Historical fact

Part of the lost treasure: a dish from Corbridge
Part of the lost treasure: a dish from Corbridge
In 1735, an ancient Roman treasure was discovered near Corbridge (England), which in subsequent years almost all was lost. Today, historians can study only one subject – a dish from Corbridge (Corbridge Lanx). It is a silver decorated plate for...
28 July 2021, 22:03
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Romans and Barbarians: The Ludovisi sarcophagus
Romans and Barbarians: The Ludovisi sarcophagus
In the middle of the third century AD, a sarcophagus was created, which is known as Via Tiburtina Sarcophagus. It was discovered in 1621 near the Tiburtine Gate in Rome, and since for some time the artifact was kept in the collection of Cardinal...
23 July 2021, 23:21
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Medieval fortress in Scotland: Borthwick Castle
Medieval fortress in Scotland: Borthwick Castle
Borthwick Castle, one of the largest medieval castles in the country, is located in the south-east of Edinburgh (Scotland). The structure was built in 1430 and named after the Scottish peer and ambassador William Borthwick. The main building of the...
20 July 2021, 19:40
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"Double Geneva": a rare divisible stamp
In 1843, the first standard postage stamp was issued in the Swiss canton of Geneva, which eventually received the name "Double Geneva". This is a divisible stamp, which consists of two separable parts – both can be used separately from each other to pay...
16 July 2021, 20:08
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Impressive detail: Fra Mauro map
Impressive detail: Fra Mauro map
In 1459, Fra Mauro, a Venetian monk from the Camaldul order, together with the navigator and cartographer Andrea Bianco, completed work on a map, one version of which was presented as a gift to King Afonso V of Portugal. The drawing is applied to a...
14 July 2021, 21:23
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The history of Japanese porcelain: arita ceramics
The history of Japanese porcelain: arita ceramics
At the beginning of the XVII century, a new type of ceramics called arita appeared in Japan, which was named after the town where it was produced. The village of Arita is located on the island of Kyushu and today is a major center for the production of...
7 July 2021, 21:23
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Porcelain that will always be appreciated
Porcelain that will always be appreciated
Looking at the variety of porcelain products, you can involuntarily ask yourself the question: which porcelain is better to collect? It all depends on the goals: figures made of this material are bought both for aesthetic pleasure and for investment...
4 July 2021, 22:52
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Mask and phrygian cap: Crosby-Garrett Helmet
Mask and phrygian cap: Crosby-Garrett Helmet
The Crosby-Garrett helmet is a rare artifact discovered in 2010 in the British county of Cumbria, in the village of Crosby-Garrett. The object was made in the period from the I to the III century and was probably used only during ceremonies. Today...
1 July 2021, 18:01
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Codex Lod: a source of knowledge about the culture of the indigenous peoples of Central America
Codex Lod: a source of knowledge about the culture of the indigenous peoples of Central America
"Codex Laud" (Codex Laud) – one of the most important manuscripts of the New Svit, the confessions in the XIII-XV Art. indiantsami before the arrival of ispantsiv. This document, the author of which is written by nevidomim ponini, names in honor of...
29 June 2021, 23:12
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Santo Antine: one of the largest nurags in Sardinia
Santo Antine: one of the largest nurags in Sardinia
In the Italian municipality of Torralba, on the island of Sardinia, there is an ancient megalith called Santo Antine. The name of the building translates as "The king's house". Megalith is one of the largest nuraghs on the island. Nuragi are structures...
26 June 2021, 22:07
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