The ancient Greek temple of Poseidon at Cape Sunnius, built between 444-440 BC, is one of the main monuments of Athens’ Golden Age.
French directoire. Neoclassical fashion in the transition to the Empire. 1789-1800.
Design for grand architectural additions and drapes that add Palladian or Venetian proportions to a narrow window bay.
The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Paperback – December 7, 2021
by Virginia Postrel (Author)
From Neanderthal string to 3D knitting, an “expansive” global history that highlights “how textiles truly changed the world” (Wall Street Journal)
Gay Nineties. Late victorian fashion of the 1890s. In about fifteen minutes one can thus reach the summit of Cheops, which is now a platform about thirty feet square.
The nearer objects in the picture are those in the village of Nikali, where the principal house is the pyrgos, or tower, in which the agha is represented smoking.
Towards the middle of the 13th century, Gilbert, seneschal to the Earl of Lennox, obtained from him a part of the lands of Buchanan in Stirlingshire, and took his name from them.
One of the most beautiful pair of gloves probably in existence, and fortunately in a fine state of preservation.
At every stand for hackney-coaches in the metropolis, there is one or more persons termed watermen, whose occupation is to attend to the horses.
The great love of the Saxons for display in dress and ornament led to a very, remarkable development of artistic skill in fashioning and decorating articles of jewelry, which were worn by men in greater profusion than by women.
Constance of Castile (1354 – 24 March 1394) the second wife of John of Gaunt Duke of Lancaster with horned head-dress.