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    Old brass door handle-Mineral Museum, Marburg, Germany. A piece of art! Photo by John S. Holmes

    Comb decorated with a human and animal head. Country of Origin: Sweden. Culture: Pre-Viking. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Statens Historiska Museum, Stockholm

    Disk Brooch, circa 600-500, Vendel, copper alloy, gilt. This brooch is from the Vendel period in Swedish history, which precedes the Viking age. Abstractly designed small brooches like these were fashionable until Viking oval brooches replaced them.

    The pre-Columbian archaeological site of Ciudad Perdida (Spanish for “Lost City”), located in Sierra Nevada, Colombia, thought to be founded about 800 AD. Photo courtesy & taken by Raphael Chay



    1913-1924: Inside a dressing room at the Moulin Rouge

    King Henry VIII's armour suit and horse armour, on display at the Tower of London.

    The Hindenburg hits the ground in flames in Lakehurst, N.J. on May 6, 1937.

    Galileo’s Telescope. Galileo worked at his lenses, first creating one to the power of six and then improving it until he achieved lenses to the power of twenty. At that point in the depths of the winter of 1610 he trained upon the Moon his long and narrow telescope—a telescope covered like the gold-tooled leather souvenir notebooks and bookends sold in Florence today. In so doing he became the first to see the Moon accurately.

    Joyeuse, the sword of Charlemagne. Coronation sword of the French kings. It is believed it contains the Lance of Longinus within its pommel. 11th. c.

    Front view of 15th century case for a book.

    Titanic 1912

    17th Century Barn

    Foggy Night, Bridge of Sighs, Venice, Italy

    18th Century calculator by Johann Helfrich Müller

    library card catalogue ---almost a relic in today's electronic age

    Assissi Italy

    numbing wonders

    DIY Apothecary Jars



    La Alhambra

    Artisanal, old-timey, traditional turron, and the only turron for me.—A.T.