Ancient Egyptian scripts used to write Egyptian, an Afro-Asiatic language spoken in Egypt until about the 10th century AD. After that it continued to be used as a the liturgical language of Egyptian Christians, the Copts, in the form of Coptic. These glyphs alone could be used to write Ancient Egyptian and represent the first alphabet ever divised. In practice, they were rarely used in the fashion. (...)

Ancient Egyptian scripts used to write Egyptian, an Afro-Asiatic language spoken in Egypt until about the century AD. After that it continued to be used as a the liturgical language of Egyptian Christians, the Copts, in the form of Coptic. These glyp

Spinosaurus may be the largest theropod to ever stalk the Prehistoric Americas;it is  believed to be even larger than T-Rex.

Spinosaurus

Spinosaurus may be the larges Theropod to ever stalk the Prehistoric Americas and believed to be even larger than T-Rex. Recently (late it was determined to be the first and only known aquatic dinosaur.

Nineveh is an abandoned Assyrian city on the eastern bank of the Tigris River, and capital of the Neo-Assyrian Empire.It was settled as early as 6000 BC. It was the largest city in the world. Its ruins are across the Tigris river from the city of Mosul.

ISIS has destroyed a gate near the Iraqi city of Mosul. The structure is known as the Gate of God, and used to guard the ancient Assyrian city Nineveh. The destruction of the ancient…

Babylon,  (Irak) - Some 90 kilometres south of modern Bagdhad lies the ruins of ancient Babylon, the original name of which, bab-ili, may be translated as the Gate of the Gods. - http://www.oddee.com/item_96671.aspx

12 of the World's Most Fascinating Ruins - Amazing, ruins, ancient

Babylon, (Iraq) - Some 90 kilometres south of modern Bagdhad lies the ruins of ancient Babylon, the original name of which, bab-ili, may be translated as the Gate of the Gods.

Wall painting, ca 1100-1150, Spain, Metropolitan Museum of Art collection

Camel Date: first half century (possibly Geography: Made in Castile-León, Spain Culture: Spanish Medium: Fresco transferred to canvas

Sennacherib tried to persuade the people;  Do not listen to Hezekiah, for thus says the king of Assyria: Make peace with me and surrender to me! Eat, each of you, from your vine, each from your own fig tree. Drink water, each from your own well  -Isaiah 36:14-16

Ancient Sumerian men were perhaps even more obsessed with their hair and beard…

Papyrus fragment with lines from Homer's Odyssey, Early Hellenistic, 285–250 BCE  Greek, Ptolemaic

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Papyrus fragment with lines from Homer's Odyssey, Early Hellenistic, BCE Greek, Ptolemaic. Mystery of History Volume Lesson 39

The tomb of Xerxes I at Naqsh-e Rustam archeological site, Fars, Iran (by kamshots).

The Tomb of Darius the Great (c BC), north of the ancient Persian capital city of Persepolis, in the Fars province of modern Iran. by kamshots - Tumba de Darío el Grande - Irán

Latrine at Ephesus, (Turkey). They were part of the Scholastica Baths and built in the 1C AD. They were the public toilets of the city. There was an entrance fee to use them. © Carole Raddato

How the Romans did their business: images of Latrines throughout the Roman world

Latrine at Ephesus, (Turkey). They were part of the Scholastica Baths and built in the AD. They were the public toilets of the city. There was an entrance fee to use them. © Carole Raddato They obviously weren't built for American butts.

The original "Stairway to Heaven". The grand staircase of the great ziggurat at Ur. The temple was dedicated to Nanna, the moon god.

The Mesopotamian city of Ur, known as Tell al-Muqayyar, was an important Sumerian city state between about BC. Located near the modern town of Nasiriya in far southern Iraq, on a abandoned channel of the Euphrates river.

The most famous cuneiform tablet from Mesopotamia The Flood Tablet, relating part of the Epic of Gilgamesh, From Nineveh, northern Iraq, Neo-Assyrian, 7th century BC. “ The Assyrian King Ashurbanipal...

ancientart: The most famous cuneiform tablet from Mesopotamia The Flood Tablet, relating part of the Epic of Gilgamesh, From Nineveh, north.

Cuneiform, 3000 BCE    Cuneiform writing from 3000 BC  (Louve)

Cuneiform writing from 3000 BC Cuneiform is a system of writing first developed by the ancient Sumerian's of Mesopotamia c. It is considered the most significant among the many cultural contributions of the Sumerian's

City Of Babylon | Babylon City founded in 1867 BC

Babylon good opportunity for foreign investment

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