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Image of the Egyptian God Seth, taken up by the Rammesids of the New Kingdom as a patron deity.

Image of the Egyptian God Seth, taken up by the Rammesids of the New Kingdom as a patron deity. The capital of Piramesses was founded by Ramses II in the Delta on the site of the Hyskos stronghold during the Intermediate Period, Avaris.

A marble eye from the prow of a Greek trireme.

Mark Cartwright explores the halls of the Piraeus Archaeological Museum and reveals the incredible collection Greek history that is held within its walls.

Etruscan Votive Statuette    Terracotta    400-300 BC    Worshippers with physical ailments appeased the gods with small terracotta models of the afflicted body part. These models were presented with a prayer, which was either a request for healing, or a post-cure expression of gratitude. Religion and medicine were closely linked in the ancient world.

Etruscan Votive Statuette Terracotta BC Worshippers with physical ailments appeased the gods with small terracotta models of the afflicted body part. These models were presented with a prayer,.

etruscan amphora    the two eyes on this amphora ward off evil. the snakes symbolize contact with the underworld, the dolphins regeneration and the hare stands for fertility or a new life. 540-530 BCE, italy. exhibition on etruscan jewellery at the rijksmuseum van oudheden in leiden, the netherlands

Etruscan amphora the two EYES on this amphora to ward off evil, the snakes symbolize eternity the dolphins regeneration and the hare stands for fertility. Exhibition on Etruscan art at the Rijks museum Van Oudheden in Leiden, the Netherlands

A hummingbird's tongue.

Microscopic shot of a hummingbird's tongue. They lick the nectar with fringed, forked tongue. Capillary action along the fringe of their tongue helps draw nectar up into their throats so they can swallow.