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.

Precolumbian double-headed sculpture, found in the area surrounding the Gulf Coast of Mexico

"Remojadas Double-Faced, Triple-Eyed Head" Culture: Pre-Columbian, Classic period of the Veracruz, Mexico Date:

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.

Cave paintings are absolutely fascinating. This one is just gorgeous. Humans have always had a streak of artistic talent.                                                                                                                                                      More

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

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.

Taureau androcéphale ailé vers 713 av. J.-C Palais de Sargon II Iraq De face, visage et buste et ses pattes (avec sabots) De profil le flanc, et les pattes

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)

Ancient Greek mosaic recently uncovered in Zeugma, Turkey, 2000 years old.

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

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).

Meteor Shaman, San Rafael Swell, SE Utah; photo by John Mumaw.[Pictograph depicts a shaman holding a snake as spirit images fly about. JE]

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

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