This online project by The American National Library of Congress, with the aid of amongst others UNESCO and libraries from more over than thirty countries, this Internet-website includes manuscripts, maps, rare books, photos, architectural drawings,
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“Iraq’s Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur’s Royal Cemetry”
Opening: 25th October 2009, In total 220 objects. The centerpiece of the show is the Queen Puabi headdress containing 4 kilograms of gold and 3.600 beads made of carnelian and lapis lazuli. Please see for more information; www.museum.upenn.edu . Penn Museum, Philadelphia (USA)
Royal tiaras and jewellery on exhibition in Turin
This exhibition shows court jewellery and “civil” jewellery; pieces from the 17th, 18th and 19th century.
From 26 July 2009 until 10 January 2010
Reggia di Venaria, Piazza delle Republica 4, Venaria Reale Torino (Turin) Italy. For more information, please take a look at www.lavenaria.it
Since my youth it is known to me that the European monarchies have exquisite collections of jewels, but putting them together in this article makes it clear that it’s really dazzling! All those beautiful tiara’s, necklaces, brooches, earrings, rings, regalia etc. made of precious metal and set with sparkling diamonds, sapphires, rubies, emeralds etc. etc. This was by far my most glamorous
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As no surprise I would like to introduce you to the Dutch Royal Family and of course their jewellery! So luckily I found a great, English written, Internet-site with very good information & lots of photos! Please enjoy the majestic glamour and historical values of it all at www.royaldutchjewels.nl .