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Mehrauli Iron Pillar
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Mehrauli Iron Pillar

The Iron Pillar now seen at the Qutb Complex, New Delhi, India, was originally erected during the time of King Chandra and bears his inscription in Sanskrit. This king has been identified with Emperor Chandragupta II (c. 375 - 413/14 CE...
Baroque, Age of Contrasts - Exhibition Interview Schweizerisches Landesmuseum
Article by James Blake Wiener

Baroque, Age of Contrasts - Exhibition Interview Schweizerisches Landesmuseum

The Baroque era, which lasted from roughly 1580 and 1780, was a time of enormous contrasts: Opulence and innovation, on the one hand; death and crises, on the other. Ongoing religious wars and the opening of global trade networks led to mass...
Archaeological Excavations at Tel Kabri
Article by Henry Curtis Pelgrift

Archaeological Excavations at Tel Kabri

Tel Kabri is an archaeological site in northwestern Israel that is best known as the location of one of the largest palaces in Canaan in the Middle Bronze Age or "MB" (ca. 2,000–1,500 BCE). Although Tel Kabri reached the height...
Iron Duke Locomotive
Image by Hugh Llewelyn

Iron Duke Locomotive

A working replica of the Iron Duke locomotive class of steam trains. designed for use on the Great Western Railway lines from the mid-19th century. (Great Western Society's Didcot Railway Centre)
Iron Pillar of Delhi
Image by Dennis Jarvis

Iron Pillar of Delhi

The Iron Pillar in Qutub Complex, Delhi is a stellar example of advanced metallurgy technology in Gupta Period (circa 320 - 550 CE). The 7 m (23 ft) high pillar was made corrosion resistant. It bears Sanskrit - Brahmi inscriptions eulogising...
Assyrian Soldiers with Iron Crowbars
Image by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Assyrian Soldiers with Iron Crowbars

Alabaster bas-relief depicting Assyrian soldiers using iron crowbars. Neo-Assyrian Period, 865-860 BCE. Detail of Panel 4 (bottom), Room B, the North-Palace Palace, Nimrud, modern-day Iraq. (The British Museum, London)
Iron Thorax Armour from Epirus
Image by Antonios Gavriilidis

Iron Thorax Armour from Epirus

Iron anatomical thorax with golden buckles found in Cist grave 1 in Prodromi, Thesprotia, Epirus, Greece. The grave is dated to between the end of the 4th century BCE and the beginning of the 3rd century BCE. (Archaeological Museum of Igoumenitsa...
Gaya Iron Helmet
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Gaya Iron Helmet

An iron helmet from the Gaya confederacy (42-532 CE), Korea. 5th-6th century CE. (National Museum of Korea, Seoul, South Korea)
Iron Core of Linothorax with Golden Buckles
Image by Antonios Gavriilidis

Iron Core of Linothorax with Golden Buckles

Iron core of linothorax with golden buckles found in Macedonian Tomb II of Vergina, Imathia, Central Macedonia, Greece. The tomb is dated to between the end of the 4th century BCE and the beginning of the 3rd century BCE. Located at Archaeological...
Japanese Inlaid Iron Sword (Detail)
Image by James Blake Wiener

Japanese Inlaid Iron Sword (Detail)

A detail of an inlaid iron sword. From Eta Funayama Tumulus, Nagomi-machi, Tamana-gun, Kumamoto, Japan. Kofun Period, 5th-6th century CE. National Treasure. (Tokyo National Museum).
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