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Einstein at 12 yrs. old, 1891

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The "Menhir du Champ Dolent", neolithic megalith in Eastern Brittany, France. It is the highest menhir in Brittany.

Naqsh-e Rustam is an archaeological site located about 12 km northwest of Persepolis, in Fars, Iran.

Mary Magdalene in the basilica crypt of St. Maximinin la Saint Baume in France.