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Better a brief spell of honor than a long rule of shame.


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Bottle used to ward off evil spells during 18th century witch hunts found by archaeologists


A 15-centimetre tall green glass vessel could date from the witch hunts of the 18th century when bottles were filled with fingernails, hair and urine possessing spell-stopping capabilities, according to archaeologists digging at a Grade II-listed Georgian building in Newark.

Evil spells were…

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Cinquedea Dagger

  • Dated: unknown, but made in the 15th century style

The weapon has a double-edged blade of triangular shape, with ribbed section at the tip, and a double fuller in the central part, plus a triple fuller on the forte. The latter is engraved and completely gilded, picturing ordinary life scenes in two cities, one of Classical Time, the other with various spires.

Above the ornamentation there is a floral-patterned frame and decorations with racemes. The iron hilt has some gilding remains. The hilt is of square section with quillons curved towards the blade, flat pommel festooned on the borders, ivory grips with rosettes and gilded and engraved rivets.

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Greek Gilded Silver Ibex Rhyton, 4th Century BC

The end represents the forepart of the animal lying down, legs folded under the body. It has a woolly fleece formed of long wavy locks. The body of the vessel is decorated at the base with golden ovals, and on top with Greek-style palmettes, topped with a lip decorated with more golden ovals.It is
probably the work of a Greek master for a prominent person of the era.

The zoomorphic rhyton, widely used in the East, Greece and Thrace, appears to have developed in Anatolia around the early 2nd millennium BC, eventually becoming popular in the 8th century BC. Popularity of the rhyton grew in Athens and surrounding areas during the 5th century BC.

Posted 17 hours ago


O’Brien’s Tower, the highest point of the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare, Ireland by colin|whittaker

Posted 19 hours ago


Handmade Swords - Vardhllokur (Spirit Song)

  • Maker: Jake Powning
  • Medium: steel, oak, bitch, bronze, silver
  • Measurements: overall length 86.4 cm; weight 1.275 kg

Vardhllokur is a pattern-welded Viking sword with ancient bog-oak grip. The scabbard is yellow birch with Mammen style ornamentation while the hilt is bronze with silver and copper wire accents.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Jake Powning Swords

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Hey thats my stuff!

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Warwick Castle in England. (couldn’t decide if I liked the day or night photo better…so you get both)

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Handmade Daggers -  ”Panzerstecher” Dagger 

  • Replica
  • Original dated late 16th century
  • Culture: German

 The original dagger is a property of the State Art Collections Dresden, Germany

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