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300 BCE Indian Ivory Statue found in Pompeii, Italy
Indian ivory statue of a female found in ruins of ancient Pompeii, Italy and mistaken as ‘Goddess Lakshmi Idol‘. This statuette is estimated to be from pre-mauryan period (before 300 BCE) and during that time, India had trading …

Goddess Anahita, Sekhmet are forms of Durga
Anahita is ancient Persian water goddess, fertility goddess, and patroness of women, as well as a goddess of war. Her name means “the immaculate one“. She is portrayed as a virgin, dressed in a golden cloak, and wearing …

Vedic Tilak in Mosaics of Villa Romana del Casale, Sicily
Villa del Casale, near Piazza Armerina is the finest and most extensive display of mosaics in the Roman world. Although many mosaics are being displayed here, the most striking are Fishing Cupids and Hunting Children with Vedic Tilak marks on …

Etruscan God Typhon similar to Garuda & Hanuman
Etruscan civiliaztion existed with a distinct language and culture during the period of earliest European writing, in the Mediterranean Iron Age in the second half of the first millennium BCE. Most of Etruscan religion and mythology became part of classical …

Etruscan Civilization Art of Ancient Italy : Ramayana Scenes
Etruscan civilization of Ancient Italy existed in the area of Tuscany, western Umbria, and northern Latium. Ancient Romans called its creators the Tusci or Etrusci and the Etruscans occupied the region to the north of Rome, between the Arno and …

Fire (Agni) worshipped as God across Religions
Fire is estimated to be used by various species of Hominids, about 1.5 million years ago. Later, Fire provided protection from predators, it facilitated the conversion of forests into fields, helped bake utensils and forge tools. Fire also let …

Spintriae Ancient Rome Token with Sexual Acts and Symbols
Spintria (plural, spintriae) is a small bronze or brass Roman token, used in brothels, usually depicting sexual acts or symbols along with roman numericals on flipside. According to Suetonius (a Roman historian of 2nd century AD), carrying a ring or …

Neptune Greek God Poseidon is similar to Vedic God, Siva
Neptune (Latin: Neptūnus) is the god of freshwater and the sea in Roman religion. He is the counterpart of the Greek god Poseidon. His statue is found in Bologna, Italy on a public fountain. Notice the trident on this statue …

Shiva Linga at Gregorian Etruscan Museum Vatican City (Vatika)
This Shiva Lingam is exhibited in Gregorian Etruscan Museum Vatican City. This has the most important Etruscan collection in Rome, starting with early Iron Age objects from the 9th century BC. Encyclopedia Britannica mentions under the headings “Etruria” …

Vedic (Hinduism) Influence in Ancient Europe (Italy, Greece, Russia)
Ancient Europe had Vedic influences and several photographic evidences were found, which indicate Hinduism, especially Vaishnavism being followed by rulers and society of Italy and Greece. Painting of Pompey the Great (Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus (official nomenclature CN·POMPEIVS·CN·F·SEX·N·MAGNVS; 29 September 106 …