Large Pictures V

From the Israel Museum in Jerusalem . All pictures were taken in Nov. 2017 by H. Föll
The first set of large scale pictures shows objects from the Nahal Mishmar Hoard.
Texts can be found in the backbone an in the module "Israel Museum".
First the possibly most enigmatic objects: Hippopotamus ivory with an array of
holes that were drilled quite nicely. What that is good for, nobody seems to know.
     
Nahal Mishmar Hoard; ivory parts
     
Next we have the famous "crown". Except that it is rather a model of some enclosure, experts think.
Acepters, standards or mace heads follow - make your choice. They were the most numerous objects, it appears.
   
Nahal Mishmar; crown
 
Nahal Mishmar hoard; scepters
 
Nahal Mishmar hoard; scepters
 
Nahal Mishmar hoard; scepters
   
Here is a standard or whatever made from As / Sb bronze, note the silvery sheen.
 
Nahal Mishmar hoard; standard
       
The following picture shows weird stuff, more or less:
   
Nahal Mishmar hoard; weird things
     
The next set of pictures shows other objects of interest from the Israel museum in large size.
First the "usual" bronze objects:
   
 
Israel museum; bronze objects
   
     
Considering that Palestine was under Egyptian rule for quite some time in antiquity, it should come as no surprise
that typical Egyptian Kopeshes were found (called "scimitars" by the museum),
   
Israel museum; kopesh
     
Here we have tantalizing iron objects. They belong to the oldest big objects from the
9th century BC and before that I have seen so far.
   
Israel museum; very old iron
     

 
 
In what follows you find a few large-scale pictures of objects in the "Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte" (Halle, Germany).
First the famous Nebra sky disc and the Nebra swords.
   
Nebra sky disc
The famous Nebra sky disc
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Source: Photographed in the Museum in April. 2018
   
 
Nebra bronze swords
The Nebra bronze swords
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Source: Photographed in the Museum in April. 2018
   
The Landesmuseum is one of the few museums left that kept some of their old-fashioned (and often slightly corny)
pictures that are supposed to show you what things might have looked like. They are marvellous and really
tickle the imagination (in several directions). Here is one of an early (6000 BC ) female shaman:
   
 
Landesmuseum Halle
Woman from Bad Dürrenberg. (7000 - 6.600 BC); artists conception
Source: Photographed in the Museum in April. 2018
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Landesmuseum Halle
Stone tools. A lot of them
Source: Photographed in the Museum in April. 2018
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Landesmuseum Halle
How copper technology spread
Source: Photographed in the Museum in April. 2018
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Landesmuseum Halle
Bronze objects from around 2.000 - 1.600 BC
Source: Photographed in the Museum in April. 2018
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Landesmuseum Halle; Bronze swords
Bronze swords and shields from around the 8th - 9th century BC
Source: Photographed in the Museum in April. 2018
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© H. Föll (Iron, Steel and Swords script)