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Khosrow II and Shireen
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Khosrow II and Shireen

Khosrow II (r. 590-628) and his favorite wife Shireen, f. 66v, 1568, possibly Golconda (Khuda Bakhsh Library, Patna, No. 499.
Arrest of Khosrow II
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Arrest of Khosrow II

Arrest of Khosrow II (r. 590-628), illustration from a 16th-century Turkish manuscript of the Shahnameh. New York Public Library
Gold Dinar of Khosrow II
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Gold Dinar of Khosrow II

Gold dinar of Khosrow II (r. 590-628), minted in the Sassanian Empire, c. 611. Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. http://www.cngcoins.com
Steam-Powered Passenger Train
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Steam-Powered Passenger Train

An illustration of an early steam-powered passenger train in Britain during the Industrial Revolution. The first such line ran in 1825 from Stockton to Darlington in the northeast of England.
Golden Wig - Meskalamdug Helmet
Imageby Gary Todd

Golden Wig - Meskalamdug Helmet

The back view of the so-called Golden Wig, the Meskalamdug Helmet from Sumer, c. 2500 BCE. The oldest helmet found thus far in the world. British Museum, London.
Stele of the Vultures
Imageby Eric Gaba

Stele of the Vultures

Stele of the Vultures fragments, dated to the Early Dynastic III Period (2600-2334 BCE), commemorating the victory of the city of Lagash over Umma. Louvre, Paris.
Battle Scene from Stele of the Vultures c. 2600 BCE
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Battle Scene from Stele of the Vultures c. 2600 BCE

The Battle Scene from the Stele of the Vultures, created to commemorate the victory of Lagash over Umma c. 2600 BCE. Louvre, Paris.
The Original Rocket Locomotive
Imageby William M. Connolley

The Original Rocket Locomotive

The Rocket, a pioneering steam-powered locomotive invented by Robert Stephenson (1803-59) in 1829. This photograph was taken in the Science Museum, London but the Rocket is now on long-term display in the National Railway Museum, York.
Stephenson's Rocket Replica
Imageby Tony Hisgett

Stephenson's Rocket Replica

A working replica of the Rocket, a pioneering steam-powered locomotive invented by Robert Stephenson (1803-59) in 1829.
James Watt Working on the Steam Engine
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James Watt Working on the Steam Engine

An 1869 etching showing the Scottish instrument worker James Watt (1736-1819) developing a new design of steam engine in the 1760s and 1770s during the Industrial Revolution.
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