Creative power of the Flower of Life

Appendix 2 – Occurrences of the FOL

Faded pictures represents links to copyright protected images, and they need to be obtained from the original source.

2000 BC – 0 AD

Item Class Location Date Thumbnail
Pre-Indus ornament class p India 2500 BC+
Pre-Hittite Sun class 3 Alacahöyük, Turkey 2500 BC
Gold foils class 1 Mycenae, Greece 1600 BC
Wooden cosmetic boxes class 2 Thebes, Egypt 1492 – 1473 BC
Silver goblet class 3 Iran 1400 – 1100 BC
Silver gazelle cup class 2 Iran 1000 BC
Gold and silver goblets class 1, 2, 3 Marlik, Northern Iran 1400 – 1100 BC
Ivory whorls class 2 Cyprus 1600 – 1100 BC
Bronze bowl class 2 Levant 850 BC
Idalion cup class n Cyprus 800 – 700 BC
Oval pyxis class p Nimrud 800 – 700 BC
Terracotta torsos class p Greece & Cyprus 700 BC
Ivory tusk class p Nimrud 800 – 700 BC
Ivory plaque class p Nimrud 800 – 700 BC
Bronze vessel class n Nimrud 700 BC
Stone floor sills class p Northern Iraq 645 BC
Silver beaker class 3 Near East 600 – 500 BC
Cave arches class p Maharashtra, India 200 – 100 BC
Opus signinum class 2 Caminreal, Spain 200 – 100 BC
Floor mosaic class 3 Ephesus, Turkey 100 BC
Floor mosaic class 2 Cyprus 75 – 50 BC
Floor mosaic class 2 Israel 20 BC

0 AD – 2000 AD

Item Class Location Date Thumbnail
Floor mosaic class 2 Pompeii, Italy 100 BC – 200 AD
Floor mosaic class 2 Masada, Israel 30 BC – 70 AD
Floor mosaic class 1, 2 Seville, Spain 100 AD
Temple stele class 2 Córdoba, Spain 100 – 500 AD
Floor mosaics class 3 Besancon, France 123 BC – 486 AD
Floor mosaic class 2 Kabile, Bulgaria 400 AD
Silver bowl class 2/p Near East 400 – 500 AD
Wall paintings class 2, 3, p Qasr al-Hair ash-Sharqi, Syria 729 AD
Church pavement class p London, England 1268 AD
Byzantine ruin class p Deir Seta, Syria 1400 AD
Hampi pillar class 2/p India 1400 AD
Ottoman cemetery decorations class 2/p Izmir, Turkey 1400 AD
Castle of Rozmberk class 2/p Czech Republic 1400 – 1600 AD
Codex Atlanticus folio 307v class 1, 2, 3, n, p Italy 1500 AD
Stone inscriptions class 2, p Bulgaria 1600 AD
Coptic church cupola class 2 Thebe, Egypt 1600 AD
Mosque window background class p Istanbul, Turkey 1616 AD
Distaff blades class 1, 2, 3, n, p Finland 1700 – 1900 AD
Woodcarvings class 1, 2, 3, n, p Zakopane, Poland 1800 AD


Item Class Location Date Thumbnail
Abydos wall class 2, 3, p Abydos, Egypt BC, AD
Assyrian wall decoration class p Near East BC
Chapel lunette class 1, 2, p Patmos, Greece AD
Fu Dog sphere class p, 3d Shanghai, China AD
Giant urn class p, 3d Beijing, China AD
Marble floor decoration class 3 Amritsar, India AD
Jewish painting class 2 AD

2 thoughts on “Creative power of the Flower of Life”

  1. Dear Mr. Manninen,
    first of all good evening and my compliments for your excellent research about the Flower of Life.
    My name is Furio Morroni, I’m an Italian journalist and author and I have been living between Cyprus, Israel, Lebanon, Greece and Turkey for the last twenty five years serving as the Middle East Chief correspondent of ANSA, the national Italian News Agency. For the past three years, after my retirement, I have been working on a book on the interpretation of Christian symbols in Cyprus and I have so far identified around 120 of them, especially in the mosaics of the ancient Christian basilicas and the frescoes of the painted Byzantine churches on this island.
    In my book I wrote also about the so-called “Flower of Life”: as you know better than me, there are not so many of them also here in Cyprus. One that is interesting for my book is the one that I saw in a picture that you published in your work: the ivory whorl (Item 6, attached) dating between 1600-1100 BC that is in the Museum of Palaipaphos (Kouklia).
    The reason I’m writing to you is to ask your authorization to use your picture because the Archaeological Department of Cyprus doesn’t have the picture of this object and also because I’m quite sure I will not take a picture better than the one you have already done.
    I would be happy to have your picture published in my book in which already I named you as the researcher that did this very huge study titled “Artifacts of the Flower of Life” (2015). If you agree, of course the picture will be credited on your name together with the link to your very interesting and unique website. (
    Thanking you in advance for your time and consideration, I look forward to hearing from you.
    My best regards,
    Furio Morroni

  2. Very interesting Furio, thank you for contacting!

    And I’m sorry for late reply, I didn’t really get a notice of your comment to my email, or I missed it. If still current, you can use my picture from Kouklia. It was a very exciting find all together, unexpected! Object was in the farmost corner and there was not even lights over there. I had to ask staff to turn lights on to get a good pictures. And actually that picture was taken after my first research study “Artifacts of the Flower of Life” (2015) so it belongs better to “Creative Power of the Flower of Life” (2016) research paper. But if you can cite them together and link to this site with my name, as you mentioned, and if you can still provide me a context where and how it is used, you are free to use it on your book. You can contact me with email: elonmedia (at)

    All the best,

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