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Early Bronze Age Bell Beakers from Iberia
Image by James Blake Wiener

Early Bronze Age Bell Beakers from Iberia

These clay bell beakers come from the Early Bronze Age necropolis of Ciempozuelos (Cuesta de la Reina, Madrid), Spain and they were found during excavations conducted in the late 19th century CE. (Ciempozuelos was the first Bell-Beaker necropolis...
Map of Bronze Age Akrotiri
Image by Maximilian Dörrbecker

Map of Bronze Age Akrotiri

Map of Akrotiri in the Bronze Age, ca. 1600 BC.
Sicily in the Early Bronze Age
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Sicily in the Early Bronze Age

A map of Sicily in the early Bronze Age (2169 ±120 BCE - c.1500 BCE) divided into 4 cultural macro-regions: northern Sicily with the Rodì-Tindari-Vallelunga culture, western with the Naro/Partanna culture, the south-east with the Castelluccio...
Viking Age Swords
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Viking Age Swords

Three Viking Age swords dated to between c. 750-950 CE are shown here. They were found in the river Meuse near Den Bosch, Aalburg and Wessem, in the Netherlands. They now belong to the collections of the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden in Leiden...
Viking Age Farm, Avaldsnes, Norway
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Viking Age Farm, Avaldsnes, Norway

Reconstructed Viking Age (c. 790-1100 CE) farm in Avaldsnes, Norway, including main longhouse and various outbuildings.
Viking Age Trade Routes in North-West Europe
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Viking Age Trade Routes in North-West Europe

Map showing some of the Viking Age (c. 790-1100 CE) trade routes that existed in North-West Europe during this time. Among the places depicted are such major trading centres are Hededy, Ribe, Birka and Kaupang from Viking Scandinavia; York...
Viking Age Pin In Borre Style
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Viking Age Pin In Borre Style

Viking Age bronze clothing pin (fibula) found in the Viking settlement of Hedeby, heavily decorated in the so-called Borre style (c. 850-late 10th century CE).
Bronze Age Silver Bull, Turkey
Image by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Bronze Age Silver Bull, Turkey

The gold inlay can be seen on the shoulders, sides, and haunch. The animal stands on a copper stand. Perhaps, it was part of a canopy pole of a rich burial. Probably from Alaca Huyuk, Central Turkey. Early Bronze Age, about 2300 BCE. (The...
Table 2 - Overview of the Greek Dark Age pottery styles
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Table 2 - Overview of the Greek Dark Age pottery styles

Overview of the different pottery styles found in Greece between 1050 BC to 700 BC.
Stone Age Jade Axe
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Stone Age Jade Axe

Jade, 5000-3600 BCE. Biebrich, Germany. This axe is made of European jade mined in prehistoric quarries in the Italian Alps. It appears to be an object of beauty rather than function. It would have taken several days to polish this jade...