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Stela of Usekhu

Stela of Usekhu

Limestone stela of Usekhu, the overseer of the cabinet. From Abydos, modern-day Egypt. Middle Kingdom, circa 11th to 12th Dynasty, circa 2000 BCE. (State Museum of Egyptian Art, Munich, Germany).

Supermarine Scylla

Supermarine Scylla

Supermarine ScyllaThe Supermarine Scylla was a flying boat originally designed to replace the Felixstowe F.5, but that was eventually used for taxing trials only.In 1921 the Air Ministry issued Specification 14/21, for a replacement for the Felixstowe F.5, a successful flying boat of the First World War.

History of length measurements of antiquity

History of length measurements of antiquity

The history of metrology has not yet been completed because many of the systems used are unknown, mainly in prehistory. However, some measurements from the Neolithic are known, although today we will focus only on measurements of length from antiquity, especially, we will focus on great civilizations such as the Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Mayan and traditional Japanese.

USS Wickes (DD-75)/ HMS Montgomery

USS Wickes (DD-75)/ HMS Montgomery

USS Wickes (DD-75)/ HMS MontgomeryUSS Wickes (DD-75) was the name ship of the Wickes class of destroyers. After a brief spell of service late in the First World War she took part in the US Neutrality Patrol in 1939-40, before being transferred to the Royal Navy, where she served as HMS Montgomery.The Wickes was named after Lambert Wickes, an officer in the Continental Navy who transported Benjamin Franklin to France in 1776, but was lost at sea with his ship in 1777.

The Regiment - 15 Years in the SAS, Rusty Firmin

The Regiment - 15 Years in the SAS, Rusty Firmin

The Regiment - 15 Years in the SAS, Rusty FirminThe Regiment - 15 Years in the SAS, Rusty FirminRusty Firmin served in the SAS for fifteen years, within a military career that lasted twenty four years. During that time he took part in the breaking of the Iranian Embassy Siege, witnessed the Argentinean surrender at the end of the Falklands War and took part in several tours of Northern Ireland.

Anatoly Gorsky

Anatoly Gorsky

A detailed biography of Anatoly Gorsky that includes images, quotations and the main facts of his life.