Pergamon Altar. Athena against the giant Alcyoneus
Pergamon Altar. Built by order of Eumenes II Soter. 164-156 BC by artists of the school of Pergamon. Marble and limestone. East frieze. Gigantomachy. Struggle between gods and giants. Athena taking the young Alcyoneus by the hair while his mother, Gaia, leaves the ground due to the death of his son. Next, the winged Nike. Pergamon Museum. Berlin. Germany.
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VERNE: 20, 000 LEAGUES. 'Only one of its arms wriggled in the air, brandishing the
VERNE: 20, 000 LEAGUES.
'Only one of its arms wriggled in the air, brandishing the victim like a feather.' One of Captain Nemo's sailors seized by a giant cuttlefish. Engraving after a drawing by Alphonse de Neuville from an 1870 edition of 'Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea' by Jules Verne.
Cartoon impression of the Russo-Japanese War 3 of 5
Card 3 of 5 - 'The Wrestlers'. A cartoon interpretation of the Russo-Japanese war, acted out by the principal ruling individuals from the International Community. The Russo-Japanese War was a conflict that grew out of the rival imperialist ambitions of the Russian Empire and the Empire of Japan over Manchuria and Korea. The major theatres of operations were Southern Manchuria, specifically the area around the Liaodong Peninsula and Mukden, and the seas around Korea, Japan, and the Yellow Sea. Japan inflicted a series of stunning defeats on the Russian Navy, principally at Tsushima in May 1905. In this third card, Tsar Nicholas II and the Japanese Emperor wrestle with each other whilst the International community watches on, forming up behind the side they are supporting.
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