Jerusalem. Plan and section of S. Pelagias Tomb on the Mount of Olives by Ermete Pierotti.
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Restitution of the Sumerian garment in real life, based on a seated statue of Gudea, known as the “Architect with a ruler”.
ROMAN MAGIC HAND. Amulets in ancient days were usually small charms fashioned sometimes into various shapes and suspended from a necklace.
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The Stone of Unction, also known as the Stone of Anointing in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre at Jerusalem 1839
This figure of the Egyptian god Ammon, being a monument of considerable importance in the history of the art
Colossal Statues in The Plain of Thebes, during the Inundation of the Nile. Two ancient Egyptian colossal statues standing side by side from the 14th century BC.
Abu Simbel (Egypt), Great Rock Temple (built under Ramses II 1290-1224 BC). Exterior view.
Watercolour, 1838/39, by David Roberts (1796-1864). Engraved by Louis Haghe
The large figure is one of two figures evidently placed to guard each side of the approach to the beautiful temple of Singa-Sarie (lion flower) which is close at hand.
Ancient Greek sculpture. Head of Minerva. A description of the collection of ancient marbles in the British Museum
The Great Pyramid and the Sphinx at Gizeh, the most remarkable figure of its kind.