Although dolls made of wood, terracotta, cloth and ivory have been preserved since ancient times of Greece and Rome, for most collectors the history of dolls begins in the XVIII century, when in all European countries these toys were carved from wood. Some of them looked realistic with well-proportioned figures. They were not intended for fun, but played the role of miniature mannequins. Fashion designers sent them to the royal courtiers and to American salons so that the ladies there could get acquainted with the latest fashion. Continue reading
The history of weapons and other military subjects is for the most part a series of technical improvements in the means of killing or defending enemies. In addition, gunsmiths pursued another goal: to make weapons not only effective, but also beautiful, so that a rich client could boast of it by hanging, for example, on the wall. Indeed, aesthetic motifs were often more important than functional ones, and many weapons became purely decorative. Continue reading
Men love to say that women are vindictive, but they constantly forget about it and are really surprised to see, finally, women’s revenge for bullying or abuse. So surprised that the avenger immediately enters the legends. Here are just some of them, from antiquity to the present day.
Iraq, 2015: a runaway slave who was not afraid to return
Taken into slavery for rape and other abuse, a woman who chose to hide her name from glory managed to escape from ISIL captivity in Iraq and return with arms to shoot the leader of the militants, who kept her in slavery, generously sharing a slave with her “subordinates “. A leader named Abu Anas, a former Russian citizen, was widely known in Iraq for his atrocities. Continue reading