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Amanirenas - a Kandake (warrior queen) of kush, Ameniras challenged the Romans who took over Egypt after the death of Cleopatra VII. She reigned from about 40 BCE to 10 BCE. She is one of the most famous kandakes, because of her role leading Kushite armies against the Romans from in a war that lasted five years, from 27 BCE to 22 BCE.  She succeeded in negotiating a peace treaty on favourable terms. Amanirenas was described as brave, and blind in one eye.

Amanirenas - a Kandake (warrior queen) of kush, Ameniras challenged the Romans who took over Egypt after the death of Cleopatra VII. She reigned from about 40 BCE to 10 BCE. She is one of the most famous kandakes, because of her role leading Kushite armies against the Romans from in a war that lasted five years, from 27 BCE to 22 BCE. She succeeded in negotiating a peace treaty on favourable terms. Amanirenas was described as brave, and blind in one eye.

Ballgown, the Netherlands, ca. 1870-75. Silk trimmed with satin, 2 pieces. Bodice has low, oval neck, very short, tight sleeves, empire waist, and trailing queue; white cotton lining. Skirt has pleated linen waistband, closing behind with hooks & eyes. Vertical ruffles sewn onto lower half. Mode Museum, Antwerp, via Europeana Fashion

Ballgown, the Netherlands, ca. 1870-75. Silk trimmed with satin, 2 pieces. Bodice has low, oval neck, very short, tight sleeves, empire waist, and trailing queue; white cotton lining. Skirt has pleated linen waistband, closing behind with hooks & eyes. Vertical ruffles sewn onto lower half. Mode Museum, Antwerp, via Europeana Fashion

This pelisse was made for a trousseau in 1823. Kudos to whoever it was who combined the photos of this beauty into one pin.

This pelisse was made for a trousseau in 1823. Kudos to whoever it was who combined the photos of this beauty into one pin.

HRE's death - I'm crying my eyes out (even though I think that HRE IS Germany and he didn't die). This is SO HEARTBREAKING!!!

HRE's death - I'm crying my eyes out (even though I think that HRE IS Germany and he didn't die). This is SO HEARTBREAKING!!!

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This is an ancient ring from the time of the Roman empire, in the 2nd-3rd century. It's made of gold, with color banded sardonyx.

This is an ancient ring from the time of the Roman empire, in the 2nd-3rd century. It's made of gold, with color banded sardonyx.

Empire State building in New York with a fisheye lens which get all 360 degrees of the city into view

Who needs Instagram? Extraordinary landscapes of America captured with good old fish-eye lens

Empire State building in New York with a fisheye lens which get all 360 degrees of the city into view

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