Thursday , 3 September 2015

Interesting

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Jewel Encrusted Skeletons

Art historian Paul Koudounaris hunted down these jewel encrusted skeletons in secret Catholic vaults. Those are the remains of Catholic martyrs dug up from Roman catacombs. They were sent to churches across Europe to replace relics destroyed in Reformation. Some took up to five years to decorate in gold, silver and gemstones. Several skeletons were even found hidden away in ...

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Nokia Evolution

1984 – Nokia Mobira Talkman Microsoft is buying Nokia. So it would be the right time to refresh our memory and to see all those great and not so great phones produced by Nokia over the last 30 years.

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The Church of Saint George in Lalibela

Lalibela is a town in northern Ethiopia that is famous for its monolithic rock-cut churches. Lalibela is one of Ethiopia’s holiest cities, second only to Aksum, and is a center of pilgrimage for much of the country.

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Fulton Market Cold Storage

Let’s take a look inside the Fulton Cold Storage in Chicago. There are glaciers, icebergs and other unique ice formations which grew over 13 years on the decommissioned freezer floor. Photos by Robert Jensen.

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Unusual and Rare Weapons

The Chakram was a hoop-shaped disk with a sharpened outer edge and was used as a throwing weapon by Indian warrior castes. Depending on the size, they could be hung around the wrists or neck and then thrown almost like a frisbee.

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