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Gold Sea Horse from the Staffordshire Hoard  --  the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found.  In excess of 3,500 separate items were discovered in a Staffordshire, England field in July of 2009.

Gold Sea Horse from the Staffordshire Hoard (VIIè et VIIIè s), the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found. In excess of separate items were discovered in a Staffordshire, England field in July of

The Staffordshire Hoard All that glistered was not gold in Anglo-Saxon Mercia, or at least not the glowing pure gold which the warriors and princes coveted as arm rings and ornaments for their helmets and swords. Research on the Staffordshire hoard, the largest hoard of precious metal from the period ever found, has revealed that their craftsmen had a cunning plan, a secret technique which gave lower grade metal with a high silver content the appearance of pure gleaming gold.

Staffordshire hoard research reveals secret of Anglo-Saxon ‘gold’

Thursday 16 October The Staffordshire Hoard. Staffordshire hoard research reveals secret of Anglo-Saxon ‘gold’ Scientists studying stash of ‘warrior bling’ discover use of secret technique which gave lower grade metal the appearance of gold

Ancient astrolabe

The Earliest Surviving Dated Astrolabe – An astronomical instrument used for observing planetary movements, was indispensable for navigation. A type of analog calculator, brass astrolabes were developed by mathematicians in the medieval Islamic world.

Lady Elinor Strangeways observes in her comments on the Hadley Road beads that Anglo-Saxon beads were not symmetrical, and that they had been assembled by the artist to modern tastes; the same looks to be the case with the Eastry House beads. http://strangewayes.wordpress.com/.../as-documentation.../

A&S Documentation: The Hadleigh Road Necklace

A selection of Anglo-Saxon beads from Hadleigh Road cemetery, Ipswich, UK.

Castletown Cox, Ireland. Patrick Baty of Papers and Paints worked on the paint colours of this house for many years. It remains one of his favourite projects.

Knot garden, Castletown Cox, Ireland - imagine how long it would take to clip…

grotte Chauvet, -32.000 > -21.000 ans

Grotte Chauvet : les peintures sont bien les plus vieilles du monde

Prehistoric cave drawings in Chauvet cave, France, added to UNESCO world heritage list

In the woods we return to reason and faith.                         --Ralph Waldo Emerson

ANYONE CAN MAKE THESE 10 BEAUTIFUL AND USEFUL DIY ACCESSORIES FOR A GARDEN OUTDOORS 4

the old homestead...Couldn't you imagine what this must have looked like in it's original state...Beautiful!

This Old House by Kurt Christensen "Stumbled upon this massive old building near Hunter Mountain in Upstate, New York. This shot doesn't come close to capturing the entire building. This building was the Cold Spring Hotel.

An example of true interlace in the Staffordshire Hoard

An example of true interlace in the Staffordshire Hoard

Silla Dynasty Gold Crown 5th-6th century A.D. Korea  Unlike other ancient golden crowns, the Silla crown is made with pure gold and has 58 jade ornaments, and boasts the most immaculate craftsmanship among its contemporaries…In fact, what makes this artifact so unusual is that it was still resting upon the head of the king when it was discovered.

Silla Dynasty Gold Crown National Treasure No. 188 century A. Korea Korea Times: “Unlike other ancient golden crowns, the Silla crown is made with pure gold and has 58 jade ornaments, and.

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