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Mesoamerican civilizations

Mesoamerican civilizations Only Mexico felt confident about returning to its per-conquest roots in search of a serviceable national myth. The legend of St Thomas-Quetzalcoatl helped. So did the fact that the Virgin of Guadalupe had chosen to reveal herself to an Indian. So did the willingness of...

Medieval Art

Medieval Art Page from a parchment Bible, initial I with a portrayal of Genesis First half of the 13th century Parchment, opaque water colours Height 23.4 cm, width 28 cm Bredt 23, Kapsel 1593 In the Old Testament, in the book of Genesis, chapters land 2, the...

Medieval Art from Germany

Medieval Art from Germany Fragment of a page from Latin Bible with the initial L Thuringia-Saxony, 13th century Parchment Height 30 cm, width 18.5 cm Bredt 22, Kapsel 1593 The Bible is the holy book of the Christian churches and the basis of the Christian religion. It consists of...

Wheel-lock pistol

Wheel-lock pistol Nuremberg, around 1585 Wheel lock by Wolf Stopler Steeled iron, wrought, filed, polished; walnut stock with engraved bone inlays Length 46.5 cm, width 7.5 cm calibre 1.41 cm W 2785 The smallest type of gun, the pistol, which can be fired with one hand, is...