Ivan Turbinca

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Hilt of a Viking Sword - Found at Hedeby, Denmark, 9th c.

Hilt of a Viking Sword C, Hedeby, Denmark. Weapons and armour were huge status symbols. Vikings gave their ornate swords names like Legbiter but when a warrior died in battle his sword was ritually killed too – bent double, and interred with him.

Statua equestre di Marco Aurelio, 176 d.C, bronzo dorato, Musei Capitolini, Roma, una copia è collocata in piazza del Campidoglio.

Statua equestre di Marco Aurelio, 176 d.C, bronzo dorato, Musei Capitolini, Roma, una copia è collocata in piazza del Campidoglio.

- Bajorrelieve del Palacio de Sargón ll . 710-705 a.C. Kkorsabad , Iraq

Figure in a procession of tribute-bearers. The turban on his head and the style of his hair and beard identify him as someone from the west of the empire, probably the Syrian coast or Turkey. BCE, from the Palace of Sargon II, Khorsabad, Iraq.

Human–headed winged lion (lamassu)   Date: 883–859 B.C. (Neo–Assyrian period, reign of Ashurnasirpal II) Location: Excavated at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), northern Mesopotamia Medium: Alabaster (gypsum)

Human–headed winged lion (lamassu) Date: B. (Neo–Assyrian period, reign of Ashurnasirpal II) Location: Excavated at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), northern Mesopotamia Medium: Alabaster (gypsum)

Horse head, gilded silver, 4th century AD, Sassanid art. Found in Kerman, Iran.Photo taken by Jastrow at the Louvre, France.

Horse Head of Gilded Silver -- Century CE -- Iran, Sassanid Period -- Discovered in Kerman, Iran. Photo Credit: Jastrow -- Belonging to The Louvre.