BC [1065x800]

Combination axe and pistol, taken as a war trophy by Sweden from Denmark. mid 17th century. [5506x2366]

Complete Medieval outfit dating from 1350-1370, found on Boksten Man bog body in Sweden [558x376]

Conquistador armor and sword. Spanish Mexico, 16th century. [2016x3452]

Continental Four-barrel Flintlock Pistol, c. late 18th century, iron butt and frame engraved with foliate designs, four rifled barrels, two hammers, and four steels. [1000X1000]

Copper headdress for man's hair, Mississippian tradition [700x459

Coral-ground tripod sundial, Qianlong period [928x656]

Corinthian helmet from the Battle of Marathon (490 BC) found with the warrior's skull inside. [900x1200]

Corinthian helmet from the tomb of Denda. The name of the warrior (Denda) is engraved on the left greave. From a Greek workshop in South Italy, 500–490 BC [3240x4320]

Coronation Sword of Stanislaus Augustus Poniatowski, 1764. [3870x3870]

Coronation dress of Sophia Magdalena of Denmark, worn during the coronation of her husband, Gustav III of Sweden. 1772 [1000x812]

Corsican vendetta knife with floral detail. The blade reads: “Che la mia ferita sia mortale' - or roughly: 'may all your wounds be mortal'. [471x353]

Cosmetic Box of Kemeni, Egypt ( 1814–1805 B.C.), Cedar, with ebony and ivory veneer and silver mounting, contains a mirror, 4 stone containers [534 × 427]

Cow skull, which was used as a target for ballistae and archers. Found in the camp of the Roman -Vindolanda - in Britain. [960x717]

Crib first used during the baptism of future king Karl XI of Sweden, 1655[700x828]

Crocodile skin suit of armour - Roman, 3rd century AD. From near Manfalut, Egypt [600x600]

Cross-section of Monte Testaccio, Rome's artificial mound composed of testae, fragments of broken amphorae. Hill illustrates the enormous demand for oil of imperial Rome. 1-3rd century AD[1,6 x 1,5k]

Crouching man pot, Moche [700x462]

Crown of Byzantine emperor Constantine IX Monomachos, circa year 1042 [3300x2400]

Crown of Margaret of York, made in London before 1461 [3538x2734]

Crown of the Holy Roman Emperors (11th Century)

Crusade era hand granade used by Islamic forces, 12th century [1280x848]

Cuirass from parade armor belonging to Erik XIV of Sweden. 1562 [3630x4453]

Cuirass holed by a canonball at Waterloo Battle. [1335x1980]

Cup made of nacre (from the shell of a turbo sea snail) with a woman figurine made of gilded silver on top. Made by Hanns Anthony Lind in 1589. [3744x5616]

Cycladic Figurines, 3000-2000 BCE [2592x3888]

Cycling shoes, 1895–1900. American [625x430]

Daehan Hospital, a western style two storey brick building built in 1907 by the government of the Korean Empire on a royal order of the king. The clock tower has baroque elements. Currently used as the Seoul National University Museum of Medicine. Jongno District, Seoul, South Korea [4288×2848]

Dagger and pair of bronze gladiator's greaves (leg guards) from Pompeii decorated with relief of Jupiter (left) and Neptune (right), 1st century BC [1810x1910]

Dagger made of rock crystal, handle made of ivory. Found during archaeological work in the municipality of Valencina de la Concepcion, Andalusia, Spain. [456x614]

Dagger of Pharaoh Ahmose, Egypt, c. 1539–1514 BCE [1600x1600]

Dagger with thunderbird effigy, Tlingit [700x462]

Daguerreotype view of the ancient Native American mound known as 'Big Mound' in St. Louis, Missouri, c. 1854. It was built by the Mississippian culture between 1000-1400 AD and its last remnants were leveled by a railroad company in 1869. [5224x4110]

Daisho (Matched) koshirae (fittings) for a Katana and Tanto, by Omori Mitsutoki, circa 1800-1830. [OS] [1680x1050]

Damascus Steel and Gold Knife with Walrus Ivory Handle and Qur'anic Inscriptions of Protection. From early 19th century Iran [2815x4000]

Death Mask of Agamemnon, 1550–1500 BCE [1748x1748]

Death Mask of Benjamin Franklin. died 1790 aged 84 (1010 x 1594)

Death mask of Napoleon, taken on the Island of St Helena on 7 May 1821, two days after his death, cast in plaster and presented to the Rev Richard Boys, Senior Chaplain of St Helena, with an autograph note of authentication by him [3456x4395]

Death playing chess - Wall painting in Täby Church, Stockholm, Sweden. Made by Albertus Pictor, around 1480-1490. [1920x2560]

Deccan helmet with cobra motif face shield and chain mail, 17th-19th century India [2545x4000]

Decorated human skulls dated to 9,500 years ago found at the Neolithic site of Tell Aswad, near Damascus. The inhabitants of Tell Aswad invented the brick by modelling earth clods with beds of reeds, which they then formed into raw bricks and eventually dried in later stages. [1200x750]

Decorated leather shoe found in a bog in Carrigallen, Co., Leitrim. Dated to the early middle ages [785x593]

Deep Vessel Middle Jōmon period (ca. 3500–2500 B.C.) Earthenware with cord-marked decoration and sculptural rim (1173x1500)

Deer Antler with Runic Inscription, 11th Century [1100x355]

Depiction of two men enjoying wine on an eight-pointed star tile, Iran, 1338-1339 AD. [750x695]

Detail of a twisted column 1215-32. Stone San Giovanni Laterano, Rome [550x1554]

Detail of an illustration of Noah's Ark from the Holkham Bible, England ca. 1320-1330 [1280 x 1055]

Detail of map from 17th century after restoration, restored at National Library of Scotland (more info in source) [2448x3264]

Detail of the Lion Armour of French king Henry II, 1550 [750x1100]

Details of Bronze statue of Artemis, Archaeological Museum of Piraeus [474x1024]

Details of the arabesques of the Alhambra, Spain (XIII. century) [3008x2000]

Diadem King Tutankhamun, The Egyptian Museum, Cairo [1536x612]

Diagram of neuroanatomy c. 1875, close ups in comments. [2880x3940][OC]

Diamond and precious stone encrusted Pectoral Cross once belonged to Pope Paul VI. Recently sold at auction for $1.9 million (525X724)

Dionysos riding on a panther. Floor mosaic. Ca. 120—80 BCE. Delos, House of the Masks [850x850]

Dionysus cup, painted by Exekias ~540BC it represents a scene from a surviving Homeric hymn. [1542x1725]

Display case with the Roman shoes [960x459]

Divers exploring the historic royal shipwreck 'Kronan' off the south-east coast of Sweden have discovered 340-year-old cheese buried in the sea bed below the wreckage (more info in source) [800x552]

Divers in Caesarea find largest treasure of gold coins ever discovered in Israel (source in comment) [758x531]

Dog king watches his soldiers assault a rabbit castle. Pontifical of Renaud de Bar, Metz ca. 1302-1305 [1100×619]

Double Griffin Golden Amulet from the Oxus Treasure. Achaemenid Persia, circa 6th-4th c. BC [1782x1781]

Double chambered jug, Inka, 1500AD [700x700]

Dragon Drinking Horn. The vessel belonged to the counts of Montfort-Werdenberg. XVI century. [640x598]

Drainage pipes from Roman times - Palmyra, Syria [393x576]

Drinking vessel in the shape of a fist, from the reign of Tudhaliya III, Hittite New Kingdom. 14th century BC. [648x752]

Drowning Nubian Sphinx [472x594]

Duck decoys, Lovelock Caves, 400 BC-200 AD [700x524]

Dun Aengus - prehistoric fort at the edge of an 100 meter high cliff. The first construction goes back to 1100 BC; around 500 BC, the triple wall defenses were probably built along the western side of fort. Ireland [1000x1000]

Eagle Relief, Mexico, 10th–13th century [1423×1283]

Earflare with a Winged Messenger, 8 cm-3 ¼ inch in diameter - Moche culture, Peru. 3rd–7th century [560x625]

Early Cycladic II Statue. Marble, 42 cm tall. ca. 2500-2400 BC. [1407x1799]

Early Medieval grave findings from Gammertingen Germany, 6th century, the princely man was wearing a golden helmet and mail armor. Beside him lay his weapons including a sword, an ax, a throwing spear, and an ornate lance. Württemberg State Museum, Stuttgart. [3550x2367]

Early inhaler for ether anaesthesia, London, 1847-1848, [439X535]

Effigy Head pot, Mississippian tradition [700x525]

Egyptian bone or ivory figurine. Predynastic Naqada I. 4000-3600 B.C. [700x1024]

Egyptian-Phoenician Glass Dog Head Bead, 6th-4th century BC[539x381]

Elephant armour from India. 17th century. Composed of 5,840 plates, weighing 118kg, it's largest animal armour in the world. [1300x1000]

Emerald Unguentarium (vessel for ointments), 2,860 carats with gold inlay and decorations, and carved out of a single emerald in 1641 for Hapsburg Emperor Ferdinand III - Imperial Treasury (Schatzkammer) in Vienna [OC][2248x4000]

Emerald Watch, circa 1600 - from Museum of London exhibition 'The Cheapside Hoard: London’s Lost Jewels' [736x1683]

Emerald green glass boat, ground from a mould-pressed blank, with wheel-cut bands on each side and four triangular feet. c. 25-50 AD. Excavated at Pompeii. (British Museum) [750x459]

Empress Wu of Song China, wearing a crown decorated with nine dragons. 12th century. [720x900]

End of Charles Darwin's walking stick [19th century, London Science Museum]

Engagement ring which Bonaparte gave to Josephine [1200x800]

Eojwa, the Korean royal throne where the king was seated during state affairs and audiences with his subjects. Placed in the center of the palace main hall or the king’s office, it is red-lacquered and decorated with dragon designs in gold. It's adorned by a folding screen and a canopy. [2342×1440]

Equestrian Portrait of Alexander I (1837) - 1812 War Gallery - The Hermitage [5472x3648] [OC]

Erhard Schön, The Great Rosary, ca. 1515 [OS][750x1084]

Etruscan necropolis of Cerveteri, 9th century BC [1000x670]

Etruscan, about 500-480 BC Made in ancient Etruria, in modern Italy [300x486]

European Armor - c1515 Italian Horsemans Armor Shield [681x1024]

European coat of plates (fragments), detail view, 14th c, from the castle Hirschenstein near Passau, consisting of a chest plate with four weapon chains, 30 plates of body armor for the abdomen, sides, back and shoulders. Extremely rare armor type. [736x549]

Excavation Reveals Significant Statuettes at Archaeological Site of Aptera [700x711]

Excavations at a site in southeastern Turkey has revealed the more than 2,500-year-old remains of a woman and a child who were buried with several previously slaughtered and butchered turtles [3008x2000]

Experimental U.S. helmet design no.8, produced by the Ford Motor Company, 1918 [600x534]

Exquisite Armor of George Clifford, Third Earl of Cumberland, (ca. 1586) [1457x1861]

Extravagant Inventions | The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens [1000x1000] - link to full collection in comments

Extremely Rare Assyrian Bronze Sword Hilt, 8th-7th Century BC [762x1000]

Face cup, Moche, 300-600 AD [700x700]

Fatimid jug - Carved from a single piece of rock crystal, (969-1171CE) [561x730]

Fayum Mummy portrait of a girl, 2nd century A.D. [645x1023]

Female figure, made of gypsum, with a gold mask that stood at a temple altar in Nippur, c. 2700 BC, Courtesy of the Iraq Museum[500x675]

Female head, Etruscan, 3rd-2nd cent. BCE [3264x4912] [OC]

Ferdinand II armour. Created by Lucio Piccinino (1550-1589). Gift from Alessandro Farnese, Duke of Parma and Piacenza (2784 x 4117)

Field Armor of King Henry VIII of England (reigned 1509–47) [2902x3700]

Fifteenth-century drinking horn with a Latin inscription, ‘Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews,’ from Elingård, Onsøy, Østfold, displayed in the Historisk Museum, Oslo. [960x1280]

Figure of Death (Memento Mori), boxwood, German, 1520s [1283x1800]

Figurehead monster from a Danish Warship sunk in 1495 lifted from the Baltic Sea [1366x860]

Filed teeth of a Danish Viking, 972-1025 A.D. [752x329]

Fingerprint found at Çatalhöyük. Found within a kiln dating to 10,000 years old. Çatalhöyük is in modern-day Turkey. [625x504]

Finial. Griffin Holding a Stag's Head in its Beak. Pazyrk Culture, 5th century BC. [1920x1507]

Firefighter's French early masks, this pair of early rescue masks, shown above, dates from between the mid-1800s and World War I [466x516]

Fireman's helmet, 17th century, London [428X344]

Flag of Spanish warship San Ildenfonso, which fought against the British fleet led by Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar. Later it was hung at Admiral Nelson's funeral at St. Paul’s Cathedral alongside a similar French flag. 1805. [1200x800]

Flag of the Tsar of Russia from 1668 [768x700]

Flag that flew over Fort McHenry in 1814, photographed in 1873 in the Boston Navy Yard by George Henry Preble [1796x2068]

Flamethrower “Kleif Model 1916” World War I [650x972]

Flint axe discovered by fishermen near Waterford Ireland, may be oldest Irish artefact [852x478]

Foissac Cave - Newly discovered prehistoric figurine carved from bone, 20k years old [730 x 974]

Fold up geometric illustrations from Euclid’s ‘Elements of Geometry' published in 1570 [730 x 372]

Food warmer from from the House of the Four Styles, Pompeii [381x640]

Foot combat armour of Henry VIII [528x792]

Footprints on the Roman clay tile, dating back to 160-180 A.D. Vindolanda Museum. [562x542]

Four .38 Special Cartridges Found in the Revolver in the Possession of Lee Harvey Oswald at the Time of His Arrest on November 22, 1963. [2936x2912]

Fox in a monk costume. Ivory figure, 6 cm tall. Dated to the time of the Reformantion in Denmark (1530's) [1485x2000]

Fragment of an Attic sarcophagus relief with a scene of a sea battle. Marble. Beginning of the 3rd cent. CE. Venice, National Archaeological Museum [1002x1024]

Fragment of the Face of a Queen, made in Egypt during the reign of Akhenaten, c.1353-1336 BC [766x960]

Fragments of Thorwald's Cross, depicting Ragnarok and the victory of Christ over Satan. Found in Kirk Andreas, Isle of Man. Made circa 940 AD. [355 x 429]

French and Russian bullets that collided during the Crimean War (1853-6) and fused together, found near Balaclava. [599x450]

French reconnaissance balloon L'Intrépide of 1796, the oldest existing flying device, in the Heeresgeschichtliches Museum, Vienna [411x637]

