Hedgehog Middle Kingdom, XII-XIII Dynasty, 1938-1700 B.C.E. Egypt Now located in the Brooklyn Museum When food is scarce, hedgehogs retreat into underground dens for long periods, only to re-emerge in times of abundance. The Egyptians associated this behavior with rebirth and thus wore amulets in the form of hedgehogs or left figures such as this one in tombs.
West Kennet Long Barrow. One of the largest and most impressive Neolithic graves in Britain, West Kennet long barrow was built in around 3400 BCE and used for at least 1,000 years. View down the central passageway to the west chamber, the largest of the five burial chambers. Distance from Shaftesbury to Avebury is 42 miles
Egypt - Faience Hedgehog, Middle Kingdom, XII-XIII Dynasty, ca. 1938-1700 BC - When food is scarce, hedgehogs retreat into underground dens for long periods, only to re-emerge in times of abundance. The Egyptians associated this behavior with rebirth and thus wore amulets in the form of hedgehogs or left figures such as this one in tombs.
Dress of Tsarina Alexandra Romanova (1872 – 1918) - Empress consort of Russia as spouse of Nicholas II, the last Emperor of the Russian Empire. Remembered as one of the most famous royal carriers of the haemophilia disease and for her support of autocratic control over the country. Her notorious friendship with the Russian mystic Grigori Rasputin was also an important factor in her life.’
Summer is the perfect time to do some crafts and to have some family fun. Using some simple craft materials let your kids make this sea aquarium to remind them of their beach holiday. A really fun project, and really fast too! Ideal for those little minds that cannot concentrate for long periods on end. A great summer craft for kids to make!
Ulfberht Viking sword - Runic Inscription on the "Sword of Kings" in Vikings TV Serie 2. E.10... At the period, quality swords were produced within the Carolingian empire, and if they had any inscriptions on the blade they were in Roman letters like +VLFBERH+T or INGELRII. The weapon is loosely based on gorgeous type D Carolingian swords but it has an unusually long grip and untypical blade construction, the fuller starting at a distance from the guard. The runic inscription on the sword…