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 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.
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.
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...
Utu-Hegal's Stone Monument
The cuneiform inscriptions on this fragment of a stone monument mention the name of Utu-Hegal, k King of Uruk. 2125 BCE, from Ur, Mesopotamia, Iraq. (The British Museum).
A Stone Bowl with Two Inscriptions
This stone bowl has two sets of cuneiform inscriptions. The first one says that the bowl was booty brought to Mesopotamia from Magan (modern Sultanate of Oman) by the Akkadian king Naram-Sin (2254-2218 BCE). The second inscription mentions...
Stone Calf from Late Uruk Era
There is a hole on the back of this stone calf for vertical posts or other attachments. Late Uruk period, 3300-3000 BCE, from Ur, Mesopotamia, Iraq. (The British Museum).
Roman Epigraphic Stone from Hungary
A Roman epigraphic stone found in the ancient town of Brigetio, which was located in the Roman province of Pannonia superior. (This is present-day Komárom, Hungary.) Transcription: D(is) M(anibus) / C(aio) Iul(io) Candidiano / q(ui...