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J.C. Wendel | Hongersnood tijdens het beleg van Leiden, 1574, J.C. Wendel, Joris van Schooten, 1854 | Hongersnood tijdens het beleg van Leiden, 1574. Op de voorgrond sterven vrouwen in hun stoel, omringd door man en kinderen. Bovenaan het begraven van slachtoffers bij een kerk.

J.C. Wendel | Hongersnood tijdens het beleg van Leiden, 1574, J.C. Wendel, Joris van Schooten, 1854 | Hongersnood tijdens het beleg van Leiden, 1574. Op de voorgrond sterven vrouwen in hun stoel, omringd door man en kinderen. Bovenaan het begraven van slachtoffers bij een kerk.

Golden Cavalry Face-Mask Helmet (Type Ribchester), found on the bed of the Corbulo Canal (Fossa Corbulonis) near the Roman fort of Matilo (modern Leiden), Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden, Netherlands

Golden Cavalry Face-Mask Helmet (Type Ribchester), found on the bed of the Corbulo Canal (Fossa Corbulonis) near the Roman fort of Matilo (modern Leiden), Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden, Netherlands © Carole Raddato

CLEOPATRA is a genius who invented multi-valued coins. To increase the money supply she simply created different valuations of coins, breaking the ancient use of weight where a coin with twice the value weighed twice as much. The markings rather than the metal content determined their value. A coin might feel light in the hand, but if Cleopatra said it was worth a tetradrachm, it was worth a tetradrachm. The arrangement was both lucrative to her and encouraged an export-driven economy.

This is the only standing statue left of Cleopatra, people say she is beautiful but they commonly mistake her for Elizabeth Taylor.

Timmermansgereedschap uit de tijd van Thoetmoses III, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden Leiden

Timmermansgereedschap uit de tijd van Thoetmoses III, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden Leiden

Detail of one of the two wall reliefs  from the tomb of Merymery at Saqqara.  18th dynasty.  1391- 1353 B.C.  Part of the fabulous collection of the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (State Museum of Antiquities), Leiden, The Netherlands.

Detail of one of the two wall reliefs from the tomb of Merymery at Saqqara. 1353 B. Part of the fabulous collection of the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (State Museum of Antiquities), Leiden, The Netherlands.

Detail of coffin which belongs to Tachateroe, a Mistress of the House in Thebes. It is now in the Rijksmuseum Van Oudheden (RMO )- the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden.

*EGYPT ~ Detail of coffin which belongs to Tachateroe, a Mistress of the House in Thebes. It is now in the Rijksmuseum Van Oudheden (RMO )- the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden.

KOSSMANN.DEJONG doing their thing. Inspiring visitors with spacial narrative.

Longing for Mecca–The Pilgrim’s Journey at Rijksmuseum Volkenkunde (National Museum of Ethnology) in Leiden, The Netherlands, was the first exhibition on the Hajj in a Dutch museum.

Objects from a frankish warrior grave in Nijmegen, 6th century, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden, Netherlands

*** Objects from a frankish warrior grave in Nijmegen, century, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden, Netherlands

Detail from stele of the writer of the treasure house, Hoey. Limestone. (ca 1300-1275 BC) Dynasty 19. From Sakkara, Egypt. Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden, Netherlands.

Ancient Middle East: Pleated, sheer fabrics of Ancient Egypt, schenti skirts, and wigs on both the man and woman

https://flic.kr/p/phQF64 | Tomb statue of Ipay, Wife of Tjel (Mayor of Memphis). RMO (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden), Leiden, Netherlands. | Limestone. From Sakkara. Dynasty 18, c. 1360 BC. Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden, the Netherlands Here you find a link to the website of the Museum: www.rmo.nl/english

Tomb statue of Ipay, Wife of Tjel (Mayor of Memphis).

Mummiekist van Tachateroe, beschilderd hout, Thebe (Egypte), Rijksmuseum van Oudheden Leiden

Mummiekist van Tachateroe, beschilderd hout, Thebe (Egypte), Rijksmuseum van Oudheden Leiden

Magdalena Moons, by Dutch Photographer Erwin Olaf. She was famous for her role during the Dutch war of liberation. Part of his photo series, "The Siege and Relief of Leiden." The photographs deal with an important event in the history of The Netherlands: the siege of Leiden by the army of Spain's Philip II, and the relief of the city by the rebellious Dutch ‘Sea Beggars’ on 3 October 1574.

Series of photos by Erwin Olaf on behalf of the Leiden University and Museum de Lakenhal. The subject is a modern interpretation of the Siege of Leiden.

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