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The World’s Oldest Crown 
The crown was discovered in a remote cave in the Judaean Desert near the Dead Sea in 1961 among hundreds of other objects from the period. Known as the ‘Nahal Mishar Hoard’, more than 400 objects were discovered by Pessah Bar-Adon and his fellow Israeli archaeologists in the cave which became known as the ‘Cave of the Treasure’. The ancient relic, which dates back to the Copper Age between 4000–3300 B.C., is shaped like a thick ring and features vultures and doors protruding from the top. It is believed the crown played a part in burial ceremonies for people of importance at the time. 
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The World’s Oldest Crown

The crown was discovered in a remote cave in the Judaean Desert near the Dead Sea in 1961 among hundreds of other objects from the period. Known as the ‘Nahal Mishar Hoard’, more than 400 objects were discovered by Pessah Bar-Adon and his fellow Israeli archaeologists in the cave which became known as the ‘Cave of the Treasure’. The ancient relic, which dates back to the Copper Age between 4000–3300 B.C., is shaped like a thick ring and features vultures and doors protruding from the top. It is believed the crown played a part in burial ceremonies for people of importance at the time.

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mughalshit:

Central Entrance to Sikandra
Photograph by W. Caney
India (Agra), British Raj, 1880

This photograph shows the southern gateway to the tomb complex of the Mughal emperor Akbar (r. 1556-1605) at Sikandra outside Agra inside the garden complex. It was taken by W. Caney in the 1880s for the Archaeological Survey of India. The gateway comprises the high central arched entrance or ‘pishtaq’ shown here flanked by smaller arches on two storeys. It is faced in red sandstone with white marble on the minarets above. The red sandstone surfaces are decorated with both inlaid and tessellated coloured marble mosaics of floral arabesques and geometric panels. Although the gateway is largely Persian in style, the four square domed kiosks on the roof are derived from local architectural traditions. This combination of architectural styles mirrors that of the mausoleum contained within the complex, which is a unique fusion of traditionally Hindu and imported Islamic forms. This catholic approach to architectural style is often cited as an indication of Akbar’s own tolerant views and interest in a wide range of religious philosophies.

mughalshit:

Central Entrance to Sikandra

Photograph by W. Caney

India (Agra), British Raj, 1880

This photograph shows the southern gateway to the tomb complex of the Mughal emperor Akbar (r. 1556-1605) at Sikandra outside Agra inside the garden complex. It was taken by W. Caney in the 1880s for the Archaeological Survey of India. The gateway comprises the high central arched entrance or ‘pishtaq’ shown here flanked by smaller arches on two storeys. It is faced in red sandstone with white marble on the minarets above. The red sandstone surfaces are decorated with both inlaid and tessellated coloured marble mosaics of floral arabesques and geometric panels. Although the gateway is largely Persian in style, the four square domed kiosks on the roof are derived from local architectural traditions. This combination of architectural styles mirrors that of the mausoleum contained within the complex, which is a unique fusion of traditionally Hindu and imported Islamic forms. This catholic approach to architectural style is often cited as an indication of Akbar’s own tolerant views and interest in a wide range of religious philosophies.


Insignia and medals on gilded bronze awarded to Bastille conquerors. From The French Revolution in Paris: Seen Through the Collections of the Carnavalet Museum, Jean Tulard and Marie-Hélène Parinaud, Paris-Musées, 1989.

Insignia and medals on gilded bronze awarded to Bastille conquerors. From The French Revolution in Paris: Seen Through the Collections of the Carnavalet Museum, Jean Tulard and Marie-Hélène Parinaud, Paris-Musées, 1989.

Evening Post: August 12, 1899.
"She immediately alighted, caught hold of the astonished youth, and gave him a sound thrashing, using her fists in a scientific fashion…”

mpdrolet:

A hand reaches above the broken glass-covered top of the Berlin Wall in August, 1961
Peter Stackpole

mpdrolet:

A hand reaches above the broken glass-covered top of the Berlin Wall in August, 1961