A Lynx; A Griffin; Unknown; England; about 1250 - 1260; Pen-and-ink drawings tinted with body color and translucent washes on parchment; Leaf: 21 x 15.7 cm (8 1/4 x 6 3/16 in.); Ms. 100, fol. 26; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California
9th-7th C. BCE. Sphinx wearing a conical cap, 1 forepaw atop a lotus blossom, 1 raised to a sacred Tree. Found at the Assyrian Fort Shalmaneser in Nimrud. High Relief Ivory Plaque made by Phoenicians. British Museum.
PHOENICIA, Marathos, 3rd Century BC. Silver Tetradrachm (16.94 gm). Dated year 37 (223/2) BC. Turreted head of Tyche right / ΜΑΡΑΘΙNΩΝ, Marathos seated left on pile of shields, holding aphlaston and filleted branch; date in Phoenician characters below.
Thoth, Egypt - credited with the creation of a number of branches of knowledge (law, magic, philosophy, religion, science, and writing). An infallible judge capable of rendering completely just decisions. The Greeks admired him so greatly that they credited him as the originator of all knowledge on earth and in the heavens. http://www.ancient.eu/Thoth/