Viking Gold and Quartz Magic Pendant, 8th-11th Century AD This pendant is one of series of quartz amulets that have been discovered from the Viking world, with an important group being found on the island of Visby, Sweden. The exact purpose of these amulets is not known but they have been found in female graves and it has been suggested that they served a magical function for use by seers, known as Völur or fjölkunnig, meaning “plenty of knowing”.
virtual-artifacts: Sandstone stela to the the god Osiris. Photo by Kenneth Garrett This stela is very unusual, it’d be great to get some informations about it. Any ideas? picaresquemusings: it’s not about the carvings. I mean, this pattern is unusual. I have never seen such combination before :)
Ankh This ankh-shaped, gold-sheathed mirror case was taken from the tomb of Tutankhamun in southern Egypt's Valley of the Kings. The Ankh form, found in many ancient Egyptian tombs, is the Egyptian hieroglyphic character meaning "life."