At the excavations in Kerch found a two thousand year old statue
Archaeologists discovered during excavations of the ancient Mirmekysky settlement in Kerch a large marble statue about two thousand years old, which may indicate the existence of a large temple there.…

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Found stolen paintings by Hans Hoffman
The stolen paintings by master of abstract expressionism Hans Hoffman (1880-1966) were found by Art Recovery International 12 years after they were stolen from an art store in Manhattan. Five…

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Antique Dolls

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

Military Antiques

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

Examples of women’s revenge for bullying men in history

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

I am a cat, mother of life
In ancient Egypt, there was a very significant cult of the goddess - the cat Bastet (Bast), which was also considered the personification of the sun and moonlight. Goddess depicted…

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The exhibition of national art opened in the "Manege"
The works of Qatari artists and photographers make up almost half of the total number of exhibits: the rest is the works of foreign authors (expats and guest artists) and…

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The history of the archaeological study of the Mayan cities
The first civilized people of America that the Spaniards encountered during the conquest of the lands of the western hemisphere were Maya. In 1517, on the rocky coast of Cape…

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