This is an incredible discover. Enjoy this post from The History Blog.
Monthly Archives: November 2015
200-year-old token found on Dorset beach probably belonged to famous fossil-finder Mary Anning, say researchers | Culture24
Mary Anning, the famous 19th century fossil collector who was revered across the world, probably owned a childhood token from more than 200 years ago found on a Lyme Regis beach by researchers.
This is my recent Translation for the above Linear B Tablet relating to Military affairs at Knossos. You will need to click onto the link to read the complete article on my teachers blog. Thank you to my fellow bloggers for your reading and supporting me.
Source: Rich Western Han Dynasty cemetery unearthed
Many years ago at the time I was interested in antiques, and had my own antique shop in Stourport-on-Seven Worcestershire England. Many people around the area would come and sit with me and discuss about antiques, some obviously to glean some knowledge with regard to a small or even large object they thought to be of some value.
During this time a very sprightly elderly but eccentric lady was one of those frequent visitors and we became good friends. Her name was Mrs Metcalf but widowed, she was an historian and studied the Ley-lines which at that time I knew nothing about, since I was not an archaeologist then. One day my friend invited me to her house, she wanted me to see her collection of antique books, I was also astounded to learn that in her younger days she had been an engineer which was unusual for a woman in those days.
During that afternoon we had coffee and some dainty little fairy cakes she had made. When my friend, her name was Alice ! suddenly got up from her chair and disappeared into her library and came back to hand me a beautiful leather bound book saying, “I would like you to have this book,” I didn’t realize why at first until she said, “take a look ,it is because it is all about a young lady in Victorian times who has the same name as yourself, Roberts ” . The book is dated 1848. Of course Roberts is my married name but I must stress that this book has no connection with me whatsoever . The young lady’s first name is Edith. My friend Alice just thought that I would like to own it. I was delighted and took it home with pride.
The book seems to be an inventory about love life and poems, also there are some beautiful paintings and sketches which I managed to scan for you to see the lovely handwriting which I am hoping is clear enough to read.
Edith Roberts Book Cover 1848
Sketch of Flowers. From Edith Roberts book 1848
Painting from Edith Roberts Book 1848
Painting from Edith Roberts book 1848
There are several more poems but do not scan clear enough to read.
Neil MacGregor, Director, British Museum
The British Museum was founded in 1753 by an act of Parliament and is the embodiment of Enlightenment idealism. In a revolutionary move, it was from its inception designed to be the collection of every citizen of the world, not a royal possession and not controlled by the state. Over the succeeding 260 plus years it has gathered and exhibited things from all over the globe – antiquities, coins, sculptures, drawings – and made them freely available to anyone who was able to come and see them. Millions have visited and learned, and have been inspired by what they saw. Today the Museum is probably the most comprehensive survey of the material culture of humanity in existence.
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