Trundholm Sun Chariot
The Trundholm Sun Chariot is a late Nordic branze Age artifact discovered in Denmark that has been interpreted as a dispiction of the sun being pulled by a mare that may have relation to later Norse mythology attest in 13th century sources. The scupture has been dated 18th to 16th century BC, discovered in 1902 in the Trundholm moor in West Zealand Country on the northwest coast of the island Zealand in Denmark. The disk alone has a diameter of 25 cm.
© Detlev van Ravenswaay
19th-century gold mining, Australia
19th-century gold mining, Australia. Artwork of Chinese workers excavating and washing gold ores at a gold mine in Australia. The worker in the foreground is using a device called a cradle (berceau) to wash ores containing gold. The rocks, sands and gravel from the excavations are placed in the upper box, which has a perforated base. Water is poured over the rocks to carry the lighter rocks and specks of gold to the lower level. This lower level is an inclined plane, covered in a blanket. The device is rocked using the lever, and the lighter waste gravel exits at right, while the gold collects at the other end of the device. Artwork from Mines and Miners (L. Simonin, 1868).
© SHEILA TERRY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
The Loan Collection Exhibition - South Kensington: (left to right from top
The Loan Collection Exhibition - South Kensington: (left to right from top) Largest Known Pearl, Silver Flask, Silver-gilt Spoon, Coffret in Gilt Metal, Silerv-gilt Reliquary, Double-bulbed Cup, Sevigne Gold Open Filigree-work Set with Pearls, Hemispherical Cat's-eye, Silver and Silver-gilt Spoons, Silver-gilt Nef, Pencase of King Henry VI, Oliver Cromwell's Watch and Silver Parcel-gilt Nef. Date: 1862
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans