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The best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, 76

Posted in America, Ancient History, Archaeology, Architecture, Best pictures, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Nature, The Graphic, Travel, War on Friday, 13 November 2015

We have selected three of the best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, a nineteenth-century illustrated newspaper and rich source of remarkable engravings.
The first picture shows tourists at Niagara Falls.

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Doing Niagara by A Boyd Houghton

The second picture shows a dying soldier’s last words.

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The Last Message by H Woods

The third picture shows the Temple of Jupiter at Mount Olympus.

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Temple of Jupiter Olympius (sic) by H W Brewer

High-resolution scans of all the illustrations from ‘The Graphic’ (London 1870-1902) can be found in the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, 36

Posted in Ancient History, Archaeology, Best pictures, Boats, Engineering, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Leisure, London, Music, Sea, Ships, The Graphic, Transport on Tuesday, 10 November 2015

We have selected three of the best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, a nineteenth-century illustrated newspaper and rich source of remarkable engravings.
The first picture shows people climbing up a Pyramid.

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Cairo and the Nile, climbing up the Pyramid

The second picture shows a smoking concert in a bar.

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A 'smoking concert' by the wandering minstrels

The third picture shows the Olga towing the specially designed boat called ‘Cleopatra’, containing the famous granite obelisk known as Cleopatra’s Needle.

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Cleopatra's Needle, on the Voyage by J Nash

High-resolution scans of all the illustrations from ‘The Graphic’ (London 1870-1902) can be found in the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, 20

Posted in Ancient History, Archaeology, Art, Best pictures, Communications, Famous news stories, Historical articles, History, Industry, London, Royalty, Sea, Ships, The Graphic, Transport on Monday, 9 November 2015

We have selected three of the best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, a nineteenth-century illustrated newspaper and rich source of remarkable engravings.
The first picture shows a cargo ship coal whipping.

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Pits and Pitmen – Coal Whipping in the Pool by M W R

The second picture shows a Victorian forerunner of the Royal Broadcast on the wireless.

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The Queen Telegraphing her Message to her People throughout the Empire, 1897 by Sydney P Hall

The third picture shows one of the art treasures of England, a huge Egyptian statue.

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The Colossal Statue of Ramses II, on the Site of the Ancient Memphis, Egypt; the Statue has lately been raised out of the Mud, and will be floated down the Nile

High-resolution scans of all the illustrations from ‘The Graphic’ (London 1870-1902) can be found in the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, 17

Posted in Ancient History, Archaeology, Best pictures, British Countryside, Children, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Industry, Nature, Plants, The Graphic on Monday, 9 November 2015

We have selected three of the best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, a nineteenth-century illustrated newspaper and rich source of remarkable engravings.
The first picture shows a picnic in Egypt.

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A Picnic on the Great Pyramid by H Johnson

The second picture shows small children who work in a brickyard.

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The Brickyards of England, paying the Children at the Inn by H Johnson

The third picture shows the oldest oak tree in England.

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The Cowthorpe Oak, near Wetherby – the oldest oak in England

High-resolution scans of all the illustrations from ‘The Graphic’ (London 1870-1902) can be found in the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, 14

Posted in Ancient History, Archaeology, Architecture, Best pictures, Education, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Industry, Institutions, London, Medicine, Technology, The Graphic on Monday, 9 November 2015

We have selected three of the best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, a nineteenth-century illustrated newspaper and rich source of remarkable engravings.
The first picture shows Medical Students at St Thomas’s Hospital.

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Medical Students at Work, Sketches at St Thomas's Hospital by Paul Renouard

The second picture shows typesetting in a printer’s shop.

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Typesetting

The third picture shows the Coliseum illuminated in Rome.

