Lascaux. As the art critic John Berger once said of these painters, they appear to have had "grace from the start." Picasso was even more awestruck. "We have invented nothing," he remarked, after a visit to Lascaux in 1940 to inspect the handiwork of his Stone Age predecessors.
Vessel in the form of a horse's head | Achaemenid | Achaemenid | The Met
Said to be found in Mazanderan, Iran (A. Pope, "Ancient Persian Art: Animal sculpture in gold and electron", ILN, March 2, 1935, p. I, lower figure); probably between 1930 and 1935, acquired by Thomas Lavington Jacks, Tehran; 1938, purchased by Joseph Brummer from Thomas Lavington Jacks, London; 1947, acquired by the Museum, purchased from the estate of Joseph Brummer, New York
The Hittites | Essay | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
The reasons for the rapid disappearance of the Hittites, who had dominated Anatolia for centuries, remain unexplained.
23 Ancient Mind Blowing Locations | Science and Technology | Before It's News
Plain of Jars The Plain of is a megalithic archaeological landscape in Laos. Scattered in the landscape of the Xieng Khouang plateau, Xieng Khouang, Lao PDR, are thousands of megalithic jars. These stone jars appear in clusters, ranging from a single or a few to several hundred jars at lower
12 of the World’s Most Mysterious Monuments & Ruins
Marvels of engineering, vanishing civilizations and a granite guide to post-apocalyptic survival: these 12 monuments and ruins are mysterious and strange.
Gobeklitepe - The World's First Temple near Sanliurfa, Turkey
Gobeklitepe is a pre-historic site dating from roughly 12,000 years ago, near Sanliurfa, Turkey. Read all about Gobeklitepe on this dedicated site.