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British prehistoric rock art

The 5,000-year-old Neolithic carvings of concentric circles, interlocking rings and hollowed cups were uncovered as part of a four-year English Heritage-funded initiative, in partnership with Northumberland and Durham County Councils

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from Mail Online

Unveiled: World's oldest pair of roller skates - as worn by the big wheels of Victorian business

A rare pair of 'Road Rollers' have been unveiled at a British museum. The contraptions were popular with businessmen in Victorian times, who skated to work.

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from Student Art Guide

International GCSE Art Sketchbook Examples

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Navajo Petroglyphs at Crow Canyon.Detail of pictograph panel, Crow Canyon. Navajo people interpret this as a representation of Gháá' ask'idii. His horns tie him to the Mountain Sheep People, an ancient race associated with the night chant, Tl'eejí. Generally a benevolent figure, Gháá' ask'idii carries many kinds of seeds and foods in his feather-crowned backpack.Photograph by James Matthew Copeland, via New Mexico Bureau of Land Management.

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Ever wanted to know how Irish people wrote before they adopted the Roman Alphabet? This is the 'Ogham Alphabet' and its how the pre-Irish used to write. This book, the "Book of Ballymote", dates to at least 1st Century BC.

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Maeshowe chambered passage tomb, Orkney Islands, Scotland, about 2800 BC. The mound encompassing the tomb is still 115 ft. in diameter and 24 ft. high.

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Anglo-Saxon and Viking (5th-11thC) "An Anglo-Saxon period silver finger ring made from a single strand of square-section silver wire. The wire is coiled twice to form the hoop, and the remaining length is used to produce a double-start spiral bezel. The two ends of the wire are wound round the hoop to form shoulders. Traces of gilding are possibly present."

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Mary, Queen of Scots' death mask. Although most death masks - taken soon after the person was executed - are white, this one has been hand-painted.

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Horse in the Central recess at the Chauvet Cave in France, one of the most famous prehistoric rock art sites in the world. The paintings there have been dated between 30,000 and 33,000 years old.

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