Game board with two pieces and a dice

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400.000–350.000 v. Chr.

Zwei britische Faustkeile

A picture of two axe heads
Hoxne, Suffolk, England
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2600–2400 v. Chr.

Das Königliche Spiel von Ur

Game board with two pieces and a dice
Ur (das heutige Tell el-Muqayyar), Irak, Asien
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645–635 v. Chr.

Relief einer Löwenjagd

Alabaster wall panel showing lion hunt.
Nordwest-Palast, Ninive (in der Nähe des heutigen Mosul), Irak, Asien
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447–432 v. Chr.


Sculptures from the east pediment of the Parthenon
Athen, Griechenland
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196 v. Chr.

Der Stein von Rosette

The Rosetta Stone
Fort Saint Julien, El-Rashid (Rosette), Ägypten, Afrika
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Um 250 n. Chr.

Doppelseitiges Amaravatirelief

A relief from Amaravati, India depicting people and animals
Amaravati, Indien
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Frühes 7. Jh.

Der Helm aus Sutton Hoo

Gold warrior helmet turned brown over time.
Sutton Hoo, Suffolk, England
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Hoa Hakananai'a

Hoa Hakananai'a sculpture made of basalt.
Wahrscheinlich Rano Kao, Osterinsel, Polynesien
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Die David-Vasen

Two blue and white porcelain vases
Jingdezhen, Provinz Jiangxi, China, Asien
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Das Reliquiar des Heiligen Dorns

A reliquary made of gold and encrusted with sapphires and rubies.
Paris, Frankreich
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Mosaik einer doppelköpfigen Schlange

A mosaic double headed serpent
Mexiko, Mittelamerika
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Um 1545–1550

Schale mit blauen und weißen Verzierungen

Footed bowl with blue and white decoration
Iznik, Bursa, Marmara Region, Türkei
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Mechanische Galeone

A gilt figurine of a ship
Augsburg, Bayern, Deutschland
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16. Jh. – 19. Jh.


Steel coloured Samurai suit and helmet with blue detail.
Japan, Asien
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Um 1650–1750


A white circular jar
Korea, Asien
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Mitte des 19. Jh.

Hemd eines Kriegers

An Indigenous warrior shirt from Canada with long sleeves and decorative patterns on the shoulder and back
Alberta, Kanada
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Von Suffragetten geprägter Penny

A coin defaced with a stamp proclaiming 'Votes for Women'
London, England
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Skulptur mit dem Titel Baum des Lebens

A metal sculpture of a tree and a bird made entirely of weapons
Maputo, Mosambik, Afrika
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