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Detail of Aboriginal shield

Detail of Aboriginal shield

Found in many cultures from many ages around the world, the Green Man is often related to natural vegetative deities. It is primarily interpreted as a symbol of rebirth, representing the cycle of growth each spring. Some[1][2] speculate that the mythology of the Green Man developed independently in the traditions of separate ancient cultures and evolved into the wide variety of examples found throughout history..... en.wikipedia.org/...

Have a look at this Green Man Garden Ornament Toad page from the Green Man Garden Ornaments department at Marble Inspiration

In ancient Egypt, lapis lazuli was a favorite stone for amulets and ornaments such as scarabs; it was also used in ancient Mesopotamia by the Sumerians, Akkadians, Assyrians, and Babylonians for seals and jewelry. In the Epic of Gilgamesh; the oldest known story in human history, lapis lazuli is referenced several times. Lapis jewelry has been found at excavations of the Predynastic Egyptian site Naqada (3300–3100 BC), and powdered lapis was used as eyeshadow by Cleopatra.

Valuable Rare Natural 8mm Lapis lazuli bead BEADS 7 Seven Rosary NECKLACE -Real

In ancient Egypt, lapis lazuli was a favorite stone for amulets and ornaments such as scarabs; also used for seals and jewelry.

ancient gold-pendant, Peru

Machu Picchu: Wonder of the World

The ancient Greeks and their love for the leaf and in their society these wreath-like headpieces were used as an adornment that would indicate the wearer’s station in life, occupation or social standing.

When Nature Calls

A golden wreath of finely crafted olive branches and ring from the burial of an Odrysian aristocrat found at the Golyamata Mogila, situated between the villages of Zlatinitsa and Malomirovo in the Yambol region, Bulgaria. Dated to the mid century BC.

Advanced dentistry techniques allowed Native Americans to inset gemstones to their teeth as far back as 2,500 years ago. The early dentists used a drill-like device with a hard stone such as obsidian, which is capable of puncturing bone. The ornamental stones - including jade - were attached with an adhesive made out of natural resins such as plant sap, which was mixed with other chemicals and crushed bones.

Gem-studded teeth show skill of ancient dentists

Sophisticated dentistry allowed Native Americans to add bling to their teeth as far back as years ago, a new study says. Ancient peoples of southern North America went to “dentists"—among the.

Carving in 'relief'. The bird stands out more than the background leaves to show depth.

Carving in 'relief'. The bird stands out more than the background leaves to show depth.

Scarabaus Atlas: the natural history of the insects of India

Scarabaeus Atlas - Natural history of the insects of India 1800 - Edward Donovan

Ancient spirals worldwide

Ten remarkable similarities that clearly offer proof prehistoric civilizations shared a universal knowledge.

Roman Gold and Stone Amuletic Bracelet, c. 1st-3rd Century AD The gold bracelet in the form of a bangle, oval in section, each end wound spirally along the hoop, with seven amulets or beads, including an amber bead, a carnelian phallic pendant with gold mount, a spherical banded onyx bead, a pointed agate pendant suspended from a gold loop, an amber bead with drilled detail, a rock crystal pendant with gold mount, and a hematite pendant.

archaicwonder: “Roman Gold and Stone Amuletic Bracelet, c. Century AD The gold bracelet in the form of a bangle, oval in section, each end wound spirally along the hoop, with seven amulets or.

venus of willendorf The venus of Willendorf was once covered with red ochre, and presumably it was removed during the process of 'cleaning up' for display in a museum. Here we can see traces left, especially in the depressions left in the head ornamentation, and in the grooves outlining parts of the figurine. Photo(left): Antl-Weiser (2008a) Photo (right): Don Hitchcock 2008, Canon Source: Original in the Vienna Natural History Museum

venus of willendorf Photos below by Don Hitchcock 2008 Source: Original in the Vienna Natural History Museum

Viking Gold Mounted Crystal Pendant, 9th-11th Century ADA pendant comprising a piriform natural crystal pebble bead in a sheet gold sheath with punched pellets to the borders, ring-and-dot motifs, punched triangles with a pellet to each angle; wire...

archaicwonder: “Viking Gold Mounted Crystal Pendant, Century ADA pendant comprising a piriform natural crystal pebble bead in a sheet gold sheath with punched pellets to the borders, ring-and-dot motifs, punched triangles with a pellet to.

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