French Troops in their trench at Verdun, 1916.
87Th Regiment, Primera Guerra, Verdun, 1418, Wars Wwi, French 87Th, 1916, World War
Not only were they brilliant, smart and generally very good at everything, they also had a sense of humour.
Ancient Greek, Athens Greece, Facts Didn T, Funny Stuff, Fun Facts, Ancient Greece, So Funny, Greek Style, Percy Jackson
Source - did you know?
Viking Burial Mask This burial mask, dating from the 10th Century, is believed to be a relic from the tomb of an unknown Viking Warrior. The form is based primarily on the pelvis of a bull, which represents strength and virility. The spinal column and rib cage, which protect the warrior's eyes, are those of a young wolf. The ram's horns give the warrior means to ward off the demons who might attack him on his journey after death.
Viking Burial Mask - Dating from the 10th Century, this is believed to be a relic from the tomb of an unknown Viking warrior. The form is based primarily on the pelvis of a bull, which represents strength and virility. The spinal column and rib cage, which protect the warrior's eyes, are those of a young wolf. The ram's horns give the warrior means to ward off the demons who might attack him on his journey after death.
Vikings History, Vikings Warriors, Vikings Burial, Vikings Helmets
mnartists.org | Michael Bahl | Viking Burial Mask
The Mullamast Stone, from 500-600 in Ireland. There are 4 blade marks on the left side of the stone and 2 deep ones on top, suggesting that the stone was used as part of a “sword in the stone” kingship ritual. The perpetuation of the importance of the “sword in the stone,” which comes from Arthurian legend, demonstrates the continuity of Celtic rituals even after the arrival of Christianity in Ireland.
Ancient Viking Spirals, Celtic History, Ireland History, Celtic Pagan, Garden Gates, Mullamast Stones, Irish Archaeology, Irish History, Arthurian Legends
HDR of a stone ship on Gotland, Sweden. The so called "Tjelvar's grave" was erected around 750 BC during the Nordic Bronze Age. According to a myth described in the Gutasaga, it is the grave of Tjelvar, the first person on Gotland. Before he came to Gotland, the island disappeared in daytime and was only visible above the surface at night. Tjelvar brought fire to the island and caused Gotland to stay above the surface...
Tjelvar’s Grave on Gotland Island, Sweden: A stone ship, like this one, was an early burial custom primarily in Scandanavia. Most are dated 1000 - 500 BCE. This particular grave is dated at 750 BCE. According to legend, Tjelvar was the mythical discoverer of Gotland.
Tjelvar Vikings, Sweden, Gotland Islands, Grand Bleu, Stones Ships, Places, Ancient Stones, Tjelvar Graves, And Le
An ancient Egyptian gold finger-ring, with a carnelian bezel in the form of cat, symbol of the goddess Bast/Bastet, with a wedjat-eye on the under side.
Third Intermediate, Intermediate Periodic, Egyptian Rings, Cat Rings, British Museum, Gold Rings, Gold Fingers R, Jewelry, Ancient Egyptian
L'Anse aux Meadows is an archaeological site on the northernmost tip of Newfoundland. Discovered in 1960, it is the only known site of a Norse or Viking village in Canada, and in N. A. outside of Greenland. The UNESCO World Heritage Site highlights Viking life in N.A.
Newfoundland Canada, North America, Beautiful Newfoundland, Archaeology Site, Heritage Site, Newfoundland Scenery, Things Vikings, Highlights Vikings, Canada Beautiful
Duckworks - The Early Voyagers - Viking
Archaeologists Find Perfectly Preserved WW1 Trenches.
A previously unreadable fragment of the Dead Sea Scrolls photographed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at NASA in the early 1990s using digital infrared technology. The fragment, translated into English, reads "he wrote the words of Noah."
Biblical Places, Archaeology Prehistoric, Infrared Technology, Dead Sea, Digital Infrared, Bible'S Israel, Archaeology Anthropology, Jet Propulsion, History'S Archaeology
Dead Sea Scrolls - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a pretty amazing find from Norway. It is a largely complete wooden ski, which recently emerged from a glacier. The ski measures 172 cm in length by 14.5 cm in width and contains leather straps for securing the foot. It is estimated to be c. 1300 years old and was recovered from a site that has produced hundreds of artefacts in recent years, due to the receding ice sheet.
Mając 1300, Około 1300, 1300 Lats, 1300 Years
Ancient Ski Discovered in Norway | Irish Archaeology
If you are exploring your ancestry all the way back to the Colonial period in U.S. history, this Infographic will help—providing a timeline and facts to help you better understand the times your ancestors lived in. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Early American Colonial History Timeline Infographic.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/early-american-colonial-history-timeline-infographic.html
If you are exploring your ancestry all the way back to the Colonial period in U.S. history, this Infographic will help—providing a timeline and facts to help you better understand the times your ancestors lived in. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Early American Colonial History Timeline Infographic.” blog.genealogyban...
