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Fragment of Stone Jar Inscribed with the Name of Rimush
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Fragment of Stone Jar Inscribed with the Name of Rimush

This small fragment came from a large upright stone jar. The jar was inscribed with the name of the Akkadian king Rimush, son of Sargon. Akkadian Period, reign of Rimush, 2278-2270 BCE. From Ur, Southern Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. (The...
Stone Plate of Enmahgalanna from Ur
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Stone Plate of Enmahgalanna from Ur

This is a polished grey stone, which was probably an offering stand. The name (and title) of "Enmahgalanna" appears and is repeated unusually with a pictogram of the moon's crescent (instead of using the pertinent cuneiform sign). Enmahgalanna...
Vishap Stone at Metsamor, Armenia
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Vishap Stone at Metsamor, Armenia

This Vishap stone (or "Vishapakar" in Armenian) dates from prehistoric times and sits just in front of the Metsamor Historical-Archaeological Museum-Reserve in Taronik, Armenia. Vishap stones or "serpent stones" are menhirs found across Armenia...
Stone Architecture at Tatev Monastery
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Stone Architecture at Tatev Monastery

Tatev Monastery was one of medieval Armenia's most important religious and cultural centers during the Middle Ages. It's renown for its stone architecture and location on a large basalt plateau near the Tatev village in Syunik Province in...
Unique Stone Architecture at Tatev Monastery
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Unique Stone Architecture at Tatev Monastery

Tatev Monastery was one of medieval Armenia's most important religious and cultural centers during the Middle Ages. It's famous throughout the Caucasus for its stone architecture and location on a large basalt plateau near the Tatev village...
Armenian Cross-stone, Vagharshapat
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Armenian Cross-stone, Vagharshapat

A memorial Armenian cross-stone or khachkar, Vagharshapat, Armenia. 10th century CE.
Magdala Stone
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Magdala Stone

Carved stone found in the Magdala's synagogue.
Olive Press Stone
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Olive Press Stone

A stone from an olive press used to collect the oil from the pressed olives and pour it into a waiting receptacle. 6th-2nd century BCE, Saint Blaise, France.
Stone Seal from Gordion
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Stone Seal from Gordion

Stone Seal from Gordion (Gordium), the capital city of ancient Phrygia, in modern-day Turkey. First half of the 1st century BCE. (Museum of Archaeology, Istanbul, Turkey).
Urartian Stone Bull's Head
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Urartian Stone Bull's Head

This white stone bull's head was originally inlaid. It has an ornamented forelock. The artifact is socketed at the back, probably for an attachment to the corner of a seat (most likely an arm of the throne). There is a carved spiral pattern...