Signet ring Reign of Akhenaten, ca. 1353–1323 B.C., Egypt | The ring bezel is decorated with the royal device of two cartouches topped by ostrich plumes. The cartouches frame dancing figures of Bes, a minor god who frightened away demons and killed snakes and other harmful animals. Bes was closely associated with women in labor and with small children, and use of his image on this ring suggests that it belonged to a queen.
The Grand Circle Just as every point along the equator is 6,215 miles from both the North and South Poles, every point along this circle of ancient sites is 6,215 miles from two axis points on Earth. Many ancient sites such as the Ziggurut of Ur, the Pyramids of Giza, and the cities of Petra and Persepolis lie along this 'grand circle'. (The equator in ancient times?)
This is one of the mysterious fossilized humanoid skull found in Africa in 2011. Although the external size and the brain cavity size of this skull are similar to those of the modern human, it is actually 18 million years old.
In the Sahara Desert in Egypt lie the oldest known astronomically aligned stones in the world: Nabta. Over one thousand years before the creation of Stonehenge, people built a stone circle and other structures on the shoreline of a lake that has long since dried up. Over 6,000 years ago, stone slabs three meters high were dragged over a kilometer to create the site. Shown above is one of the stones that remains. Little is known about the ultimate purpose of Nabta