Does he remind anyone of a certain TV-series psycho-King? Caligula.Black and white photo accentuates the contrast between his eyes. The effect is increased by the remnants of pigment in one eye and eyelash giving an appearance of one lifelike eye in contrast to one nearly blank eye. Early 1 AD - perhaps from Turkey. Museum Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Copenhagen
Roman cavalry mask. Iron sheathed in bronze and silver. Sometime before 300 AD.
Sword, mid-1st century b.c.; Late Iron Age (La Tène) Celtic
Burgonet “ALLA ROMANA ANTICA” Created for The Archduke Ferdinand II of Tyrol, Ambrass and Innsbruck. Ceremonial Parade Helmet designed and created by the famed studio of Filippo Negroli, a 16 Century Armorer in Milan, Italy. Bronze, Steel, Gold and Brass.
Sword, 10th century. European, probably Scandinavia. The Metropolitan Museum of Art (55.46.1) I want...
2,200 Year Old Warrior's Grave Found in Russia (c: The History Blog) Nice hat....
After parcel post service was introduced in 1913, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail after hearing of those examples.
Jarlshof is the best known prehistoric archaeological site in Shetland, Scotland. It lies near the southern tip of the Shetland Mainland and has been described as "one of the most remarkable archaeological sites ever excavated in the British Isles". It contains remains dating from 2500 BC up to the 17th century AD. Does this look vaguely like hobbit holes to anyone else??
Baby Snoots is all grown up... In honor of gaining 1000 followers on Pinterest, the South Florida Museum will be giving away this special Snooty package to one Pinterest fan. This includes a t-shirt, Snooty postcards, Manatee book, stuffed Snooty toy, and one "I love Snooty" bracelet. Re-Pin this image and check back on June 5th for the announcement of the winner!
Whimsical Doorway | Incredible Pictures............... I've seen this before somewhere.
Holyrood Abbey - Edinburgh, Scotland
1,700 Year Old Wool Tunic Found in Melting Glacier (The History Blog)
This helmet was discovered in a ship burial from Valsgarde in Sweden, c. 7th century AD
stormhag: 8th Century Pictish Standing Stone we went to see in Scotland. Aparently there are pre-historic cup marks at the base that pre date the Picts, so it is a second hand stone! It was real nice to see standing stones with carving of a very different type to what we have in Ireland. . . . . . . Nice clear stonework.....