Mid-3rd C. BCE. Carved Garnet portrait. Likely Berenice II, a great beauty, muse, royal patron of the arts, embroiled in court politics; wife of the 3rd ruler of the Ptolemaic dynasty of Egypt, assasinated after his death. Hellenistic

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Husband and wife team Paul DeSomma and Marsha Blaker translate their oceanic inspirations directly into their collaborative glass sculptures, frozen glass waves caught mid-crash and appearing to spray surf from the contained vessels. The works exist as seamless gradients, dark blues circling the base while white froth circles the top of the pieces crafted from molten glass.

Husband and wife team Paul DeSomma and Marsha Blaker translate their oceanic inspirations directly into their collaborative glass sculptures, frozen glass waves caught mid-crash and appearing to spray surf from the contained vessels. The works exist as seamless gradients, dark blues circling the base while white froth circles the top of the pieces crafted from molten glass.

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“Station Wagon Picnic,” art by Mauro Scali, detail from American Weekly Magazine cover - June 24, 1956

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Helpful Household Hints: How to Save

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Anatolia – The Craddle of Civilization

Genesis 23 reports that Abraham buried Sarah in the Cave of Machpelah purchased from Ephron the Hittite. 2 Samuel 11 tells of David’s adultery with Bathsheba, wife of Uriah the Hittite. A century ago the Hittites were unknown outside of the OT. In 1906, however, archaeologists discovered the ruins of Hattusas, Turkey the ancient Hittite capital at what is today called Boghazkoy; its vast collection of Hittite historical records, which showed an empire flourishing in the mid-second millennium…

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Katherine Parr, Sixth Wife of Henry VIII, Waxwork at Warwick Castle by lisby1, via Flickr

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Life of a 50s Housewife

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A Bohemian - Mid Century Home Like No Other

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Vintage Photography: Alexandra of Denmark - Princess of Wales, Mids 1880s - She was later queen-empress consort as the wife of King George the VII of the United Kingdom - found at http://retro-vintage-photography.blogspot.com/2011/06/pss-alexandra-of-wales-mids-1880s.html#

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6th child of Prince Albert (1819-1861) & Queen Victoria (1819-1901) & wife of John George Edward Henry Douglas Sutherland Campbell (1845–1914) Marquess of Lorne, 9th Duke of Argyll. Princess Louise Caroline Alberta (1848-1939) by Alexander Bassano mid 1880s. She died at Kensington Palace 3 December 1939 age 91 years, 8 months, 15 days. Her younger brother Prince Arthur lived to be exactly the same age (to the day) making them the longest-lived of Victoria & Albert's 9 children.

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