Last week a 14th Century shield that once belonged to the Black Prince was subject to a CT scan, which gave experts the opportunity to find out more about its history for the first time. (more in comment) [960×540]

Last week a 14th Century shield that once belonged to the Black Prince was subject to a CT scan, which gave experts the opportunity to find out more about its history for the first time. (more in comment) [960×540]

Jade plaque with carved out openwork of bird motifs mounted in a frame of gold adorned with rubies, sapphires and jade. China, late Jin or early Yuan dynasty. 13th to 14th century AD. [1501×2100]

Jade plaque with carved out openwork of bird motifs mounted in a frame of gold adorned with rubies, sapphires and jade. China, late Jin or early Yuan dynasty. 13th to 14th century AD. [1501×2100]

Cauldron made from bronze and wrought iron featuring two face finials and an inscription that might have been a excerpt from a poem. France or South Netherlands. 13th to 14th century AD. [1686×2063]

Cauldron made from bronze and wrought iron featuring two face finials and an inscription that might have been a excerpt from a poem. France or South Netherlands. 13th to 14th century AD. [1686×2063]

[518×580] On Jan. 14, 1911, Roald Amundsen and his fellow adventurers, disembarked the “elite” polar vessel, Fram, at the Bay of Whales as they race the British to the South Pole by means of dog sleds. On Dec. 14th, they succeeded.

[518×580] On Jan. 14, 1911, Roald Amundsen and his fellow adventurers, disembarked the “elite” polar vessel, Fram, at the Bay of Whales as they race the British to the South Pole by means of dog sleds. On Dec. 14th, they… Continue Reading

Completely preserved medieval sword from the 14th century has been discovered at a peat bog near Hrubieszów in Poland. The finder donated the artefact to the local Museum. [1280×852]

Completely preserved medieval sword from the 14th century has been discovered at a peat bog near Hrubieszów in Poland. The finder donated the artefact to the local Museum. [1280×852]

Buddha head caught in the roots of an overgrown tree at Wat Mahathat Temple, Ayutthaya, Thailand. The temple complex was originally built in the 14th century, but Burmese invaders destroyed the temple in 1767, leading to its abandoned and overgrown state. [1800×1200]

Buddha head caught in the roots of an overgrown tree at Wat Mahathat Temple, Ayutthaya, Thailand. The temple complex was originally built in the 14th century, but Burmese invaders destroyed the temple in 1767, leading to its abandoned and overgrown… Continue Reading

Dish made from silver and decorated with stylized human and animal motifs. Believed to have originally been a shield cover. Chimú culture, modern day Peru. 14th to 15th century AD. [1905×1525]

Dish made from silver and decorated with stylized human and animal motifs. Believed to have originally been a shield cover. Chimú culture, modern day Peru. 14th to 15th century AD. [1905×1525]