This small carving of a water bird was created 33,000 years ago. The sculpted piece of mammoth ivory, found in the Hohle Fels cave in Germany, may be the earliest representation of a bird. [900×675]

This small carving of a water bird was created 33,000 years ago. The sculpted piece of mammoth ivory, found in the Hohle Fels cave in Germany, may be the earliest representation of a bird. [900×675]

“Tobacco Horn” Initially carved in Danzig Germany from the Late 17th Century, Decoration applied in Imperial Russia in 1762 [1920×1494]

“Tobacco Horn” Initially carved in Danzig Germany from the Late 17th Century, Decoration applied in Imperial Russia in 1762 [1920×1494]

A Pterodactylus preserved beautifully uncrushed from the famous Solnhofen Limestone in Southern Germany. Kimmeridgian, Jurassic. Ctenochasmatoidea Photo took at the Dinosaurier Freilicht Museum, Altmühltal

A Pterodactylus preserved beautifully uncrushed from the famous Solnhofen Limestone in Southern Germany. Kimmeridgian, Jurassic. Ctenochasmatoidea Photo took at the Dinosaurier Freilicht Museum, Altmühltal

The Talheim Death Pit (ca. 5000 BC), belonging to the Neolithic Linearbandkeramik of South Western Germany the pit measuring 1.5×3 meters contained the bodies of 34 individuals aged 2-60 years. Many of the bodies showed trauma consistant with execution like killings or attacks from behind [541×382]

The Talheim Death Pit (ca. 5000 BC), belonging to the Neolithic Linearbandkeramik of South Western Germany the pit measuring 1.5×3 meters contained the bodies of 34 individuals aged 2-60 years. Many of the bodies showed trauma consistant with execution like… Continue Reading