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DINOSAURS: TRACHODON.
Two Trachodon at the water's edge. Painting, 1909, by Charles R. Knight, after skeletons mounted at the American Museum of Natural History, later classified as Anatotitan.
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0172928
PREHISTORY: ICTHYOSAUR.
Painting of an Icthyosaur of the Mesozoic era, by Charles Knight, 1902.
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0165949
BUDAPEST: ROMAN RUINS.
Stone sarcophagus among the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Aquincum in present-day Budapest, Hungary, 2nd-4th century A.D. Photographed c1970.
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0167797
FRANCE: LES EYZIES.
Exterior view of the Musée National de Préhistoire, embedded in a cliff at Les Eyzies-de-Tirac-Sireuil, Dordogne, France, showing Paul Dardé's 'Primitive Man' statue (1931) at left. Photographed c1975.
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0233270
FINE ART.
Malta, prehistoric art from the Stone Age: statue of the Sleeping Lady, found in the Hypogeum, front view, date unknown, around 1915, photo by Edward Alf. Gouder.
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0087979
JULIUS CAESAR (100-44 B.C.).
Roman general and statesman. Engraving after a statue.
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0009403
PREHISTORIC MAN: TOOLS.
Prehistoric men making tools and weapons from flint. Wood engraving, 19th century, after a drawing by Emile Bayard.
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FOSSIL: BRACHIOPODS.
Fossils of prehistoric brachiopods.
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0120157
NATIVE AMERICAN EFFIGY.
Native American carved stone female effigy, from Trigg County, Kentucky.
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0124120
ROME: PYRAMID OF CESTIUS.
The Pyramid of Cestius, built 1st century B.C., near the Gate of Saint Paul along the Aurelian Walls in Rome, Italy. Photograph, 1935.
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0354569
ETHOPIA: PREHISTORY.
Excavation of a prehistoric site in Ethiopia, showing evidence of tool-using human ancestors from 2 million B.C. Photograph, 1998. Full credit: Marc Charuel - Rue des Archives / Granger, NYC -- All rights reserved.
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LASCAUX: BISONS.
Bisons, one of them wounded by a spear, and an ibex, also wounded, painted on a wall in the Lascaux cave, Dordogne, France.
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0118664
PERU: INCA CUP.
Inca inlaid shell cup, 13th - 16th century.
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0019175
GREEK CUP: DEMETER.
Attic red-figured skyphos. Demeter and Triptolemos, by Makron, 490-480 B.C. RESTRICTED OUTSIDE US.
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0019183
GREEK BURIAL GROUND
set up after battle on Marathon plain, 490 B.C. RESTRICTED OUTSIDE US.
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0021676
NEANDERTHAL SKULL.
Dorsal view of cast of typical Neanderthal skull from la Chapelle-aux-Saints.
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0043754
GALEN AND HIPPOCRATES.
Greek physicians Galen (129-c200 A.D.), left, and Hippocrates (c460-c377 B.C.) in consultation. Italian fresco, 13th century.
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0078439
ANCIENT EGYPT: KING.
Ivory statuette of an Egyptian king, wearing the crown of Upper Egypt and the dress worn by kings at their jubilee festivals. From Abydos, 1st Dynasty (?), c3000 B.C.
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0103412
MEXICO: WOMAN WITH METATE.
A Pre-Columbian Mexican woman grinding grain with a metate. Beside her, a child eats a tortilla. Ceramic, 1-500 A.D. Height: 12 cm.
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0049103
ANCIENT FARMING TOOLS.
A wooden hoe and a flint-bladed sickle with wooden handle from Egypt; and a bone-handled sickle from Palestine. All before 4000 B.C.
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0012031
HOMER: THE ILIAD.
The Trojan Horse. Drawing, c1918, by Willy Pogany.
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0018805
NINEVEH: BRONZE HEAD.
Akkadian bronze head from Nineveh, c2350 B.C., perhaps that of King Sargon.
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0052746
ROMAN OIL LAMP.
Tityrus with his flock. 1st century A.D. RESTRICTED OUTSIDE US.
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0018807
ZIGGURAT AT UR.
Reconstruction of the Sumerian third dynasty ziggurat at Ur, c2100.
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0320554
PREHISTORIC ART.
Ireland - County Clare - Burren. Poulnabrone Dolmen (3800 b.C.-3200 b.C.). Full Credit: DEA / W. BUSS / Granger, NYC -- All rights reserved.
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0277132
ARCHAEOLOGY.
Prehistory, Italy, Iron Age. Picene civilization. The Warrior of Capestrano, limestone sculpture from the necropolis of ancient Aufinum, 4th century b.C. Height 2.09 m. Full Credit: DEA / G. DAGLI ORTI / Granger, NYC -- All Rights Reserved.
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0024529
EGYPT: PRINCESS NOFRET.
Painted limestone head of Princess Nofret, 4th Dynasty.
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0129612
EGYPT: ABU SIMBEL.
View of the ceiling and four statues of Ramesses II inside the great hall of the rock temple of Abu Simbel in Nubia, Egypt, 13th century B.C. Photographed c1970.
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0068180
HAMILCAR BARCA
(270?-229 or 228 B.C.). Carthaginian general. Wood engraving, German, 19th century.
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0021223
ULYSSES AND TIRESIAS.
Detail of Attic red-figured krater attributed to Dolon painter, c400 B.C.
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0249055
MACHU PICCHU, PERU.
The dark interior of cave under a sacred stone. Hiram Bingham.
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MACHU PICCHU, PERU.
A closeup view of a stone wall with tightly fitting stones. Hiram Bingham.
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0096329
ARES/MARS.
Ares Ludovisi. Roman marble copy after a Greek statue of the 4th century B.C., attributed to Lysippus.
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0045299
GREEK POTTERY: ATHLETES.
Athletes training. Attic red-figured cup, 5th century B.C.
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0172924
FOSSIL: MEGALODON JAWS.
A scientist serves as a scale inside a reconstruction of the jaws of a Carcharodon megalodon shark fom the Cenozoic Era. Photograph, early 20th century.
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0071332
GAIUS MAECENAS (c70-8 B.C.).
Roman statesman and patron of literature. Copper engraving, 18th century, after an ancient amethyst relief.
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0040151
GREEK BOAR COIN, c500 B.C.
Winged boar on a Greek coin, c500 B.C.
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0052858
BRONZE COIN OF PTOLEMY III
of Egypt, 246-222 B.C. Obv: Head of Zeus Ammon. Rev: Eagle/thunderbolt.
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0068560
DIOGENES (c412-323 B.C.).
Greek philosopher. Steel engraving, French, 19th century.
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0104864
SPAIN: LADY OF IBIZA.
Greek-Iberian ceramic figure, 2nd-5th century B.C., found at the necropolis of Puig des Molins on the island of Ibiza, Spain.
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