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map of middle bronze age cultures / c. 2,000 to 1,500 BCE / from eupedia

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Gold almond-shaped pendant in opus interrasile, embossed and chased with a symmetrical foliate design; in the centre of the openwork plaque is an almond-shaped hole edged with square-toothed wire; an amethyst, pierced longitudinally, is threaded on a wire soldered above and twisted below the hole; connecting the edge of the plaque to a contiguous strip of gold are six loops through which is threaded a wire strung with seed-pearls. Early Byzantine 7thC.

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BYZANTINE EARRING Gold earring with granulated decoration. Byzantine Empire, 6th-7th C. AD. Athens, Byzantine and Christian Museum

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Hittite horse and rider. T. E. Lawrence kept the terracotta animal figure in his room at All Souls College in Oxford after the war. It dates from the ninth century BC and comes from the area of his excavations at Carchemish.

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The Galgenberg Venus - said to be The oldest figurine of a woman apart from the Berekhat Ram figure ever found, was created around 30 000 B.C.

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Cro-Magnon blade tools in flint from various sites/periods in western France.

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