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The Aztecs ingeniously built chinampas or “floating gardens” to feed their once enormous population

The Aztecs ingeniously built chinampas or “floating gardens” to feed their once enormous population

Ancient Celts - Celtic warriors often painted their bodies with a blue die from a plant called "Woad". The woad would be painted in different shapes, such as animal. They were very fierce fighters, and the Romans feared them.

Ancient Celts - Celtic warriors often painted their bodies with a blue die from a plant called "Woad". The woad would be painted in different shapes, such as animal. They were very fierce fighters, and the Romans feared them.

From the ancient Near East, Syria, ca. 1000 to 800 BC. Delightful terracotta child's toy in the form of a covered cart and horse - each with original four wheels. Entire unit measures 9"L x 4-1/2"H, wheels once applied using wooden dowels which have been lost to age.

From the ancient Near East, Syria, ca. 1000 to 800 BC. Delightful terracotta child's toy in the form of a covered cart and horse - each with original four wheels. Entire unit measures 9"L x 4-1/2"H, wheels once applied using wooden dowels which have been lost to age.

Original small LIDAR scan January 2015 Bosnian Valley of the Pyramids dtm_raster copy

Original small LIDAR scan January 2015 Bosnian Valley of the Pyramids dtm_raster copy

World's Oldest Toy Car - Could This 7500-Year-Old Discovery Be The Earliest Evidence Of The Wheel? - MessageToEagle.com

World's Oldest Toy Car - Could This 7500-Year-Old Discovery Be The Earliest Evidence Of The Wheel? - MessageToEagle.com

Scythian calathos headdress, from Boliznitsa, southern Russia, 6th-4th century BC. A calathos headdress made of thirty pieces of joined gold inlaid with blue enamel on the lower edge. The relief design depicts barbarians (Arimaspi) fighting griffins. Each figure is a separate piece and is attached to the background with pins

Scythian calathos headdress, from Boliznitsa, southern Russia, 6th-4th century BC. A calathos headdress made of thirty pieces of joined gold inlaid with blue enamel on the lower edge. The relief design depicts barbarians (Arimaspi) fighting griffins. Each figure is a separate piece and is attached to the background with pins

One the earliest forms of the swastika was on this plate from Samarra, Iraq (north of Baghdad), dated to about 5000 BCE. Some theorize it represents the Milky Way spiral.

One the earliest forms of the swastika was on this plate from Samarra, Iraq (north of Baghdad), dated to about 5000 BCE. Some theorize it represents the Milky Way spiral.

The Amazon. The house of Orpheus. Late 2nd — early 3rd century CE. Paphos, Archaeological Park.  The Amazons were daughters of Mars and Harmonia (or Mars and Venus) and lived in a country of their own in Asia Minor. Our Amazon stands holding the reins of her horse. Nothing remains of the barbaric clothes Amazons usually wear in earlier representations except for the Phrygian cap and the boots. In her left hand she holds a double-axe.

The Amazon. The house of Orpheus. Late 2nd — early 3rd century CE. Paphos, Archaeological Park. The Amazons were daughters of Mars and Harmonia (or Mars and Venus) and lived in a country of their own in Asia Minor. Our Amazon stands holding the reins of her horse. Nothing remains of the barbaric clothes Amazons usually wear in earlier representations except for the Phrygian cap and the boots. In her left hand she holds a double-axe.

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