Detail, Moabite Stone
A detail of the Moabite Stone, an ancient tablet dating to around 850 BCE, written by Mesha, the king of Moab (modern Jordan). (Louvre Museum, Paris)
The Moabite Stone, an ancient tablet dating to around 850 BCE, written by Mesha, the king of Moab (modern Jordan). (Louvre Museum, Paris)
Stone Circles at The Hunnfelt
View of the nine stone circles at The Hunnfelt in Østfold, Norway. Dating from c. 500 BCE to c. 900 CE.
Stone Tablet of Queen Yaba
This stone tablet was found in a niche into the right-hand wall of the space leading to the burial chamber of Tomb II (one of the vaulted burial chambers of the so-called Queens' Tombs inside the North-West Palace at Nimrud). The cuneiform...
Stone Spheres, Jade Museum, San Jose, Costa Rica.
Stone Turtle, Karakorum
A stone turtle at Karakorum, Mongolia, from the khan's palace there. The city was made capital of the Mongol Empire in 1235 CE by Ogedei Khan (r. 1229-1242 CE).
Rufus Stone, New Forest
The Rufus stone (now a metal plaque) which marks the spot in the New Forest, England where William II of England (r. 1087-1100 CE) died in a hunting accident.
Minoan Stone Vases
A range of stone vessels from Minoan Crete, 15th century BCE. (Archaeological Museum of Herakllion, Crete).
Olmec Stone Head, La Venta
An Olmec colossal stone head in basalt from La Venta, c. 1200-400 BCE. Although all wear the hat or headdress worn during war and the Mesoamerican ballgame, each of these massive heads has unique features which suggests they depict specific...
A stone with inscriptions from Paikuli Tower
The inscriptions on this stone mention the name of the Sassanian king Narseh and they were written in middle Persian and Parthian languages. Sassanid period, around 300 CE. From Paikuli tower, modern Sulaimaniya Governorate, Iraq. (The Sulaimaniya...