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Background imageElement Collection: Gold with black sands in a gold pan

Gold with black sands in a gold pan
Gold (Au) is an elemental metal. It occurs mainly as nuggets in rocks or as seen here, as grains in alluvial deposits

Background imageElement Collection: The Elements (Water), by Philippe Mercier

The Elements (Water), by Philippe Mercier (1689-1760)

Background imageElement Collection: Gold

Gold nugget found in a dry river bed outside Potchefstroom, Wits. 120 km southwest of Johannesburg, October 1882. Approximately 68x48mm and 156g in weight

Background imageElement Collection: RMS Titanic - items from Erik Jaer Archive

RMS Titanic - items from Erik Jaer Archive
RMS Titanic - items from the Erik Jaer Archive. Mr Jaer was a Norwegian man working in the United States in 1912. The archive comprises letters and photographs of Mr Jaer, and newspaper cuttings

Background imageElement Collection: Byzantine Art. Syria. Basilica of St. Simeon (476-491). Arou

Byzantine Art. Syria. Basilica of St. Simeon (476-491). Around Aleppo. Arquitectural detail. Western Asia

Background imageElement Collection: Advert for Perihel Mixry - Sunlamp 1940

Advert for Perihel Mixry - Sunlamp 1940
The Perihel Mixry, artificial sunshine to bring you heath and vigour. Date: 1940

Background imageElement Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - We have no Coupons

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - We have no Coupons
The long Caption blames the patches on the lack of clothing coupons but says what does that matter - to loyal pals like me and you

Background imageElement Collection: Papyriform column. Egypt

Papyriform column. Egypt
Papyriform column of grey granite. The abacus has the name of King Amenhotep III and the axis shows the name of Merneptah of the 19th Dynasty

Background imageElement Collection: Winged sun with uraeus and royal cartridges of Ramesses III

Winged sun with uraeus and royal cartridges of Ramesses III
Winged sun with uraeus and royal cartridges of Ramses III. Temple of Ramesses III. Twentieth dynasty. New Kingdom. Medinet Habu. West Thebes. Egypt

Background imageElement Collection: Lead

Lead (Pb) is a soft but heavy, metallic element. It appears blueish white when freshly cut but quickly tarnishes to dull grey. Specimen from the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageElement Collection: Murchison Snuff Box

Murchison Snuff Box
The base of the gold snuff box presented to Sir Roderick Impey Murchison by Tsar Alexander II

Background imageElement Collection: Portolan atlas by Joan Martines (1556-1590). Western

Portolan atlas by Joan Martines (1556-1590). Western
Portolan atlas of the world by Joan Martines (1556-1590). Messina, 1587. Western Mediterranean. National Library. Madrid. Spain

Background imageElement Collection: Corinthian capital with acanthus leaves and volute. Pergamon

Corinthian capital with acanthus leaves and volute. Pergamon. Turkey

Background imageElement Collection: Egyptian art. Tutankhamuns pectoral. Dynasty 18. 1332-1322

Egyptian art. Tutankhamuns pectoral. Dynasty 18. 1332-1322
Egyptian art. Tutankhamuns pectoral with solar and lunar emblem and Scarab. Dynasty 18. 1332-1322 BC. New Kingdom of Egypt. Egyptian Museum Cairo

Background imageElement Collection: Greece. Delphi. The Athenian Treasury. 510 to 480 B. C

Greece. Delphi. The Athenian Treasury. 510 to 480 B. C
Greek Art. Greece. Delphi. The Athenian Treasury. Built in Parian marble. Its construction ranging from 510 to 480 B.C. The metopes are reproductions. The originals are kept in the museum of Delphi

Background imageElement Collection: Etruscan Art. Italy. Antefix as a womans head. C. 500 B. C

Etruscan Art. Italy. Antefix as a womans head. C. 500 B. C
Etruscan Art. Italy. Antefix as a womans head. C. 500 B.C. Polychromed terracotta. From Cerveteri. Gregorian Etruscan Museum. Vatican Museums. Vatican City

Background imageElement Collection: DNA. Deoxyribonucleic acid, model

DNA. Deoxyribonucleic acid, model

Background imageElement Collection: Medina Azahara. House of Viziers. Andalusia. Spain

