Statue of the Lector Priest Kaaper, known as Sheikh el-Belad (sycamore wood, eyes made from rock crystal rimmed with copper), from his Mastaba C8 in North Saqqara. Old Kingdom, 5th Dynasty, ca. 2494-2345 BC. [1280×1024]

Statue of the Lector Priest Kaaper, known as Sheikh el-Belad (sycamore wood, eyes made from rock crystal rimmed with copper), … More

This church was built without a single metal nail. It’s Church of Peace from Poland (1656). Temple was built in less than one year exclusively of perishable materials (wood and clay; metal nails were not allowed) due to restrictions of the Treaty of Westphalia [1200×800]

This church was built without a single metal nail. It’s Church of Peace from Poland (1656). Temple was built in … More