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Archaeologists discover severed hands in Egyptian palace ruins. A team of archaeologists unearthed the 3600 year-old bones of 16 severed hands from four pits within what is believed to be a royal Hyksos compound. Austrian archaeologist Manfred Bietak, who is leading the excavations in the ancient city of Avaris, told the journal Egyptian Archaeology that the severed hands appeared to be the first evidence to support tales in ancient Egyptian writings and art of soldiers cutting off right…

Archaeologists discover severed hands in Egyptian palace ruins. A team of archaeologists unearthed the 3600 year-old bones of 16 severed hands from four pits within what is believed to be a royal Hyksos compound. Austrian archaeologist Manfred Bietak, who is leading the excavations in the ancient city of Avaris, told the journal Egyptian Archaeology that the severed hands appeared to be the first evidence to support tales in ancient Egyptian writings and art of soldiers cutting off right…

Description in comments below. Perhaps a representation of an underworld scene, or  a real-life ritual scene mimicking the underworld of Xibalba.

Description in comments below. Perhaps a representation of an underworld scene, or a real-life ritual scene mimicking the underworld of Xibalba.

Göbeklitepe- Urfa, 9600 BC (11.600 years ago) photography: Erdinç Bakla (2012)

Göbeklitepe- Urfa, 9600 BC (11.600 years ago) photography: Erdinç Bakla (2012)

Ah Maxam (active mid-/late eighth century) Late Classic Maya Vicinity of Naranjo, Petén region, Guatemala  Water-Lily Vase, A.D. 750/800  Ceramic and pigment 24 x 15 cm (9.5 x 6 in.)

Ah Maxam (active mid-/late eighth century) Late Classic Maya Vicinity of Naranjo, Petén region, Guatemala Water-Lily Vase, A.D. 750/800 Ceramic and pigment 24 x 15 cm (9.5 x 6 in.)

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September 4, 2014.  The first example of a rock engraving attributed to Neanderthals has been discovered in Gorham's Cave, Gibraltar. Dated at over 39,000 years old, it consists of a deeply impressed cross-hatching carved into rock.

First Neanderthal rock engraving found in Gibraltar: Abstract art older than thought?

September 4, 2014. The first example of a rock engraving attributed to Neanderthals has been discovered in Gorham's Cave, Gibraltar. Dated at over 39,000 years old, it consists of a deeply impressed cross-hatching carved into rock.

Hiroshima survivor drawing. So disturbing and devastating it must have been to have been there to witness people walking around like this...

Hiroshima survivor drawing. So disturbing and devastating it must have been to have been there to witness people walking around like this...

Ancient Egyptian Art | Egypt: An Introduction to Egyptian Art 2

Ancient Egyptian Art | Egypt: An Introduction to Egyptian Art 2

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