Museums & Libraries

Image Children's Talk, English & Latin | Childrens...

Children's Talk, English & Latin | Childrens talk, English & Latin : divided into several clauses : wherein the propriety of both languages is kept : that children by the help of their mother-tongue, may more easily learn to discourse in good Latine amongst themselves. #books #manuscripts #childrensbooks #libraries #history #language

   

Image Construction of the Thomas Jefferson...

Construction of the Thomas Jefferson Building of the US Library of Congress from July 8, 1888 to May 15, 1894. Composite image assembled from LOC source images on April 12, 2006 by Jim Harper. #libraries #Books #history

   

Image Library of Congress, Washington, DC, US |...

Library of Congress, Washington, DC, US | The research library of the United States Congress, de facto national library of the United States of America, and the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States. (Wikipedia) #libraries #Books

   

Image Livraria Lello, Porto, Portugal Photograph...

Livraria Lello, Porto, Portugal Photograph by Ilya Varamov, 28-300 An opulent red staircase is a showpiece in Livraria Lello, a bookstore in Porto, Portugal, that also features stained glass, carved wood, and glass-enclosed shelves. The shop is in the center of Porto, the second largest city in Portugal (after Lisbon) and the birthplace of port wine. #Bookstores

   

Image La Sorbonne Reading Room, Paris, France...

La Sorbonne Reading Room, Paris, France #Libraries #Books

   

Image The North Reading Room in Doe Library, UC...

The North Reading Room in Doe Library, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA #Libraries #Books

   

Image Suzzallo Library’s Graduate Reading Room...

Suzzallo Library’s Graduate Reading Room at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA #libraries

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Image Duke Humfrey’s Library, Bodleian Library,...

Duke Humfrey’s Library, Bodleian Library, Oxford University, Oxford, UK #Libraries

   

Image Bodleian Library, Oxford University, Oxford,...

Bodleian Library, Oxford University, Oxford, UK #Libraries

   

Image Wren Library, Trinity College, Cambridge...

Wren Library, Trinity College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK #Libraries

   

Image Wren Library, Trinity College, Cambridge...

Wren Library, Trinity College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK #libraries

   

Image Queen’s College Library, Oxford...

Queen’s College Library, Oxford University, Oxford, UK #Libraries

   

Image George Peabody Library, Johns Hopkins...

George Peabody Library, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

   

Image Frederick Ferris Thompson Memorial Library,...

Frederick Ferris Thompson Memorial Library, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY

   

Image The Harper Library Reading Room, University...

The Harper Library Reading Room, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

   

Image Central Library, University of Technology,...

Central Library, University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands | Delft University of Technology, also known as TU Delft, is the largest and oldest Dutch public technical university, located in Delft, Netherlands. With eight faculties and numerous research institutes[6] it hosts over 19,000 students (undergraduate and postgraduate), more than 3,300 scientists and more than 2,200 people in the support and management. #Libraries #Books

   

Image Philological Library of the Free University,...

Philological Library of the Free University, Berlin, Germany #libraries

   

Image Philological Library of the Free University,...

Philological Library of the Free University, Berlin, Germany #Libraries

   

Image Old Library, St. John’s College, Cambridge...

Old Library, St. John’s College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK

   

Image Old Library, St. John’s College, Cambridge...

Old Library, St. John’s College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK

   

Image The Trinity College Library, aka “The Long...

The Trinity College Library, aka “The Long Room,” Dublin, Ireland | Trinity College (Irish: Coláiste na Tríonóide), formally known as the College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth near Dublin, is the sole constituent college of the University of Dublin in Ireland. The college was founded in 1592 as the "mother" of a new university, modelled after the collegiate universities of Oxford and of Cambridge, but, unlike these, only one college was ever established. #Librari

   

Image University of Salamanca Library, Salamanca,...

University of Salamanca Library, Salamanca, Spain #libraries The University of Salamanca (Universidad de Salamanca) is a Spanish higher education institution, located in the town of Salamanca, west of Madrid, in the autonomous community of Castilla and León. It was founded in 1134 and given the Royal charter of foundation by King Alfonso IX in 1218. It is the oldest founded university in Spain and the third oldest European #university in continuous operations.

   

Image University of Salamanca Library, Salamanca,...

University of Salamanca Library, Salamanca, Spain #libraries The University of Salamanca (Universidad de Salamanca) is a Spanish higher education institution, located in the town of Salamanca, west of Madrid, in the autonomous community of Castilla and León. It was founded in 1134 and given the Royal charter of foundation by King Alfonso IX in 1218. It is the oldest founded university in Spain and the third oldest European #university in continuous operations.

