ANCIENT ART.  Ancient Greek painting, Achilles and Penthesella on the Plain of Troy, with Athena, Aphrodite and Eros.

Ancient Greek painting, Achilles and Penthesella on the Plain of Troy, with Athena, Aphrodite and Eros. I chose this piece because it is a classic example of greek painting and tells an important story.

Prehistoric cave painting- 35,000 years ago.  -Animals were important for very basic reasons in this time period. They were used for food, clothes, tools, and most interactions between them and humans remained primal.  -Depicted as flat, basic earth tones, usually through daily life scenes, such as the hunters above.

The Altamira cave paintings

Earliest evidence of bow and arrow use is found in eastern Spain rock carvings. This painting in a southwestern France cave complex dates back to BCE and shows hunters' use of bows and arrows during the Stone Age.

Wings of Stone--This heron petroglyph is located in an isolated and rarely visited area in the Colorado Plateau, so it has not suffered any vandalism. It has  about an 8 ft. length and a 6ft. wingspan

Ancient Pueblo-anasazi Rock Art Wings of Stone--This heron petroglyph is located in an isolated and rarely visited area, so it has not suffered any vandalism.

Paleolithic hand stencils from the cave at Lascaux, France. 25-30,000 years old.

These paleolithic hand stencils from La Cueva de las Manos ( spanish for cave of hands (Santa Cruz, Argentina). The cave paintings date from to years ago.

Cave paintings are absolutely fascinating. This one is just gorgeous. Humans…

Primitive And Descriptive Cave Paintings

Original Cave Art Original Acrylic Wildlife Paintings and Primitive Cave Art Paintings by Laurel Barbieri - The Primitive Wildlife and Cave Art of

#Lascaux  --  Ancient Paleolithic paintings in Lascaux (Southwest France.)  This cave art is located near the village of Montignac.  Dates to around 12,000 BCE.

See real cave art. Ancient Paleolithic paintings in Lascaux, south west of France. This cave art is located near the village of Montignac in the Dordogne. Dates to around BC.

This petroglyph from Siberia is dated to around 5000 BCE.

This petroglyph from Siberia is dated to around 5000 BCE. (It reminds me of legends of many-headed demons from the Ramayana, though Ravana had ten heads. And also of Tilak's theory of an Arctic source for the Vedas).

Why 3,300-year-old sculpture of  legendary Egyptian beauty Queen Nefertiti was the first woman to be airbrushed.

Why legendary Egyptian beauty Queen Nefertiti was the first woman to be airbrushed

Why sculpture of legendary Egyptian beauty Queen Nefertiti was the first woman to be airbrushed. Egyptian royalty was always made too look like the ideal.

Meteor Shaman, San Rafael Swell, SE Utah; photo by John Mumaw

photo by John Mumaw.[Pictograph depicts a shaman holding a snake as spirit images fly about.

Mosaics from the 2nd century BC that were recently discovered in the ancient Greek city of Zeugma, located in the present-day Gaziantep in southern Turkey. The excavation of the ancient city of Zeugma, near the town of Nizip in Gaziantep Province, has uncovered some remnants of sculptures, coins, mosaics and more. Most of this year’s work took place on a hill known as Belkıs Tepe. “We found some parts of cult-related sculptures on Belkıs Tepe

2,000-Year-Old Mosaics Uncovered In Turkey Before Being Lost To Flooding

Beautiful uncovered Mosaic from Greece. Zeugma (Turquia) 2000 years old Mosaic from Bri

The Orkney "Wife" was found in at the golf links at Noltland on the Island of Westray in 2009 by Archaeologist Jakob Kainz in a midden (old rubbish tip) filled with the brittle bones of deer, cattle and fish. Made from Old Red Sandstone from the island of Eday, the venus like figurine is the only known Neolithic carving of a human form to have been discovered in Scotland.

The Orkney "Wife" Venus Age: Around BCE Material: Red Sandstone Found: Island of Westray (Scotland) in 2009 Present Location: Westray Heritage Centre Width: Depth:

6. Egyptians; left one is wearing a Hemhemet crown and the one on the right is wearing a War Crown.

A Study of the Statue of Amenhemhatankh

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