Fresco of the Crucified Christ, Christ the Pantocrator, and the Evangelists; Turnišče (Nagytótlak), Slovenia (Former Kingdom of Hungary) [3264x2448]

Frog bell, Tarascan culture [700x524]

From the 1939 Worlds Fair, a walking map cane [1357x2251](xpost MapPorn)

Front of temple showing excavation of fallen mass, Chichén Itzá, Yucatán, Mexico, 1912 [676x864]

G. Pocock's Inflatable Globe, 1840 - This inflatable globe was an educational tool, in which you introduce a heat source at the bottom ringed opening of globe, inflating it with hot air. Made of resilient paper, it makes a massive sphere that shows the latest information of the world [OS][1234x1234]

Galileo's original telescope. (X-Post -r-woahdude)

Galileo’s Moon Drawings, the First Realistic Depictions of the Moon in History (1610) [1800x2700]

Galileo’s first telescopes; 17th century, in the Institute and Museum of the History of Science, Florence. [1000x1500]

Gallic grain silo with skeletons, 500 BC. [1359x910]

Garni Temple, Armenia. First century Hellenic temple, the only pagan temple in Armenia that survived the Christianization of the country in the early 4th century. It is also the only 'Greco-Roman colonnaded building' in Armenia and the entire former Soviet Union. [1200x814]

Gauntlets from 1585 made from gold, silver, steel and leather [3,773×3,818]

Genoese medicine chest, 1562-1566 [1177x1530]

Georg Hartmann, sundial - polyhedral dial - crucifix dial - compass-dial, 1541. Nuremberg [750x979][OS]

George Washington's Teeth [640x428]

George Washingtons battle Sword and Scabbard. He used it during the Revolutionary war. The sword was inherited by his nephew and was told 'only draw Incase of self defense or defense of the country and its rights' [2000 x 1340]

German Sturmgewehr 44, considered to be the first modern assault rifle. 1942-1945, this one is from Polish Army Museum [3264x2448]

German bullet wedged in a clip of British cartridges - World War II [564x800]

German girdle book dating from 1471. Girdle books were small portable books with a loose binding allowing them to be tied to one's girdle for convenience and show. [2555x3194]

Gigantic choir manuscript from the Renaissance [736x490]

Gilbertese Shark Tooth Weapon ~1840 [2089x3897]

Gilded Bronze Dragon with an iron core from Tang Dynasty, unearthed from Caochangpo in the southern suburb of Xian in 1975. Shaanxi History Museum. 7th-10th century China. [2558×3416]

Gilt-bronze Maitreya in Meditation, a statue of Maitreya, the future Buddha. The contemplative posture is depicting the moment he realizes the nature of human suffering while he was still a prince. The sculpture is considered to be one of the best of its kind. 7th century Korea. [OS] [3000×5000]

Gilt-bronze Miniature Pagoda, an unusually large(1.55 meter) miniature presently consisting of five stories with a two-story pedestal and part of the final, which would've been taller. Built in a typical style of Korean pagodas and patterned after wooden architecture. 11th century Korea. [1920×2462]

Gimmel rings (made of 2 or 3 hoops or links that fit together to form one complete ring) were often used as betrothal rings in the 16th and 17th century [408x936]

Gladiator helmet found in Pompeii and richly decorated with scenes of mythology. 1st century AD [1488 x 2048]

Glass Jar, Possibly Phoenician, about 750-550 BC, From Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), northern Iraq [600x600] [OS]

Glass fish from ancient Afghanistan (approx. 100 C.E.) shows that mastery of glass blowing had traveled from Roman Empire to Begram, Afghanistan or somewhere along the trade route. No similar pieces have been found elsewhere. [927x768]

Glass garland bowl, late 1st century BC. Roman [OS][4000x2970]

Glass gold-band mosaic alabastron (perfume bottle) Hellenistic, 1st century B.C.E., Greek, H.: 8 3-8 in. (21.3 cm) [475x625]

Glass gold-band mosaic scyphus (drinking cup) - Early Imperial, late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D. Roman [2000x1271]

Glazed brick relief of a striding lion from the palace of Nebuchadnezzar II. Babylon, 600 BC [2400x1600]

Gniezno Doors, a 12th century comic strip-like hagiography of Saint Adalbert of Prague [1851×2505]

Goa stone and gold case; probably made in Goa, India; late 17th - early 18th century [2275x2275]

Goblet Inscribed with the Names of King Akhenaten and Queen Nefertiti, Egypt, ca. 1353–1336 B.C. [2978x3720]

Gold & Ruby Seal Ring, Mesopotamia [2000X2000]

Gold Celtic torc with three 'balusters' and decoration including animals, found in Glauberg, Germany, 400 BC [2191x1829]

Gold Key used in the opening of the new Retiro Train Terminal in Buenos Aires by president Victorino de la Plaza, 1915 [526x960]

Gold Necklace with Lion head closures and a folded foil chain - Roman. 4th Century AD [575x718]

Gold bracelet with Agathodaimon, Isis-Tyche, Aphrodite, and Terenouthis. Egyptian, Roman Period, 1st century B.C. to A.D. 1st century [1200x900]

Gold bracelets and ring. Found at Avola, Sicily, about 330–300 BC. British Museum [1400x646]

Gold coins and plates found in an eastern Han Dynasty tomb. China. 206 BC to 24 AD. [900x563]

Gold coins recovered from the wreck of the Mary Rose, which sank in 1545. A single coin was roughly a day's wages for the vice admiral, or more than a month's pay for an ordinary seaman. [804x1024]

Gold finger-ring in the form of cat. Egypt, 1000-700 BC [750x1024]

Gold finger-ring, engraved with a runic inscription. Late Anglo-Saxon, found in Cumbria, England [544x306]

Gold finger-ring. Carnelian, in form of cat; wedjat-eye on under-side. Ancient Egypt, from the Third Intermediate Period, 1070 - 712 BC. [736x1003]

Gold flute, Chimu, 1200-1400 AD [700x462]

Gold funerary mask and jewellery from Macedonian royal cemetery, Pella, Greece, 4th cent BCE [1200x800]

Gold grave goods of celtic chieftain from Hochdorf, Germany. About 530 BC [1500x1800]

Gold headdress from the Royal Cemetery of Ur [2148x1280]

Gold jaguar pendant, Mixtec [700x462]

Gold locket with the hair of Queen Marie Antoinette: British Museum [728x1024]

Gold medallion with relief bust of the goddess Athena, 2nd c. BCE, Benaki Museum [600x600]

Gold memento-mori fede-ring, Flanders (?), 1525-1575 [OS][750-516]

Gold pin with lynx head and garnets - Hellenistic, 1st century BC [575x745]

Gold snake bracelet, worn on the wrist. 3rd - 2nd century B.C. [1280x970]

Gold staff god pendant, Tiwanaku archaeological tradition [700x462]

Gold stater coin of the Greco-Bactrian king Eucratides in the 2nd century B.C.E., the largest surviving gold coin of antiquity (169.2g, 58mm width) [1280x612]

Gold statue of Netjer Ankh (living god) made of guilded wood found in one of the black shrines of the Tutankhamun burial, Ancient Egypt. Ancient Egyptian. New Kingdom 18th Dynasty c 1357 1349 BC. [1024X860]

Gold, small gauntlets belong to an armor for foot tournament made for the seven-year-old heir to the Spanish throne, the future Philip III (1578–1621) [3773x3800]

Golden Cavalry Face-Mask Helmet, found on the bed of the Corbulo Canal (Fossa Corbulonis) near the Roman fort of Matilo (modern Leiden, Netherlands) [800x1100]

Golden Myrtle Wreath with 80 leaves and 112 flowers. Greece, 4th century B.C. [1539×1600]

Golden Uraeus of Senusret II, ca. 1897 BCE - 1878 BCE, [650x1060]

Golden helmet of the French King Charles VI, found into a pit during the excavations of the Louvre (in the 80') [1400x1200]

Golden ring of Medieval Serbian queen Theodora, wife of king Stefan Uroš III Dečanski, 14th century. Ring is in the collection of National museum of Serbia in Belgrade [721x595]

Golden signet ring found on the site of the battle of Towton (1461). [750x950]

Graeco-Roman curse effigy ('voodoo doll'), pierced by 13 needles. Egypt, 2nd cent CE [600x903]

Graffiti left by crusaders in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. [5184 × 3456]

Grappling iron issued to London Dock policemen to rescue people who fell into the Thames, 1865-1895 [1080x668]

Greco-Roman Bronze Chimera’s Foot, 2nd Century BC -AD [1106x1584]

Greek Helmets [1024X681]

Greek coin from Eretria, c. 500-465 BC with octopus[720x680]

Greek earrings with disc & boat-shaped pendant, from Crimea, woven gold, c. 10 cm h, c. 350 BCE, Hermitage Mus [500x481]

Greek helmets, classical period, from Olympia Museum store room [1000x632]

Greek sling-shot with the inscription ΔΕΞΑΙ (DEXAI) which means 'Catch!'. 4thC BC[750px × 562]

Greek, Scaraboid gem with Athena, 510-500 BC [857x1024]

Green serpentine stone mask found at the base of Pyramid of the Sun, ca 50 A.D., Teotihuacán, Mexico[960x480]

Gridded sketch for an artist - ~1479–1458 B.C.E. [507x624]

Gunshot uniform of Colonel Elmer Ellsworth, a 24-year old law-clerk and a friend of President Abraham Lincoln. He was the first Union officer to die in the war [900x1400]

Gutenberg Bible, the book that started the printing revolution, circa 1455 [1280x800]

Hades abducting Persephone. Hellenistic painting from royal tombs of Vergina, Greece. [706x530]

Hafted axe with dragons. ca. 1300-1200 B.C.E. Unidentified, Chinese Late Shang dynasty Early Anyang period Bronze with turquoise inlay and jade (nephrite) bladeAnyang, China Smithsonian Museums [768x500]

Haitian coin with portrait of Henry I, King of Haiti, 1820. [1121x1138]

Halberd from France. Dated 1611 [3000x1800]

Half loaf of carbonised bread from Pompeii. 79 AD [2500x1700]

Half-Armour. Germany, early 17th century [740x1080]

Hand brand, for use on felons or deserters, England, 1642-1649 [800x1202]

Hand from a bronze statue of a Roman Emperor that once stood in the Forum Hadriani, the capital of the Roman province of Germania Inferior (Voorburg, South Holland), dated 1st-3rd cent. AD [800x521]

Hand-stencil rock art from Gua Tewet, Borneo, thought to be over 10,000 years old. [1280x1600]

Hare riding a hound with a trained snail of prey. Pontifical of Guillaume Durand, Avignon, before 1390 [1280x1200]

Hawaiian petroglyph from the North Shore of Oahu. [2400x3200]

Head of the Deskford carnyx. c.80-200 a.d. Banffshire Scotland. Reconstruction in comments. [1968x1566]

Heiltsuk headress, 1880's [525x700]

Hellenistic style Buddha head from Afghanistan, 3rd–4th centuries [1260x1984]

Helm, shield, gauntlets, and scabbard of Edward the Black Prince (1330-1376). [450x600]

Helmet of King James II [17th century]

Helmet of a norse elite warrior. Vendel Period (pre-Viking Age), 550-790 AD [1280x1707]

Helmet shaped like a griffin's head, Italian, Milan or Brescia, ca. 1550 [2 959px × 3 826]

Helmet, 1781-82. Turkish [OS] [3001x4000]

Helmet, late 7th century BCE, Archaic, Greek, Cretan, Bronze [650x582]

Helmet. Greek, South Italian. 525-500 BC. Saint Louis Art Museum [451x600]

Henry VIII painting found behind layers of plaster, wallpaper and wood paneling, ca. 1530 [1600x1200]

Herakles shaking hands with King Mithridates II of Commagene. Turkey, 1st century BC [1024x768]

Here is a special collection of 88 Roman gems discovered by archaeologists at the Caerleon Roman Baths site in south Wales. The gems are engraved with detailed pictures of gods and different symbols that were important to the Romans. [610X761]

Hibata Osuke's 1854 sketch of Commodore Perry. From the Sanada Treasure Museum [2377x2772]

Hieratic Head of Ezra Pound - Henri Gaudier Brzeska, 1914 (3031 x 4546)

Hilt of a 16th century Portuguese sword compared to that of a sword from the Kingdom of Kongo [798 x 467]

Historical Military And Equipment Uniforms From The Last 1,000 Years, 1066CE To 2014CE [606x4187]

Hittite, silver seal, 1660-1460 BC, Museum of Oriental Antiquities, İstanbul [592x1621]

Hongshan culture dragon-pig 'Jue' amulet [900x1200]

Horn of the Miner‘s Guild of Wieliczka, Krakow, 1534, Wieliczka (Poland), Krakow Salt Museum [602x600]

Horned helmet given to King Henry VIII by the Emperor Maximilian I in 1514. [1920x1489]

Horse Chamfron, Vindolanda Museum. Found in the remains of the praetorium, and dating to the time of Flavius Cerialis, this chamfron was made from cow hide and lined with a softer leather. It would originally have been decorated with bronze studs and included protective metal eye-pieces [1280x1168]

Horse head, gilded silver, 4th century, Sasanian art [800x795]

Horse trappings belonging to the (in)famous Huns, 4th century AD. [1409x1800]

Horse-drawn chariot carved onto the mandapam of Airavateswarar temple, Darasuram, c. 12th century AD (left). The chariot and its wheel (right) are sculpted with fine details. [2288x1712]

Horses of Saint Mark - ancient Roman statues looted from Constantinople in 1204 during the Fourth Crusade. Looted from Venice by Napoleon in 1797, returned to Venice after the battle of Waterloo. 4th century BC [3800x2500]

Howard Carter, an English archaeologist, examining the opened sarcophagus of King Tut [868x1393]

Hoxne Hoard: Display case at the British Museum showing a reconstruction of the arrangement of the hoard treasure when excavated in 1992. [3888x2592]

Huari Glove, 650-800 AD Peru, Pre-Columbian. [589x768]

Hunterston Brooch - Celtic Scots-Irish silver gilt brooch from ~ 700 AD (1830×1921)

Hussars helmet, Poland, late 17th century, formed of a skull fitted at its front with a separate peak. Recessed borders height: 54.5 cm, width: 30.0 cm, depth: 32.5 cm, weight: 3.87 kg. Fitzwilliam Museum [542X800]

Hut made of mammoth bones attributed to Cro-Magnon. Mezhirich, Ukraine. Built aprox. 15 000 years ago [900x700]

I found a silver coin from 1753! [500x1500]

I posted his medal earlier. My great grandpop's 1912 olympic uniform. Originally posted to historyporn. [oc] [640x480]

ICA Atom pocket camera, around 1920 [2700x1800, album]

Iberian falcata and soliferreum, from the ancient Iberian settlement of Bastida de les Alcuses, in Moixent (Valencia). Prehistory Museum of Valencia. [1280x960]

Icon 'Religious Holidays' Wall Plaque 1760's, Moscow Russia [3754x3451] [OC]

Iconostasis - Church of St. Peter and St Paul - St. Petersburg [5472x3648] [OC]

Image 3D of a shipwreck from the Ottoman period [1794x1080] (source in comment)

Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire, made in the late 10th or early 11th century [3,138x3,396]

Imperial Orb, Sword and Scabbard of the Holy Roman Empire. The orb was made in Germany c.1200, the scabbard in Italy in the 2nd half of the 11th century, and the sword in Germany c.1198-1218. The gold panels on the scabbard depict kings and emperors from Charlemagne to Henry III [736px × 951]

In status-mad China, mammoth ivory appears to be subject to an economic phenomenon whereby high prices drive increased demand, thus further raising prices. Once sculpted by a master carver, tusks like this pair on display in Hong Kong regularly sell for more than $1 million each. Photo: Alex Hofford

In the desert landscape of northeastern Saudia Arabia you will find Qasr al-Farid aka “The Lonely Castle”. Built in the first century A.D. [2000x1500]

Indian (Maharashtra) bagh nakh (tiger claws), 18th to 19th century, the Feldman Collection. An unusual form of bagh nakh in the shape of an articulating steel glove. [1523x1427]

Indian (Maratha), top (helmet), Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia. [1806x3187]

Indian chanfron, armor for a horses head [519x738]

Indian dhal shield,1840[694x463]

Indulgence Chest, (16th century) The trunk was used by a Catholic Church to collect money from followers who wanted a reduced time in purgatory. [2400x1600]

Ingots discovered from a shipwreck off the coast of Sciliy. They may be ingots of the mythical orichalcum mentioned in Greek writings. [598x362]

Inky paw prints left by a cat on a 15th century manuscript.

