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One of the most precious artifacts from Sumer, the Warka Vase was looted and almost lost forever.
These images carved into the desert floor cannot be truly appreciated from the ground—so who were they made for?
These records tell us a great deal about the ancient world, with topics ranging from receipts to school assignments.
Images on rocks in the Sahara provide a glimpse into the development of humans in this now barren land.
This plaque depicting the Oba (king) and his imperial retinue hung outside the palace, detailing dynastic history.
Winged, human-headed bulls served as guardians of the city and its palace—walking by, they almost seem to move.
Once identified as the founder of the Roman Republic, debate over this figure’s true identity rages on.
Found in an artist’s studio, this stunning bust exemplifies a change in style, and may have been an early prototype.
Wagner was no fan of the superfluous, and believed that every aspect of a building should be functional.
These colossal figures presided over the Bamiyan Valley for over 1000 years; the Taliban demolished them in 2001.
The Mexica were long-distance traders, and Tenochtitlan received luxury goods from distant conquered cities.
The largest mud-built structure in the world, the Great Mosque of Djenné has been reconstructed multiple times.