Medina Azahara. House of Viziers. Andalusia. Spain
Islamic Art. Umayyad period. Spain. 10th century. Medina Azahara (936-960). Palace city of the Caliph Abd al-Rahman III. House of Viziers. Andalusia

Background imageElement Collection: The Elements (Fire), by Philippe Mercier

The Elements (Fire), by Philippe Mercier (1689-1760)

Background imageElement Collection: Gold

Gold
A specimen of the metal element, gold, from Hopes Nose near Torquay, Devon. A beautifully delicate dendritic growh in cream-coloured calcite, with brown weathered dolomite

Background imageElement Collection: Portolan atlas by Joan Martines (1556-1590). Detail South

Portolan atlas by Joan Martines (1556-1590). Detail South
Portolan atlas of the world by Joan Martines (1556-1590). Messina, 1587. Detail of South America. Atlantic Coast. National Library. Madrid. Spain

Background imageElement Collection: Portolan atlas by Joan Martines (1556-1590). West Coast

Portolan atlas by Joan Martines (1556-1590). West Coast
Portolan atlas of the world by Joan Martines (1556-1590). West Coast of the African Continent. Messina, 1587. National Library. Madrid. Spain

Background imageElement Collection: Portolan atlas by Joan Martines (1556-1590). Messina

Portolan atlas by Joan Martines (1556-1590). Messina
Portolan atlas of the world by Joan Martines (1556-1590). Messina, 1587. National Library. Madrid. Spain

Background imageElement Collection: The Safety of Londons Underground and Tube Railways

The Safety of Londons Underground and Tube Railways
Automatic devices for preventing accidents: the safety of Londons Underground and Tube Railways. How the element of danger from human error or illness is eliminated by mechanical means

Background imageElement Collection: Minaret of Abu Bakr mosque. Shkodra. Republic of Albania

Minaret of Abu Bakr mosque. Shkodra. Republic of Albania

Background imageElement Collection: Greek art. Turkey. Pergamon. Temple of Trajan. Turkey

Greek art. Turkey. Pergamon. Temple of Trajan. Turkey
Greek art. Turkey. Pergamon. Temple of Trajan. 2nd century A.C. Marble. Turkey

Background imageElement Collection: Italy. Pompeii. The House of the Faun. 2nd century BC

Italy. Pompeii. The House of the Faun. 2nd century BC
Roman Art. Italy. Pompeii. The House of the Faun. Built during the 2nd century BC. Private residence. Bronze statue of the dancing faun located, originally, on the lip of the impluvium

Background imageElement Collection: Greek art. Asia Minor. Fragment of volute. Pergamon. Hellenis

Greek art. Asia Minor. Fragment of volute. Pergamon. Hellenis
Greek art. Asia Minor. Fragment of volute. City of Pergamon. Located between the temple of Dionysus, on the terrace of the theater. Hellenistic style. 2nd-3rd century AD

Background imageElement Collection: Greek art. Asia Minor. Tendril frieze fragment with weaponry

Greek art. Asia Minor. Tendril frieze fragment with weaponry. Pergamon. 2nd century AD. The Antikensammlung Berlin (Berlin antiquities collection)

Background imageElement Collection: Italy. Rome. Forum of Nerva. Built in 85-97 A. C

Italy. Rome. Forum of Nerva. Built in 85-97 A. C
Italy. Rome. Forum of Nerva. Built in 85-97 A.C. It was started by Emperor Domitian but officially completed and opened by his successor, Nerva

Background imageElement Collection: Italy. Paestum. Temple of Neptune

Italy. Paestum. Temple of Neptune
Greek art. Magna Grecia. Italy. Paestum. Temple of Neptune, actually dedicated to the goddess Hera. Built around 450-460 BC. Doric style. Front

Background imageElement Collection: Greek Art. Temple of Hera (Temple E). 460-450 B. C. the East

Greek Art. Temple of Hera (Temple E). 460-450 B. C. the East
Greek Art. Temple of Hera (Temple E). Classic Greek, Doric architectural style. 460-450 B.C. the East Hill. Selinunte. Sicily. Italy

Background imageElement Collection: Germany. Munich. The Justizpalast Munich (Palace of Justice)

Germany. Munich. The Justizpalast Munich (Palace of Justice). The palatial (old) Palace of Justice was construted in 1890-1897 by Friedrich von Thiersch in neo-Baroque style. Facade. Escutcheon

Background imageElement Collection: Greek art. Turkey. Pergamon. Temple of Hadrian. Turkey

