Weekly Photo Challenge: Grid

Gold octopus shaped cut outs which would have been sewn onto luxurious attire. They date from 1700 BC from Grave Circle A of the Mycenaean Acropolis.
Gold octopus shaped cut outs which would have been sewn onto luxurious attire. They date from 1700 BC from Grave Circle A of the Mycenaean Acropolis. Photo taken at National Archaeological Museum of Athens, 2013

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Grid.”

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Medieval Window, Lytes Cary Manor

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A tiny window from Lytes Cary Manor in Somerset

Lytes Cary Manor is a medieval manor house in South Somerset with a beautiful Arts and Crafts garden. Originally the family home of Henry Lyte in the late 1500s, where he translated the unique Niewe Herbal book on herbal remedies, Lytes Cary was then restored in the 20th century by Sir Walter Jenner.

The house is run by the National Trust and is open to the public.

King Khasekhemwy

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Khasekhemwy (ca. 2690 BC) was the final king of the Second dynasty of Ancient Egypt.

This statue of him in the Ashmolean Museum is the oldest example of royal statuary from Egypt. It shows him wearing the White Crown of Upper Egypt.

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30th Dynasty Canopic Jars

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These exceptional canopic jars from the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford belonged to Zenbastef’onkh, son of Harwoz and Nakhtubasteran. They date from the 30th dynasty (380-343 BC).

Above is seen Imsety, the human-headed protector of the liver, and Hapi the baboon-headed protector of the lungs. Below is Duamutef, the jacket-headed protector of the stomach.

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The Great Court at the British Museum

The Great Court at the British Museum
The Great Court at the British Museum

The largest covered public square in Europe, the British Museum’s Great Court was originally intended to be a garden. However with the creation of the reading room in 1852, the courtyard became the museum’s library and it wasn’t until it’s move in 1997 that the courtyard was opened again.

The Great Court at the British Museum
The Great Court at the British Museum

A competition was launched to find a new way to open the space to the public, eventually won by Norman Foster who took inspiration from the Reichstag’s domed roof in Berlin.

The Great Court at the British Museum
The Great Court at the British Museum

It is made of 3,312 uniquely sculpted panes of glass which were designed on computer and covers two acres. It increased the museums public space by 40%.

The Great Court at the British Museum
The Great Court at the British Museum