- Dated: early 17th century
- Culture: German
- Measurements: height 242 cm
The halberd has a cusp of square section, hollow axe slightly counter-curved at the upper part that is decorated with open-works. The weapon also features long humps at the back, and a straight beak thickened at the tip with ring-nut, straps and counter-straps and an octagonal, wooden haft.
- Dated: 19th century
- Culture: Russian
- Measurements: overall length 49 cm
The dagger has a double-edged, straight blade with two fullers and central groove on both sides. The silver grip and scabbard have niello decoration of floral and linear ornaments.
Earth is a perfect environment for life, but some parts of this planet just aren’t safe for people or animals. These are the most dangerous spots on the planet, would you dare visit them?
45 years ago, on this day, October 22nd, the second studio album of Led Zeppelin was released this week in 1969, in US.
The Jimmy Page-produced album which was recorded over six months between four European and three American tours, peaked at No.1 in both the UK and US, going on to sell over 12 million copies in the US alone, (and spending 138 weeks on the UK chart). The album is now recognised by writers and music critics as one of the greatest and most influential rock albums ever recorded.
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On this day in 1999, BLM Colorado’s Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area and Gunnison Gorge Wilderness Area were designated.
Just north of Montrose in west-central Colorado lies the Gunnison Gorge NCA, a diverse landscape ranging from adobe badlands to rugged piñon and juniper-covered slopes. At the heart of the NCA, the Gunnison Gorge Wilderness Area encompasses a spectacular black granite and red sandstone double canyon formed by the Gunnison River.
For more information visit: http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/nca/ggnca.html
Photos: Bob Wick, Wilderness Specialist for BLM’s National Conservation Lands