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Necklace pendants and beads  Period:late Old Babylonian Date:ca. 17th–16th century B.C. Geography:Mesopotamia, said to be from Dilbat Culture:Babylonian Medium:Gold Dimensions:5/16 in. (0.9 cm)

Necklace pendants and beads Metropolitan Museum Period: late Old Babylonian Date: ca. Geography: Mesopotamia, said to be from Dilbat Culture: Babylonian Medium: Gold

Painted antelope on a 5000-year-old “Ninavite 5” jar found in Northern Mesopotamia. Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.

Painted antelope on a “Ninavite jar found in Northern Mesopotamia. Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.

The oldest vampire legends are from Mesopotamia. Excavated evidence in the form of pottery shards which were carved to tell the tales of vampires suggest existence of a cannibalistic, blood drinking vampire demon, Lilith or Lilitu. Persian, Babylonian, Hebrew & Jewish tales indicate she was the first wife of Adam who left him to become a demon leader. She subsisted on the blood of newborns and their mothers.  Sumerian vampire legends cite a reference to a similar vampire devil named Gallu.

The oldest vampire legends are from Mesopotamia. Excavated evidence in the form of pottery shards which were carved to tell the tales of vampires suggest existence of a cannibalistic, blood drinking vampire demon, Lilith or Lilitu. Persian, Babylonian, He

Medical Instruments - Ency. Britannica 1771 b by AndyBrii, via Flickr

Copperplate engraving from the First Edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, or Dictionary of the Arts and Sciences, founded in 1768 and printed in Volume

Set de traqueotomía (Amsterdam, 1860)

1880 tracheotomy set - knife, probe and forcepts, 2 wound retractors, 2 silver tracheotomy tubes with cannula and locking mechanism

Plaque with two male figures supporting a roller  Period:Old Babylonian Date:ca. 2000–1600 B.C. Geography:Mesopotamia Culture:Babylonian Medium:Bronze Dimensions:4 x 4 1/8 in. (10.2 x 10.5 cm)

Plaque with two male figures supporting a roller Period:Old Babylonian Date:ca. Geography:Mesopotamia Culture:Babylonian Medium:Bronze x 4 in.

Male figure  Period:Old Babylonian Date:ca. 18th century B.C. Geography:Mesopotamia Culture:Babylonian Medium:Bronze Dimensions:1.61 x 1.69 in. (4.09 x 4.29 cm)

Male figure Period:Old Babylonian Date:ca. Geography:Mesopotamia Culture:Babylonian Medium:Bronze x in.

This castle home houses about 14,000 artifacts including the cuneiform tablets from Mesopotamia which dates back to 2300 BC, vivid works of arts and crafts as well as ceramic decorative tiles from different parts of the world, which Mercer acquired in his travel. Fonthill showcases hundreds of 19th century European and American prints and drawings. Carpets, draperies, bed linens, and clothing are kept as short term special exhibits and cannot be viewed on a regular house tour.

This castle home houses about 14,000 artifacts including the cuneiform tablets from Mesopotamia which dates back to 2300 BC, vivid works of arts and crafts as well as ceramic decorative tiles from different parts of the world, which Mercer acquired in his travel. Fonthill showcases hundreds of 19th century European and American prints and drawings. Carpets, draperies, bed linens, and clothing are kept as short term special exhibits and cannot be viewed on a regular house tour.

Large working model showing movement of bones of the middle ear, 19th century (© Wellcome Images):

Large working model showing movement of bones of the middle ear, century (© Wellcome Images):

Roller  Period:Old Babylonian Date:ca. 18th century B.C. Geography:Mesopotamia Culture:Babylonian Medium:Bronze Dimensions:2.6 in. (6.6 cm)

Roller Period:Old Babylonian Date:ca. Geography:Mesopotamia Culture:Babylonian Medium:Bronze in.

Plaque with winged sphinx  Period:     Neo-Assyrian Date:     ca. 9th–8th century B.C. Geography:     Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu) Culture:     Assyrian Medium:     Ivory

Plaque with winged sphinx Period: Neo-Assyrian Date: ca. Geography: Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu) Culture: Assyrian Medium: Ivory Dimensions: x x in. x 5 x cm) Classification: Ivory/Bone

6,500-Year-Old 'Noah' Skeleton Discovered in Museum Basement - Yahoo News Philippines

6,500-Year-Old 'Noah' Skeleton Discovered in Museum Basement

The human remains inside a wooden museum box were originally discovered in 1929 at the Ur site in Iraq. Scientists have dubbed the skeleton "Noah," as the perhaps man likely lived after a massive flood occurred at the site.

19th century enema. I know I'd love to have some metal shoved up my butt

A collection of antique medical, surgical and dental instruments. Photographs and articles illuminate a history of medicine for doctors, historians or collectors.

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