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Terracotta Female Figurines from the Ubaid Period
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Terracotta Female Figurines from the Ubaid Period

The decoration on both lizard-headed female figurines might well represent tattoos or jewelery. The one on the right side appears to breastfeed an infant. Such figurines were probably made for ritual purposes. Ubaid period, 5200-4200 BCE...
Necklaces from the Old Babylonian period
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Necklaces from the Old Babylonian period

These 3 necklaces were founds inside graves. From Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. Old-Babylonian period, 2000-1500 BCE. The Sulaimaniya Museum, Iraq.
Clay head from Old Babylonian period
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Clay head from Old Babylonian period

Clay head from Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. Old Babylonian period, 2003-1959 BCE. The Sulaymaniyah Museum, Iraq.
Sueki Stoneware from the Kofun Period
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Sueki Stoneware from the Kofun Period

Three jars on pedestal platform, made of high-fired stoneware with natural ash glaze, from early 6th century Kofun Period Japan.
Haniwa, Kofun Period
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Haniwa, Kofun Period

Terracotta Haniwa figure from Kofun Period Japan.
Bowl from El-Badari Period
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Bowl from El-Badari Period

This pottery bowl (brown with a rough surface) was found in tomb 5769. From El-Badari, Egypt. El-Badari Period, 5000-4000 BCE. The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London (with thanks to The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL...
Buddhist Illuminated Manuscript, Goryeo Period
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Buddhist Illuminated Manuscript, Goryeo Period

An illuminated text of the Buddhist Lotus sutra. Goryeo period (918-1392 CE). Gwangdeoksa temple in Chenan, Korea.
Map of the Third Intermediate Period
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Map of the Third Intermediate Period

A map showing the political divisions in ancient Egypt during the Third intermediate Period, about 730 BC. The rulers of the 22nd and 23rd Dynasties ruled simultaneously, alongside Libyan chieftains controlling most of the Delta.
Maitreya Buddha, Three Kingdoms Period
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Maitreya Buddha, Three Kingdoms Period

A detail of a gilt bronze statue of the Maitreya (coming) Buddha. Three Kingdoms Period, Korea, c. 600 CE. Height: 80 cm. (National Museum of Korea, Seoul, South Korea)
Later Three Kingdoms Period
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Later Three Kingdoms Period

A map showing the political geography of Korea during the Later Three Kingdoms period (889-935 CE).