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Locomotives, rails, wires - 1960s Märklin railway on Violiti
Locomotives, rails, wires - 1960s Märklin railway on Violiti
Märklin railways are among the world's # 1 toys for railroad models. And all because the German company has been a leader in their production for over 150 years. And, despite the current difficulties, it even today manages to outrun its competitors -...
27 October 2020, 18:34
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Castles of Wales in ancient pictures of the century before last
Castles of Wales in ancient pictures of the century before last
Arriving in Wales, you can see more than 600 castles, many of which were built during the reign of king Edward I. Some have survived to the present day, others have sunk into the past, and after them there are only ruins. At the end of the 19th century...
26 October 2020, 23:42
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Coins of the Gupta Empire from the collection of Henry Wright
Coins of the Gupta Empire from the collection of Henry Wright
Henry Nelson Wright was an Indian civil servant known for studying the coins of India. Working in this Eastern country, he collected coins, in particular, collected copies of the Gupta State, which existed in the IV-VI centuries. This is the period when...
26 October 2020, 23:22
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Richard Bonington: the short life of a talented painter
Richard Bonington: the short life of a talented painter
October 25, 1802 in England was born the artist Richard Bonington, who made a significant contribution to the development of romanticism in painting. After arriving in Calais in 1817, Richard began to paint in watercolors, soon entered the School of...
26 October 2020, 22:53
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Old Dongola: history and ruins of the ancient capital of the Mukurra Kingdom
Old Dongola: history and ruins of the ancient capital of the Mukurra Kingdom
Lost among the Sands of Sudan are the ancient ruins of the city of Old Dongola, which was part of Nubia. It was located on the Eastern Bank of the Nile, in the IV-XIV centuries. it was a large city, the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Makuria. The...
26 October 2020, 22:32
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Sotheby's bought a Banksy painting for almost 10 million dollars
Sotheby's bought a Banksy painting for almost 10 million dollars
A painting by the world-famous and mysterious artist Banksy, called "Show me Monet", was purchased at Sotheby's for $ 9.8 million. According to preliminary estimates, the work could be purchased for 3.9-6.5 million dollars, but the final price was much...
26 October 2020, 22:13
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Transcarpathian region has opened a Museum with models of castles
Transcarpathian region has opened a Museum with models of castles
A new Museum has been opened on the territory of the Palace of counts Teleki, which is located in the village of Dolgoye (Transcarpathian region). The exhibition consists of miniatures depicting various tourist sites in Transcarpathia. Specialists of...
26 October 2020, 21:55
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Early medieval children's burial discovered in Poland
Early medieval children's burial discovered in Poland
During excavations in the Polish city of Bydgoszcz, archaeologists found skeletons that belong to children who lived in the early middle ages. The finds date back to the X–XII centuries. It was during this period that similar ornaments were worn...
26 October 2020, 21:21
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Animalist in bronze - Soviet sculpture of the 1950s on Violiti
Animalist in bronze - Soviet sculpture of the 1950s on Violiti
The bronze sculpture of the Monumentskulptura art casting plant named after MG Manizer has become another interesting lot on the Violiti website. This is a very beautiful and rare sculptural composition. Exhibited Lot is a chic patina cast of bronze...
26 October 2020, 18:19
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Waddesdon Manor: a collection of vintage buttons
Waddesdon Manor: a collection of vintage buttons
Waddesdon Manor, which has been turned into a Museum, is decorated with numerous statues, paintings, beautiful antique clocks and various interior decorations. There are collections of clothing and accessories, for example, a collection of buttons –...
24 October 2020, 23:35
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