Greek art. Turkey. Pergamon. Temple of Hadrian. Turkey
Greek art. Turkey. Pergamon. Temple of Hadrian. Near Bergama. Turkey

Background imageElement Collection: Mshatta Palace. 8th century. Facade. Detail

Mshatta Palace. 8th century. Facade. Detail
Mshatta Palace. Umayyad Palace built in the 8th century near Amman, Jordan. Detail of the facade. Pergamon Museum. Berlin. Germany

Background imageElement Collection: Kufic scripture. Detail. Marble

Kufic scripture. Detail. Marble
Marble plaque with kufic scripture. 10th-11th centuries. Detail. Fatimid Period, Egypt. Pergamon Museum. Berlin. Germany

Background imageElement Collection: Octagonal pillar of the Tomb 138. Sedment, Egypt. 1279-1213

Octagonal pillar of the Tomb 138. Sedment, Egypt. 1279-1213
Octagonal pillar who supported the roof of the Tomb 138 of Sedment. Limestone. 19th Dynasty. New Kingdom. Reign of Ramesses II. C. 1279-1213 BC. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Museum. Copenhagen. Denmark

Background imageElement Collection: Fluted column of the tympanum of the Hawara Labyrinth. Fayyu

Fluted column of the tympanum of the Hawara Labyrinth. Fayyu
Fluted column of the tympanum of the enclosure of Hawara Labyrinth. Fayyum, Egypt. Limestone. Middle Kingdom. 12th Dynasty. Reign of Amenemhet III. 1831-1786 BC. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Museum

Background imageElement Collection: Syria. Apamea or Apameia (Afamia). Colonnade in the Cardo Ma

Syria. Apamea or Apameia (Afamia). Colonnade in the Cardo Maximus. Detail

Background imageElement Collection: Fragment of an entablature of the sacrificial altar. Pergamo

Fragment of an entablature of the sacrificial altar. Pergamo
Fragment of an entablature of the sacrificial altar. Marble. 156 BC. Courtyard of the great altar of Pergamum. Pergamon Museum. Berlin. Germany

Background imageElement Collection: Greek Art. Sanctuary of Olympia. Ionic column at the Palaest

Greek Art. Sanctuary of Olympia. Ionic column at the Palaestra. Capital. Hellenistic period. 3rd century B.C. Greece

Background imageElement Collection: Greek Art. Sanctuary of Olympia. Doric column at the Palaest

Greek Art. Sanctuary of Olympia. Doric column at the Palaestra. Hellenistic period. 3rd century B.C. Greece

Background imageElement Collection: Roman art. Syria. Palmyra. The tetrapylon

Roman art. Syria. Palmyra. The tetrapylon. Ancient type of monument of cubic shape with a gate on each of the four sides

Background imageElement Collection: Roman Art. Roman theater of Hierapolis. Chapiter. Turkey

Roman Art. Roman theater of Hierapolis. Chapiter. Turkey
Roman Art. Roman theater of Hierapolis. Built in the Second Century A.D. Chapiter. Turkey. Asia Minor

Background imageElement Collection: Spain. Barcelona. Lleo Morera House. Private residence. Buil

Spain. Barcelona. Lleo Morera House. Private residence. Buil
Spain. Barcelona. Lleo Morera House (1902-1906). Private residence. Built by Luis Domenech Montaner (1892-1906), catalan spanish architect. Modernist skirting board. Border

Background imageElement Collection: Spain. Abbey of Saint Peter of Galligants. Capital

Spain. Abbey of Saint Peter of Galligants. Capital
Spain. Girona. Abbey of Saint Peter of Galligants. Cloister. Romanesque. 12th century. Capital depicting a man resting his hands on his knees

Background imageElement Collection: Aljaferia Palace. Detail. Zaragoza. Aragon. Spain

Aljaferia Palace. Detail. Zaragoza. Aragon. Spain
Aljaferia Palace, built in 11th century, under King Aben-Alfage. Detail. Zaragoza. Aragon. Spain

Background imageElement Collection: Roman Art. Spain. Temple of Augustus. Barcelona. Catalonia

Roman Art. Spain. Temple of Augustus. Barcelona. Catalonia
Roman Art. Spain. Temple of Augustus. 1st century B.C. Detail of the columns. Barcelona. Catalonia



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