HISTORIC CONNECTIONS

HISTORIC CONNECTIONS

Bringing the Past Alive...

See our NEW pages:

We are changing the look of our website....

 

Our Dead Sea Scrolls page is now....

"The Book and the Scrolls".

This new look page will look at the development of the Bible from ancient texts through

to recent modern texts with a particular focus on manuscript development and discovery.

We are rebuilding

"The History of Writing".... 

We are building a new look informative version of our most popular page.


Why not check us out on Facebook?

 Click HERE to go to our Facebook page......

Lots of information and facts and see images of products that are not on our website.

Items from our private collections and much more.

Check us out on PINTEREST...

Visit David's profile on Pinterest.


 

Archaeology and its processes...

 Check out some of the processes of an archaeological excavation as well as how a pottery conservator works at Eilat Mazar's City of David excavations HERE

 


      A great eye catching display for an Bible museum or exhibition.
    See our Manuscripts page...
 

New Items....

Check our "Greek" page for new Pottery and other historic items...


New Coin Sets.....

See our "Ancient Coins" page for details.... 


Victorian School Slate and Pen


A vintage genuine slate as used in the Victorian Period plus a slate pen.


These items are from an old stock supply from the 1970s. 


Ideal teaching tool on the history of writing.


$19.95AUD plus P&H Quote SLATEPEN1


New items from Egypt

Check our "Egypt" page for details....

New Hittite items....

The famous Treaty of Kadesh.....

See our "Hittite"page for details...

Syria...

Check our "Syria" page for details...



Tartaria Tablet

a reproduction of one of the inscriptions found in the Neolithic site of Tartaria in present day Romania.
These are dated stratigraphically to 5500 - 5300BC predating the earliest Sumerian texts by around 2000 years.
The symbols are classified as from the Vinca culture. See HERE for more details.

$29.95AUD plus P&H QUOTE TARTARIA13


Proto Elamite Tablet

 

A reproduction of a Proto-Elamite accounting tablet. The text reads right to left and is dated to 2900BC from the region of Elam (Southern present day Iraq). Proto Elamite is quite different to the cuneiform script used elsewhere in Mesopotamia at the time and was more linear with strokes, lines and circles. All existing examples appear to be accounting records as they contain what appears to logographic sign groups followed immediately by numbers. Proto Elamite has not yet been deciphered as there is not yet a large enough corpus of samples to develop the information required.

$39.95AUD plus P&H Quote PROTOELAMITE1 


 Linear B Tablet

A reproduction of a Linear B tablet excavated at the Palace of Knossos on Crete. It is a small accounting tablet that records the number of sheep at Phaistos. Dated to 1400-1450 BC they were found in a large collection of records that had been burnt when the building caught fire. It is though that they were originally meant as temporary records but due to the heat of the fire the record was permanently set. These recorded goods under palace control. 

$29.95AUD plus P&H Quote LINEAR/B/HC1 


Phaistos Disc

In 1908 an unusual disc covered in stamped pictographic images was found in the town of Phaistos in southern Crete. It is dated to c1700BC and has been thought to have some relationship to Minoan Hieroglyphic text or the Linear A script though neither is conclusive. The images were made using a series of stamps which were impressed into the discs clay surface before it was baked. The signs most likely start at the rim at the dotted line with the image that looks like a head with a crest, spiraling right to left (clockwise) into the center. There are 45 different signs on two sides, grouped into boxes, some with an oblique mark at the last sign that may be a diacritical mark perhaps indicating the finished sign of the word does not need an end vowel attached to a consonant. It is thought it may originally be from outside the Minoan area as some of the signs have no resemblance to anything within Minoan society. (The crested helmet, the woman sign with a non Minoan style dress). The use of 45 plus stamps make it a little like an early typewriter though the creation of such stamps to make this text indicate that the intention was to create a great number of documents from them though no other example of this text has ever been found. Many wild translations have been made as to its translation, but until some more examples are found in context this will always just remain speculation.

This is a magnificent two sided replica of the disc 160mm in diameter.

$75.95AUD plus P&H QUOTE PHA2

See our Greek page....

The Mask of Agamemnon

Discovered by Heinrich Schleimann in 1876 in Mycenae it is believed to predate the Trojan War.

Legends make him king of Mycenae when Helen of Troy was abducted. He then drew on the Greek forces that led to the Trojan War. The mask is a burial mask found over the face of a body found in a shaft tomb. Schleimann believed it belonged to Agamemnon by more archaeological evidence points to it being from earlier, to around 1550-1500BC.

Resin Cast 150mm

$49.95AUD plus P&H Quote AGAMEMNON1

 See our new page...

Historic Movie Props and Armor 


SFX Roman Prop swords and Pugios.
A set of Roman sword and knives used in Film/TV.
These items are pefrect for schools or educational groups as they allow you to demonstrate how the weapons were used both in real life and as movie props without the concern for the dangers of conventional weapons in a school environment...a great interactive lesson.

Roman Slave Collars...

and outfits.....

Crucifixion Sets
These are SFX prop sets ideal for display or re enactment...

Check out our "TOYS & GIFTS" page....

We have a temporary page as we approach Christmas. You may have a friend who loves Ancient History and we have many gift options for them, but.....

What if you have a friend who isn't into Ancient History?

Well our new page has some ideas....Classic model cars, trucks, bikes and tractors handcrafted and painted.

These are part of our fundraiser to both supply you with gift ideas and to help fund a charity we regularly support. We support FeedthehungryAustralia with a program that provides 100 meals to needy people for every $6.00.

Every cent of your purchase price goes to them, so in buying a gift, you spend once, give twice, your loved one receives a gift and 100 people per $6.00 spent are fed a nourishing meal.

Check out the range.....

Affordable Ancient History....

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:

02 49557494 Phone and Fax access.

 

Mobile: 0407803749

 

Outside Australia 61+2+49557494 Phone and Fax access

 

Email: historicconnections@bigpond.com



OUR ABN:  69947740452

 

 

 

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