Bronze Age literature
The history of literature begins with the invention of writing, in Bronze Age Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt.Writing developed out of proto-literate sign systems in the 30th century BC, although the ol...
Stela of Queen Tetisheri
The Stela of Tetisheri is a limestone donation stele erected by Ahmose I in the construction of his mortuary complex that included a cenotaph to his grandmother Queen Tetisheri, Senakhtenre's Great Ro...
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Colossal quartzite statue of Amenhotep III
The 18th Dynasty Ancient Egyptian colossal quartzite statue of Amenhotep III, dating from c.1350 BC, was found in the massive mortuary temple of the pharaoh Amenhotep III on the West Bank of the Rive...
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Dramatic Ramesseum Papyrus
The Dramatic Ramesseum Papyrus (also known simply as the Ramesseum Papyrus) is the oldest known surviving illustrated papyrus roll. It contains a ceremonial play written to celebrate the accession to ...
Anu
In Sumerian mythology, Anu (also An; from Sumerian 𒀭 An, "sky, heaven") was a sky-god, the god of heaven, lord of constellations, king of gods, spirits and demons, and dwelt in the highest heavenly r...
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Colossal red granite statue of Amenhotep III
The 18th Dynasty Ancient Egyptian colossal red granite statue of Amenhotep III, dating from c.1370 BC was found in the temple enclosure of Mut at Karnak in Egypt. Two parts of the broken colossal sta...
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Mušmaḫḫū
Mušmaḫḫū, inscribed in Sumerian as MUŠ.MAḪ, Akkadian as muš-ma-ḫu, meaning “Exalted/distinguished Serpent,” was an ancient Mesopotamian mythological hybrid of serpent, lion and bird, sometimes identif...
Tempest Stele
The Tempest Stele (alt. Storm Stele) was erected by Ahmose I early in the eighteenth dynasty of Egypt, circa 1550 BCE. The stele describes a great storm striking Egypt during this time, destroying tom...
Nefertiti Bust
The Nefertiti Bust is a 3,300-year-old painted limestone bust of Nefertiti, the Great Royal Wife of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten, and one of the most copied works of ancient Egypt. Owing to the work...
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Cosmetic Spoon: Young Girl Swimming
Cosmetic Spoon: Young Girl Swimming is a late Eighteenth Dynasty carving by an unknown artist. Completed sometime between 1400 BC-1300 BC, it currently resides in the Louvre, Paris.It is believed that...
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Ušumgallu
Ušumgallu, inscribed: ú-šum-gal-lu, from Sumerian: ušum.gal, “dragon” and meaning "Great Dragon" or “prime venomous snake” according to Wiggermann, somewhat speculatively identified with the four-legg...
Sumerian literature
Sumerian literature is the literature written in the Sumerian language during the Middle Bronze Age. Most Sumerian literature is preserved indirectly, via Assyrian or Babylonian copies.The Sumerians i...
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Baal with Thunderbolt
Baal with Thunderbolt or the Baal stele is a white limestone bas-relief stele from the ancient kingdom of Ugarit in northwestern Syria. The stele was discovered in 1932, about 20 metres (66 ft) f...
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Arkadiko Bridge
The Arkadiko Bridge or Kazarma Bridge is a Mycenaean bridge near the modern road from Tiryns to Epidauros on the Peloponnese, Greece. Dating to the Greek Bronze Age, it is one of the oldest arch bridg...
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Hunefer
Hunefer was a scribe during the 19th Dynasty (fl. c. 1300 BCE) . He was the owner of the Papyrus of Hunefer, a copy of the funerary Egyptian Book of the Dead, which represents one of the classic exa...