Posts Tagged ‘miniature’

Miniature Bible the Size of a Coin Found in UK Library Storage

A miniature Bible surfaced in the vast Leeds library during lockdown. The tiny holy book includes both old and new testaments and was printed on 876 stamp-sized pages. However, nobody knows where this miniature Bible treasure came from. Measuring only 1.9 inches (50 millimeters) by 1.3 inches (35 millimeters), about the size of a US […]

Medieval Miniature Gold Bible Found Near King Richard III’s Castle

A tiny gold Bible associated with England’s 15th century King Richard III has been recovered by a metal detectorist in York. The discoverer, however, was no seasoned explorer or dirty nailed archaeologist, but an NHS nurse. Richard III was King of England and Lord of Ireland between 1483 and 1485 AD, the last king of […]

‘Art Can Affect People’: Greek Artist’s Miniature Worlds Inspire Beauty and Kindness

With the harmonious combination of tiny pieces and materials, a Greek artist has been creating aesthetically pleasing miniature worlds enclosed in small boxes, frames, and watch cases. From an early age, Gregory Grozos had a natural inclination for the arts, as his father was a graphic designer who also liked to paint in his free […]

Roman Building Found Under Cinema in Verona A “Miniature Pompeii”

Recently, during excavations carried out in Verona, Italy under an abandoned cinema, archaeologists discovered the remains of a second-century Roman building. According to the Superintendency of Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape of Verona, Rovigo and Vicenza, the remains are evocative of a “mini Pompeii,” as quoted in The Smithsonian . Pompeii itself had lain undiscovered […]

Russians launch miniature rockets to celebrate Yuri Gagarin

Dozens of rockets take off over the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg, celebrating the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s space flight. On April 12, 1961 Gagarin became the first human to journey into outer space and he remains a national hero in Russia and the symbol of Soviet dominance in the space race. […]

Boxes shaped like miniature shops used as food donation points

Using wood, paint and 3D-printed plastic ornaments, London-based artist Sean Rodrigo builds boxes shaped like miniature shops, aimed to be used as a relay for food banks. Placed in different areas of his borough, the boxes will allow people to donate cans of non-perishable food that will then be collected by a charity. Source

Iranian miniature, pilgrimage, ritual, and stringed instrument closer to UNESCO tags

TEHRAN – UNESCO will soon be investigating the possible inscription of four Iranian elements, including the art of miniature and the ancient Mehregan Festival, on the world heritage list. Final decisions will be reached at the 15th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, deputy tourism minister Mohammad-Hassan Talebian […]

In this English town, the world’s oldest miniature village is back open

After months of lockdown, tourists are once again enjoying all the fun of the fair at a village just 40 kilometres west of the UK capital, London – albeit on a miniature scale. The tiny funfair is one of many attractions at Bekonscot Model Village, in the English town of Beaconsfield, has entertained visitors with […]

Planet X To Really Cause Mass Extinction?

The celestial body, theorized in many an ancient text – most notably among the Sumerians –  is predicted to be 10 times our size, and is currently still thousands of times further away from us than our sun. But if the latest research is correct, something is having a skewing effect on a group of […]

Germany ‘threatens’ to scrap open-door policy ahead of EU-Turkey refugee crisis summit

While chancellor Angela Merkel maintains she wants to keep Europe’s borders open, plans leaked to the Welt am Sonntag newspaper suggest that her own government is drawing up far more radical measures. Accept refugees or face ‘self-induced crisis’, UN tells Europe Sources close to Thomas de Maiziere, the Interior Minister in Merkel’s government, told Welt […]

Meet the high school science teacher who’s making a killing for McDonald’s by telling students to eat junk food and ignore nutrition

(NaturalNews) Wait, what? You mean you can actually lose weight eating an all-McDonald’s diet? That’s according to one high school teacher, who is now a paid shill for the ailing fast-food chain, which finally posted a profit in the third quarter after seven straight quarterly losses. His name is John Cisna, and he’s […]

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