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Background imageImages Dated 12th April 2004: Flammenwerfer in French hands

Flammenwerfer in French hands
German flame-projectors, or flammenwerfer being tested by French soldiers. The Germans used Flammenwerfer against the British at Hooge on August 9th 1915

Background imageImages Dated 12th April 2004: Hadrians Wall

Hadrians Wall
Britains chief Roman monument, the fort on Hadrians Wall in Northumberland, near Hexham. A section of the wall showing solid Roman masonry, eight feet thick and originally 12feet high

Background imageImages Dated 12th April 2004: The abominable snowman footprint? Taken in the Himalayan mou

The abominable snowman footprint? Taken in the Himalayan mou
A photograph taken by Mr Frank Smythe in 1937 of the possible tracks of the abominable snowman. As witnessed by him on his visit to the Himalayans

Background imageImages Dated 12th April 2004: Machine gun diagrams

Machine gun diagrams
Full page diagrams and illustration showing the workings of the Hotchkiss and Lewis machine-guns, used widely by the British army during World War I

Background imageImages Dated 12th April 2004: Cave art paintings, prehistoric discovery

Cave art paintings, prehistoric discovery
A cave painting of small brown and red stags with horses, composed in Greek style, between two large black bull heads. Cave art discoveries in the Dordogne were by the Aurignacians who sought refuge

Background imageImages Dated 12th April 2004: Mr Howard Carter

Mr Howard Carter
Howard Carter (1874-1939) British egyptologist, famed for his discovery of Tutankhamens tomb. Born in 1874, he went to Egypt as a draughtsman in 1891 and studied the inscriptions

Background imageImages Dated 12th April 2004: Roman remains found in the City, London

Roman remains found in the City, London
Discoveries form 19th century excavations at Camomile Street and Bishopsgate. The remains were unearthed after the removal of a number of old buildings

Background imageImages Dated 12th April 2004: Nicholas II with his staff

Nicholas II with his staff
Tsar Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, shown with his staff on the Eastern front. Nicholas dismissed Grand Duke Nicholas in 1915

Background imageImages Dated 12th April 2004: Tutankhamen inspired head dresses

Tutankhamen inspired head dresses
A feathered head dress mounted on a gold bandeau strewn with powdered silver. The colours and feathers are inspired by the discoveries at Tutankahamens tomb

Background imageImages Dated 12th April 2004: The Glozel Alphabet Tablets

The Glozel Alphabet Tablets
A large clay tablet from Glozel, near Vichy in France inscribed with alphabetical signs. The tablets were said to date back to the Neolithic period

Background imageImages Dated 12th April 2004: Marriage of Mr B. C Beauchamp and Lady Evelyn Herbert

Marriage of Mr B. C Beauchamp and Lady Evelyn Herbert
The marriage of Mr B. C Beauchamp and Lady Evelyn Herbert, took place at St Margarets, Westminster on 8th October 1923

Background imageImages Dated 12th April 2004: Blown-up bridge in Warsaw

Blown-up bridge in Warsaw
A bridge over the Vistula at Warsaw, blown up by the Russians in their retreat through Poland. In May 1915, the combined forces of Austria-Hungary

Background imageImages Dated 12th April 2004: The Portland Vase

The Portland Vase
The destruction of the Portland Vase in February 1845, by a visitor to the British Museum. The vase, originally known as the Barberini Vase, was discovered in the 16th century at the Monte del Grano

Background imageImages Dated 12th April 2004: Funeral Papyrus of Queen Makara

Funeral Papyrus of Queen Makara
A reproduction of one the last pages of the funeral papyrus of Queen Makara. The manuscript would have been buried along with the body and contained prayers

Background imageImages Dated 12th April 2004: Fragments in the scientific bathroom, washing away the salts

Fragments in the scientific bathroom, washing away the salts
Fragments from the walls of Babylon being washed. A scientific bathroom where antiquities were first cleaned of corroding salts. They were then transferred to the bakery for specialist drying

