Parade armor of King of Sweden Erik XIV, 1563-1564
Carved olive pit(!). China, 17th century
Height: 1.6 cm, length: 3.4 cm
Mountaineers’ ice axe used by NKVD agent Ramón Mercader to kill Trotsky after he defected to the West. Rust has formed where Trotsky’s blood remained on the instrument.
Wreck of Do-17Z’s shot down on August 26, 1940. It’s ther only surviving Nazi ‘Flying Pencil’
Flag froim the Iwo-Jima raising, 1945 preserved in National Museum of the Marine Corps
Personal Mosin–Nagant of famous russian sniper, Vasily Zaytsev from the Battle of Stalingrad.
Auschwitz-Birkenau: Pond where ashes of gassed gictims were buried by Germans- Near Crematorium IV. 1940-1945
Crushed Skull and Headdress from Ur of queen/princess Pu’Abi’s female attendants. Early dynastic period, circa 2600 BCE. From Ur, Mesopotamia, Iraq
The Black Obelisk of King Shalmaneser III, 825 BC. It is the most complete Assyrian obelisk yet discovered, and it is historically significant because it is thought to display the earliest ancient depiction of a biblical figure - Jehu King of Israel.
Grotto of the Virgin, including the crown of the Byzantine emperor Leo VI the Wise, 9th century AD