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Christ appearing to Mary Magdalene after the Resurrection (Croatian icon). Her amazing life:

Head of Buddha [Afghanistan], about 5th-6th centuries, stucco with gesso & traces of paint, now in the Metropolitan Museum, New York

Commentary on the Apocalypse (Commentaria In Apocalypsin) was written in Spain by Beatus of Liébana in the 8th century. There are about thirty extant copies of the commentary in illuminated manuscript format, the earliest being from the 9th century. One of the later versions is the Rylands Beatus from the 12th century, owned by the John Rylands Library at the University of Manchester : from which the above images were sourced…

Saint Alexis the Man of God left his betrothed to live as a beggar for 17 years near the church of the MostHoly Theotokos in Edessa. When he died, the Lord's voice was heard during Liturgy saying, "Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." (Mar 17 -

Seated goddess with a child, Hittite Empire, Old Hittite; 15th–13th century BC, Anatolia, central region, gold