Antique music boxes
Music boxes appeared in the second half of the XVIII century. in the Swiss canton of Jura, where they were made by watchmakers. The first mechanisms, in which the cams…

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Antique firearms
The first primitive firearm existed in the 12th century, but only in the 17th century did guns and cannons become the main weapon on the battlefield. The French invention of…

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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

Post-impressionism
Since the end of XIX - early XX centuries. a variety of new trends in French painting united under the name of post-impressionism, which deliberately opposed some of the principles…

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THE MOST IMPORTANT ARCHAEOLOGICAL OPENINGS OF THE YEAR
Archaeology magazine summed up the outgoing year and made a rating of the most significant archaeological discoveries and finds. 1. The composition of the blue paint of the Maya is…

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ONE OF THE ANCIENT STRUCTURES - THE TEMPLE OF FIRE IN PERU
How can this be? In Peru, that find is the oldest. Paradoxically, archaeologists dug out a temple in which people once probably worshiped fire and which — yes-yes — turned…

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