Its location in the Jordan Rift Valley makes it the lowest city in the world, about ten kilometres north of the Dead Sea.
Lady Hester Stanhope was an English aristocrat, antiquarian, and one of the most famous travellers of her age.
The figures represent inhabitants of Monte Cassino, the old Casinum, in the Terra di Lavoro, as they walk through the streets of Rome as models and through the capitals of the mainland as musicians.
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From Neanderthal string to 3D knitting, an “expansive” global history that highlights “how textiles truly changed the world” (Wall Street Journal)
French school, second half of the 15th century.
Portrait of Margaret of York (1446 – 1503), wife of Charles the Bold. The lady with the hennin.
The hoop skirt in the age of the Spanish fashion (Renaissance) 16th century, in the age of rococo (Baroque), 18th century, crinoline fashion, 19th century.
Roman Auguries. They have existed since the foundation of Rome and exercise a practice derived from the Greeks and Etruscans, the Etruscans disciplina.
PRINCE KUNG. Illustrations of China and its people: a series of two hundred photographs, with letterpress descriptive of the places and people represented by John Thomson.
THE Vignette represents a Lingerie Shop in Paris, around 1770. Pattern of the most common underwear. Alphabetical and numerical embroidery patterns.
Anton Fugger of the lily. German merchant of the 16th century.
The English Civil War was fought 1642-1649 between supporters of King Charles I of England (“Cavaliers”) and those of the English Parliament (“Roundheads”).