Depiction of a flat planet Earth
Depiction of a flat planet Earth, with curious little wheels for the ships to go round without (hopefully) falling off into space. The UK and Europe are clearly visible, as are the African continent, India and Australia.
© Mary Evans Picture Library
1922, Africa, African, Australia, Clouds, Concept, Continent, Depiction, Earth, Europe, Flat, Historical, History, India, Land, Natural, Ocean, Pancake, Phenomena, Planet, Planets, Sea, Ships, Space, Transport, Uk, Wheels, World
Total solar eclipse in England, 1927
Diagram explaining the science behind the solar eclipse due to be witnessed in England on 29 June 1927. This was to be the first total solar eclipse seen in England for 200 years.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
1927, Astronomical, Astronomy, Eclipse, Eclipses, Gazing, Moon, Observatories, Observatory, Planet, Planets, Sep16, Solar, Star, Stargazing, Stars, Sun, System, Total
Neo-Assyrian Art. Gypsum tile from a domestic shrine
Neo-Assyrian Art. Gypsum tile from a domestic shrine depicting a man in Assyrian court dress that is worshipping a god, perhaps Ninurta. The symbols at the top represent Shamash the sun god, Sin the moon god, and Ishtar the goddess of the planet Venus. Dated 800-700 B.C. British Museum. London. United Kingdom. Date:
© Thaliastock / Mary Evans