Background imageImages Dated 12th April 2004: Island of Krakatoa

Island of Krakatoa, in the straits of Sunda. The volcano erupted 4 times in 1883. The blast was estimated to have had the power of 10000 hydrogen bombs

Background imageImages Dated 12th April 2004: Anti-typhoid vaccination in the French army

Anti-typhoid vaccination in the French army
Laboratory workers filling phials with typhoid vaccine for French army soldiers

Background imageImages Dated 12th April 2004: French infantry advancing in Woeuvre

French infantry advancing in Woeuvre
French infantry advancing over shell-torn ground and broken barbed wire during the capture of Les Eparges, formerly in German hands and of strategic importance on the Woeuvre plain

Background imageImages Dated 12th April 2004: Tresures from Ur

Tresures from Ur
A restoration of a royal lyre from Ur, decorated with a gold head of a beared bull. Excavated by Leonard Wooley at Ur

Background imageImages Dated 12th April 2004: Germans & Turks at a new munitions factory

Germans & Turks at a new munitions factory
Turkish and German soldiers at the entrance of a Krupps munitions factory near Constantinople. Turkey entered the war as an ally of Germany in October 1914

Background imageImages Dated 12th April 2004: Anti-aircraft machine-gun

Anti-aircraft machine-gun
An anti-aeroplane machine-gun, part of the Parisian defences against air attacks

Background imageImages Dated 12th April 2004: Stone fragments in the bakery of an archaeological laborator

Stone fragments in the bakery of an archaeological laborator

Background imageImages Dated 12th April 2004: Kitchener visits the French front

Kitchener visits the French front
Photograph showing the war ministers of Britain and France at an inspection on a visit to the Western front. Lord Kitchener is seen second from left, and General Joffre third from left

Background imageImages Dated 12th April 2004: The Lost Cunarder

The Lost Cunarder
Photograph of the Lusitania, a floating palace, torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat on May 7th 1915 with the loss of 1200 lives

Background imageImages Dated 12th April 2004: Winged and harnessed lioness

Winged and harnessed lioness
Poised statue guarding the king of Assurnasirpal II. One of a pair of 11 foot winged lionesses uncovered at the Assyrian dig at Nimrud

Background imageImages Dated 12th April 2004: Stores arriving at Gallipoli

Stores arriving at Gallipoli
A war stores depot for an Australasian division, on the beach at Galllipoli. The Dardanelles campaign, the aim of which was to overpower Turkey, who had entered the war on Germanys side

Background imageImages Dated 12th April 2004: Lady Evelyn Herbert

Lady Evelyn Herbert, the only daughter of the Earl of Carnarvon and the first woman to see the interior of the tomb of Tutankhamen

Background imageImages Dated 12th April 2004: An airman who won the V. C

An airman who won the V. C
Captain John Aidan Liddell of 3rd Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and the Royal Flying Corps who won the Victoria Cross after safely flying

Background imageImages Dated 12th April 2004: The Church in the firing-line

The Church in the firing-line
A French soldier-priest ministering to his comrades under fire. In 1915, it was estimated that over 20, 000 priests served in the French army in some capacity

Background imageImages Dated 12th April 2004: Intercession Day at St. Pauls Cathedral

Intercession Day at St. Pauls Cathedral
Illustration by S. Begg (who was present) of a service at St. Pauls Cathedral, on the first anniversary of the declaration of World War I, August 4th, 1915

Background imageImages Dated 12th April 2004: The Promenade Deck

The Promenade Deck
The promenade deck of the Lusitania showing passengers reclining on deck-chairs. The Lusitania was torpedoed by a German U-boat on May 7th 1915 with the loss of 1210 lives

Background imageImages Dated 12th April 2004: Portable trenches

Portable trenches
French observation soldiers sheltering behind imitation trenches made from iron plates covered with painted canvas and grass

