Duchess Helene in Bavaria Helene was supposed to marry Emperor Franz-Josef of Austria. But he chose her younger sister Elisabeth (Sisi) which pitched Helene into a deep depression. She finally married Maximilian Anton of Thurn & Taxis who died aged 36. Helene dedicated her life to charitable activities and was involved in the House of Thurn and Taxis' business affairs, she first lead the family until her oldest son reached his majority and again after he died. She was born on 4 April 1834
Mesolithic female shaman of Bad Dürrenberg, 7000-6500 bce, with reconstructed regalia from animal bones, horns, teeth, and shells. From a wonderful color-illustrated pdf of "Archaeological Finds from Germany" from the paleolithic to the Christian era. Other interesting finds too.