This is the locket ring of Queen Elizabeth I. It was removed from her finger at her death on 3-34-1603. It is mother-of-pearl. The band is set in rubies, the "E" contains 6 diamonds set in a blue enamel "R". A pearl is also seen. The hinge opens to reveal an enamel portrait of the queen c. 1575, Also that of an unnamed woman. The costume of the woman suggests it may be Edwardian and that of her mother, Anne Boleyn.
South African miners have found hundreds of these metallic spheres, which have three parallel grooves running around their equator. They appear to be man-made, but they were found in a layer of mineral deposit thought to be 2.8 billion years old.
Spectacular Spectrum of Light in a Birmingham Underpass
The nearby LightRails tunnel! American artist Bill FitzGibbons has sent us photos of a light sculpture he created called LightRails. It is located at the Street underpass in downtown Birmingham, Alabama and is composed of a computerized LED light system.
Clarissa Field of Northfield, Massachusetts, was born blind in 1765. This doll was made for her and she fancifully named it Bangwell Putt. Bangwell lacks facial features but her ten carefully constructed fingers suggest the importance of touch in Clarissa's world. Bangwell has a homespun body and is dressed in 18th century fashion, including corset. Clarissa kept Bangwell until she died in her eighties. Bangwell Putt is thought to be the oldest surviving rag doll in North America. 15.25in…
Resting place of Anne Boleyn. (After she was beheaded, her body and head were dumped into an arrow box, and place in this unmarked spot. It wasn't until the 19th century when her remains were found again.)