Background imageImages Dated 12th April 2004: The wooden Hindenburg

The wooden Hindenburg
A big wooden statue of Field-Marshal von Hindenburg erected in Berlin. It was proposed that Germans could drive nails into the statue for a fee, with proceeds to go to charity

Background imageImages Dated 12th April 2004: The E9s commander

The E9s commander
Photograph of Commander Max K. Horton, the submarine officer who torpedoed three German war-ships, the Pommern, the Hela and S.116

Background imageImages Dated 12th April 2004: Statue of Tutankhamen

Statue of Tutankhamen on guard at his sepulchre for 3000 years. One of the life size statues standing either side of a sealed which was left sealed until Lord Carnarvon arrived to open it

Background imageImages Dated 12th April 2004: Roman Villa on the Isle of Wight

Roman Villa on the Isle of Wight
A discovery by Captain Thorpe of Yarbridge at Morton Farm, near Brading, Isle of Wight. The area was fully explored, exposing several chambers and decorative Roman tiles

Background imageImages Dated 12th April 2004: Cleopatras Needle, proposed position

Cleopatras Needle, proposed position
A colour illustration of Cleopatras Needle in the proposed position at Westminister. The obelisk now stands on the Victoria Embankment

Background imageImages Dated 12th April 2004: A Proud Moment

A Proud Moment
A proud moment for the father of Sergeant O Leary, V.C as his Irish guardsman son shows him the bit o bronze

Background imageImages Dated 12th April 2004: Marked grave of German airman

Marked grave of German airman
A cross marking a German airmans grave on a battlefield near Meaux

Background imageImages Dated 12th April 2004: Underground warfare

Underground warfare
Men working a mine-drill in a gallery, making a bore-hole for a camoflaut or secondary chamber, intended to cause the enemy work to fall in

Background imageImages Dated 12th April 2004: Womens Right-to-Serve march

Womens Right-to-Serve march
A woman dressed as Belgium during a right-to-serve procession through Westminster, London. The demonstration, which took place on July 17th 1915

Background imageImages Dated 12th April 2004: The gold wig of Mes-Kalam-Dug

The gold wig of Mes-Kalam-Dug
A gold helmet discovered at the royal grave at Ur, rivalling the gold mask of Tutankhamen. The discovery was made by Mr C

Background imageImages Dated 12th April 2004: Austrian device for rolling rocks

Austrian device for rolling rocks
Austrian troops shown loading rocks onto wooden levers with the intention of rolling them down the mountain-side towards advancing Italians during World War I

Background imageImages Dated 12th April 2004: German prisoners in Southampton

German prisoners in Southampton
Photograph showing around 300 German prisoners captured at the Battle of Loos in 1915, being marched through the streets of Southampton, UK. Date: October 9th 1915

Background imageImages Dated 12th April 2004: Footprints of a mysterious creature in the Himalayan mountai

Footprints of a mysterious creature in the Himalayan mountai
A track made by a langur bounding along and placing all four feet together, or by a bear? The footprints of the abominable snowman in the Himalayan snow

Background imageImages Dated 12th April 2004: The Earl of Carnarvon

The Earl of Carnarvon the initiator of the explorations in the Valley of the Kings. Born in 1866, Carnarvon sponsored Howard Carters excavations of the royal tombs in Thebes

Background imageImages Dated 12th April 2004: Restored figure of the Iguanodon

Restored figure of the Iguanodon
The Iguanodon, a large herbivore, which could grow up to 10 metres. It had numerous teeth enabling it to chew vegetation. Its powerful hind legs were ideal for escaping predators

Background imageImages Dated 12th April 2004: Lowest level of Mesopotamias oldest city

Lowest level of Mesopotamias oldest city
Discoveries at Eridu by Sayyid Fuad Safar during excavations of Tell Abu Shahrain. Eridu is the oldest, largest city in Mesopotamia



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