Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands attends the opening of the renovated National Carillon and Nature Museum, which goes under the new name Peel & Clock Museum in Asten, The Netherlands. AFP PHOTO/ ROBIN UTRECHT.
Ancient clock in the north transept, of Wells Cathedral (Somerset, England), ca. 1390. It is the second oldest working clock in the world and the oldest clock that still has its original dials. In addition to hours and minutes, the it shows the number of days since a new moon. A group of figures emerge and rotate on the quarter hour - a knight is unhorsed by a lance.
Curator Debby Hershman holds a 9,000 year old Neolithic stone mask, same as the one displayed on a screen during the launch of Google Art project at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, Tuesday, April 3, 2012. Israel's national museum announced Tuesday it is joining the Google Art project, which provides online tours of museums around the world. AP Photo/Oded Balilty.