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14-03-05/16 PROTOBULGARIAN ARTFORM: GOLDWORK 9TH The treasure of Nagyszentmiklos.The gold treasure found in 1799 in Nagyszentmiklos (now Sinicolaul in Romania)consists of 23 pure gold vessels weighing a total of 10 kg.Two vessels with bulls heads, detail. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Antikensammlung, Vienna, Austria

PROTOBULGARIAN ARTFORM: GOLDWORK The treasure of Nagyszentmiklos. Consists of 23 pure gold vessels weighing a total of 10 kg.Two vessels with bulls heads, detail.

The fleur-de-lis has origins that go back much further than even the Khazarian empire - all the way to ancient Egypt and Babylon: The ancient Egyptians revered the iris for its exotic beauty. When 15th century BCE paraoh Thutmose III of Egypt conquered Syria, where irises grew profusely, he vowed to bring back the iris to Egypt. Depictions of the flower have been found in many Egyptian palaces, including on the Sphinx, at the Temple of Amon in Karnak, The anci...

Bas reliefs of a [genie] with poppies (top) and a man with an ibex and poppy (bottom), Assyrian, c. early century BCE, the era of Sargon II, found at the site of Dur Sharrukin (digital images courtesy of Wikimedia Commons) .

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Church on the wheatfields -Lónya, Hungary The century historic reformed church of Lónya was built in romanesque style, with painted wooden boards on the ceiling. The church has one nave and no.

~ Hittite stele with ETRUSCAN CROSSES and INANNA symbols. Hieroglyphic LUVIAN inscription in the bottom belonging to Tarhuvari, son of Tarhuzarma. C.1300BC Istanbul Archeology Museum.

Hittite stele with "Etruscan Crosses" and "Inanna" symbols. Hieroglyphic "Luvian" inscription in the bottom belonging to Tarhuvari, son of Tarhuzarma.

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Church on the wheatfields -Lónya, Hungary The century historic reformed church of Lónya was built in romanesque style, with painted wooden boards on the ceiling. The church has one nave and no.

Gaudy or gorgeous? Ceremonial Garment of a Hungarian Magnate, Hungarian, c. 1865, silk, velvet, fur, gold passementerie, gilded silver, enamel, mother-of-pearl, turquoise, and plumes; boots: leather; saber: steel, metal, velvet, gemstones, and leather; Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. Photo via MFAH (@MFAH) on Twitter. See also: http://www.mfah.org/blogs/inside-mfah/2015/habsburg-chic/

Gaudy or gorgeous? Ceremonial Garment of a Hungarian Magnate, Hungarian, c. 1865, silk, velvet, fur, gold passementerie, gilded silver, enamel, mother-of-pearl, turquoise, and plumes; boots: leather; saber: steel, metal, velvet, gemstones, and leather; Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. Photo via MFAH (@MFAH) on Twitter. See also: http://www.mfah.org/blogs/inside-mfah/2015/habsburg-chic/

Középkori református templom, Lónya, Hungary

Középkori református templom, Lónya, Hungary