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King Enmetena's Foundation Stone
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King Enmetena's Foundation Stone

Pivot stone with inscription of the king Enmetena of Lagash. Circa 2340 BCE. (The Pergamon Museum, Berlin).
Stone Weight from Sippar
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Stone Weight from Sippar

The inscription, unusually for a weight, is cut in reverse. It mentions that this stone weight was dedicated to the temple of Shamash, the sun god, at Sippar. It precisely gives the weight as 10 mina, 15 shekels, a little more than 5 kilograms...
Duck Stone Weight from Nimrud
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Duck Stone Weight from Nimrud

This stone weight, which weighs 30 minas (about 15 kilograms) was found in the north-west palace at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), northern Mesopotamia, Iraq. It had been deposited there as booty. Babylonian, reign of Eriba-Marduk, circa 770 BCE...
Stone for harvest offerings
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Stone for harvest offerings

The stone Kernos for food offerings of the collected harvest, the Minoan settlement of Malia, Crete (1650-1450 BCE).
Stone Mask, Teotihuacan
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Stone Mask, Teotihuacan

A stone mask from Teotihuacan, 250-600 CE. (St. Louis Art Museum, Missouri)
Stone Vessels from Tel Kabri
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Stone Vessels from Tel Kabri

Some of the stone vessels found at Tel Kabri in 1956. These vessels are from the Wadi Rabah material culture which inhabited Tel Kabri and the surrounding area from 4500–3500 BCE. These objects are now on display in the Israel Museum.
Carved Stone Showing an Ox
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Carved Stone Showing an Ox

This stone shows an ox; a bullock castrated to make it more docile and easier to control. Oxen were vital to farmers. They were used to pull plows, harrows, and heavy loads. From East Lomond Hill, Scotland, 6th to 8th century CE. (National...
Stone Mould for Axes & Bronze Axe from Ancient Ireland
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Stone Mould for Axes & Bronze Axe from Ancient Ireland

This stone mould was used for making flat and flanged axes; it was found at Crannong, Loughscur, Co. Leitrim, Ireland. The bronze axe was found at Lisboy, Co. Meath, Ireland. Both date back to 2500-1700 BCE. (National Museum of Ireland-Archaeology...
Decorated Stone from Ancient Ireland
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Decorated Stone from Ancient Ireland

This decorated stone was found at Kilwarden, Co. Kildare, Ireland. 2500-1700 BCE. (National Museum of Ireland-Archaeology, Dublin, Republic of Ireland)
King Stone, Rollright Stones
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King Stone, Rollright Stones

Part of the Rollright Stones complex, the King Stone is a solitary weathered monolith dated to 2nd millennium BCE.