Interior of Church of Peace in Swidnica (Poland). The 17th temple was built in less than one year exclusively of perishable materials (wood and clay; metal nails were not allowed) due to restrictions of the Treaty of Westphalia [1200x800]

Intestine Man Petroglyph Panel, BLM Lands, Grand County, Utah, photo by Alan Cressler [5184 x 3456] x-post -r-HI_Res

Intricate gadgets inside a 16th Century Money Coffer - Unknown Smith from Florence, Italy [850x1055]

Iron axe complete with original haft, discovered in the River Corrib (Galway), Ireland (2nd century AD) [534x528]

Iron guntlet from a mass grave, battle of Visby, fought in July 1361 on the Swedish Baltic island of Gotland, between invading Danish troops and the local, Gutnish, forces. The Danish won a decisive victory [736x1010]

Iron tips of Roman catapult projectiles. From the Battle at Harzhorn in the early 3rd century between Germanic and Roman troops. Lower Saxony, Germany.[3888x2592]

Irworobongdo, a folding screen with a highly stylized symbolic landscape painting of a sun and moon(king and queen), five peaks(a mythical place) which was always set behind the royal throne, near the king’s portraits, or even the places the king visited briefly. 19th century Korea-Joseon[2560×1440]

Islamic Glass Bottle 9th century [3293 x 4243] x-post -r-HI_Res

Italian Florentine School tempera painting depicting a battle during the ancient Siege of Troy painted in the late 1400's AD. [7320x1896]

Italian Prod, 1573, Wood and Ivory[1955x1500]

Italian battle armor, from the workshop of Pompeo della Cesa, 16th century [2000x3000]

Italian round shield, ca 1550-1600. [825x1000]

Items belonging to victims of 1940 massacre of Polish officers. [2048x1536]

Ivory Carving of a Mammoth. Working in ivory have been found in southern Germany and is considered the oldest work of art in the world [552X700]

Ivory comb, French, 1490-1500 [1800x1580]

Jack with a bullet mark on the right breast, a typical piece of armour for a soldier in the late 16th century, Scotland. At the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh. [536x810]

Jade shield, Mixtec [700x459]

Jaina figure, 'The Drunkard,' Maya 400-800 AD [525x700]

Janissary rifles from the year 1826. [2330x1088]

Japanese cannons at the open-air Vilu War Museum at Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands [962x719]

Japanese dragonfly helmet, 17th century [648x800]

Japanese salon cabinet, mahogany, with high quality carvings and relief-decorated silver inlays, c. 1900 [1892×2687]

Jet (a type of coal, often considered a minor gemstone) brooch. Mourning jewelry, 19th century. [845 × 1181]

Josef Stalin vodka bottle from the 1980s, made of clay found in Azerbaijan (539x960).

Joseph Enouy’s 8-cylinder, 48-shot percussion revolver, dated 1855 [1600x1215]

Jousting armor for Archduke Maximillian III of Austria, by armorer Anton Pfeffenhauser of Augsburg, Germany, in 1571 AD [700x1300]

Joyeuse - Charlemagne's personal sword.[2270x3430]

Joyeuse, Charlemagne's Sword: coronation sword of the French kings [2848x4288]

Julius Caesar was assassinated 2059 years ago today. This is the remains of an altar where Caesar was cremated in 44 BC; Rome [1500x2048]

Just Won This Beauty in an Auction: Romano British Bronze Fibula - Human Hand 3.9' W x 1.6' H [1000x671]

Kayak paddles and stone tipped spears dating to the early to mid 1700s found in a cache in a lava tube at the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve [1408x1056]

Khachkar (Armenian cross-stone) carved by the artist Poghos in 1291, at Goshavank Monastery, Armenia. [800x1195]

Kiwi: Gold, achat, rubies. Firm C. Fabergé, Workshop M. Perchin, St. Petersburg, Russia, circa 1899-1903 [660x800]

Knife with mountain sheep effigy handle, Haida, 1890-1900 [525x700]

Knitted cap, c. 1500-1550, London [736 x 490]

Knitted hat made of thick wool, Copenhagen, late 16th or first half of 17th century [1971 x 2246]

Kote (armored sleeves), Kamakura period, 13th century (National Treasure) and Kura (saddle), Kamakura period -13th century. On view in the exhibition 'Art of the Samurai: Japanese Arms and Armor, 1156-1868' during a preview October 19, 2009 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York [1024x681]

Krateutai (stone sets of barbecue for skewers) discovered in Akrotiri, Santorini. 17th century BC. [2048x1536]

Krogsta runestone. The runestone has two Elder Futhark inscriptions, one of them is uninterpretable while the other probably is the Proto-Norse word for stone. 6th century [779x1365]

Krupp factory safety helmet, Germany 1930's [1280x965]

La Cobata Head, the largest of the Olmec colossal heads. It was discovered in a mountain pass in the Sierra de los Tuxtlas. It measures 3 by 3 metres (9.8 by 9.8 ft) by 3.4 metres (11 ft) high and weighs 40 tons [6016x4000]

Lantern mounted flintlock pistol (1800) [589x636]

Laquer box, China, Ming dynasty, Yongle period, 1403-1424 [3648 × 4271]

Late 12th to early 13th century German sword found buried under a tree in Siberia. [720x1121]

Leather Shoe from the Hallstatt culture, 800–400 B. C. Museum Hallstatt, Austria [2048x1536]

Leather boots, Britain. Ca 1790-1820. [4000x2960]

Leather jerkin belonging to a youth, London, 1550-1600 [456X600]

Leather purse with metal buckle. Vienna, 15th century [4000X3000]

Leather shoe found in melting glacier, Norway, 1700 years old. [5184x3452]

Leather shoe with 'poulaine', or long pointed toe, 14th century, London, [627X247]

Leather shoe, Netherlands, 1500-1600. [900x675]

Left-hand glove belonging to William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester, c. 1386 [480 x 750]

Legend Auctions lot 350 - $1 1795 off-center draped bust PCGS 65 CAC from T. James Clarke collection, first publicly auctioned in 1956 [1210x608]

Library of Ashurbanipa, 1112BC-1074BC. Middle Assyrian [OS][750x1341]

Lion devouring Nubian. 19th dynasty, c. 1292-1186 B.C. E. [1108x817]

Little-known back side of the very well-known Tutankhamun's mask, 1323 BC. [300x421]

Locker with poisons 17th century[755×923]

Long Nose God maskette, Middle Mississippian tradition, 1200-1400AD [700x700]

Ludovisi Battle sarcophagus - Ancient Roman tomb, c. 260 [2760×1560]

Lycian Sarcophagus, 5th century BCE, Found in the Necropolis of Sidon in Lebanon [OC] [1937x3102]

Lycian rock cut tombs, found in Dalyan, Turkey. Cirka 400 BC. [2332x1749]

Lycurgus Cup, Roman glass vessel, maybe from Alexandria, about 290-325 AD [800x1200]

Mahatma Gandhi's letter to Adolf Hitler. July 1939 [572x691]

Maison Carrée - the only completely preserved temple of the ancient roman world. Built in year 16 AD, Nîmes, France [1024x760]

Malik-i-Maidan, cast in 1549 in the Sultanate of Ahmadnagar in India, is one of the largest cannon ever made. It took 400 oxen and 10 elephants to pull it. [1200 x 900]

Mamluk axe, 15th-16th century. [669x998]

Mammoth ivory portrait of woman with sagging face, Upper Paleolithic [528 x 980]

Mammoth spear thrower, France, ~12,500 BP [1024x684]

Map of the town of Flushing, the Netherlands 1593 [1420x1800]

Marble Cinerary Urn, Roman Imperial, 1st-2nd Century A.D., the base and lid attributed to Bartolomeo Cavaceppi (1716-1799) [2000×1795]

Marble thrones at ancient theatre of Dionysus, Athens [1275x1920]

Marriage certificate of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon, circa 1509 [640x793]

Mask, Mississippian tradition [525x700]

Massive bronze of Zeus or Poseidon, cast circa 460 B.C., recovered from an ancient shipwreck [500 x 348]

Massive, as-yet-undiscovered monument found at Petra with drone footage [710x863]

Mastemyr chest. 1000 years ago some Viking lost in the lake his chest with axes, sawdrills, chisels, knives, awls and 200 other objects. Gotland. [800x700]

Mastodon bone inscribed with image of a mastodon, about 13,000 years old [1800x990]

Matthias Rauchmiller (German) Tankard with silver cup lining, Ivory 1676 [1280x1700]

Mayan stela panel from Cancuén Palace, VIII. Century [2118x1541]

Medallion of Gennadios, Alexandrian gold and glass medallion 250-300CE [1164x1204]

Medieval Russian Mounted Warrior c. 1547 - 1584 - Time of Ivan The Terrible - Moscow, Russia [4708x3648] [OC]

Medieval bench end in the form of a bird, late 14th century, Stowlangtoft Church, Suffolk [3188x3188] OC

Mehen is a board game that was played in ancient Egypt. The game was named in reference to Mehen, a mythological snake-god. 5th-6th dynasty (2575-2150bc) [4256x2832]

Mehgarth (7000 BCE-2000 BCE) Mother Godess Figurine from Pakistan [OC] [5312x2988]

Meiji period ivory ojime from Nikko (Nippon), Japan; depicts Mizaru, Kikazaru, Iwazaru (the Three Wise Monkeys) [3101x2562]

Men's garter, late 14th century, London [500 x 305]

Mephisto - the last surviving example of the first German military tank A7V. One of only 20 built. Captured by Australian troops at the Second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux on 24 April 1918 [1024 x768]

Meso-American Frog Shaped Necklace Ornaments (15th Cen. Gold, Aztec or Mixtec)[1607x1500]

Mesolithic fish traps, Clowanstown, Co. Meath (5300 – 4730 BCE) [1100x510]

Mesolithic harpoons for hunting swimming elk and reed deer, Mesolithic ( 12,500 until 3900 BC). Denmark [OS][525x1073]

Mid-8th century Anglo-Saxon sword pommel [2000x1280]

Minoan Bronze dagger with a hilt of perforated gold plate. From the Palace at Malia, Crete, Palaeopalatial period (1800 - 1700 BCE.) [800x663]

Minoan Rhyton, Circa 1500 BC. Carved from Black Steatite (soapstone). [1920x2560]

Minoan bathtub with decorations, about 1400BC [1371×1536]

Minoan marine style vase, 15th cent. BCE, Herakleion Museum [475x539]

Mirror Case with Cover, 300s BC. Greece [900x573]

Mixtec turquoise mosaic mask XV. century [1588x1848]

Model of a granary with scribes, Egyptian, ca. 1981–1975 B.C. [1586x1500]

Model of a roman kitchen, 1st century A.D. [900x595]

Model showing what the Acropolis would have looked like in ancient Greece, showing the Parthenon, Proylaia, Erechtheion, Temple of Athena Nike [1050x850]

Mogyeondo (Picture of a mother dog) by Yi Am, an artist who was blood-related to the Joseon Dynasty and was renowned for his animal paintings. 16th century Korea. [OS] [1212×2129]

Mongolian armored boots, 15th to 16th c, leather and iron. The National Museum of Mongolian History, in Ulaanbaatar [900x600]

Monolithic Axe, Mississippian tradition [700x462]

Monument to Marcus Caelius, Centurion of the 18th Legion, killed in the Teutoburg Forest ambush -September, 9 AD. [2400x2448]

Mosaic Floor of a Jewish Synagogue in Aegina, Greece. 300-350 CE. [1024x768]

Mosaic depicting a children's choir of a schola cantorum, from Capua - 3rd century AD [2039x1200]

Mosaic from the House of the Faun, Pompeii, 1st century BCE [1535x1513]

Mosaic of 'bikini' gymnast girls, 4th cent CE, Villa Romana, Sicily [2988x1343]

Moschophoros, the calf-bearer, from the Acropolis of Athens, ~570BCE. [683x1024]

Mounted Samurai wearing Tatehagidō Armor with horse wearing a horned dragon mask. Early Edo Period, 17th century CE, Japan[1200x1600]

Mughal rock crystal cup inlaid with rubies, emeralds and diamonds, 18th century [3910 x 5216]

Muhammad leads Jesus, Moses, and the other prophets in prayer. Medieval Persian miniature. [1073x680]

Multi-use tool with 14 tool functions. Nuremberg (Germany) around 1560 - 1570 [650x900]

Mummified Hawk Amsterdam, Allard Pierson Museum Greeco-Roman Period, Ptolemaic Dynasty (4th-1st Century BCE). Organic remains, linen. [1024x1024]

Mummy crocodiles in a museum at Kom Ombo, Egypt [4000x3000]

Mummy of a man, Louvre. Egypt, Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC [1280x875]

Musket ball stuck in the pages of a Bible, Civil War [654x490]

My great grandpop's 1912 olympic medal. He placed 8th in pole vaulting. This medal is just for participating. [oc] [640x480]

Mykonos vase, ~670BC, the earliest depiction of the Trojan Horse [3113x2448]

Napoleon Bonaparte's Toothbrush - Napoleon's toothbrush has a silvergilt handle and bristles made of horsehair. [4288x2848]

Napoleon's bicorn captured when french army retreated from Berlin. [3648 x 2432]

Napoleon's death mask in bronze, cast 40 hours after his death [3000 x 2000]

Napoleon's hat which just sold for $2.3 million at auction. It is one of 19 surviving hats owned by Napoleon. [1280x719]

Napoleon's three chamber box lock pistol. [1772×881]

Napoleon’s toothbrush, c 1795.

