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Minoan culture / / Palace of Knossos (recreation) First non-fortified palace on Crete, 2000-1500 BC ca 1750 v.C. Earthquake destroys the first palace of Knossos Minoan settlements

Have you not heard Minoan Civilization or King Minos before? Read my intro on Minoan Crete. Few words on Knossos Palace and Minoan Art culture & mythology.

Sumerian harp of 11 strings, with inlaid gold bull's head, decorated with lapis lazuli and carnelian inlaid stones imported from the east. From the Royal Cemetery of Ur. Early Dynastic, ca. 2400 BC.

Sumerian harp of 11 strings, with inlaid gold bull's head, decorated w/lapis lazuli & carnelian inlaid stones imported from the east. From the Royal Cemetery of Ur. Early Dynastic, ca 2400 BC.

A Neo-Assyrian relief, a detail of a throne carried by one of the attendants, from Dur Sharrukin (Khorsabad), 721-705 B.C.

A Neo-Assyrian relief, a detail of a throne carried by one of the attendants, from Dur Sharrukin (Khorsabad), B.

The Apadana Palace, northern stairway, showing a Persian followed by a Mede soldier in traditional costume

MEDIAN EMPIRE - The Apadana Palace, northern stairway (detail) - ancient Century BCE bas-relief shows a Mede soldier in traditional Mede costume (behind Persian soldier)

Arte Persa.

Pergamon Museum - Berlin, from Susa, an ancient city of the Elamite, Persian and Parthian empires of Iran. It is located in the lower Zagros Mountains about 250 km east of the Tigris River, between the Karkheh and Dez Rivers.

"Goes for about $10 million.... the ancient Assyrian artifact rested for thousands of years in the remains of the temple of Ishtar, about 150 miles outside of Baghdad. It was discovered in 1913." Shannon Nakamoto on her looting history blogspot

"Goes for about $10 million.... the ancient Assyrian artifact rested for thousands of years in the remains of the temple of Ishtar, about 150 miles outside of Baghdad. It was discovered in 1913." Shannon Nakamoto on her looting history blogspot

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