In Norway, a couple found an ancient bead and an axe under their home
In Norway, a couple found an ancient bead and an axe under their home
Ancient artifacts were found in one of the Norwegian residential buildings during the renovation. A married couple who own a house built in 1914, decided to make major repairs to the housing. To improve thermal insulation, residents decided to...
29 May 2020, 12:51
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Old photos of architectural sights of Zholkva
Old photos of architectural sights of Zholkva
The city of Zholkva, located in the Lviv region, was built around a castle built at the end of the XVI century. near the village of Vinniki. In the beginning of XVIII century there was the residence of Peter I, and in 1772 the city came under Hapsburg...
28 May 2020, 23:09
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The art of weaving: new stamps from New Zealand post
The art of weaving: new stamps from New Zealand post
New Zealand has issued a series of stamps dedicated to the art of Niue weaving. Many items made by craftsmen on this island are often unique, as each author of a wicker item uses exceptional skills and a special combination of materials. On stamps...
28 May 2020, 23:09
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Czechoslovakia through the eyes of photographer Alan Denny
Czechoslovakia through the eyes of photographer Alan Denny
In 1918, the sovereign state of Czechoslovakia was formed, which in 1993 was divided into the Czech Republic and Slovakia. During the Second world war, the country was forcibly divided, part of the territory was a protectorate of Nazi Germany. From 1948...
28 May 2020, 23:09
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Ancient mosaics are being excavated in Italy
Ancient mosaics are being excavated in Italy
Near Verona (Italy), on the territory of a vineyard in the city of Negrar di Valpolicella, a mosaic Roman floor was discovered. According to historians, the find dates back to the third century BC. on the excavated territory, you can see continuous...
28 May 2020, 23:09
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An ancient game was discovered in a burial site from the Scandinavian iron age
An ancient game was discovered in a burial site from the Scandinavian iron age
Archaeologists from the University of Bergen, Norway, have found an ancient grave with iron age artifacts, which is located next to The Alverstraumen Strait. After removing the top layer of turf, the researchers found several stones surrounding the...
27 May 2020, 23:12
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"Evil eye": Palau issued a coin dedicated to the evil eye
In Palau, a coin was issued with the image of an amulet that protects against the evil eye. Numismatic novelty received a very dark name – "Evil Eye". The first mention of this superstition refers to the ancient world (Greece and Ancient Rome). In the...
27 May 2020, 23:12
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Red banners, draft inscriptions and working unity — Soviet labor awards at Violiti (Photo)
Red banners, draft inscriptions and working unity — Soviet labor awards at Violiti (Photo)
A set of awards for labor achievements of the USSR is another interesting lot on the Violiti website. Orders and medals for work have always attracted the attention of collectors because of their intangible moral value. They were a confirmation of high...
26 May 2020, 15:10
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Christie's auction house raffled off a Picasso painting
Christie's auction house raffled off a Picasso painting
Italian accountant Claudia Borgogno became the owner of a painting by Pablo Picasso, estimated at 1.1 million dollars. The work of art went to a woman as a prize for winning the drawing. Her son gave Claudia a lottery ticket that was drawn in Paris, at...
24 May 2020, 22:00
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The bleak everyday life of Bradford in the 1960s
The bleak everyday life of Bradford in the 1960s
In the 1960s, the housing crisis led to more than 3 million people in Britain living in homes that were not suitable for habitation. Photographer Nick Hedges captured on film the living conditions in which the British found themselves. One of the cities...
24 May 2020, 22:00
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