Narmer Palette, ancient Egypt, ca. 3100 BCE [2309×1627]

Nasal Helm from Moravia (modern day Czech Republic), 11th century (3,184 × 4,680)

Nautilus cup (circa 1600), decorated with figures of mermaids, seahorses and the god Neptune. Part of the Royal Collection [1431x2000]

Nearly 160 years ago, a Frenchman and a Russian fired at each other during the Crimean War, and their bullets collided [550x700]

Neo-Assyrian Amethyst Vase, 8th Century BCE. [530x563]

Neo-Assyrian amethyst vase, 8th century B.C. (2 1-8 in. (7.9 cm) high) [500x531]

Nephrite knife blade, Alaskan Eskimo (archaeological) [700x524]

New Acropolis Museum...built above working excavations and at the foot of the Acropolis, this building beautifully respects its ancient roots. [560x854]

Nike alighting on a warship (Nike of Samothrace), from Samothrace, Greece, ca. 190 BCE. Marble, Nike 8′ 1″ high. Musée du Louvre, Paris. [1050x2200]

Norman Rockwell's Pipe [1233x925]

Norman doorway, mid 12th century at Kilpeck Church, England [1800x2700]

Northwest Coast Native American spindle whorl with salmon & raven designs; Cowichan, BC 1800-1860 [2856x2856]

Norwegian peasant axe from Gudbrand Valley. 1654 [3066x1157]

Nose ornament, Gran Cocle tradition, 700-1000 AD [700x462]

Note written by Captain-lieutenant Dmitri Kolesnikov found on his body. He was one of 23 men that survived two explosions of russian submarine Kursk and was trapped in the ninth compartment. He later died in fire. August 2000 [800x800]

Obelisk (stele-stelae) of Axum in Ethiopia, 4th century [768 x 1024]

Odin’s Skull: A Macabre Amulet from Denmark, dates from the mid-8th century [768x525]

Odysseus and the Sirens - 2nd century CE mosaic from Tunisia [2056x1121]

Official portrait of the Taichang emperor, hanging scroll, Ming dynasty, Taichang period, 1620 [1185x1691]

Old Copper Complex copper tools. Western Great Lakes. 4000 BC to 1000 BC [898x574]

Old money recovered from the Titanic [420x400]

Oldest know wooden stairs - 3000-year-old (Bronze Age) wooden staircase found at Hallstatt Mine. [900x600]

Oldest known wheel in the world from Ljubljana Marshes Wheel - 5150 years old. [3366x2260]

Oldest surviving coin. 2700 years old. From Efesos, Greece. [294x236]

One of 13 cannons recovered from Blackbeard's flaghship Queen Anne's Revenge. It is a cast iron 6-pounder, and is 7-feet in length. [400x800]

One of 9 surviving German Messerschmitt Me 262 - world's first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft. 1945. National Museum of the United States Air Force [1800x1200]

One of several slabs of stone recovered in southern Portugal, displaying an undeciphered script indigenous to southwestern Iberia, about 700-400 BC. [960 x 1280]

One of the four colossal heads carved by Olmecs (800BC). Heads measure up to 9 feet 4 inches (2.84 m) in height and weigh several tons, which causes a great deal of speculation on how the Olmecs were able to move them - basalt quarry was found over 80 km away. [1700x1300]

One of the nine known Pascalines (Pascal's calculator). One of, if not the, earliest mechanical calculators-computers ever built. (1652, Musée des Arts et Métiers, Paris) [2042 x 1119]

One of the oldest 'Beware of the Dog' signs in the world. Domus del Poeta Tragico, Pompeii (1024 x 616)

One of the two Bronze Age swords from Rørby, Denmark, ca. 3600 BC and a flint'sword' from the same period, clearly inspired by swords of metal [525x362]

One of the various Fabergé eggs, The Diamond Trellis egg, which was made for Alexander III of Russia in 1892 [2148x1854]

One of two Emperor Caligula's Nemi ships, which were elaborate floating palaces containing quantities of marble, mosaic floors, heating, and plumbing. They were rediscovered in the 1930's but destroyed by a fire during WW2. [1024x788]

Only intact Roman lamp ever found in UK (Source in comment) [320x618]

Opium Spoon, white nephrite jade, Mughal period, c. 1700 [599 x 363]

Ostrich egg jar, Ur, Iraq. 2600-2200BCE. [750X1048]

Otto von Bismarck's helmet, 1867 [500x540]

Ottoman armor, 16th to 17th century, Topkapi Palace, Istanbul Turkey [1008x1054]

Ottoman miquelet, late 18th century, steel, wood, ivory, brass, mother-of-pearl, paste jewels, caliber, .49 in. (12.45 mm), length, 60 3-4 in. (154.31 cm), Inscribed on the lock: 'Muhammad Ayyubi' [736x1437]

Otzi's the iceman quiver with arrows made of viburnum wood; some finished with flint heads & feathers; 5500 years old [500x750]

Owl steatite pipe, Copena culture, 100-600 AD [700X462]

Owl-shaped protocorinthian aryballos (perfume bottle), ca. 630 BCE [768x647]

Padlock & Key c 1580, Southern Germany [800×918]

Padlock and Key, Germany, 1580's[1000x1147]

Pagan god 'caught' in river by fisherman confirmed as being up to 4,200 years old and 'unique' [720x460]

Page from Segar's Roll, a 13th century English armorial. [818x1344]

Painted wooden cippus (magical stele) depicting Horus standing upon crocodiles beneath the head of Bes, Egypt, 664-332 BC [750x1065]

Paintings of human hands made 7300 BC. Cueva de las Manos, Argentina [1600x1200]

Pair of Greek gold earrings depicting Eros. They date to around 300 BCE. From the Metropolitan Museum of Art. [2000x1500]

Pair of bronze gladiator shin guards from the Gladiators' Barracks in Pompeii. Roman 1st century AD. These elaborately decorated shin guards depict a procession in a celebration of Bacchus [1400x1600]

Panagia, Constantinople - 1683 [3648x5472] (OC)

Papyrus fragment with lines from Homer's Odyssey, Early Hellenistic - 285–250 BCE Greek, Ptolemaic [450x1181]

Parchment holes in manuscript repaired using embroidery circa 1417, currently in University Library Uppsala, Sweden [750x500]

Part of a biscuit eaten by Napoleon Bonaparte on an English ship taking him to Saint Helena Island [1024x768]

Partridge cup 1600 Germany by Jorg Ruel [736x1826]

Pattern box for eye prostheses (World War I) [1000x645]

Pectoral necklace of Amenemhat III, ca. 1860 BCE -1814 BCE, [1600x1200]

Pegasus, found near Vazovo. Museum of Razgrad (Bulgaria) [800x1042]

Peloponissos, Mycenae, The Lions Gate to Agamemnon's palace, Greece [681x1024]

Perfectly preserved ancient roman gate in Lugo, Spain. Lugo is the only city in the world to be surrounded by completely intact Roman walls from 3rd century AD [1200x900]

Perfume bottle in the form of a boot, 1st-2nd century CE, Roman Imperial [750x896][OS]

Pewter pipe with mountain lion effigy, Wyandot, 1800 [700x547]

Phoenician tomb mask, used to scare evil spirits, 6th century BCE. [600x600]

Photo Album - Moscow Russia, 1879 [5472x3648] (OC)

Pillar at the temple of Göbekli Tepe — 11,600 years old and up to 18 feet tall. Turkey [2284x1836]

Pipe bowl in the shape of a cannon, Tlingit, 1820-1850 [700x462]

Pipe depicting man in headdress, Veracruz culture, 200-600 AD [700x462]

Pipes of Roman organs (musical instrument), made of silver, bronze and animal bones, 3rd century AD, found at remains of Roman fortress Cuppae in Golubac [960x624]

Pireus Lion: ancient greek sculpture with viking runic inscriptions made in 11th century. Now in Venice. [1024x724]

Plague Cover. As protection against the disease doctors wore a leather gown with a wrap and a mask. Herbs or sponges soaked with vinegar were put into a beak-like protrusion in order to filter the air. Germany, 16-17th century [1365x2400]

Polish winged hussar armor, c. XVII century [600x800]

Polychrome painting from a room near the Palace of the Sun, Teotihuacan, Mexico. It represents a stylized, tightly coiled serpent with the typical segmented body and rattlesnake tail of Teotihuacan serpent representations. [1280x1279]

Popular Hotspring Spa of Cats by Utagawa Kunitoshi, Japanese Woodblock Print, 1847-1899 [1080x1600] from MoFA

Portrait of Augustus, turquoise-coloured glass, early 1st century AD [1200x828]

Portrait of the Emperor Caracalla carved in amethyst, ~212CE. [664x908]

Possibly the oldest football in the world, discovered in the 1980s in the roof above Mary Queen of Scots' bedroom at Stirling castle. [700x542]

Prancing gilded dragon on a late 16th century Chinese general’s helmet from the time of the Japanese invasions of Korea, preserved in a public collection in Japan. [564x758]

Pre-Columbian petroglyphs from PO-29, Puerto Rico. [933 x 560]

Precious sword, Renaissance , Germany [683x1024]

Prestigious dagger of pharaoh Tutankhamun. [1 200px × 805]

Probably the crown and helmet of King Casimir the Great of Poland, given as a votive offering to the church at Sandomirz, with what is believed by some researchers to be the insignia of Grand Duke Vytautas, before 1370 [600x896]

Prophylactic sheath, ca. 1790-1810 [750x1111][OS]

Proto-Elamite Silver and Gold Plated Mountain Goat, Susa, Iran, C. 3500-2700 BC [1600x1200]

Purported to be the original Jolly Roger pirate flag, captured in 1789 from William Kidd [540x362]

Purse 15th–16th century [534x712]

Quadruple flute, Jaina Island, Maya 400-700 AD [525X700]

Queen Ahhotep II's Golden Flies [736x486]

Queen's Lyre, 2600 BCE. Ur [750x1072][OS]

Queen's harp, 2600BCE. Ur [750x1150][OS]

RETICULATED BALL, CHINA, 19TH CENTURY. THE RUBIK’S CUBE OF THE ANCIENT WORLD[1052x580]

ROMAN MILITARY DIPLOMA. Two large sections of a bronze auxiliary diploma making up almost the entire plate. Time of Hadrian, circa AD 122. - 132x92mm (combining the two pieces). Green and red patina. [1440x970]

Raised and painted relief from the ceiling of the Hathor Temple at Dendera. Egypt, Graeco-Roman period, 2nd-1st century BC [1280x850]

Rapa Nui culture Ancestor Figure (moai kavakava) made of wood, bone, and obsidian. Easter Island, ca. 1830 [1569 x 2100]

Rapier of Prince-Elector Christian II of Saxony (1583–1611) [2978x3722]

Rare 1,500 year old Odin amulet found in Denmark [2322x2554]

Rare Balance. The balance is an apt symbol of the complex role of the Vikings in 10th- and 11th- century eastern Europe [768x387]

Rare Roman Rock Crystal Pyxis with Bronze Chain, 3rd Century AD [1000x800]

Relief of a Medusa head from the Temple of Apollo at Didyma, in modern Turkey. Dates to ~300 BCE. [3888x2592][OC]

Relief of a dragon from the walls of Babylon, built during the reign of Nebuchadnezzar II (~600BCE). Seen in the Istanbul Archaeological Museum in 2012. [3888x2592][OC]

Reliquary of St Sebastian designed by Hans Holbein, 1497 [1000x1449]

Remains of Roman road in the town of Tarsus, Turkey [800x600]

Remains of Vikings settlement in Greenland, 15th century [3307x2200]

Remains of a 9th century Viking sword [410×614]

Remains of a cake from British Queen Victoria's wedding in 1840. [1500x800]

Remains of five wooden chariots and 12 horses. China, early Zhou dynasty (1045-256 B.C.) [2800x1900]

Remains of the Via Appia in Rome, near Quarto Miglio. It's one of the oldest Roman road [1700x2200]

Remnants of the Serdica amphiteatre from the Roman times, discovered in the centre of Bulgarian capital Sofia in 2004-2006, during excavations works preceding the construction of a private hotel. [1024x437]

Rendering of the north wall of the San Bartolo mural. The northern and western walls of the chamber in the base of the temple pyramid depict elements of Maya creation mythology reminiscent of the Popol Vuh as well as of Yucatec cosmological traditions. Guatemala. Maya. Preclassic 100BC [4500x2250]

Replica of Chongtongs, gunnery used by the military of Joseon Dynasty, loaded with Daeejanggunjeons, rocket shaped iron arrows that are the medieval equivalents of missiles. Circa 1500s, Korea. [OS] [2896×1944]

Reticulated ball, China, 19th century. [1500x1400]

Ring with a mouse. Ancient Egypt, reign of Thutmose III, ca. 1479–1425 B.C. [3300x3200]

Ritual suicide: a Roman soldier rides his horse into a pit; The Lacus Curtius relief, 2nd-1st cent. BCE [4912x3264] [OC]

Rock crystal and gold filigree pendant; 4th Century; Puglia, Italy [699x660]

Roman Agate Bowl 1st-2nd-century AD, Egypt [11988 x 9273] x-post -r-HI_Res

Roman Amber Boar Figurine, Circa 1st-2nd century AD. [1179x839]

Roman Bath Pool With Mosaic - Museum of the Bardo Museum, Tunis (Tunisia) [960x720]

Roman Cavalry Helmet was found at Heddernheim in Germany. The helmet is of iron, with beautifully embossed and engraved bronze skinning, 3rd century CE [473X807]

Roman Cavalry mask found in Gotland,Sweden eyes were added in 4th-5th century [571x800]

Roman Dish from the Mildenhall Treasure, 4th century, Britain [903x960]

Roman Gladius with Bone Hilt, 1st-2nd Century AD [501x853]

Roman Glass Cup with Medallions, From the Rhine Valley, C. 1st Half of the 4th Century AD [1600x1300]

Roman Glass Mosaic Bowl from around 1 BCE - 1 CE [320 x 266]

Roman Gold Key Ring, 3rd-4th Century ADSet with fragmentary onyx cameo of a hand pinching an earlobe, inscribed “MNHMNEYE” meaning “Remember” (me). [500x500]

