Woman's dress, one of a two part ensemble, in dark green silk velvet, fastening at the front with a standing collar with lapels, bodice front and cuffs trimmed with dark green ribbed silk, full-length sleeves and the skirt shaped for a bustle at the back with a large self-material bow: British, Scottish, Edinburgh, by Gowan and Strachan, c.1885 - 1888 Museum reference K.2014.25.1
Minoan 'Master of the Animals' Pendant | A solid gold pendant from the Minoan civilization depicting a deity holding two birds, possibly geese (18-17th century BCE). Provenance: Aegina. British Museum.
The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III at the British Museum
In December 1846, while working with his excavation team at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu or biblical Calah), located in northern Mesopotamia in present-day Iraq, Sir Austen Henry Layard discovered the obelisk. It was in a perfect state of preservation and is still considered the only complete Assyrian obelisk ever found. It was later on transferred to the British Museum. (By Osama S.M. Amin) --AHE