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British Museum - The Battersea shield. Iron Age, c. 350–50 BC. Found in the River Thames, London, England. #Celts

James Stuart (1612–1655), Duke of Richmond and Lennox, ca. 1634–35 Anthony van Dyck (Flemish, 1599–1641)

Family Portrait -- 1621 -- Sir Anthony van Dyke -- Flemish, worked primarily in England -- Oil on canvas -- Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna


8,000-Year-Old Female Figurine Uncovered in Central Turkey

8,000-Year-Old Female Figurine Uncovered in Central Turkey - The New York Times At Catalhoyuk, an ancient site in central Turkey, archaeologists have discovered a rare stone figurine of a woman about 8,000 years old. Only a handful of statuettes of the era have been found in one piece. The figurine was found beneath a platform with a piece of obsidian, which suggests that it may have been placed there as part of some ritual.

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British History: The English Civil War

King Charles I of England – studio of Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) – c.1636.