Roman Kalkriese face mask - one of the few artifacts that survived battle of the Teutoburg Forest. In 9th CE 20 000 roman soldiers (3 legions) were wiped out by Germanic tribes. [768x1024]

Roman Military Equipment: In the first century the sword (gladius) and dagger (pugio) were carried using two crossed belts, below an example from the British Museum in London [600x800]

Roman bronze gladiator's helmet. 1st century BC [750x1000]

Roman bronze mask coated with silver. The mask has a hinge at the top, it was meant to cover the entire face but could be held up for better vision or fresh air; 100 - 75 AD. [600x750]

Roman bronze sculpture of a right hand in a 'thumbs up' position with a fair amount of encrustation. It comes from the 2nd-3rd Century CE and is 8 1-4 inches long [532x504]

Roman cameos portraying the Emperor Claudius (left) and the Emperor Tiberius (right) 1st century CE [1600x1186]

Roman cast terracotta of ram-horned Jupiter Ammon, 1st century AD (Museo Barracco, Rome) [2112x2816]

Roman children shoes - Palmyra (Syria) [657x698]

Roman dodecahedron. Objects found across Europe dated to the Roman period with unknown purpose [463x594]

Roman dodecahedrons, unknown use, 2nd-3rd centuries A.D. [1294x888]

Roman farmer's calendar, date unknown. [1000x1115]

Roman folding pocketknife, 50CE [480x360]

Roman gladius, 1st cent CE [679x960]

Roman gold coins excavated in Pudukottai, southern India. One coin of Caligula (31-41 CE), and two coins of Nero (54-68). [1334x449]

Roman golden helmet found near Sirmium, (present-day Serbia) [736x1024]

Roman graffiti - Located in the Villa of Mysteries, Pompeii. The subject- victim of this caricature is portrayed with a pointy chin, laurel wreath, and a rather large nose. The Latin text above the figure reads ‘Rufus est’ (This is Rufus) [1024X768]

Roman helmet worn by élite trooper in the colourful cavalry sports events. 1st or early 2nd century AD [1920x1080]

Roman key rings, courtesy of the Roman-Germanic Museum, Cologne - Germany [736x552]

Roman mosaic unearthed in Lod, Israel, 4th century A.D. [1500x1546]

Roman scutum. This is the only known surviving example of this kind of shields. Dura-Europos, 3rd century AD [1441x1820]

Roman slave collar with inscription 'I have fled, hold me; when you bring me back to my master Zoninus you receive a solidus [gold coin]', 4th century AD [1040x1518]

Roman surgical instruments found in a physicians home in Pompeii, Italy, 1st century AD. [888x1042]

Roman waterspout in the form of a hound, early 1st century A.D. Terracotta [737× 706]

Romano-British bronze and enamel pan with the names of forts along Hadrian’s Wall. Staffordshire Moorlands, England, c. AD 150. [1024x768]

Russian Grand Coronation Carriage, early 1720s, made in France. [2688x1700]

Sacrificial Knife with Mosaic Handle and Chalcedony Blade, Mexica-Mixtec, 15th-16th century C.E. (31.7 cm long) Mexico [960x504] (A view of the turquoise mosaic knife with its radiograph (inset) showing how it was made)

Samurai helmet (kabuko) shaped like an octopus. About 18th century, Japan. (x-post -r-museum)

San Lorenzo Colossal Head 1. Olmec. San Lorenzo, Veracruz. 900 BC [1121x1500]

San Lorenzo Monument 1. Olmec. Mexico. 800 to 400 BC [1800x1200]

San Lorenzo Monument 4. Note the differing headdress from Monument 1. Olmec. Mexico. 800 to 400 BC [1280x1032]

San Lorenzo Monument 61 (also known as Colossal Head 8). Olmec. Mexico. 800 to 600 BC [768x1024]

Sarmatian silver mirror from the Filippovka burial site near Orenburg Russia [1200 × 693]

Scarab Bracelet of Tutankhamun [800x800]

Scars of Warsaw Uprising - bullet holes of mass execution of 510 Polish civilians on 7-8th August 1944. [2720x3592]

Scientists Unearth Perfectly Preserved 3,000-Year-Old Wooden Wheel In ‘British Pompeii’ [974x650]

Sculpture from 12th century hoysala period temple in india [800x1200]

Sculpture of Aphrodite, Eros, and Pan from Delos Island, 100 BCE [450x696]

Scythian (Pazyryk) boot [1920 × 1427]

Scythian Gold Shield Plaque in the Form of a Deer. Circa 600 BC. [2407x1933]

Scythian horseman from around 300 BC. Detail from a Pazyryk felt artifact. [480 x 640]

Scythians, who were known as great horsemen and warriors, are portrayed on a variety of artifacts, including this gold comb dating to the late 5th to early 4th century B.C. found in a royal tomb at Solokha, eastern Ukraine. [710x845]

Seal of Robert Fitzwalter, one of the twenty-five sureties of Magna Carta. England, about 1213-19, made of silver [1950x2000]

Seal of the Biblical king Hezekiah, who ruled ancient Judea some 2700 years ago. The inscription reads 'to Hezekiah [son of] Ahaz king of Judea'. circa 700 BCE [635x646]

Seal of the East India Company, silver, 1766-1767 [650x700]

Secutor (gladiator) Helmet, Herculanum Italy - 1st century CE [600x800]

Secutor Helmet, Herculanum Italy - 1st century CE [600x800]

Shabti from Tutankhamun's antechamber [3180 x 3252]

Shakōki-dogū, Goggle eyed figurine from Japan, Jomon period (1000-400 BCE) [1200x1701]

Shame Mask. Worn as punishment to shame a person convicted of a minor crime. From the Medieval Crime Museum in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany [819x1024]

Shell Gorget depicting Red Horn, 1250AD-1350AD [525x700]

Shell Gorget depicting underwater panther and falcon, Caddoan, 300-700AD [700x700]

Shell Trumpet, Chavín tradition, Northern Peru Highlands, 500-200 BC [OS][1536x1075]

Shell gorget with falcon and underwater panther, 300-700 AD [700x524]

Shiva-Nataraja (Shiva as Lord of the Dance) - 10th Century Chola Bronze, LACMA [2876x3694]

Sicilian tomb marker with inscriptions in Hebrew, Latin, Greek, and Arabic. ~1150AD. [1919x1491]

Signet ring that belonged to Queen Christina of Sweden. ca 1650 [2833x3542]

Silk fukusa (gift cover) embroidered with a flight of cranes, Japan (c. 1800-50, Edo period) [OS] [1000x1237]

Silver Coffin of Psusennes I, rediscovered 1940 by Pierre Montet in Tanis, Lower Egypt; now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo [1920x1280]

Silver Folding spoon with leather box, 1300-1400. Legacy of Hermann von Goch, Cologne - Germany. [762x889]

Silver Gorget, made in London, given to prominent Mohawk, 1800 [700x462]

Silver and golden axe head.Decorated with bird headed demon, a boar and a dragon. 3rd - 2nd millenium B.C. [1928x1888]

Silver cup, from the Boscoreale treasure (early 1st century AD) [3600x2400]

Silver kantharos (drinking cup) in the form of two heads back-to-back, 350-300 BC [750x736]

Silver-gilt cup in the form of a partridge, by Jorg Ruel, Nuremberg, Germany, about 1600. [1000x1500]

Singhasari Temple, a 13th-century syncretic Hindu-Buddhist temple in Malang, Indonesia [900x600]

Sixty-five years after it crash-landed on a beach in Wales, an American P-38 fighter plane has emerged from the surf and sand where it lay buried [4716x3134]

Skeletons holding hands in Cluj-Napoca monastery when first unearthed, c. 15th century [1581x1510]

Slaves who'd attempted running away were often made to wear collars such as this iron and brass one with bells, dated between 1800 and 1865. US South East. From the Holden Family Collection [2224x1500]

Sliver mortar, an Ancient Chinese silver tea utensil from Tang Dynasty used to ground compressed tea leave cakes which was then infused in hot water for consumption. Made by the Imperial Family as an offering to the Famen Temple in Shaanxi province. 869 AD, China. [3620×2414]

Sloth figure, Gran Cocle tradition, gold and copal [700x462]

Small Buddha statuette from North India dating from 6th century AD; found in Viking's grave in Helgö, Sweden. [736x1002]

Small kitchen with cooking utensils at Pompeii, 79 AD. [1024x768]

Small sword. Presentation sword to Lord Collingwood from Corporation of the City of London, inscription giving the date 26.11.1805, London - England [960x1280]

Snake Bracelet , 300 - 100 B.C. , Greek [600x480]

Some old walking sticks in India. The magnifying glass in the first one is an actual magnifying glass [768x1024]

Spear Head 1200 BC - 1050 BC Late Shang Dynasty [750x1080]

Spectacular bronze age gold torc unearthed in Cambridgeshire field [3314 × 1988]

Spintrii, ancient tokens used to enter Roman brothels (x-post from r-pics) [609x1626]

Spy Doggy Poo Poo (1970) [1536x2048] Poop with homing beacon

Stairs in the Palace of Knossos, the oldest palace in Europe, dating back to 1900 B.C. with perhaps the earliest settlement in 7000 B.C. Crete [3000x2800]

Standing Dignitary made of wood with shell-and-stone inlay and silver, created c. A.D. 600–1000 by the Wari culture of southern Peru [600 x 823] [OS]

Standing cup; nautilus shell mounted in silver, gilt and chased; 1526-1575; more in comments [750x987]

Statue of Ashurnasirpal II from Nimrud. Assyrian, 2800 years old [2400x3000]

Statue of an Athlete (Apoxyomenos), Greece, 1st century AD [1280x1800]

Stern piece of HMS Royal Charles, captured 1667 by the dutch in the raid on the Medway. The stern is on display in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. [1600x1600]

Still-functioning roman lead pipes in Bath, England. 1st-2nd century AD [1067x1600]

Stone armor suit on display in the National Geographic Museum, USA. [1365x2048]

Stone turtle - one of the few remains of Karakorum, medieval capital of the Mongol Empire [1200x800]

Stone-age tools at least 118,000-years-old from Sulawesi, an Indonesian island [1,379 x 922]

Striding Horned Figure, a 7 inch copper figurine. Proto-Elamite Culture, circa 3000 BC. [1201x1600]

Stucco mask from Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico. Maya. 8th century AD [505x580]

Submerged in its tank, the Hunley submarine slowly releases an accumulation of salt that would destroy it, if the ship were left exposed to air. H. L. Hunley was the first combat submarine to sink a warship. 1864 [1200x1800]

Sumerian Sickle (3000 B.C.) [2034 X 1728]

Sumerian cloisonne ring ca. 3000 B.C.E. [600x800]

Surviving head of the Serpent Column, which has one of the longest literary histories of any object surviving from Greek and Roman antiquity. Built to commemorate the Greek victory over Persian Empire at the Battle of Plataea, it remained intact until the end of 17th century. 479 BC. [1800×1200]

Swedish warship Mars that sank during a battle in the Baltic sea 1564 [3000x2121]

Swedish warship VASA (1627) in drydock after salvage, 1961. [1167×803] (x-post from -r-drydockporn-)

Swimming Reindeer c. 13,000 BP, female and male swimming reindeer - late Magdalenian period, found at Montastruc, Tarn et Garonne, France [2605x1861]

Sword of Goujian, untarnished after 2700 yrs. [2832x4256]

Sword of Napoleon [4914x2412]

Sword with inlaid openwork hilt, Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BCE, excavated at Taigongmiao village, Yangjiagou in Baoji, Shaanxi, 1978)

Swords used in the coronation of Frederick the Great, recovered by American forces from the German bunker at the end of World War II. [1280x1591]

Tableware from the Tivoli Hoard - Roman, mid-1st century B.C. [1167x1140]

Taffeta Grounded Velvet Doublet, ca. 1589-1610 [1008 x 1512]

Taller Buddha in 1963 and in 2008 after destruction. Destroyed by the Taliban in 2001, Afghanistan [987X814]

Tankard - This tankard is one of at least 27 found on the Mary Rose. Made of oak, poplar and pine, and lined internally with pitch, it was recovered from the Orlop deck. [600x600]

Tea leaves in a glass bottle collected from the harbour following the Boston Tea Party, 1773 [1024x768]

Tea leaves, steeped in Boston Harbor after being dumped overboard during the Boston Tea Party of December 16th, and collected on the shores of Dorchester Neck on the morning of December 17, 1773. [500x375]

Ten hour note from the 'National Equitable Labour Exchange', an early example of socialist time-based currency. (1832) [540x299]

The 'Ram in a Thicket' from Ur.

The .44 caliber, 6-inch long Philadelphia Derringer with rifled barrel used by actor John Wilkes Booth at point-blank range against the back of President Lincoln’s head. He fired a single shot, then dropped the gun in the presidential box. [710x500]

The 1500 year old Codex Argenteus (silver bible) [660x396]

The 3245 year old seal on Tutankhamen's tomb before it was broken, 1922 [1600x1080] (from HistoryPorn)

The Achilles on Skyros cup, enameled painting on glass, 3rd century AD, found in Cologne, Romisch-Germanisches Museum, Cologne [2722x4781]

The Antikythera mechanism, an astronomical model and analog computer dating to ~100 BCE. [1036X924]

The Archimedes palimpsest, 13th century A.D. [1800x1160]

The Athlit Ram from Greek Warship [1800x1200]

The Bhaja Caves of Maharashtra, India. A group of 22 rock-cut caves dating back to the 2nd century BC [1024x768]

The Black Obelisk of King Shalmaneser III, 825 BC. It is the most complete Assyrian obelisk yet discovered, and it is historically significant because it is thought to display the earliest ancient depiction of a biblical figure - Jehu King of Israel.[2800x4200]

The Brescia Medallion, crafted between 200 — 400 AD, is a stellar example of Roman gold and glass work. [500 x 511]

The British coronation sword Curtana (17th century) based on the legendary sword Curtana, Belonging to the Arthurian knight Tristan, and possibly Cortana, belonging to Ogier the Dane. [1024*355]

The Broken Menhir of Er Grah, Locmariaquer, Brittany. The 20.6 m tall stone, weighing 330 tonnes was erected around 4700 BC [2373 × 1486]. More info in comment.

