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Earrings From Shulgi
An earring is a piece of jewelry attached to the ear via a piercing in the earlobe or another external part of the ear (except in the case of clip earrings, which clip onto the lobe). Earrings are worn by both sexes, although more common among women, and have been used by different civilizations in different times. Locations for piercings other than the earlobe include the rook, tragus, and across the helix (see image at right). The simple term "ear piercing" usually refers to an earlobe piercing, whereas piercings in the upper part of the external ear are often referred to as "cartilage piercings". Cartilage
Cartilage
piercings are more complex to perform than earlobe piercings and take longer to heal.[1] Earring
Earring
components may be made of any number of materials, including metal, plastic, glass, precious stone, beads, wood, bone, and other materials
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Ear
The ear is the organ of hearing and, in mammals, balance. In mammals, the ear is usually described as having three parts—the outer ear, middle ear and the inner ear. The outer ear consists of the pinna and the ear canal. Since the outer ear is the only visible portion of the ear in most animals, the word "ear" often refers to the external part alone.[1] The middle ear includes the tympanic cavity and the three ossicles. The inner ear sits in the bony labyrinth, and contains structures which are key to several senses: the semicircular canals, which enable balance and eye tracking when moving; the utricle and saccule, which enable balance when stationary; and the cochlea, which enables hearing
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Moses
Moses
Moses
(/ˈmoʊzɪz, -zɪs/)[2][Note 1] was a prophet in the Abrahamic religions. According to the Hebrew Bible, he was adopted by an Egyptian princess, and later in life became the leader of the Israelites
Israelites
and lawgiver, to whom the authorship of the Torah, or acquisition of the Torah
Torah
from Heaven is traditionally attributed
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Silver
Silver
Silver
is a chemical element with the symbol Ag (from the Latin argentum, derived from the Proto-Indo-European
Proto-Indo-European
h₂erǵ: "shiny" or "white") and atomic number 47. A soft, white, lustrous transition metal, it exhibits the highest electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity, and reflectivity of any metal. The metal is found in the Earth's crust in the pure, free elemental form ("native silver"), as an alloy with gold and other metals, and in minerals such as argentite and chlorargyrite. Most silver is produced as a byproduct of copper, gold, lead, and zinc refining. Silver
Silver
has long been valued as a precious metal
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Bronze
Bronze
Bronze
is an alloy consisting primarily of copper, commonly with about 12% tin and often with the addition of other metals (such as aluminium, manganese, nickel or zinc) and sometimes non-metals or metalloids such as arsenic, phosphorus or silicon. These additions produce a range of alloys that may be harder than copper alone, or have other useful properties, such as stiffness, ductility, or machinability. The archeological period where bronze was the hardest metal in widespread use is known as the Bronze
Bronze
Age. The beginning of the Bronze Age in Western Eurasia
Eurasia
and South Asia
Asia
is conventionally dated to the mid-4th millennium BC, and to the early 2nd millennium BC in China;[1] everywhere it gradually spread across regions
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Minoan Civilization
The Minoan civilization
Minoan civilization
was an Aegean Bronze Age
Bronze Age
civilization on the island of Crete
Crete
and other Aegean islands
Aegean islands
which flourished from about 2600 to 1100 BC. It preceded the Mycenaean civilization of Ancient Greece.[1] The civilization was rediscovered at the beginning of the 20th century through the work of British archaeologist Arthur Evans. It has been described as the earliest of its kind in Europe,[2] with historian Will Durant
Will Durant
calling the Minoans "the first link in the European chain".[3] The term "Minoan", which refers to the mythical King Minos, originally described in the pottery of the period. Minos
Minos
was associated in Greek mythology with the labyrinth and the Minotaur, which Evans identified with the site at Knossos
Knossos
(the largest Minoan site)
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Santorini
Santorini
Santorini
(Greek: Σαντορίνη, pronounced [sandoˈrini]), classically Thera (English pronunciation /ˈθɪərə/), and officially Thira (Greek: Θήρα [ˈθira]), is an island in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland. It is the largest island of a small, circular archipelago, which bears the same name and is the remnant of a volcanic caldera. It forms the southernmost member of the Cyclades group of islands, with an area of approximately 73 km2 (28 sq mi) and a 2011 census population of 15,550. The municipality of Santorini
Santorini
includes the inhabited islands of Santorini and Therasia
Therasia
and the uninhabited islands of Nea Kameni, Palaia Kameni, Aspronisi, and Christiana