   

Image Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library,...

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, #Yale University, New Haven, CT #Libraries

   

Image Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library,...

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT | #libraries #books

   

Image The University of Coimbra General Library,...

The University of Coimbra General Library, Coimbra, Portugal | #libraries #books #reading

   

Image A bronze mask for mock battles | A Roman...

A bronze mask for mock battles | A Roman soldier buried this bronze helmet in a Roman fort at Ribchester in Lancashire. It was held on with a leather strap and worn in sports events and mock battles. There were also bowls, military awards and an amulet (good luck charm) in the hoard. Helmet from Ribchester hoard, late 1st or early 2nd century AD. #history #romans

   

Image A young girl’s jewellery | This gold...

A young girl’s jewellery | This gold chain, part of the Hoxne hoard, was worn across the body by a young woman from a rich family. Where the chains meet at the back is a gold coin, and at the front there is a beautiful purple gemstone called an amethyst, with red garnets around it. Gold body chain from the Hoxne hoard, found in 1992. #history #romans

   

Image The richest find | The Hoxne hoard, found in...

The richest find | The Hoxne hoard, found in Hoxne, Suffolk, probably belonged to a wealthy family. There were about 15,000 gold and silver coins, as well as jewellery and tableware. We don't know why the owners never came back to collect it. Coins from the Hoxne hoard, buried during 5th century AD. #history #romans

   

Image The mystery of the missing treasure | This...

The mystery of the missing treasure | This hoard, the Backworth treasure, includes jewellery and a silver pan. It was probably buried somewhere in north-east England as a gift to the gods. There may have been about 280 coins buried with the hoard but it arrived at the British Museum with only one! Hoard from Backworth, Tyne and Wear, 1st-2nd century AD. #roman #history

   

Image Silverware found in a field | In 1942, two...

Silverware found in a field | In 1942, two men working in a field in Suffolk found a hoard. They dug up 34 pieces of Roman silver – bowls, platters and spoons with pictures of gods and animals on them. The Mildenhall treasure is one of the most valuable finds from Roman Britain. 'The Great Dish' from the Mildenhall treasure, 4th century AD. #history #roman

   

Image Hiding the silver | These silver wine cups,...

Hiding the silver | These silver wine cups, found in 1962, are from Hockwold in Norfolk. They had been taken apart and crushed before they were buried, but were put back together after they were found. Two of the cups match and two don’t – can you spot the matching pair? Silver drinking cups from Hockwold, Norfolk, late 1st century AD. #history #roman

   

Image Boudica’s booty? Boudica was the famous...

Boudica’s booty? Boudica was the famous Queen of the Iceni tribe, who lived in the area we now call East Anglia. She led a fight against the Romans in AD 60-61. This hoard of 872 silver coins may have been hidden during that time to keep them from being taken by the Romans. Hoard of Iceni silver coins, found in Cambridgeshire in 1982. #history #roman

   

Image A hoard of jewellery | When many objects are...

A hoard of jewellery | When many objects are found buried in the same place it is called a hoard. This hoard of coins, rings and gems is from Snettisham in Norfolk. All the objects were hidden inside the pot in the picture. They belonged to a jeweller who lived nearly 2,000 years ago. Snettisham jeweller's hoard, Norfolk, buried around AD 155. #history #romans

   

Image Shakespeare: staging the world | The...

Shakespeare: staging the world | The Museum's latest exhibition, Shakespeare: staging the world, provides a fascinating insight into the early modern world, seen through the lens of Shakespeare's plays. This exhibition book links historical objects and works of art with Shakespeare's texts to reveal how the playwright informed his audiences of the major events and political issues of the day: a sixteenth-century dagger fished from the Thames gives new significance to the gang violence of Romeo.

   

Image The Shakespeare Cookbook. Shakespeare's...

The Shakespeare Cookbook. Shakespeare's working life, from about 1590 to 1615, was not only a period of rich activity on the London stage, but also one of prolific writing and publishing about food. Shakespeare himself used food in many of his plays: from memorable banquet scenes, to the use of food and feasting as metaphor. This fascinating book explores the plays alongside contemporary recipes to offer modern‐day cooks a unique insight into daily life and gastronomy in Shakespeare's London.

   

Image Terracotta figurine of the Goddess with...

Terracotta figurine of the Goddess with uplifted arms from Palaepaphos | Ancient Cyprus in the British Museum. Essays in honour of Veronica Tatton-Brown. Edited by Thomas Kiely. #history

   

Image Intelligible Beauty recent research on...