The Brown Box (prototype of the first video game console) made by Ralph H. Baer. [1024x632] RIP Mr. Baer

The Circus Games Mosaic is a 2nd-century Roman mosaic depicting a chariot race in quadrigas. It was discovered in 1806 in the Ainay district of Lyon (ancient Lugdunum) and is now on display in the Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon. [4585x3189]

The Clonoura shield. Co. Tipperary, Ireland. La Tène period. Leather-covered wood with apparent battle-damage. [400x640]

The Coligny calendar is a peg calendar made in Roman Gaul in ca. the 2nd century AD, giving a five-year cycle of a lunisolar calendar with intercalary months. The restored tablet contains sixteen vertical columns, with 62 months distributed over five years [1218x820]

The Cradle of the King of Rome (Napoleon II). Paris, 1811 (5645 x 3765)

The Crosby Garrett Helmet, a roman cavalry helmet made of copper alloy, found 2010 near Crosby Garrett in Cumbria, England. late 2nd or early 3rd century AD. [2438x3200]

The Cup of the Ptolemies is a Roman artifact that has been in continuous possession since it was made. It has been in human custody since the 1st century BC and was used in the coronation of the French monarchs throughout the Middle Ages. (x-post -r-HeresAFunFact) [1,718 × 1,402]

The Dardanelles Gun - Currently in the Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson, Portsmouth, England. [1600x1200]

The Dark Queen, statue probably depicting the Ptolemaic queen Cleopatra III (ruled 142–101 BC). Discovered in the lost, sunken city of Thonis-Heracleion [800x1200]

The Exeter Salt - is a priceless 18 inch high jewel encrusted salt container. Made in 1630 by Johann Hass of Hamburg [1413x200]

The Ezana Stone, Aksum Kingdom in Ethiopia, 4th century [584 x 960]

The Fuller Brooch - an Anglo-Saxon brooch portraying the Five Senses in silver and niello, British Isles, late 9th century [750x718]

The Gayer-Anderson Cat is a bronze Ancient Egyptian statue of a cat, which dates from the Late Period (around 664–332 BC). [2400x3600]

The Goddess Uma. Sandstone, Cambodia, during the Angkor period, 900s CE [600x1000]

The Great Bed of Ware, a giant 3 meters wide four-poster bed, decorated with anglicised Renaissance patterns of the late Elizabethan period. Made as a tourist attraction for an inn in Ware, Hertfordshire, it is reputedly able to accommodate at least four couples. 16th century England [1000×1000]

The Hohenzollern (Prussian) Crown [1692x1269]

The Holy Lance on display in Vienna, Austria. [330x1024]

The Holy Lance or The Spear of Destiny. The proposed blade that Longinus pierced Jesus with, while he was hanging on the cross. In reality the blade was made in the 7th century AD but may contain a nail from around the time of Christ [574 x 250]

The Horned Helmet of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I, 1514. [1024x770]

The Horses of Saint Mark, also known as the Triumphal Quadriga, is a set of Roman bronze statues of four horses, originally part of a monument depicting a quadriga. The horses were placed on the facade, on the loggia above the porch, of St Mark's Basilica in Venice [3859x2737]

The Ketchum Hand Grenade was a type of grenade used in the American Civil War. It was patented on August 20, 1861 by William F. Ketchum, a mayor of Buffalo, N.Y., and was partially adopted in the Union Army. [2304X3456]

The Kurkh Monolith of Shalmaneser III, king of Assyria. It describes his first six years of reign and mentions Ahab, king of Israel. It's also the oldest document to mention the arabs. 853 BC [822x1599]

The Kyrenia ship is the wreck of a 4th-century BC Greek merchant ship. It was 14m in length, covered in a lead sheath, and showed evidence of being attacked before it sank [3072x2304]

The Library of Celsus in Ephesus was built in 117 A.D as a tomb for Gaius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus, the governor of the province of Asia. The capacity of the library was more than 12,000 scrolls. It was the third richest library in ancient times after the ones in Alexandria and Pergamum [427x640]

The Lowenmensch (Lion Man) Figure - The oldest known uncontested example of figurative art - 40,000 BC [781x1700]

The Merimde head, predynastic Egypt, ca. 4500 BCE [1902×2628]

The Nebra sky disc and other items that were found in 1999 near Nebra, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. c 1600BC [1018x1024]

The Nijmegen Helmet, a Roman cavalry display helmet found in the Netherlands. Iron,brass, and silver. 1st century AD. [4928x3264]

The Nydam Boat (dendrochonologically dated to 310-320 AD), the oldest Nordic boat find. Part of a larger sacrifice in Nydam Mose, Southern Denmark. [600x400]

The Pyramidion (top of the pyramid) from the Pyramid of Amenemhet II at Hawara, near Fayum. Egypt, 1900 BC [800x600]

The Riace Warriors, two full-size Greek bronzes of naked bearded warriors, cast about 460–450 BC and found in the sea off Calabria. [1366x343]

The Ribchester Helmet is a Roman bronze ceremonial helmet dating to between the late 1st and early 2nd centuries AD, which is now on display at the British Museum. It was found in Ribchester, Lancashire, England in 1796, as part of the Ribchester Hoard. [2592x3210]

The Roman Arch of Septimius Severus. Located in one of the most beautiful cities of the Roman Empire: Leptis Magna, Libya. [2304x3456]

The Roman Lighthouse at Dover Castle - England [2736x3648]

The Roman ring in the form of a snake. 1st century AD [1500x1800]

The Rosetta Stone [2573x1700]

The Round Table of Winchester, made for King Edward I around the year 1265. Edward was a fan of King Arthur, and it is believed he commissioned this table for an Arthurian-themed tourney. [1438x1572]

The Royal Game of Ur. Early Dynastic III (Southern Mesopotamian ca. 2600-2300 BCE). Iraq [OS][750x411]

The Röksten runestone (smoke stone) - erected 800 AD by vikings [960x1280]

The Saebo Sword, also known as the Thurmuth Sword. It was found in a barrow at Saebo, Vik, Sogn, Norway in 1825 and dates to the early 9th century CE. It is now at the Bergen Museum in Bergen, Norway [278x2536]

The Snaptun Stone, a hearth stone depicting Loki. Made of soapstone and found in eastern Jylland, Denmark. ca 1000 CE [982x804]

The Snettisham Great Torc. Found in Snettisham, UK. Electrum, 150 BC–50 BC. Diam. 19.9 cm. British Museum [2904x2237]

The Spanish Royal crown dating to 1775 used last week as the new king of Spain took the throne. [1280x874]

The Speyer wine bottle, dated at 325 AD, is the oldest unopened bottle of wine in the world. [1092 × 2147]

The St Eustace Head Reliquary, 1180-1200. Basle [750x1076][OS]

The Stele of King Hammurabi listening to the judgments of his god Marduk (or possibly Shamash), one of the earliest written codes of law in history. It dates back to c. 1750 BCE in ancient Mesopotamia, and is 7 ft (2.25 m) tall, shaped like a huge index finger. [1400x1024]

The Tara Brooch, Bettystown, Co. Meath, 8th century CE [1100x594]

The Theatre of Petra, Jordan. [1024X682]

The Throne Room at the heart of the Bronze Age palace of Knossos, considered the oldest throne room in Europe. Crete, 15th century BC [1125x750]

The Throne of Eurydice, Alexander's paternal grandmother. Circa 340 B.C. Gilded and painted marble. Aigai, Greece [929x1413]

The Tomb of Duke Jing of Qi and his 600 sacrificed horses. China, 490 BC [3450x2300]

The Woman and Child from Gøngehusvej. Denmark, Ertebølle culture, ca. 5000 BC [1200x494]

The alignments of Carnac, the largest collection of megaliths in the world, demonstrate the organisation of Neolithic culture in Brittany [2983x1223]

The amber bear amulet, 3500 years old. Slupsk, Poland [1200×851]

The back of the ceremonial spoon made for Emperor Akbar, chased gold inlaid with rubies, emeralds and diamonds. Mughal India, 16th century, from the Victoria and Albert Museum. [1272×1920]

The bible and the two bullets it stopped from killing Union Private Walter G. Jones of the 8th New York Cavalry at the battles of Cedar Creek and Appomattox in 1864-1865. [4436]

The breastplate of cuirassier Antoine Fraveau, struck and killed by a canonball June, 1815, serving Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo [500x631]

The captured eagles of Waterloo [540x720]

The ceremonial dagger is Sumerian and from the Early Dynastic III period, c.2600-2500 BC, from Ur - Iraq Museum [1600x1200]

The ceremonial sword of Jean de La Valette, 49th Grandmaster of the Knights of St John [OS][1068x1600]

The costume Gustav III of Sweden wore during the masquerade ball where he was shot and fatally wounded, 16th march 1792 [666x1000]

The discovery of an Iron Age log boat in the 1970's at Crevinish Bay on Lower Lough Erne (Fermanagh), Ireland (2-3 century AD)[500x769]

The discovery of the Varna Chalcolithic Necropolis revealed proofs of the oldest European civilization and the world's oldest gold. In significance the sensational discovery rivals Heinrich Schliemann's discovery of Troy. [1024x769]

The earliest & thinnest silk ever found in China; Western Han Dynasty (206BC-24AD) [500x372]

The earliest definitely dated fusee clock. Made in 1525 by Jacob Zech in Prague. [1024x775]

The envelope that contained the battle plans for Operation Neptune, the naval aspect of the D-day invasion, from the HMCS Mayflower (K191) where my grandfather was the officer in charge of censorship and radar operations [1625x2890]

The exhibition of royal carriages - National Coach Museum - Lisbon, Portugal [1944x1296]

The five story buildings of Piruro (Phiruru) with each floor connected with spiral staircases. Yarowilca culture, Peru. [1600x1200]

The floor of St John's Co Cathedral Valletta Malta. Each section is a burial spot for a knight of Malta. Each is made of inlaid marble [928X850]

The glacis of a Soviet T-34-76 tank destroyed in 1943 dug up in Zhytomyr - Ukraine [1943x1295]

The golden Rhinoceros of Mapungubwe [4061x2436]

The golden diadem of the Scythian princess Meda, found in the tomb of Philip II of Macedon. Aigai, Macedonia, Greece.[996x700]

The hat worn by Abraham Lincoln on the day he was shot in 1865 [1024x1010]

The helmet of Skanderbeg, Albania[3808x4680]

The horn of the last aurochs bull, which died in 1620, ornamented with gold. Belonging to Sigismund III of Poland [640x575]

The iron hand of Götz von Berlichingen (1480-1562), a knight and mercenary who lost his right arm in a siege [640×360]

The knot that sealed Toutankhamon Tomb c.1323 BC (Photographed 1922 - Sealed for 3245 years) [410x277]

The large diadem from 'Priam's Treasure', gold, Troy II, 2600–2250 BCE [958x1699]

The medieval 'Queen Mary harp' (Clàrsach na Banrìgh Màiri) preserved in the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh [397x700]

The neo-baroque black hearse was built in 1876-77 for the funerals of ruling members of the Austrian imperial family.

The oak log coffin of the Egtved girl, Denmark. The grave contained the remains of a young girl and a cremated infant who died during the summer of 1370 BC [400x269].

The oldest boomerang in the world, found in Jaskinia Obłazowa in the Carpathian Mountains, Poland, about 25-24 thousand years old [514x318]

The oldest known game of Monopoly, handmade by Charles Darrow c. 1930, in the Strong Museum in Rochester [1886x1526]

The oldest known globe to depict the Americas, made on the lower halves of two ostrich eggs. Made in 1504 [1507x3041]

The oldest known purse was found with Ötzi the Iceman who lived around 3,300 BC. [800x525]

The oldest water clock (or 'clepsydra') known, the Egyptian 'hourglass of Karnak,' dating to around 1400 BC [720X720]

The only surviving Ho 229 - German WW2 aircraft, the first pure flying wing powered by jet engines. 1944 [1000x667]

The original Kermit the Frog at Smithsonian [1583x2000]

The palace complex of Pagaruyung, Indonesia. For centuries, Pagaruyung and its rulers, believed to be descendants of Alexander the Great and brothers of the Emperors of Rome and China, have been spiritual centers of the Minangkabau people. The building was rebuilt in 2007 after a fire. [5184x3456]

The pen used to ratify the Treaty of Versailles, 1919 [434x650]

The planetarium clock pictured below is an absolute work of art. It was made in 1770 in Paris. [1136x1600]

The remains of a dog sacrificed 1,000 years ago found at an archaeologist site at the Parque de las Leyendas (Park of the Legends) zoo in Lima. The animals' legs were tied together and they had ropes around their necks. (source in comment) [1280x852]

The ruins at Tell Halaf: This monumental figure was discovered in March 1912. Tell Halaf is an archaeological site in northeastern Syria, near the Turkish border. The Tell Halaf site flourished from about 6100 to 5400 BCE. [935 x 651]

The satyr Marsyas, hung to a tree and skinned alive for challenging Apollo to a music contest, c. 1st cent. CE [3264x4912] [OC]

The scabbard of a Japanese sword from the 1700s [2268x3024]

The sickle sword of Assyrian king Adad-nirari I. Dates to ca. 1307–1275 B.C., northern Mesopotamia [1280x1000]

The stone ships of Anundshög, which date from approximately the 1st century. Anundshög is the largest tumulus in Sweden, and is located in Västmanland. [1200x1200]

The surviving Corinthian columns of the once colossal temple of Olympian Zeus, in Athens - c. 130 AD [3264x2448]

The sword of early Ming Emperor Yongle. China, 14th century [2800x3780]

The trenches of the First World War. Western Front near the town of Carspach in the Alsace region of eastern France. (more photos and source in comment) [532x710]

The triumph of Dionysus, depicted on a 2nd-century Roman sarcophagus. Dionysus rides in a chariot drawn by panthers; his procession includes elephants and other exotic animals. [1799x977]

The unbroken seal on Tutankhamun's tomb, 1922. 3,245 years untouched. [630x427] (X-post from -r-HistoryPorn)

The uniform worn by King Charles XII of Sweden (reigned 1697-1718) when he was shot in the head, whilst inspecting trenches during the invasion of Norway. [1200x1600]

The western staircase leading to the roof of the Temple of the Goddess Hathor, Egypt. 2300 years old [1200x1600]

The yacatas of Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan. Tarascan empire. ~1300 to 1530 AD. [2503x3256]

The yacatas of Tzintzuntzan, Michoacán. Tarascan. Postclassic. 1300-1530 AD. [540x702]

These unusual looking bone objects represent a pair of medieval ice skates. They date from circa 11th-12th century AD and were discovered during the National Museum of Ireland’s excavations in Viking Age Dublin [640x316]

This 102-foot-long Roman barge from the first century A.D. was lifted in 2011 from the Rhône River in Arles, France. It was virtually intact after two millennia in the mud. [810x540]

This 16th Century Book Can Be Read Six Different Ways [800x521]

This George Morse firearm, patented in 1858, is included in the exhibition 'Confederate Odyssey: The George W. Wray Collection' at Atlanta History Center. [639x453]

This bird shoe was found in Haarlem, Neetherland, and is dated ca 1300-1350. [800X1200]

This champagne-pattern knife features a Stanhope with a portrait of Adolphus Busch, circa 1890s. Photos courtesy Rob Niederman. [780x783]

This drawing was made 700 years ago by a 7-years-old boy named Onfim who lived in Novogrod. [1280x800]

This flag has flown at two hugely significant moments in history – from the back of a Spanish warship, San Ildefonso, as it fought against the British fleet led by Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar, and from the roof of St Paul’s Cathedral during Nelson’s funeral service on January 9 1806. [620x408]

This globe dates to AD 1285-86 in Iran, and is the sixth oldest surviving globe in all history. Besides being ornate and geometrically proportional, it charts the position of 1,024 stars in silver inlays. It was made by Muhammad ibn Mahmud ibn ‘Ali al-Tabari al-Asturlabi [602x639]

This is a right foot leather insole from a Roman child's slipper and was found in the Severan fort ditch, Vindolanda - Vindolanda is located along Hadrian's Wall. England [720x960]

This is part of a bronze Russian cannon captured during the Crimean war which Victoria crosses (UK's highest military honor) are made from [1000x805]

This is the bullet which killed Admiral Horatio Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar, in 1805. Although Nelson died, the Royal Navy won the Battle, devastating the French and Spanish fleets. [2000x2000]

This rare 12th century dog collar was found by archaeologists working in Waterford city. Fashioned out of bronze, it originally had a leather backing, which attached to the metal via six holes. [800x532]

This rare and unusual weapon (vajra-mushti) is Indian, late 17 C., probably Central or South India. In a way it is a combination of a knuckle duster and a Bagh – Nakh Indian concealed weapon. [1248x913]

This warrior dress was part of the burial gifts of an Odrysian Aristocrat, discovered in Golyamata Mogila (the Big Tumulus), situated between the villages of Zlatinitsa and Malomirovo in the Yambol Region, Bulgaria. It is dated to the mid 4th century BC. [640x960]

Thomas Jefferson's ivory notebooks [736x491]

Thracian Bronze Head of Seuthes III, Late 4th-Early 3rd Century BC [1060x1400]

Thracian chariot found in the village of Karanovo, 1st century AD [2000x1300]

Thracian helmet found in Pletena in the National History Museum, Sofia [800X1065]

Thracians bronze helmets found in Bulgaria. [600x450]

Throne of Charlemagne in Aachen. Until 1531, it served as the coronation throne the Kings of Germany, being used at a total of thirty-one coronations.

