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I study the past to inform my fantasy and sf writings. I find the 'lost race' theme absolutely fascinating. There's plenty of lost empires if you look about.
A COURT MUSICIAN PLAYING THE KEMANCHE SCHOOL OF ABU'L QASIM, IRAN, FIRST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

A COURT MUSICIAN PLAYING THE KEMANCHE SCHOOL OF ABU'L QASIM, IRAN, FIRST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

Seated Youth Persian Safavid Period late 17th century

Seated Youth Persian Safavid Period late 17th century

A reverse glass painting Persia, 19th century portrait of a maiden holding a small glass beaker, with a landscape in the background, mounted and framed 62.6 x 43.1 cm.

A reverse glass painting Persia, 19th century portrait of a maiden holding a small glass beaker, with a landscape in the background, mounted and framed 62.6 x 43.1 cm.

Gentile Bellini. Sultan Mehmet II. 1480. Oil on canvas. 70x52cm. National Gallery, London, UK

Gentile Bellini. Sultan Mehmet II. 1480. Oil on canvas. 70x52cm. National Gallery, London, UK

Dog_and_reflection_kalila_and_dimna

Dog_and_reflection_kalila_and_dimna

CoronationOfOgodei1229.jpg (1420×2006)

CoronationOfOgodei1229.jpg (1420×2006)

مادر و کودک، نقاشی پشت شیشه، نیمه اول قرن 19 میلادی، نقاشی 65 در 35 سانتیمتر، قاب 119 در 70سانتیمتر Reverse-glass painting of a mother and child, Persia, First half 19th century glass painted in reverse, a beautiful woman in European dress holding a child in her arms and a song bird on her finger, the wooden frame painted and gilded window 65 by 35cm. frame 119 by 70cm.

مادر و کودک، نقاشی پشت شیشه، نیمه اول قرن 19 میلادی، نقاشی 65 در 35 سانتیمتر، قاب 119 در 70سانتیمتر Reverse-glass painting of a mother and child, Persia, First half 19th century glass painted in reverse, a beautiful woman in European dress holding a child in her arms and a song bird on her finger, the wooden frame painted and gilded window 65 by 35cm. frame 119 by 70cm.

Extract from: The life and works of Sultan Alauddin Khalji if the history of India and Central Asia is your thing, the 'learn more' is a Goodreads book link.

Extract from: The life and works of Sultan Alauddin Khalji if the history of India and Central Asia is your thing, the 'learn more' is a Goodreads book link.

AlexanderNevskyCathedral-Sofia-6.jpg (3127×1986)  Alexander Yaroslavich Nevsky  13 May 1221 – 14 November 1263 ...rose to legendary status on account of his military victories over German and Swedish invaders while agreeing to pay tribute to the powerful Golden Horde. He lived under the shadow of the Mongol Empire and was a transition hero who connects Kievan Rus' to the rise of Muscovy, under the

AlexanderNevskyCathedral-Sofia-6.jpg (3127×1986) Alexander Yaroslavich Nevsky 13 May 1221 – 14 November 1263 ...rose to legendary status on account of his military victories over German and Swedish invaders while agreeing to pay tribute to the powerful Golden Horde. He lived under the shadow of the Mongol Empire and was a transition hero who connects Kievan Rus' to the rise of Muscovy, under the

YuanEmperorAlbumKhubilaiPortrait.jpg (1339×1600) In Xanadu did Kubla Khn a mighty pleasure dome... Xanadu - city of of looted empires

YuanEmperorAlbumKhubilaiPortrait.jpg (1339×1600) In Xanadu did Kubla Khn a mighty pleasure dome... Xanadu - city of of looted empires

Ghulam Ali Khan 003b - Red Fort - Wikipedia

Ghulam Ali Khan 003b - Red Fort - Wikipedia

Ghulam_Ali_Khan,_Bahadur_Shah_II_enthroned_with_Mirza_Fakhruddin_1837–38_Arthur_M._Sackler_Gallery,_Smithsonian_Institution,_Washington.jpg (814×700)

Ghulam_Ali_Khan,_Bahadur_Shah_II_enthroned_with_Mirza_Fakhruddin_1837–38_Arthur_M._Sackler_Gallery,_Smithsonian_Institution,_Washington.jpg (814×700)

Il Arslan Mausoleum - Konye-Urgench - Wikipedia

Il Arslan Mausoleum - Konye-Urgench - Wikipedia

Najm_ad-Din_al-Kubra_Mausoleum.JPG (2592×1944)

Najm_ad-Din_al-Kubra_Mausoleum.JPG (2592×1944)

Turabek_Khanum,_from_the_south.JPG (2592×1944) The Mongol conquest involved some of the bloodiest massacres in history. The sacking of Old Urgench is held to have involved the slaughter of 1.2 million civilians, in 1221.

Turabek_Khanum,_from_the_south.JPG (2592×1944) The Mongol conquest involved some of the bloodiest massacres in history. The sacking of Old Urgench is held to have involved the slaughter of 1.2 million civilians, in 1221.

Kutlug_Timur_minaret.JPG (1944×2592)

Kutlug_Timur_minaret.JPG (1944×2592)