Intelligible Beauty recent research on Byzantine jewellery. Edited by Chris Entwistle and Noël Adams. #history

   

Image Line drawing of a seal of Pallas Athene |...

Line drawing of a seal of Pallas Athene | This volume, published to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sir Aurel Stein, presents papers about him, his colleagues and his collections. #publications #history

   

Image Head of a horse of Selene from the east...

Head of a horse of Selene from the east pediment of the Parthenon | Acropolis, Athens, 438-432 BC One of the best loved sculptures from the Parthenon The east pediment of the Parthenon shows the birth of the goddess Athena from the head of her father Zeus. The event was witnessed by various figures shown on either side and filling the triangular space of the gable end of the temple. #history

   

Image Young cow and herdsmen from the south frieze...

Young cow and herdsmen from the south frieze of the Parthenon | The Acropolis, Athens, Greece, about 438-432 BC. Scene from a procession of sacrificial victims The procession of the Panathenaic festival accompanied cattle and sheep to the Acropolis, where they were slaughtered at a great altar. In the rendering of the procession on the Parthenon frieze, ten cattle were shown on the south frieze, while four cattle and four sheep were shown on the north. #history

   

Image Parthenon sculpture: Centaur and Lapith....

Parthenon sculpture: Centaur and Lapith. The Acropolis, Athens, Greece, around 447-438 BC. This sculpture from the famous temple on the Acropolis in Athens shows a mythological battle between a human Lapith and a barbaric centaur. The Parthenon featured 92 sculptures known as metopes. They were located on all four sides of the temple. Those from the south side of the building include this one, which is part of a series featuring Lapiths in combat with centaurs. #history

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Image Chariot group from the south frieze of the...

Chariot group from the south frieze of the Parthenon | Greek, carved about 438-432 BC. From Athens, Greece. The Parthenon frieze shows racing chariots ahead of the cavalcade of mounted horsemen. The Panathenaic Games at Athens featured races in which chariots were driven at high speed. At the end of the race, a soldier would leap out of the vehicle and finish the contest on foot. #history

   

Image Central scene of the east frieze of the...

Central scene of the east frieze of the Parthenon | The Acropolis, Athens, Greece, about 438-432 BC The sacred robe of Athena held up by cult officials, and Athena and Hephaistos The procession pictured in the Ionic frieze of the Parthenon culminates on the east side of the building. Above the porch columns, at the approach to the great doorway, was placed an unusually long block of stone carved with a scene showing a folded cloth. #history

   

Image Mummy of Hornedjitef | At the age of eight,...

Mummy of Hornedjitef | At the age of eight, Neil visited the British Museum for the first time and came face to face with an object that fascinated and intrigued him ever since, an Egyptian mummy. Hornedjitef was a priest who died around 2,250 years ago , and he designed a coffin that, he believed, would help him navigate his way to the afterlife. Little did he know that this afterlife would be as a museum exhibit in London. #history

   

Image Olduvai Stone Chopping Tool | Neil goes back...

Olduvai Stone Chopping Tool | Neil goes back two million years to the Rift Valley in Tanzania, where a simple chipped stone marks the emergence of modern humans. One of the characteristics that mark humans out from other animals is their desire for, and dependency on, the things they fashion with their own hands. #history

   

Image Olduvai Handaxe | Neil follows early humans...

Olduvai Handaxe | Neil follows early humans as they slowly begin to move beyond their African homeland, taking with them one essential item - a hand axe. In the presence of the most widely-used tool humans have created, Neil sees just how vital to our evolution this sharp, ingenious implement was and how it allowed the spread of humans across the globe. #history

   

Image Swimming Reindeer | The Director of the...

Swimming Reindeer | The Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, retells the history of human development from the first stone axe to the credit card, using 100 selected objects from the Museum. Found in France and dating back 13,000 years, this is a carving of two swimming reindeer - and it's not just the likeness that is striking. The creator of this carving was one of the first humans to express their world through art. But why did they do it? #history

   

Image Clovis Spear Point. The Director of the...

Clovis Spear Point. The Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, retells the history of human development from the first stone axe to the credit card, using 100 selected objects from the Museum. Neil describes an object that dates from the earliest settlement of North America, around 13,000 years ago. It is a deadly hunting weapon, used by the first inhabitants of the Americas. #history

   

Image Watches and riches Soon people learned to...

Watches and riches Soon people learned to make smaller clocks, so they could be worn or carried around. At first watches were just for rich people because they were so expensive. This watch is very valuable – it’s made of solid gold and the lid is set with 92 diamonds. Gold and enamel cased watch, London, England, around 1650. #time #history

   

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