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Cool Old Stuff

Cool Old Stuff

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Return of the works at the Louvre Museum after WWII (1945)//

Imperial Hearse (Vienna, 1877) It was used for the funeral of Empress Elizabeth in 1898. © Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum

Holme Timber Circle (Seahenge), discovered on the beach at Holme, Norfolk in 1998. The circle of timber posts within the intertidal zone studied and was found to have been constructed in the spring/early summer of 2049 BC, during the Early Bronze Age. Because of the perceived threat of damage and erosion from the sea a rescue excavation was undertaken and the structure was entirely excavated/removed to a location inland, despite controversy.

1870: Balloon Flight, Siege of Paris

VOGUE Magazine May 15, 1948

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17th centure poison case concealed in a book. Via @seanfaganbooks

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Recruitment Poster for the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 1914.

This skull was discovered in France between 1920 and 1940. Its easily one of the more disputed and controversial artifacts of its time. The museum of supernatural history claims (through analysis) that the horns are in fact, naturally a part of the skull.

Heaven and Hell nightclubs. Paris, 1890s.

1920s kitchen.

1920s kitchen #kitchen

The proper length for little girls' skirts at various ages during the Victorian era 1837-1901

beautiful antique fishbowl.

1950s Predicta Chalet tv

Boxed set of salesman sample tools.

Carafe / Decanter, datée avec poinçon de 1904-1905

1940´s. Women Pilots in WW2

Cylinder seal of Uruk period, mythological animals

Found in Armenia, this 5,500 year old leather shoe is the oldest in the world. Made from a single piece of cow-hide, its preservation is so perfect that archaeologists originally guessed it was only about 600 or 700 years old. Only after radiocarbon dating did they discover how far off they were. The level of detail preserved is simply astonishing: ancient grass found inside the shoe was probably used for warmth. Even its shoelaces are still in nearly pristine condition. (repin)

A Sarmatian golden neck circlet, 7th century B.C.E.

Molotov cocktail aimed at the German occupiers of France, Rue du Petit Pont, Paris, 1944 - Robert Doisneau #France #WWII #War

Egyptian limestone scarabs, no further info