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Rome, the Coliseum Illuminated by Montbard

High-resolution scans of all the illustrations from ‘The Graphic’ (London 1870-1902) can be found in the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures of Knossos

Posted in Ancient History, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Best pictures, Discoveries, Exploration, Famous landmarks, games, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Legend, Literature, Myth, Royalty on Wednesday, 21 October 2015

The best pictures of Knossos are striking images of the ruins and imaginative re-creations of this doomed city, which may have served as the historical model for Atlantis.
The first picture shows Arthur Evans exploring the Palace remains.

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Arthur Evans exploring the remains of the ancient Minoan palace at Knossos

The second picture shows Knossos as it might have been.

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Re-creation of the palace of Knossos by Harry Green

The third picture shows everyday life in Knossos.

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Playing board games in the Minoan city of Knossos by Peter Jackson

Many more pictures of archaeology can be found at the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures of Dr Schliemann’s excavations at Mycenae

Posted in Ancient History, Archaeology, Architecture, Best pictures, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History on Tuesday, 20 October 2015

The best pictures of Dr Schliemann’s excavations at Mycenae are striking images of the grandeur that was lost to history.
The first picture shows the Treasury of Atreus.

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Dr Schliemann's excavations at Mycenae: interior of the Treasury of Atreus

The second picture shows the Gate of Lions at Mycenae.

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Antiquarian Discoveries in Greece, Our Artist sketching the Gate of Lions, the entrance to the Acropolis at Mycenae

The third picture shows Dr Schliemann’s excavations in the Acropolis of Mycenae.

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Dr Schliemann's excavations in the Acropolis of Mycenae

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The best pictures of Heinrich Schliemann

Posted in Ancient History, Archaeology, Arts and Crafts, Best pictures, Discoveries, Exploration, Famous battles, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Legend, Myth, War on Tuesday, 20 October 2015

The best pictures of Heinrich Schliemann are images of the archaeologist who excavated Mycenae and Hisarlik, a city thought to be on the site of Troy.
The first picture shows Schliemann and his wife, Sophia, who is wearing jewellery found at Hisarlik.

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Heinrich Schliemann adorning his wife with ornaments dug up on the site of Ancient Troy by C L Doughty

The second picture shows Schliemann talking in London.

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Dr Schliemann giving an Account of his Discoveries at Mycenae before the Society of Antiquaries at Burlington House

The third picture shows a portrait.

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Dr Schliemann, the Homeric Explorer

Many more pictures of archaeology can be found at the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures of the ruined temples at Palmyra

Posted in Archaeology, Architecture, Best pictures, Famous landmarks, Famous news stories, Historical articles, History, Religion on Tuesday, 25 August 2015

The best pictures of the ruined temples at Palmyra show the sacred ruins of a magnificent lost civilisation.
The first picture shows the Temple of Diana, now known as the Temple of Baal Shameen.

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Ruins of the Temple of Diana at Palmyra (now known as the Temple of Baal Shameen)

The second picture shows the ruins of the Temple of the Sun, or of Bel.

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Ruins of the Temple of the Sun at Palmyra (now known as the Temple of Bel)

The third picture shows the western side of the Temple of the Sun.

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Western side of the Ruins of the Temple of the Sun, Palmyra (now known as the Temple of Bel)

Many more pictures of ruined temples can be found at the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures of the Grand Colonnade at Palmyra

Posted in Ancient History, Archaeology, Architecture, Best pictures, Famous landmarks, Famous news stories, Historical articles, History, Religion on Tuesday, 25 August 2015

The best pictures of the Great Colonnade are stunning images of one of Palmyra’s most impressive ruins and a high watermark of civilisation in the Middle East.
The first picture is a superb engraving of the Colonnade.

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A west view of the ruins of the Great Temple in Palmira.

The second picture shows part of the Colonnade.

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Palmyra; middle crossing of Grand Colonnade; Granite Monolith in the foreground

The third picture shows the Portico of the Colonnade.

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Palmyra: Portico of the Colonnade

Many more pictures of ruins can be found at the Look and Learn picture library.