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Remains of the Stargate Canoe
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Remains of the Stargate Canoe

This image showcases one of the few remains of a canoe found in the Caribbean. The ‘Stargate’ canoe, found in a blue hole—a large marine cavern--on the island of South San Andros in the Bahamas, represents only the tip of the canoe.

Gold earring featuring a skull with three dangles below it.
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Aztec Skull Earring, 16th Century

Featured in this image is a pair of Skull Earring created by the Aztec. They were believed to have been created around the time of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire beginning in the early 16th century.

Image of the Mahabodhi Temple: a stepped pyramid with round dome-shaped structure (stupa) on top
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Mahabodhi Temple

This photograph shows the Mahabodhi Temple complex. The temple is a part of Bodh Gaya a religious place in the Gaya District in Bihar that is one of the four and most important pilgrimages associated with the life of Gautama Buddha.

Broken fragment of stone monument with glyphs carved into it.
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Short Teaching Module: Maya Writing

In the period from 200 to 900 C.E, which scholars later labelled the Classic Period, the Maya developed the most complex writing system in the Americas, a script with nearly a thousand characters (termed “glyphs”) that represent concepts and sounds, which over the last fifty years has been largel

Small figure carved in jade
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Maya Deity-Face Jade Pendant, 7th-8th century

This small carved jade ornament, about 2 inches square, was most likely the central ornament on the paper headband of a Maya ruler.

Object with seated individual carved into it
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Maya Drinking Vessel with Seated Lord, 7th-8th century

This large ceramic vessel, made for drinking chocolate, shows a figure wearing a loincloth, necklace, and a large headdress that looks like the tail feathers of the quetzal bird.

Cup inscribed with a figure holding a ceremonial ax in one hand.
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Maya Vase with Mythological Scene, 7th-8th century

This drinking cup shows the aging Rain God Chank with a ceremonial ax in one hand and the other on a building that has split open.

Broken fragment of stone monument with glyphs carved into it.
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Maya Monument with glyphs, 4th-9th centuries

This stone monument carved with glyphs comes from Tortuguero, a Maya archeological site in southernmost Tabasco, Mexico that has been badly damaged by development. The monument is in a museum in Tabasco, and the smaller fragment is in the Metropolitan Museum in New York City.

Mosaic from Ancient City of Madaba, Jordan
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CyArk

In order to prevent the complete loss of these sites to history, the project works by keeping records of significant sites, and sharing and displaying these places using 3D modeling.
Museum exhibit showing Alaska in text with artifacts surrounding it.
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Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center

This website provides links to lesson plans based on exhibits, as well as images from the museum’s collection that may not otherwise be available to visitors.