The rarest coin of the Bosporan Kingdom went under the hammer on Violiti
The rarest coin of the Bosporan Kingdom went under the hammer on Violiti
A rare antique coin was sold on Violiti - a witness to the history of the Bosporus kingdom at the turn of our era, which is still the subject of discussion of professional historians. The beautiful golden stater is decorated with portraits of Octavian...
23 September 2020, 9:03
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Vintage netsuke from the collection of the Augustus Franks
Vintage netsuke from the collection of the Augustus Franks
Sir Augustus Wollaston Franks - English collector of the XIX century, who was interested in Antiques and was an employee of the British Museum. 45 years of work brought great results: Franks was appointed assistant in the Department of antiquities, and...
22 September 2020, 22:10
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Smart monkey Jack: an unusual railway employee
Smart monkey Jack: an unusual railway employee
At the Uitenhage railway station in South Africa in the second half of the XIX century, you could meet a strange pair of workers: a legless James Edwin Wade and a baboon named Jack. James became famous for his skill in jumping between cars, but on a bad...
22 September 2020, 21:55
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Funny photos: what was the advertising at the end of the XIX century
Funny photos: what was the advertising at the end of the XIX century
In the 1870s, merchants used the original method of advertising their products at that time. They dressed women in unusual costumes, hung with the products that they offered in their stores. Dresses were hung with completely different things: baked...
22 September 2020, 21:44
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New York city on fire: the devastating fire of 1776
New York city on fire: the devastating fire of 1776
On September 21, 1776, a disaster came to new York that was later called the Great fire (not to be confused with another similar event that occurred in 1845). Flames engulfed the southern part of Manhattan, it happened at the very beginning of the...
22 September 2020, 21:32
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A sixth-century cemetery has been discovered in the English town of Alton
A sixth-century cemetery has been discovered in the English town of Alton
In Alton (East Suffolk, England), archaeologists have unearthed a sixth-century Anglo-Saxon cemetery. The remains of more than 200 people were found here, which could continue to rest on the site of the construction of a future residential building...
22 September 2020, 21:19
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The new French brand was dedicated to the 250th anniversary of the fardier à vapeur
The new French brand was dedicated to the 250th anniversary of the fardier à vapeur
Next month, the French post office will issue a stamp depicting the invention of the mid-XVIII century - the fardier à vapeur. 250 years ago, in 1770, the French engineer Nicolas cugnot presented a prototype of a car in which two vehicles are connected...
22 September 2020, 21:07
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Archaeologists have made new discoveries in Tyagin castle
Archaeologists have made new discoveries in Tyagin castle
In the Kherson region, archaeologists continue to study the Tyagin castle. Recently, the remains of a rectangular tower were found here for the first time. The height of its walls is 1.75 m, but scientists believe that it used to reach a height of 9 m...
22 September 2020, 20:59
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Wisdom, strategy and tactics - sculpture of the ancient Greek goddess on Violiti
Wisdom, strategy and tactics - sculpture of the ancient Greek goddess on Violiti
A large bronze sculpture of the ancient Greek goddess Athena is another lot that interested users of the Violiti website. After 164 bids, it has become a worthy decoration of its new owner's collection. Sculpture 106 cm high and weighing just over 25...
22 September 2020, 10:04
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In Kharkov there took place philatelic exhibition
In Kharkov there took place philatelic exhibition "UKRFILEX"
On September 10, the building of the Kharkiv Philharmonic opened the XVIII exhibition "UKRFILEX", where 112 participants from different cities showed their philatelic exhibits. According to Vitaliy Katsman, a member of the "UKRFILEX" Commission, there...
21 September 2020, 20:33
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