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Amplius lava me ab iniquitate mea
Et a peccato meo munda me
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  • Mirror of Reniseneb

    c.1810-1700 BC

    12th Dynasty, Middle Kingdom

    This mirror is inscribed with the name of Reniseneb who had a judicial title translated as “Great One of the Southern Tens.” Reniseneb’s coffin was discovered in 1910 during excavations by Howard Carter and his patron, Lord Carnarvon. It was at the bottom of the shaft of a pit tomb (CC25). Although the two chambers off this shaft had been robbed, the coffin and mummy of Reniseneb were untouched by thieves. Unfortunately, dampness had caused severe damage to both. This mirror was found in the wrappings over the chest of the mummy. A necklace and a shen amulet were found at the neck, and a small hippopotamus figurine  was found in the wrappings at the small of the mummy’s back.

    (Source: The Metropolitan Museum)

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  • Chacaltaya Mountain een van de bergen in Bolivia

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  • Beginning in 1938, Matthew Stirling, chief of the Smithsonian Bureau of American Ethnology, led eight National Geographic-sponsored expeditions to Tabasco and Veracruz in Mexico. He uncovered 11 colossal stone heads, evidence of the ancient Olmec civilization that had lain buried for 15 centuries. PHOTOGRAPH BY RICHARD HEWITT STEWART, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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  • Olmec Head at Tulsa Zoo 

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