Naqsh-i-Rustam, located in modern day Iran.
At least three thousand years old, Naqsh-i-Rustam was a zoroastrian temple complex containing four tombs of Achaemenid kings who ruled over ancient Persia. Reliefs and royal inscriptions from the Sassanid period can be found here as well.

"Footprint of the Buddha with Dharmachakra and triratna, 1st century CE, Gandhāra"

"Footprint of the Buddha with Dharmachakra and triratna, 1st century CE, Gandhāra"

One of the Frescoes found in the Minoan ruins of Akrotiri, on the small Greek island of Santorini in the Aegean Sea. 

One of the Frescoes found in the Minoan ruins of Akrotiri, on the small Greek island of Santorini in the Aegean Sea. 

Excavation at Taxila, Pakistan.
Pretty epic.

Excavation at Taxila, Pakistan.

Pretty epic.

The great and ancient ruins of Mohenjo-Daro, part of a vast and powerful civilization which dominated the Indus river valley thousands of years ago. While Incredibly sophisticated city builders, distinct gaps in the archeological record means we know extremely little of what must have been one of the first great epochs of human civilization.

The great and ancient ruins of Mohenjo-Daro, part of a vast and powerful civilization which dominated the Indus river valley thousands of years ago. While Incredibly sophisticated city builders, distinct gaps in the archeological record means we know extremely little of what must have been one of the first great epochs of human civilization.

A photo of the Eanna district of Uruk (top), one of the oldest and greatest cities of the ancient Sumerian world, contrasted with an artist’s depiction of Uruk 5,000 years ago (bottom).

As you can see, clearly something went wrong. 

A five thousand year old Sumerian beer recipe and rationing table.
Beer was often used as a form of pay for the Sumerian workforce. 

A five thousand year old Sumerian beer recipe and rationing table.

Beer was often used as a form of pay for the Sumerian workforce. 

Miscellaneous latin medical and herbal texts, 11th century England, originally from St. Augustine’s abbey in Canterbury.

Miscellaneous latin medical and herbal texts, 11th century England, originally from St. Augustine’s abbey in Canterbury.

The Winged Victory of Samothrace

The Winged Victory of Samothrace

Paleolithic carvings of a mammoth and some sort of bird.

Paleolithic carvings of a mammoth and some sort of bird.

The Ishango Bone.
The grooves on the handle of this 20,000 year old tool have been theorized to indicate paleolithic knowledge of complex mathematical concepts, or it could just be for easier grip.
Either way its a work of genius.

The Ishango Bone.

The grooves on the handle of this 20,000 year old tool have been theorized to indicate paleolithic knowledge of complex mathematical concepts, or it could just be for easier grip.

Either way its a work of genius.

Ancient sacred site known as the ‘Fort of Kings’ found in Tara, Ireland.
The hill of Tara is an archeological site in County Meath which was once the seat of the high kings of Ireland.

Ancient sacred site known as the ‘Fort of Kings’ found in Tara, Ireland.

The hill of Tara is an archeological site in County Meath which was once the seat of the high kings of Ireland.

A megalithic monument found at Göbekli Tepe.

A megalithic monument found at Göbekli Tepe.

The excavation of Göbekli Tepe in southern Turkey.
The site has been dated back as far as 9000 B.C., making it an incredibly ancient and rare find, predating the “first” human civilizations in places like Sumer by several thousand years.
Makes you think.

The excavation of Göbekli Tepe in southern Turkey.

The site has been dated back as far as 9000 B.C., making it an incredibly ancient and rare find, predating the “first” human civilizations in places like Sumer by several thousand years.

Makes you think.

Ruins at Petra, Jordan, on the path towards the fabled monastery.

Ruins at Petra, Jordan, on the path towards the fabled monastery.