The extraordinary life of Maud Allen: Seductive US dancing girl who was sued for being too lewd, outed as a lesbian, and fled London after being branded a German spy who was sleeping with the prime minister's wife.
Chess Piece in the Form of Knight Date: ca. 1250 Geography: Made in probably London, England Culture: British Medium: Walrus ivory Dimensions: Overall: 3 1/16 x 2 9/16 x 1 3/8 in. (7.8 x 6.5 x 3.5 cm) Accession Number: 17.190.231 Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Burgess Shale in British Columbia contains very old (~550 million years ago), very rare fossils of very early organisms. This is Haplophrentis. The function of the pair of short spines is unknown but the creature was tiny, just a few centimeters in length (hint 2.5 cm = 1 inch, more or less).
Waldealgesheim, Germany. About 320 BC This flagon had been a heirloom before placing in the grave. Its surface were decorated in a somewhat earlier style. The zone consisting of regular arrangements of individual motifs were characteristic of this early style. Kunst der Kelten, Historisches Museum Bern. Art of the Celts, Historic Museum of Bern.