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Bat Amulet of Hapiankhtifi Period: Middle Kingdom Dynasty: Dynasty 12 Date: ca. 1981–1802 B.C. Geography: Egypt, Middle Egypt, Meir (Mir), Tomb of Hapiankhtifi, Mummy, Khashaba Medium: Wood, gold leaf

Writing board, ca. 1981–1802 B.C. Egypt. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Edward S. Harkness, 1928 (28.9.4) | Gessoed boards were used for writing notes or school exercises. Like the slate writing tablets of yesteryear, they could be used repeatedly, with old texts being whitewashed to provide a “clean slate” for another.

Plaque fragment: kneeling lion-headed figure, ca. 18th century B.C.. Middle Bronze Age-Old Assyrian Trading Colony. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mrs. George D. Pratt, in memory of George D. Pratt, 1936 (37.143.4)

Bronze furniture attachment. Period: Early Imperial, Augustan. Date: late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D. Culture: Roman.

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12 Common History Myths, Debunked

And being a history major, I knew this :D however I was expecting other myths like Columbus intentionally giving smallpox blankets to natives to kill them. But hey, these are good too.

Graffiti in a cell in the Tower of London. This takes dedication and also looks eerily similar to cave carvings with a more sophisticated language.