History Timeline, History'S Genealogy, Ancestors Archaeology, Families History, Early American Timeline, Ancestors Living, American Colonial History, Timeline U.S. History, Ancestry Genealogy
Early American Colonial History Timeline Infographic
Well that'll cure anything!
Old Schools, Cough Remedies, Old Day, Alcohol, Cough Medicine, Cough Syrup, Old Medicine, Holy Cows, Nighties Night
Amber Bear found in 1887 in a peat bog near Slupsk, Poland. Thought to be Neolithic between 1700 and 650 BCE. Amber, the fossilized resin of a specific tree from the prehistoric Balkan areas.
3500 Years, Bears Amulet, Funny Pictures, 1700 B C, Neolithic Amber, 650 B C, Gummy Bears Lik Things, Awesome Things, Amber Bears
This 3000 Year Old Amulet Kind of Looks Like a Gummy Bear
1500 year-old ‘ Syriac ‘ Bible found in Ankara, Turkey. The manuscript carries excerpts of the Bible written in gold lettering on leather and loosely strung together, with lines of Syriac script with Aramaic dialect. Syriac is a dialect of Aramaic – the native language of Jesus – once spoken across much of the Middle East and Central Asia.
Jesus Christ, Book, Old Bible, Claim Jesus, Crucified, Vatican, 1500 2000 Years, 1500 Years, Bible Claim
Box mirror with the head of Pan, after 323 B.C.E. Greek. Lifting the ring below the hammered relief reveals a bronze disk with a highly polished surface used as a mirror. Alexander the Great is the model here for Pan.
Ancient Greek, Late 4Th, 4Th Century, Boxes Mirrors, Art History, Ancient Greece, Ancient Sculpture, Century B C, Ancient Art
Fourteen years after Wild Bill Hickok’s death, in 1900, an aging Calamity Jane arranged to be photographed next to his overgrown burial site. Elderly, thin and poor, her clothes were ragged and held together with safety pins. Holding a flower in her hand, she said that when she died she wanted to be buried next to the man she loved. Three years later, she was.
Hickok Death, Three Years, Calamity Jane, Burial Site, Safety Pin, Bill Hickok, Fourteeners Years, Wild Bill, Age Calamity
Wild Bill Hickok and the Dead Mans Hand - Page 4
Margaret of France (1279 ? – 14 February 1318), a daughter of Philip III of France and Maria of Brabant, was Queen of England as the second wife of King Edward I.
British History, Beautiful History, Second Wife, England Queens, France, Philip Iii, 14 February, Queen Of England, King Edward
File:Marguerite of france.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tall Caucasian Mummies of China - In the late 1980's, perfectly preserved 3000-year-old mummies began appearing in a remote Chinese desert. They had long reddish-blond hair, European features and didn't appear to be the ancestors of modern-day Chinese people.
Archaeology, Ancient, Red Hair, Human Skeleton, Silk Roads, Tarim Basin, Basin Mummy, Celtic Mummy, China Celtic
For the first time in history, the academic world is paying attention to the spectacular underground world of Ani, a 5,000-year-old Armenian city located on the Turkish-Armenian border. Hurriyet
Ancient History, Mesopotamian Cult, Cities Locations, Secret Underground, Ani Ruins, Underground Tunnel, Ancient Mesopotamian, Cult Reveal, Pay Attention
Jack the Ripper mystery solved by top detective after 125 years | David Paul | 21 Sep 2013 | Express.co.uk
1888 Jack, Jack The Ripper Mystery, Jack L Éventreur, Jack O'Connel
Jack the Ripper mystery solved by top detective after 125 years
An armchair detective and a biochemist claim to have solved the mystery of the Ripper's identity through DNA testing a shawl. But some experts aren't convinced.
Ripper Identity, Claim Modern, Biochemist Claim, Aaron Kosminski, Serial Killers, Identity Final, Jack O'Connel, Book Claim, De Jack
Awakening from Keto-acidosis: Known as one of medicine's most incredible moments. Scientists went from bed to bed injecting comatose children with the purified extract - insulin. As they injected the last child, the first child injected began to awaken. One by one, all the children awoke from their diabetic comas. A room of death became a place of joy and hope.
Awakening from Keto-acidosis: The scientists went to a hospital ward with diabetic children, comatose and dying from diabetic keto-acidosis. This is known as one of medicine's most incredible moments. The scientists went from bed-to-bed and injected the children with the purified extract - insulin. As they injected the last comatose child, the first child injected began to awaken. One by one, all the children awoke from their diabetic comas. A room of death became a place of joy and hope.