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(Copyright photograph: by ethno-Mycologist John W. Allen) The sculpture above is from the ruins at Angkor Wat, located in present day Cambodia. It depicts three Apsaras, which are female deities in Hindu and Buddhist mythology who are able to change their shape at will.

The Bronze statue of the Charioteer, 480-460 B.C., Delphi, Greece

Figure Beneath Mushroom Maya Culture (Museo Nacional De Arqueologia, Guatemala City)

PAKISTAN - Takht Bhai (or Takht Bahi) is a Buddhist monastic complex dating to the 1st century BCE. The complex is regarded by archaeologists as being particularly representative of the architecture of Buddhist monastic centers from its era. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980


Australian Aboriginal cave painting; Female dancer, with an elaborate headdress. Only one breast is shown. On the right of the image is a quinkan figure, with the characteristic head shape, thought by some to represent a mushroom, while others see the shape a denoting very large ears.

Fragment of a painted clay statue of a seated unidentified god wearing a headdress characteristic of a Mesopotamian deity. Found in Ur, Iraq, about 2000-1750 BCE.

Statue of Memi and Sabu, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, ca. 2575–2465 b.c. Egyptian; Probably from Giza Painted limestone Pair statues, usually depicting a husband and wife, were frequently placed in a serdab, the hidden statue chamber often found in nonroyal tomb chapels of the Old Kingdom. The Egyptians believed that the spirit of the deceased could use such a statue as a home and enter it in order to benefit from gifts of food that were brought to the offering chapel of the tomb.