HISTORIC CONNECTIONS

Bringing the Past Alive...

We have a large range of interactive Archaeology & Ancient History products for sale.

We supply private collectors, museums, schools, publishers and production companies.

We have supplied museums around the world with reproductions to display, production companies we supply with replica items for use in filming of documentaries or movies and publishers for inclusions in content and cover work.


We also have some educational pages here on our website. 

Why not check them out:

The Book and the Scrolls

History of Writing


If you have a need contact us and see if we can help.

Sumerian Calculus Tablet

Plimpton 322


A reproduction of a Sumerian Trigonometry Tablet from Larsa dated 1822-1762BC which is around the time of Hammurabi.

This tablet was found in the early 1900s and sold to philanthropist George Plimpton and hence named Plimpton 322.

It has been brought to a new attention after University of NSW Professors Daniel Mansfield and Norman Wildberger as Mathematicians reassessed the tablet and its handling of Pythagorean Triplets or the 3/4/5 of right angle triangles.


We today use a base 10 decimal system while in ancient Mesopotamia they used a base 60 sexagesimal system from where we get our 60 minutes, 360 degrees and so forth. This tablet describes the proportional shapes of the triangles using a different version than that of the alternate angles and circles.


Pythagoras didn't invent the theorem after which he gave name to. It was in existence over a thousand years earlier and in many more diverse form that we realise. Mankind today is still trying to work out just how much the ancients did know about mathematics, science and astronomy.


130 x 90 x 25mm


$99.95AUD plus P&H

Rosetta Stone Replicas from the British Museum.

3D and 2 D versions.


The Rosetta Stone is the most visited single item in the British Museum and one of the most famous monuments in the world. It contains a decree written in Greek, Demotic and Hieroglyphs that provided the key the mysterious hieroglyphic script of ancient Egypt, and spend up 3000 years of that countries history and culture.

So what is the Rosetta stone and what did it originally look like and what is the story behind its discovery and translation. The 3D version comes with a 64 page colour book about the history of the Rosetta Stone.

See our Egyptian page for details.

Interactive Archaeology Kits.....

We have reintroduced our archaeology classroom kits themed around the life of Ancient Egypt.

Excavate a reproduction of various ancient Egyptian Artefacts, then restore, research and present your findings to your class. Each kit comes with a brick sized excavation block, excavation tools, research sheets. A hands on introduction to archaeology. See our "Archaeology - Hands on" page for more details.

How our Interactive products work.....

Historic Reproductions


We have a large range of reproductions of various antiquities from many different civilisations. Many are made here in Australia, while some are made by associates of our across the world. 


If we don't have what you are looking for contact us and we will see if we can find it for you. 


Ideal for hands on classroom lessons, school and college library displays and museums.

Ancient Coins


Check out our range of replica ancient coins.

From single coins to themed sets, these coins are a great teaching aid. They are all made of metal most of them from pewter, cast from the originals.

They can be handled just like the originals and have the general feel and touch of the ancient pieces of currency. Coins are a story from the past. They usually display the image of whoever ruled at the time and the flip side of each coin was most often a propaganda story in itself. 


Interactive Archaeology Kits


We have a range of interactive Archaeology products that are ideal for the classroom and for Home-School situations. They allow the students to handle archaeology rather than just reading about the topic which then stimulates learning processes. 


We have Archaeology Classroom Kits, in which the student excavates a faithfully reproduced piece of ancient pottery. Our replica pottery is made in Hebron by craftsmen who have made pottery for generations. See our "Pottery of the Ancient World Kit".


We have Artefact Handling Kits that are comprised of genuine artefacts allowing the students to physically "shake hands with the past...."

The students examine and research each item then prepare a classroom presentation based on what they have discovered. 

Tartaria Tablet


The Tartaria tablets were a group of three inscribed clay tablets excavated in 1961 by archaeologists Nicolae Vlassa in the town of Tartaria in Bulgaria.

They were found in a trial site along with clay figurines, jewellery and a skeleton burial.

They were dated to c5300BC concluding that the inscriptions were a form of early pictographic writing and that it predates Sumerian writing by thousands of years. Radiocarbon dating on other items in the burial date the context to c5500BC. These dates are contested by some archaeologist, but these could well be the earliest forms of writing yet found.


This is tablet three being the only round one of the group. It is 60mm in diameter.


$39.95AUD plus P&H

We make reproduction manuscripts for display, for publishers or production companies........


See our "Manuscripts" page for some of our items or contact us for a project you need done...


Ancient Manuscript Display Set 2


A set of fragments of "Egyptian" themed papyrus manuscripts that look as if they could have come from a scroll as the leather ties that once held the scroll closed are still attached to the fragments. # pieces of papyrus with Egyptian text and leather bindings all aged to look ancient.

