Flames from the Valley Fire cover a hillside along Highway 29 in Lower Lake, northern California on September 13th. The swiftly spreading wildfire destroyed hundreds of homes and forced thousands of residents to flee [3500×2330][OS]
Armenian Gospel Book with enameled and jeweled silver plaques. Manuscript from Cilicia, 13th century; Plaques from Kayseri, 1691; Silversmith: Astuatsatur Shahamir. [1274×1651]
The intricate 13th century ring brooch was found by chance by a walker on the seashore near Dingle. The brooch contains a small semi-precious tourmaline stone, a dagger-like pin and is inscribed with gothic lettering. [800×451]
Santa Maria de Regla Cathedral in Leon, Spain. The “Pulchra leonina” was built on Santiago’s Way as we see it today starting on 13th century. True gothic style.
Castle of the Teutonic Order, Malbork, Poland. Built in the 13th century by the Teutonic Knights, it is the largest castle in the world by land area. [6236×2592] [OC]
The Schiffergesellschaft in Lübeck was founded on 1401 as St. Nicholas Brotherhood. They acquired in 1535 this gable house built in the 13th century. It designates a seafarer association and at the same time a historic building, which today houses a restaurant. [3024×4032] [OC]
Ivory casket with painted roundels featuring animals and arabesque patterns. The inlays consists of gilded silver, glass, quartz, and turquoise. Attributed to Sicily. Late 12th to early 13th century. [2442×1854]