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Stone Architecture at Tatev Monastery
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Stone Architecture at Tatev Monastery

Tatev Monastery was one of medieval Armenia's most important religious and cultural centers during the Middle Ages. It's renown for its stone architecture and location on a large basalt plateau near the Tatev village in Syunik Province in...
Unique Stone Architecture at Tatev Monastery
Image by James Blake Wiener

Unique Stone Architecture at Tatev Monastery

Tatev Monastery was one of medieval Armenia's most important religious and cultural centers during the Middle Ages. It's famous throughout the Caucasus for its stone architecture and location on a large basalt plateau near the Tatev village...
Armenian Cross-stone, Vagharshapat
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Armenian Cross-stone, Vagharshapat

A memorial Armenian cross-stone or khachkar, Vagharshapat, Armenia. 10th century CE.
Magdala Stone
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Magdala Stone

Carved stone found in the Magdala's synagogue.
Olive Press Stone
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Olive Press Stone

A stone from an olive press used to collect the oil from the pressed olives and pour it into a waiting receptacle. 6th-2nd century BCE, Saint Blaise, France.
Stone Seal from Gordion
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Stone Seal from Gordion

Stone Seal from Gordion (Gordium), the capital city of ancient Phrygia, in modern-day Turkey. First half of the 1st century BCE. (Museum of Archaeology, Istanbul, Turkey).
Urartian Stone Bull's Head
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Urartian Stone Bull's Head

This white stone bull's head was originally inlaid. It has an ornamented forelock. The artifact is socketed at the back, probably for an attachment to the corner of a seat (most likely an arm of the throne). There is a carved spiral pattern...
Stone-carved Medusa head from the temple of Apollo at Didyma
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Stone-carved Medusa head from the temple of Apollo at Didyma

This giant Medusa head was formerly part of a frieze on the architrave of the Apollo Temple at Didyma (Turkey).
Roman Stone-throwing Carroballista
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Roman Stone-throwing Carroballista

The carroballista was a Roman artillery weapon which used torsion to propel bolts or stones over several hundred metres. They were in use from the 3rd century BCE to the 4th century CE.
Olmec Stone Mask
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Olmec Stone Mask

Olmec Mask. Greenstone, 900-400 BCE. Mexico. This mask is too small to be worn on the face, therefore it could have been jewellery or part of a headdress. The Olmec ruled in Mexico from about 1400 to 400 BCE. They built the first cities...