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.

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

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


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.

Old Babylonian Geometry Tablet

The tablet represents one of the oldest mathematical diagrams ever found and the earliest use of thePythagoras Theorem. Originating from the eighteenth century BC city of Larsa in southern Iraq, the tablet is part of an ancient mathematical textbook that includes a problem involving the construction of an equilateral triangle.

It displays several geometry problems that concern shapes drawn inside a square of 60 rods (about 360 meters) on a four by four grid of smaller squares. They are organised in increasing order of complexity, without solutions or numerical answers, giving the clear impression of a teaching aid or text book.

Each of the illustrated problems (which remain in whole or in part) consist of a description of the figures in the accompanying diagrams along with the question, "What are their areas?" Students are believed to have solved individual problems on small hand-tablets. The combination of text and diagrams has allowed researchers to restore most of the missing figures and obliterated technical terms.

The tablet has achieved great notoriety amongst mathematicians and remains controversial because it represents hard evidence that the ancient Mesopotamians used the "Pythagorean Theorem" thousands of years before the birth of Pythagoras.


 25 x 17cm Early second Millennium BC.

Comes with description of the tablet and translation.


Roman Slave Collar Set.

A set of 2 Roman slave collar medallions.

These are cast from 2 medallions, and are full size at 110mm diameter (L) and 90 x 75mm (S).

These medallions were worn fixed to a metal collar and usually stated that the slave had escaped and a reward would be offered on return to his/her owner.

Cast in a Resin ceramic.

Set of 2 medallions (Set 1)

$49.95AUD plus P&H

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:  24 979 158 233



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