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Mycenaean Greece
Mycenaean Greece
Greece
(or Mycenaean civilization) was the last phase of the Bronze Age
Bronze Age
in Ancient Greece, spanning the period from approximately 1600–1100 BC. It represents the first advanced civilization in mainland Greece, with its palatial states, urban organization, works of art and writing system.[1] Among the centers of power that emerged, the most notable were those of Pylos, Tiryns, Midea in the Peloponnese, Orchomenos, Thebes, Athens
Athens
in Central Greece
Greece
and Iolcos in Thessaly. The most prominent site was Mycenae, in Argolid, after which the culture of this era is named
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Bronze Age Greece
Aegean civilization is a general term for the Bronze
Bronze
Age civilizations of Greece
Greece
around the Aegean Sea. There are three distinct but communicating and interacting geographic regions covered by this term: Crete, the Cyclades
Cyclades
and the Greek mainland. Crete
Crete
is associated with the Minoan civilization
Minoan civilization
from the Early Bronze
Bronze
Age. The Cyclades converge with the mainland during the Early Helladic
Early Helladic
("Minyan") period and with Crete
Crete
in the Middle Minoan period. From ca
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Persepolis
Persepolis
Persepolis
(Old Persian:𐎱𐎠𐎼𐎿,Pārsa; Modern Persian: پرسپولیس) was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550–330 BC). It is situated 60 km northeast of the city of Shiraz
Shiraz
in Fars Province, Iran. The earliest remains of Persepolis
Persepolis
date back to 515 BC
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Persia
Iran
Iran
(Persian: ایران‎ Irān [ʔiːˈɾɒːn] ( listen)), also known as Persia[10] (/ˈpɜːrʒə/),[11] officially the Islamic Republic
Islamic Republic
of Iran (Persian: جمهوری اسلامی ایران‎ Jomhuri-ye Eslāmi-ye Irān ( listen)),[12] is a sovereign state in Western Asia.[13][14] With over 81 million inhabitants,[6] Iran
Iran
is the world's 18th-most-populous country.[15] Comprising a land area of 1,648,195 km2 (636,372 sq mi), it is the second-largest country in the Middle East
Middle East
and the 17th-largest in the world
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Howard Carter
Howard Carter
Howard Carter
(9 May 1874 – 2 March 1939) was a British archaeologist and Egyptologist who became world-famous after discovering the intact tomb (designated KV62) of the 18th Dynasty Pharaoh, Tutankhamun
Tutankhamun
(colloquially known as "King Tut" and "the boy king"), in November 1922.Contents1 Early life 2 Tutankhamun's tomb 3 Later work and death 4 In popular culture4.1 Internet 4.2 Art 4.3 Comic books 4.4 Film and television 4.5 Literature5 References 6 Further reading 7 External linksEarly life[edit] Howard Carter
Howard Carter
was born in Kensington
Kensington
on 9 May 1874, the son of Samuel John Carter, an artist, and Martha Joyce Carter (née Sands)
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Tutankhamun
Tutankhamun
Tutankhamun
(/ˌtuːtənkɑːˈmuːn/;[3][a] alternatively spelled with Tutenkh-, -amen,[4] -amon) was an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty (ruled c. 1332–1323 BC in the conventional chronology), during the period of Egyptian history known as the New Kingdom
New Kingdom
or sometimes the New Empire Period. He has, since the discovery of his intact tomb, been referred to colloquially as King Tut. His original name, Tutankhaten, means "Living Image of Aten", while Tutankhamun means "Living Image of Amun"
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Aaron
Aaron[note 1] (/ˈærən/ or /ˈɛərən/; Hebrew: אַהֲרֹן‬)[3] is a prophet, high priest, and the brother of Moses
Moses
in the Abrahamic religions
Abrahamic religions
(elder brother in the case of Judaism).[4][5][6][7][8][9][10] Knowledge of Aaron, along with his brother Moses, comes exclusively from religious texts, such as the Bible and Qur’an. The Hebrew Bible relates that, unlike Moses, who grew up in the Egyptian royal court, Aaron
Aaron
and his elder sister Miriam
Miriam
remained with their kinsmen in the eastern border-land of Egypt
Egypt
(Goshen)
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Body Modification
Body modification
Body modification
(or body alteration) is the deliberate altering of the human anatomy or human physical appearance.[1] It is often done for aesthetics, sexual enhancement, rites of passage, religious beliefs, to display group membership or affiliation, to create body art, for shock value, and as self-expression, among other reasons.[1][2] In its broadest definition it includes plastic surgery, socially acceptable decoration (e.g., common ear piercing in many societies), and religious rites of passage (e.g., circumcision in a number of cultures), a
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Middle East
The Middle East
Middle East
is a transcontinental region centered on Western Asia, Turkey
Turkey
(both Asian and European), and Egypt
Egypt
(which is mostly in North Africa). Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
is geographically the largest Middle Eastern nation while Bahrain
Bahrain
is the smallest. The corresponding adjective is Middle Eastern and the derived noun is Middle Easterner
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