Archaeological Museum of Mycenae:
From the museum:
Women of the Mycenaean world:
The role that women played in the Mycenaean world is suggested through iconography, many precious and household objects as well as Linear B tablets.Specialisation such as the textile industry and corn grinding but also many other skills involved in domestic economy were undertaken by women who were either slaves or tied workers. Women who presumably belonged to the upper class were directly involved in royal activities, while many fine pieces of personal adornment were made to satisfy their female coquetry. The goddesses with their Minoan dress, the venerable priestesses but also the vast number of figures and figurines reveal the important role women played in religious activities and consequently their special social status.
Scythian Crown. Between the 7th and 3rd centuries B.C., the Scythians moved back and forth across the territory of Ukraine as fierce warriors and nomads. Archeological sites have yielded real and mythical animal-style art in white and yellow metals. Strong Greek influences are found in artifacts discovered in the region of the Black Sea between the 7th and 2nd centuries B.C.
( T H E T I T A N S )"She [Gaia the Earth] lay with Ouranos (Sky) and bare deep-swirling Okeanos, Koios and Krios and Hyperion and Iapetos, Theia and Rhea, Themis and Mnemosyne and gold-crowned Phoibe and lovely Tethys. After them was born Kronos the wily, youngest and most terrible of her children." - Hesiod(requested by the lovely asriels)
The village of Geyre (near Karacasu, Nazilli in Western Anatolia district of Aydin) is situated on the location of former “Aphrodisias”.It had witnessed Roman and Christian Byzantine settlements, and local inhabitants have used archeological stones as part of their houses.The only discernible structures are the Baths of Hadrian,the Stadium,the Temple, and the Odeon.
The Kargaly Diadem
A Gold Diadem with Turquoise, Carnelian and Coral, 2nd century BC - 1st century AD, Almaty, Kazakhstan
The Kargaly Diadem was buried in a pit on the southern edge of the steppe in the northern foothills of the Tianshan mountains some 2000 years ago. This was a period when the Han Empire of China was seeking to increase its hold over the western borderlands and it is in that context, and the fluctuating rivalries of local tribes, that the Kargaly diadem is to be understood. Chinese iconography figures prominently on the diadem which may have been a diplomatic gift from the Han imperial court. However, technological details suggest that it was produced within the western borderlands beyond China.
Happy Earth Day
The newly dated cave paintings—perhaps the world’s oldest—are “evidence that Neanderthals were not a distinct species,” one expert says.
Uludağ’ın Resimli Kayaları: Uludağ kaya resimleri Marmara Denizi çevresinde daha önce bilinmeyen bir kültürün izlerini yansıtırken arkeoloji dünyasında bu yöndeki araştırmalara da ivme kazandırmaya aday gibi görünüyor…
Homo sapiens evolved about 200-150,000 years ago in Africa, but our story as a species stretches back much further than that with early human ancestors. And the evolution of Homo sapiens is itself a tangled tale, full of unanswered questions and gothic family melodrama. Here are a few facts you may not know about the human evolutionary story.