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    Book of the Dead: The papyrus of Hunefer. Above Hunefer kneeling before a table of offerings in adoration, in presence of fourteen gods, seated in order of judges. Below the Judgement, or weighing of the conscience; the jakal-headed Anubis examines the pointer of the balance, wherein the heart (conscience) of the deceased is being weighed against the feather of Maat, symbolical of law or of right and truth; on the left a jakal-headed deity is leading the deceased by the left hand. On the right are the monster Ammut, the Devourer, and the Ibis-headed God Thoth, the scibe of the Gods, who notes down the result of the trial. On the right Hunefer is ushered by Horus into the presence of the God Osiris enthroned within a shrine. Behind him are Isis and Nephtys. In front a lotus flower on which stand the four children of Horus, or gods of the cardinal points. New Kingdom (19th Dynasty). EA9901

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    Pearl dedicated to the moon god. Neo Sumerian, reign of Ibbi-Sin,king of Ur. Around 2.020 BCE Agate AO 27622

    03-03-01/38

    The treasure of Nagyszentmiklos.The gold treasure found in 1799 in Nagyszentmiklos (now Sinicolaul in Romania)consists of 23 pure gold vessels.The medallion on this gold pitcher shows an armoured rider leading a prisoner by the forelock,a human head on the saddle.

    14-03-05/21

    The capture of Jerusalem by Saladin on October 2, 1187 which caused the Third Crusade (1189-92). Balian of Ibelin surrenders and hands over the keys to the Tower of David to Saladin. From the chronicle of David Aubert. Illuminated manuscript; 15th century.

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    The Hungarian Revolution began with a first mass-rally in Budapest on October 23, 1956. It was crushed by Soviet tanks and artillery after days of street-fighting. A burnt-out heavy tank "Josef Stalin" IS 3 with a 122 mm gun near the Kilian barracks in Budapest. A female insurgent walking home after a day of fighting. After the revolution failed, she was sentenced to death and executed.

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    Apollo (with lyre) and Artemis sacrificing over a fire burning on an altar. Red-figured Attic hydria, 490-480 BCE Terracotta, height: 40.5 cm, diam.: 35.3 cm

    10-03-02/10

    Scenes from the "Golden Haggadah", around 1320. Eight scenes against a gold background depicting Jacob's dream, the binding of Isaac, Lot and his daughters, Isaac blessing Jacob, Lot's wife turned to a pillar of salt, Pharaoh's dream and Joseph interpreting the dreams. From northern Spain. ID: Add 27210, fol. 4v - 5.

    32-01-06/55

    The treasure of Nagyszentmiklos.The gold treasure found in 1799 in Nagyszentmiklos (now Sinicolaul in Romania)consists of 23 pure gold vessels weighing a total of 10 kg.The treasure shows Central Asian, Persian-Sassanid,Greco-Roman and Byzantine influence.

    14-03-05/14

    The death of Roland during the battle of Roncevaux Pass in 778. Charlemagne watches Roland being killed by a Basque knight. Illuminated manuscript; 14th century.

    03-08-01/50

    Semitic tribe asks permission to enter Egypt. Tribespeople are dressed in coloured striped costumes. Mural from the tomb at Beni-Hassan 19th BCE, Middle Kingdom, Egypt 19th century copy by Weidenbach

    08-01-03/17

    The goddess Astarte, from the Hebron area, Israel. Pottery relief (around 1400 BCE) Late Bronze Age II

    08-05-10/29

    Musical instruments from a Book of Songs. Illuminated manuscript; 13th century.

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    The Mongolian seige of Bagdad in 1258. Double-page from Rashid al-Din's (1247 - 1318) enormous universal history, the "Jami al-Tawarikh". 320 x 230 mm Herat, Afghanistan; around 1430-1434 The Jami al-Tawarikh was commissioned by Mahmud Ghazan, begun as a history of the Mongols and their dynasty and then expanded to include history from Adam to Rashid al-Din's present day. It was completed during the reign of Oljeitu in 1307-1316. The Jami' al-Tawarikh is perhaps the single most comprehensive Persian source on the Mongol period. Sayf Al-Vahedi, who worked as painter in the workshop-library of Baysonqor, is the author of the majority of the illustrations of this manuscript. Realized on a double page, this painting illustrates the siege of Baghdad by the Mongolian armies of Hulagu Khan in 1258. Caliph Al-Musta'sim crosses the bridge on the Tigris, ready to meet Hulagu Kahn (grandson of Genghis Khan). On the top of the walls of the city a Persan poem written by Sayf Al-Vahedi celebrates the charm of Baghdad.

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    The breakfast room of Emperor Napoleon I Bonaparte and Empress Marie-Louise in the Trianon in Versailles. The table is laid with the Empire style Tea-set "Vieux-Paris",property of the Emperor. One of his hats on the couch in the background.

    26-03-04/29

    Ottoman soldiers outside Tiflis (Author: Gelibolulu Mustafa Ali, double-page from the"Nusretname", Turkey, 1582). The Ottoman army parading before the walls of Tiflis (Tblisi) in August 1578 after the city had been evacuated by Da' ud Han. Lala Mustafa Pasha is shown on horseback on the right hand side. A double-page miniature painting from a sixteenth century manuscript of the Nusretname, an account of the Turkish conquest of Georgia by Lala Mustafa Pasha in 1578.

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    Interior of Hagia Sophia.The cupola is 55 m high,and measures 31 m across.The green columns come from the harbour gymnasium in Ephesos,the red porphiry columns from the temple of Jupiter in Baalbek.Columns have byzantine capitals,some bear the initials of Justinian.

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    Herakles finds his son Telephos in Arcadia. Detail:Telephos nursed by a doe. From the Basilica in Herculaneum,Italy. Inv. 9008

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    18th and 19th century erotic books owned by author and art collector Roger Peyrefitte were auctioned off and dispersed in 1981."A Quoi Revent les Jeunes Filles" - "What Girls dream about",a collection of "positions" by an anonymous 19th century romantic painter.

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    Dido abandoned by Aeneas. Or: apotheosis of Alexander the Great with representation of the four directions. Fresco (1st CE) from Casa di Meleagro,Pompeii. Inv. 8898

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    Ceremony of the cult of Isis; priests with typical fringed tunics holding sistra; a priest fans the flames on a garlanded altar. Two sacred ibis-birds in the foreground. From Herculaneum. Fourth style, 80 x 85 cm Inv. 8924

    10-04-03/55

    The Hungarian Revolution began with a first mass-rally in Budapest on October 23, 1956. It was crushed by Soviet tanks and artillery after days of street-fighting. Budapest ctizens queue for food and look at destroyed tanks and dead Soviet soldiers in a Budapest street.

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    Servant wearing panther skin offering lotus to God Osiris (depicted with flail and crook - his devine regalia). Late Period (26th dynasty).

    03-01-02/42

    Mongol warriors on horseback from Rashid Al-Din's (1247 - 1318) enormous universal history, the "Jami al-Tawarikh"; 14th Century CE. The Jami al-Tawarikh was commissioned by Mahmud Ghazan, begun as a history of the Mongols and their dynasty and then expanded to include history from Adam to Rashid al-Din's present day. It was completed during the reign of Oljeitu in 1307-1316. The Jami' al-Tawarikh is perhaps the single most comprehensive Persian source on the Mongol period.

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    Shower room at mine Hanibal (Krupp), in Wanne-Eickel, Ruhr, West Germany, 1951.

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