Suitable for display of theatre/movie prop.


$79.95AUD plus P&H

Photo Usage.


We have a large range of images for use by publishers and production companies. If any images you find on our website are of interest or if you would like an image based on any category on this site why not contact us for information and pricing.

Please note: ALLL OUR IMAGES ARE COPYRIGHT until permission of release is given.


NEW PRODUCTS

Mesopotamian Page

We have a range of new products on our page of Ancient Mesopotamia:

Dictionary from the Library of Ashurbanipal

Nebuchadnezzar Barrel Cylinder

Eshnunna Law tablet and more....

Manuscript Page

We have a range of new products on our manuscripts page:

Roman Papyrus Scrolls

Roman Wax Tablets

Egyptian Scribes Palette

New Manuscript reproductions and more.....

Historic Connections

to bring the past alive...... 

History that you can feel, touch..........and experience!

Whether you are a lover of ancient history, a school teacher, a home school coordinator or just someone who has a desire to hold a piece of history, we should have something to suit you.

As you can see by the side bar, we have a number of product categories to meet most requirements. If there is something you need but can't find on our site, be it a product or just some information, then use the "contact us" form to inquire. If we haven't got what you need, we may be able to find it for you.

For you educators out there, we are constantly developing new products to help bring your lessons alive! We are working with the relevant school curriculum as well as with some of the education bodies within Australia, to bring you products that will stimulate your students, get them involved and make their learning process easier and more exciting.

Many of our products are interactive. Take a look at our "Archaeology" page for a series of interactive kits for the individual or the classroom. We aim to make learning a memorable experience. Check out our teachers page for ideas.



"Pottery of the Ancient World" Archaeology Lesson Kit - in action.
(Kit includes either one of a series of handmade replica pottery pieces - the pot at left is an example of the restored item, whereas the lamp at the bottom is one of the replica Iron Age lamps used in the kit being excavated)
 

 

 

Who is Historic Connections?

Historic Connections is an Australian family based business based in Elermore Vale (Newcastle) that has been in business since October 2003. We have a keen interest in Ancient History with connections with suppliers all over the world. Our aim is to give you the tools and products that will make your job as a teacher, your study as a student or your hobby as an enthusiast much easier. Our range of products is growing all the time and is catered to meet the growing needs of education. If there is a product you are after but can't find use the contact us page to inquire about availability. If we don't have it we may be able to get it for you. Please make use of our online resources and information. They will be regularly updated. 

We supply schools with hands on activities such as our range of Archaeology Classroom kits, we supply museums with Historic reproductions used for public education. We supplied a number of items to museums in Melbourne and Singapore for the touring Pompeii exhibit.

We supply production companies with reproductions that are used for documentaries and various advertising projects. We supplied artifacts for an advert for HP US, a reproduction Codex for a History Channel documentary and a reproduction Ostracon for an upcoming BBC production and many more....

We have helped a number of museums set up Biblical Archaeology exhibitions....

If you have a project and you are looking for items, let us know. We have many contacts worldwide. 


Historic Connections aim is to build a total resource base for all things historical. As our motto says :

Bringing the past Alive! 

Why don't we have an ONLINE CHECKOUT?
Due to the nature of our business, we have chosen not to use an online check out. We do have access to one but due to the nature of our product range and varying shipping costs we have chosen not to use it. Let me give you an example. Our products vary in size and weight considerably, from a small papyrus kit to a weighty full size Rosetta Stone. We now ship all over the world, and hence the cost to ship such a huge range of varying products to a wide range of destinations is not a simple one. So what we have chosen to do is, to ship to you at the best possible price for your destination. Within Australia we use couriers as much as possible, but couriers can become expensive in certain areas and hence Australia Post becomes a better option. There are even some times when we deliver products in person. So to purchase an item or if you simply want to know the shipping costs, either use our contact page to send us your inquiry and we will get back to you with the best possible shipping costs. We can then invoice you using a regular invoicing system, that allows you to pay by credit card or Australia Post Money order, or in the case of Schools we do accept Business cheques. We can invoice you with Paypal which is a great secure way to pay with your credit card or we can send you the information to allow you to process your payment with your credit card via Stratapay. With Stratapay you simply phone your credit card information to their office (for the price of a local call within Australia) and we dispatch your goods as soon as the payment appears in our system.(Usually within two working days). You can phone your credit card information through to us and we process you shipment immediately. Products that are in stock are shipped immediately. International orders usually take 7-10 days.

If you have any queries about any of our products or payment methods give us a call:

Within Australia:

 

Mobile: 0407803749


Email: historicconnections@bigpond.com



OUR ABN:  24 979 158 233

 

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