Tiffany's Transatlantic Cable Souvenir, 1858 [2919x4000]

Tiger-shaped Chamber Pot, presumably used by males to urinate. The user will hold the handle and urinate into the hole where the face should be. This artifact shows the influence of Chinese culture on Baekje. 7th century Korea. [OS] [429×377]

Tiny Tudor treasure hoard found in Thames mud [4000 × 2400 pixels]

Tlingit armor composed of Manchu Dynasty Coins [720x482]

Tool chest made by piano maker Henry O. Studley over the course of a 30-year career [1600x1200]

Traditional Turnip Jack-O'-Lantern from the early 20th century Ireland. Happy Halloween! [1000x1287]

Transverse flute in D-flat, glass and brass, French, 1813 [3811x3049]

Trench Club-Walking Stick. This weapon is made from a naturally gnarled piece of wood, and is weighted with lead and fitted with iron spikes. It was probably used mainly as an officer's walking stick. WWI [800x800]

Tres Zapotes Monument F. Olmec. Mexico. 800 BC to 400 BC [6016x4000]

Tricycle of 3 year old boy named Shin, who died 1,500 meters from the hypocenter of Hiroshima atomic bombing, 1945 [1280x955]

Tsar-bathtub. Made by Russian master Sukhanov. Polished granite. Height 2 mt, diameter - 5mt. [1024 x 683]

Turquoise glass cameo of circa 20AD, allegedly of Tiberius. Signed by Herophilos, son of Dioscourides. [680x1024]

Tutankhamun's canopic coffin, ca. 1323 BCE [3685 x 6612]

Tutankhamun's floral collar, made of alternating rows of flower petals and blossoms, leaves, berries, and blue faience beads sewn to a papyrus backing [1548 x 1500]

Tutankhamun's inlaid scarab pectoral - the design spells out the king's throne name, Nebkheperure, in hieroglyphs [3000 x 2502]

Tutankhamun's trumpets- considered to be the oldest operational trumpets in the world. Both of them were sounded for the first time in over 3000 years to a live audience of 150 million listeners through a BBC broadcast aired on April 16, 1939. [1500x2000]

Tutenkhamun's gold dagger and sheath, circa 1333-1323 BCE [3000x2332]

Tweezers, Chimu, 1200-1400 AD [700X462]

Two clay bisons of Le Tuc d'Audoubert cave, Ariege, France. 14 000 years old. [1355x995]

Two giant Lamassu at the eastern entrance of Gate of Xerxes, Persepolis, Iran [OC] [3926x2334]

Two silver cups from Hoby, Denmark, 1st century AD. Signed by the craftsman, Cheirisophos and weighing about 1 kg each, they show scenes from Homer's Illiad [2000x1080]

Two wrestlers, Ostia Antica, 1st cent. BE-2nd cent. CE [4912x3264] [OC]

Type B sword hilt with gold 'wheel' ornaments, dated c. 750–850, found in the river Meuse near Den Bosch, the Netherlands (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden) [1698x823]

Umayyad era 'Tree of Life' mosaic, located in the audience room of the bath house at Hisham's Palace (Palestine) c. 724-743 [2024 × 1532]

Uniform worn by Major General Mansfield Lovell of the Confederate States Army. 1861-1865 [1036x2000]

Universal tool. Nuremberg, from 1560 to 1570.

Unusual 3000yo Northwest Coast Native American fish hook, fashioned from a bear's canine tooth. Burnaby Narrows, Haida Gwaii. [1600x1200]

Vasa. A salvaged & remarkably preserved Swedish Warship built 1626 - 1628. [821 x 643]

Vendel helmet: previking's warrior helmet found in grave. 7th century AD, Sweden [800x1200]

Very detailed viking ship head post

Very elaborate and well-preserved iron sword with open ring griffin head pommel, double bar handle and hand guard with incised design to replicate wire wrapping. Handle has several incised decorations and is identical on both sides. Blade features a full-length double line groove [736x580]

Vessel showing a contorted face, Mochica, Peru, 200-700AD [846x1200]

Vice Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson's gun sword [1600, 1301]

Victorian artificial arm and hand made of steel and brass from the London Science Museum's collection [600x902]

View of the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in 2012. Sets for Tosca performed by the Greek National Opera [3854x2565]

Viking Boot - You can even see the toggle fastening. This particular boot is more than 1000 years old and was found in Coney Street, York. It's rare for organic materials like leather to last for so long. [700x397]

Viking Silver Trade Ingot, 10th-11th century AD [96dpi, 700 x 142 pixels]

Viking axe from Mammen [800x1006]

Viking blacksmith found buried with his tools. Tongs and Hammers on shot more info in comment. [1200X676]

Viking burial stone ships, Lindholm Høje, Denmark. 1000-1200 AD [1500x1000]

Viking helmet found at Gjermundbu in Buskerud, Viking Age - 10th century Norway [1000x990]

Viking period ship depicted in ironwork on the 12th century church door at Stillingfleet, Yorkshire [546x800]

Viking ring castle in Denmark, dating from c. 980 AD. [760x1100]

Viking ship from Oseberg. 830 AD, Norway [3200x2500]

Viking sword with golden pommel, Denmark, c.10th century AD [680x1024]

Viking’s Helmet from Gjermundbu mound burial. It is the only known example of a complete Viking helmet in existence. 10th century AD [1600x1200]

Villa of the Mysteries, now accessible again after two years of restoration. Pompeii. II Century B.C. [900x600]

Visitors in Italy filing past one of Emperor Caligula's Nemi ships, which were elaborate floating palaces containing quantities of marble, mosaic floors, heating, and plumbing. They were rediscovered in the 1930's but destroyed by a fire during WW2. [2022x1517]

Vizir, Napoleon Bonaparte's grey Arabian stallion (taxidermy) that accompanied the deposed emperor to Saint Helena. [1600x1060]

Vogelherd Horse - Oldest known sculpture of a horse from the Vogelherd Cave, near Stetten, southwest Germany. Aurignacian. 32,000-35,000 years old. [1052x580]

WW1 Tank crew Helmet [400x500]

WWI US Army trench lighter - this is a lighter that was used extensively by American troops in the trenches of WWI. [640x480]

WWI british tank crew mask [800x800]

WWII era pincushion, circa 1941. [623x798]

Waffen-SS first pattern tropical pith helmet, late 1940 and early 1941 for wear by, German Africa Corps (Tropenhelm) [1000x720]

Wall paintings from the palatial building of Orchomenos. The Archaeological Museum of Thebes, Greece. [960x720]

Walrus-ivory die, 12thC-15thC. Found in Gotland, Sweden [OS][705x750]

Warhammer for foot combat. Germany, about 1440 [700x1200]

Watercolor of the Temple of the Niches at El Tajin, Veracruz, Mexico. Painted by Victorian artist Adela Breton. Late 19th to early 20th century [700x519]

Wax death mask of Oliver Cromwell. English, between AD 1658 and 1753 (2000 x 1333)

Wazir Khan Mosque detail. Lahore, Pakistan, 1642 [1080x1080]

Weapons and armour from Great Migration and Middle Ages period - swords, daggers, helmets, breast armours, arrows (for bow and crossbow) and spears, maces, axes, spurs, shield fragments... 4th-15th centuries, found in Belgrade, capital of Serbia. Collection of Belgrade City Museum [600x898]

Weapons used by Polish insurgents during the Warsaw Uprising. Upper: Błyskawica SMG, lower: STEN Mk.II. Today's 70th anniversary of Warsaw Uprising. [2500x1920]

Wheellock musket that belonged to Gustav II Adolf of Sweden, made in Amsterdam in 1596. [1000x341]

Whistle, rattle, bells, and teether; silver and coral; New York, United States; 1735-1745 [2920x3894]

Whistling Arrowhead (likely used for hunting game) of iron and gold - 17th or 18th century - Tibetan or Chinese [3791x3792]

White on pale brown layered onyx. Roman, Imperial Period, 1st century A.D. [940x1024]

Wig made of human hair. Egypt, 18th Dynasty (ca. 1543–1292 BC) [750x1012]

William Shakespeare death mask. Image circa 1880. [485x700]

Wine jar with turquoise glaze and gilt copper-bound mouth rim (1600-1700 AD), Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, China [OS] [750x919] (x-post from -r-MostBeautiful)

Winged Athena holding a helmet unearthed inside an Etruscan villa c. 100 BC. National Museum Rome [500x752]

Winged Divinity from Palace of Ashurnasirpal II. 885-889 B.C Nimrud, Assyrian. (1836x3264)

Wolf-Head Barge Fixture, Roman. A.D. 1-200 [1200x800]

Wooden bucket with bronze fittings, early middle ages, 575-600 AD, Netherlands, Utrecht. [700x700]

Wooden figurehead of the late 15th century Danish warship 'Gribshunden' (The Griffin Hound) found in the Baltic Sea. [1366*866]

Wooden model of Egyptian soldiers with spears and hide shields, from the tomb of Mesehti - c. 2000 BC [952x666]

Wooden toy sword handle c AD105 found yesterday at Vindolanda [675x1199]

Workshop of Phidias (5th century BC), creator of the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, one of the 7 wonders of the world

World War I shell turned into a tobacco jar by Turkish prisoners of war in the Middle East, post-1916 [705 x 800]

World War I wallpaper taken from a German dug-out by a British officer, 1917 [800x404]

World oldest love poem. Sumerian, Nippur, 2000 BC.Translation in comment [3450x4600]

Worlds Oldest Bra Found, 15th Century [593x458]

Worn by countless medieval soldiers over the centuries, these stone stairs lead to Sperlinga Castle. . In the year 1282, during the period of the Sicilian Vespers, a French garrison barricaded itself inside, resisting the siege for an entire year [466x700]

Wreck of Japan Kawanishi H8K (Emily) Flying boat from the biggest warship's graveyeard in the world - Chuck Lagoon. 1944 [1500x1000]

Wreck of the Swedish warship Mars, which exploded during the first battle of Öland, 1564 (Baltic Sea) [3000X2121]

Wrist-wearable route finder, c. 1920 [620x512]

Writing implements: stylus, wooden writing tablet, ink wells - Roman, 1st century [750x592]

Yataghan from the Court of Suleyman the Magnificent; ca. 1525[2882×3877]

Yeon, a type of gama(Korean palanquin) mounted by the king mainly for royal processions to distant places out of the court. It imitates the structure of a house. Lacquered body is decorated with mythical beasts in gold. Silk blinds and awnings on each side can be propped up or drawn down.[2342×1440]

Young god, from Palaikastro (Crete), Greece, ca. 1500-1475 Ivory, gold, serpentine, and rock crystal, restored height 1’ 7 1-2”. Archaeological Musem, Siteia) [1050x1626]

Yuan Dynasty helmet, probably belonging to a high-ranking officer or general involved in the Mongol invasions of Japan in 1274. Invasion was unsuccessful due to typhoon which destroyed Mongolian fleet [1072x1020]

Zapotec anthropomorphic clay urn shaped like a human face wearing earrings. 850 - 900 A.D [1900x1340]

Zapotec jade mask, 200 BC-100 AD. [600x874]

Zereh bagtar, Mughal mail and plate armor from Datia. Early 17th century. [459x768]

Zvartnots Cathedral, Armenia The cathedral is a centrally planned, aisled tetraconch cathedral built in the 7th century by Nerses III the Builder, the Catholicos of the Armenian Apostolic Church between 641 and 661. [1200x800]

[1080x1080] Can anyone here shed some light on these carved whale teeth? I was told that 'back in the day'when sailors would hunt whale that they would carve these very detailed designs like this one. The symbolism is curious. Im sure Captain Vincent a pretty important man.

[2848x2136] Gilded silver plaque featuring the Turul, a mythical bird-of-prey - 10th century Hungary

[3168x4752] A beautiful 19th century painting on silk of a carp by Maruyama Oshin of the Ōkyo school

[3168x4752] Detail of Two Monkeys painted on silk hanging scroll by Mori Sosen in the late 18th-early 19th century. Full images in comments.

