Minoan Stone Jug
A Minoan alabaster jug, Crete, 15th century BCE. (National Archaeological Museum, Athens)
A jumping weight carried by athletes in each hand in the long jump event to gain distance (date unknown). Olympia Archaeological Museum.
Gezer Boundary Stone
One of the boundary stones from the site of Tel Gezer in modern-day Israel. These stones are believed to have been installed at the site in the Roman-period.
Stone Coffin, Smyrna
This coffin was part of a larger necropolis in "Old Smyrna" (established in the 11th century BCE) and is believed to be from the 7th or 6th century BCE. The necropolis contained the remains of nobles who died after the attack of Alyattes...
Stone Mould from Nineveh
This mould was used to make small and cheap metal amulets. One is an image of demonic Lamashtu, to keep her away from women and their new-borne infants. From Nineveh, Northern Mesopotamia, Iraq. Neo-Assyrian Period, 800-612 BCE. (The British...
Building Stone from Hadrian's Wall
The inscription "LEG II AVG" is marked both on and below a military standard flanked by a goat and a Pegasus. It records the completion of building work by the 2nd legion Augusta. The Pegasus and Capricorn were the emblems of that legion...
This slab, later used a millstone, tells of the world's creation by Ptah, chief god of Memphis. The text is Archaic, and a preface claims that Shabaqo (Shabako) A Kushite King, had it copied from an ancient worm-eaten scroll in the temple...
Stone Foundation Tablet of Gudea
This tablet mentions the name of Gudea, ruler of Lagash, to commemorate restoration of the Temple of Nindara. Found below the pavement of the Temple of Nindara at Ur, Southern Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. Lagash II period. (The British Museum...
Miniature Stone Pagoda at Kinkakuji Temple
Kinkakuji Temple or the "Temple of the Golden Pavilion" was constructed in the 1390s CE as the retirement palace for Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu (r. 1368–1394 CE). It is surrounded by the waters of a calm pond, which contain several islands...
Scandinavian Stone Ship Burial
Early Scandinavian burial mound marked by stones laid out in a ship-pattern - a practice that was common in Scandinavia from the Bronze Age through the Viking Age. This particular one is situated in Anundshög, Västerås, Sweden, and dates...