Folder: Archaeology

The Palestine Exploration Fund’s Survey of Western Palestine was a multi-year survey of the region’s ancient remains as well as its contemporary peoples. Here, a surveyor and local assistant measure distances from a fixed point (1925, Palestine Exploration Fund)


After the disaster of Feb. 1, 2003, pieces of Columbia space shuttle debris are seen stored in a hangar at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida during accident investigation in 2003. More than 82,000 pieces of debris were recovered. Imaged released May 15, 2003 [NASA]


Divination Liver Model: Omen of siege, Caly, City of Mari, Mesopotamia, c. 2000BCE. Excavated by André Parrot in 1933.


A bronze reproducing the  "Liver of Piacenza", an animal liver engraved with the Etruscan names of the deities connected to each part of the organ. [Piacenza, Museo civico]  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported


Clay model of a sheep's liver used in Haruspicy, (liver divination) Babylonian Temple School,
c. 2000 B.C. [Wellcome Library, London]  Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International




Gertrude Bell num campo arqueológico alemão, Babilónia, 1909 (?).



T.E. Lawrence (in the middle) on an archaeological site at Carchemish, an important ancient independent city but also having been part of the Mitanni, Hittite and Neo Assyrian Empires,…