Peak Cavern, Castleton, Derbyshire, England, also called the Peak Hole or the Devil's Arse, a cave in the Peak District limestone with the largest cave entrance in Britain. 'Manner of Passing the Second River in the Peak Hole' 18th century gentleman tourists being shown the wonders of the cave, carried across the river by locals while guides light the way with candles. Etching by Isaac Cruikshank (c1764-1811) after the drawing by the English caricaturist George Montard Woodward (c1760-1809) published 1797.
?Joan of Arc (Saint Joan c1412-1431) French national heroine during the Hundred Years' War between France and England. Joan entering Orleans in triumph, 1429. Nineteenth century Trade Card Chromolithograph?
Portrait of a Young Boy', c1500. Oil on wood. Pintoricchio (Bernadino di Betto 1454-1513) Italian Renaissance painter. Head-and shoulders portrait of boy with shoulder-length hair wearing red jacket and blue-grey cap.
Peak Cavern, Castleton, Derbyshire, England, also called the Peak Hole or the Devil's Arse, a cave in the Peak District limestone with the largest cave entrance in Britain. 'View in Peak Hole, after passing the first River' 18th century gentleman tourists, being shown the wonders of the cave by guides with candles, amazed by the stalactites. Etching by Isaac Cruikshank (c1764-1811) after the drawing by the English caricaturist George Montard Woodward (c1760-1809) published 1797.
Balkan Wars: Peter I (1844-1921) King of Serbia performing the traditional ceremony of breaking the bread offered to him by the Mayor of a town captured by Serbian troops. From Le Petit Journal, 24 November 1912.
Lintel No 15, from Yaxchilan, Mayan, AD 770. Noblewoman raising spirit of an ancestor by self-hallucination caused by blood-letting. Mexico Mesoamerican Civilization Archaeology Artefact Limestone Pre-Columbian Hypnosis
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entrance to the shrine in Akko Israel Mīrzā Ḥoseyn was a member of the Shīʿite branch of Islām. He subsequently allied himself with Mīrzā ʿAlī Moḥammad of Shīrāz, who was known as the Bāb and was the head of the Bābī, a Muslim sect professing a privileged access to final truth. After the Bāb’s execution by the Iranian government for treason (1850), Mīrzā Ḥoseyn joined Mīrzā Yaḥyā , his own half brother and the Bāb’s spiritual heir, in directing the Bābī movement. Mīrzā Yaḥyā later was discredited, and Mīrzā Ḥoseyn was exiled by orthodox Sunnite Muslims successively to Baghdad, Kurdistan, and Constantinople (Istanbul). There, in 1863, he publicly declared himself to be the divinely chosen imām-mahdī (“rightly guided leader”), whom the Bāb had foretold. The resulting factional violence caused the Ottoman government to banish Mīrzā Ḥoseyn to Acre. At Acre, Bahāʾ Ullāh, as he was by then called, developed the formerly provincial Bahāʾī doctrine into a comprehensive teaching that advocated the unity of all religions and the universal brotherhood of man. Emphasizing social ethics, he eschewed ritual worship and devoted himself to the abolition of racial, class, and religious prejudices. His place of confinement in Acre became a centre of pilgrimage for Bahāʾī believers from Iran and the United States.
A view of Shiba Shinmei Shrine: c1775-1781. Utagawa Toyoharu (1735-1814) Japanese Ukiyo-e artist. Scene of people entering the shrine and of the shops in the streets around the shrine situated south of Tokyo, Japan.
View in the yard of the Bull & Mouth, a London coaching inn, showing Bob taking leave of his friends Tom and Jerry before boarding the stagecoach. Hand-coloured engraving from Life in London by Pierce Egan (London, c1820).
Student life in Oxford showing typical cluttered student's room, with empty bottles, gun, boots and saddle tossed on the floor and pet dog occupying a fireside chair. Such a scene could also apply to Cambridge at this time. Aquatint after illustration by Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827). Published c1812.
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