[4752x3168] Detail of Tanaka Kyosen's 'Beauty Adjusting her Coiffure' silk scroll painting from the 18th century

[931x614] A seal bearing the inscription 'Revere Heaven and Serve thy People', carved for the Kangxi Emperor

[OC] 18th-century Indian carving of British soldiers in a brothel [2592x1936]

[OC] 2000 year old granite column from The Pantheon in Rome - weight: 60 metric tonnes [1600*1200]

[OC] Copper necklace. Presumably Old Copper Complex. 4000 to 1000 BC. Taken in Copper Harbor, Michigan. [3120x4160]

[OC] Found a petroglyph of a boat near Copper Harbor, Michigan. [4160x3088]

[OC] Gold Anthropomorphic Mask ~ Middle Period 150-900AD ~ Tierradentro (Inza, Colombia)[4000 x 2661]

[OC] Mayan stone altar featuring the Death God [3072 × 2304]

[OC] The palace at Sayil, Yucatan, Mexico. A prime example of Puuc style architecture. Maya. 800 AD to 1000 AD [4000x3000]

[OS] 'Rare' Roman bronze wing unearthed in Gloucester [1024x576]

[OS] 12 square meter area from the battle at Tollense River, Germany. 1478 bones, 20 skulls. 1250 BC [1280x720]

[OS] 15th Century leather bookcase, possibly belonging to a bishop [1767x2362]

[OS] 1690 book with filigree silver binding, housed in the National Library of Sweden [1024X681]

[OS] 400 year old silk dress with a floral design recovered from a shipwreck in Netherlands [5443X4183]

[OS] A bronze arrow that penetrated a skull reaching the brain. From the battle at Tollense River, Germany. 1250 BC [320x425]

[OS] A view of the Sun Pyramid from the Moon Pyramid. Teotihuacan, Mexico. Taken in 1905 before major restoration work had taken place. [1105x580]

[OS] Aerial view of Monk's Mound at Cahokia. Mississippian culture. St. Louis, Missouri. 1000 to 1400 AD [1920x1152]

[OS] An elephant sword, these were attached to the tusks of war elephants. India 15-17th C. [3923x2288]

[OS] An hacha (axe) from Mexico depicting a person with a mustache. May have been used as ballgame markers [1500x2313]

[OS] Ball court at the Caguana Ceremonial Ball Courts Site, Utuado, Puerto Rico. Built by the Taíno around 1270 AD to play batey, a form of the Mesoamerican ball game transmitted to the Caribbean. [4928x2875]

[OS] Bearded head pendant, cast copper. Mexico. Aztec or Mixtec. 12th to 16th century AD [2304x2201]

[OS] Bilingual Lapis Lazuli Cylinder Seal in Cuneiform and Hieroglyphs; Egypt, Middle Kingdom 13th Dynasty (1782-80 BC); MET [698x1500]

[OS] Bird head ornament. Argillite, shell. British Columbia, Canada. Haida. 19th century AD [581x625]

[OS] Carved head, volcanic rock. Tulum, Mexico. Maya. [864x592]

[OS] Ceramic vessel depicting a bearded man emerging from a coyote mouth. Toltec. Tula, Hidalgo. Coyote fur mosaic is mother of pearl, the teeth are bone, and the hair and beard of the man is conch shell. [1300x1206]

[OS] Ceremonial center of El Tajin, a Classic Veracruz culture city, Mexico. 600 to 1200 AD [1200x1600]

[OS] Chinese statue was already special, but what was hidden inside made it even better - Early bank note from Ming Dynasty found in cavity inside wooden head [1226x1500]

[OS] Circular Medallion; 1st century A.D.; 22.3 cm; Kabul National Museum [450x450]

[OS] Coiled serpent sculpture. Mexico. Aztec. 15th century to early 16th century AD [1297x1104]

[OS] Collapsed domed structure at Ceren, El Salvador. The settlement was buried by a volcanic eruption. Maya. 200 AD [2100x1400]

[OS] Colossal stone head of La Democracia, Escuintla, Guatemala. Monte Alto culture. 1800 BC to 400 BC? [508x800]

[OS] Coraza de Tula. Ritual offering of a shirt made of shells, snails, and coral. Found in the Palacio Quemado. Toltec. 650 to 900 AD [2000x3000]

[OS] Crayfish vessel. Colima, Mexico. Shaft tomb culture. 200 BC to 300 AD [3456x2304]

[OS] Deadwood’s 1883 Racketeer Nickel [760x654]

[OS] Earflares with condor decoration. Silver, gold, gilded copper, shell. Peru. Moche. 390 to 450 AD [1905x1525]

[OS] Earth Monster (Tlaltecuhtli). Mexico. Aztec. 15th to early 16th century AD [1365x1610]

[OS] Elephant mask from 1576 intended to protect the horse from enemy elephants. It was not successful [767×1024]

[OS] Embossed ball made of lead and silver. Peru. Chincha. 10th to 15th century AD. H. 2 15-16 in. (7.38 cm) [2793X2304]

[OS] Feathered serpent relief at Xochicalco. Morelos, Mexico, 700 AD to 900 AD [1600x1063]

[OS] Figurine of mountain goat. Face gold-plated and also two attached curls on legs. One curl missing. Head made separate. Incised lines on side of body and leg incised on underside. Silver and sheet gold. Near Eastern, Iranian, Elamite. Proto-Elamite. 3500–2700 B.C. [1600X1200]

[OS] Flint arrowhead embedded in an upper arm bone. From the battle at Tollense River, Germany. 1250 BC [850x638]

[OS] Flying fish pendant. Colombia. Tolima. 10th to 15th century AD [970x963]

[OS] Four-Cornered Hat. Peru. Wari. 7th to 9th century AD [1000x897]

[OS] Fragmentary Colossal Head of Youth, 2nd century B.C. Pergamon; Antikensammlung, now on loan at the MET [460x623]

[OS] Golden statuette from the so-called «Quimbaya Treasure», a collection of 200 golden objects (500-1000 AD) given to Spain as a gift by the Columbian government in 1893. Museo de américa, Madrid, Spain [2592x3888]

[OS] Head from a figure, Xochipilli-Macuilxochitl. Obsidian. Mexico. Aztec. 15th to early 16th century AD [1704x1064]

[OS] Head of Helios; Middle Hellenistic Period; Rhodes Archaeological Museum [2904x4328]

[OS] Head of Polyphemos, the one-eyed, man-eating Cyclops whom Odysseus finally outwitted and blinded. Greek or Roman. Hellenistic or Imperial Period, about 150 B.C. or later [1238x1600]

[OS] Heart (yaoyotl in Nahuatl) made out of greenstone. Mexica, Mexico. Postclassic, 1200 - 1519 AD [1200x1134]

[OS] Hercules killing the Centaur Nessus, by Giambologna (1599)[4608×3456]

[OS] Human head effigy jar. Maya. Late Classic Period. A.D. 600–850. Guatemala, Southern Highlands [836x1024]

[OS] King Tut's iron dagger. Recent work using non-invasive, portable X-ray fluorescence spectrometry, a team of Italian and Egyptian researchers confirmed that the iron of the dagger placed on the right thigh of King Tut's mummified body a has meteoric origin. [1200x600]

[OS] Kuelap is a walled city associated with the Chachapoyas culture built in 6th century AD. It consists of more than four hundred buildings surrounded by massive exterior stone walls. The complex is situated on a ridge overlooking the Utcubamba Valley in northern Peru [5658x4504]

[OS] Limestone statuette of a temple boy. 3rd to 1st century BC, Cyprus. [1608x2000]

[OS] Loincloth of the Nubian soldier Maiherpra. New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Thutmose III, 1479–1425 B.C. [1024x982]

[OS] Man atop a moai, Easter Island (Rapa Nui), circa 1936. [518x680]

[OS] Man’s tunic. Great Lakes region. Probably Chippewa-Ojibwa. 1900 [700x524]

[OS] Mask of the Red Queen, made from jade and malachite. Palenque, Mexico. 600 to 700 AD [1200x1861]

[OS] Miniature feather tunic. Ica Valley, Peru. 12th to 13th century AD [2013x1968]

[OS] Mosaic disk. Wood disk inlaid with turquoise with depictions of serpent heads made of slate. The center once held an iron pyrite mirror. Maya. Chichen Itza, Yucatan. [1500x1365]

[OS] Mural fragment from Tulum. Quintana Roo, Mexico. Maya. 1200 to 1400 AD [629x600]

[OS] Mural from the Tepantitla compound showing what has been identified as an aspect of the Great Goddess of Teotihuacan [2606×1809]

[OS] One of the Nasca lines in the shape of a colibri (hummingbird). Peru. 500 BC to 500 AD [3728x2485]

[OS] Orchid Comb. René Lalique, 1903-1904. Flower carved from a single piece of ivory. Plique-à-jour enamel leaves with a horn comb. [1651x1800]

[OS] Pages from the Grolier Codex, a controversial codex that some researchers have now authenticated. 13th century, Maya, Mexico. [1024x683]

[OS] Painted Goblet; 1st century A.D.; Kabul National Museum, now exhibited in Tokyo National Museum [141x250]

[OS] Painting of Cholula, Mexico, showing Christian church of Nuestra Senora de los Remedios built on top of the pre-Columbian Great Pyramid. Watercolor by Victorian artist Adela Breton. Late 19th to early 20th century [700x484]

[OS] Pergamon Athena Parthenos; 160 BC; Antikensammlung, now on loan at the MET [348x624]

[OS] Portrait Head. Totonac, Remojadas. Veracruz, south-central Gulf Coast, Mexico. A.D. 250-550 [715x765]

[OS] Portrait head, stucco and paint. Uxmal, Mexico. Maya. 300–900 AD [800x957]

[OS] Portrait mask. Olmec. Middle Formative period, 900–600 B.C. Río Pesquero area, Veracruz, Mexico [1336x1600]

[OS] Probably part of a headdress, this plate is notable because it shows how other types of ornaments, like copper plumes and stone earspools, were worn. The metal probably came from the S. Appalachians rather than W. Lake Superior. Spiro Mound Group, Oklahoma. Mississippian. 800-1400 AD[2448x3264]

[OS] Rain god mask. Mexico. Mixtec. 13th to 14th century AD [1860X1856]

[OS] Relief block with coat of arms of Cholula, Puebla, Mexico. Cholulan. Early 16th century [1925X1489]

[OS] Relief with Enthroned Ruler. Artist's name is Chakalte’. La Pasadita, Mexico or Guatemala. Maya. 750–800 AD [3701x3739]

[OS] Roman shoe found in a well, Saalburg, 2000-years-old. [1024x687]

[OS] Royal Irish Rifles, Brodie Helmet, c. 1914-1918 [1791x1424]

[OS] Seated Eleven-Headed Kannon Bosatsu (Ekadasamukha); 10th century, Heian Period; Important Cultural Property; Rakuyaji, Shiga [688x910]

[OS] Skull unearthed at the battle of Tollense River which shows clear evidence of blunt force trauma, perhaps from a club. Germany. 1250 BC [850x638]

[OS] Stamp. Ecuador. Manteno. 8th–12th century [1720x1908]

[OS] Stirrup spout bottle with couple. Peru. Moche. 3rd to 6th century AD [2304x3150]

[OS] Stone amulet. Haida. British Columbia. 19th to 20th century AD [600X601]

[OS] Teotihuacan-style mask with Isthmian or Epi-Olmec writing. Possibly 350 to 650 AD [1575x1575]

[OS] The Crystal Maiden of Actun Tunichil Muknal, Belize. The skeleton of an adolescent, possibly a sacrifice victim, whose bones have been calcified to a sparkling, crystallized appearance. [3906×2602]

[OS] The Hand of Sabazius. A Roman syncretic item used to worship Sabazius, an Eastern god of fertility and vegetation, in association with gods like Dionysus. Made of bronze. Rome, Italy. 3rd century [1333x1800]

[OS] The Imperial Napoleonic Egg by Faberge; 1912; Metropolitan Museum of Art [551x625]

[OS] The Kwakwaka’wakw mask that inspired the Seattle Seahawk's Logo. 19th century, Vancouver Island. [2400x1602]

[OS] The Purron Dam, a 400m x 100m x 18m earthwork dam meant to cover the Tilapa River. Puebla, Mexico. 700 BC to 300 AD [640x432]

[OS] The Temple of Wiracocha. Prior to its destruction by the Spaniards, the temple had what is believed to be the largest single roof in the Incan Empire, having its peak at the central wall, then stretching over the columns and some 25 metres (82 ft) beyond on each side. [1944x2592]

[OS] The Yavneh 10 Commandments; the oldest stone carving of the commandments; 300-830 AD [527x600]

[OS] The only canoe recovered in Mexico from before European contact. Veracruz. 1200 to 1519 AD [620x540]

[OS] The plaster sculpture of K'inich K'an B'alaam II, eldest son of the famous king K'inich Janaab' Pakal. Recovered from Temple 14 at the site of Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico. 684 to 702 AD [1300x1322]

[OS] The pyramid and circular sunken plaza at Bandurria, Peru. Dated to 3200 BC, during Peru's pre-Ceramic period. [4563x1596]

[OS] The ruins of Iñaq Uyu on the Isla de la Luna in Lake Titicaca. Thought to be a burial place for royal Inca women. 1000 to 1500 AD [1600x1200]

[OS] The stone heads of La Democracia, Escuintla, Guatemala. Monte Alto culture. 1800 BC to 400 BC? [3,072×2,304]

[OS] These spiral, funnel-like structures, called puquios, were part of an elaborate irrigation system constructed by the Nasca people to move water from underground aquifers [1600x900]

[OS] Toenail Hoard [1536x864]

[OS] Tunic with felines. Peru. Chimú. 1450 to 1550 AD [2000x691]

[OS] Votive dog statuette dedicated by a physician from Lagash to the goddess Ninisina, ‘for the life of Sumu-El’, king of Larsa (1894–1866 BC) [5000x3337]

[OS] Wall Painting; Teotihuacan; 650-750 AD; MET [600x511]

[OS] Watercolour of a stone relief in natural rock by Adela Breton. Piedra de Malinche, Tula, Hidalgo, Mexico. [699x986]

[OS] Wood and jade mask. Olmec. Mexico. 1500 to 400 BC [682x1024]

[OS] Wooden mask. Mixtec or Aztec. Postclassic period, A.D. 1100–1521. Mexico, Central or Southern Highlands [1244x1600]

[OS] Wooden mirror-bearer figure with mustache. Maya heartland. 6th century AD [1488x1861]

awking Vervel Silver Ring 14th - 17th - Century These Are Very Rare (900 x 1600)

c. 1600 German child's hunting crossbow [768x512] (more info in comments)

c. 1740 English court dress-manuta with Rococco style botanical embroidery [522x600] (info in comments)

c.1775-1800 English memento mori gold locket with intricate hair braids, watercolored ivory, and pearls [360x600] (info link in comments)

c.1830-60 French gold love game ring with spring panels [768x576] (description link in comments)

fingerprints still visible in Roman face cream canister [704x500]

squirrel treadmill circa 1900-1920 for churning butter

twin silver etched Damascus horse head daggers found at an Afghan Bazaar, very old [OC] [394x548]

“Devil’s Work” ball with fourteen movable balls made of one piece of ivory. Canton, China, 19th century, Qing dynasty. On display in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, Israel. More info in comments [OC][2248x4000]

“The Thinker” and “The Sitting woman”, a pair of Neolithic statues from Romania, they are c. 7000 years old. Made by the Hamangia culture. [1024x768]