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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.

Sennacherib, Nineveh, Iraq. Some say that Sennacherib, not Nebuchadnezzar, has been proven to be the king who built the Hanging Gardens at Nineveh, not Babylon.

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

Remains of the Roman Imperial Palaces on the top of the Palatine Hill Ostia, province of Rome Lazio

Sheila Na Gig - Female figures found on many early christian churches presenting exaggerated female genitalia.--example of early Christians incorporating goddess symbology (i.e. fertility/creation)

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.