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Some of the earliest warriors on horseback were women from the present-day Crimean peninsula! Such a cool read.

Jar from the tomb of Sennedjem Period: New Kingdom, Ramesside Dynasty: Dynasty 19 Reign: reign of Ramesses II

Apis Bull Statuette, 664-343 B.C. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 (17.190.62)

Miniature corbel ("hand of Ishtar") METROPOLITAN MUSEUM Period: Neo-Assyrian Date: ca. 883–859 B.C. Geography: Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu) Culture: Assyrian Medium: Ceramic, bitumen

Sumerian / Uruk administrative tablet with cylinder seal impression of a male figure, hunting dogs, and boars C.3000BC.

Ivory, inlaid w/glass, Plaque with "woman at the window" motif, ca 9th–8th c. BC; Neo-Assyrian period; Phoenician style. Probably Arslan Tash, Syria