The Chauvet Cave is located in the Ardèche département, southern France. It became famous in 1994 after a trio of speleologists found that its walls were richly decorated with Paleolithic artwork, that it contained the fossilized remains of many animals, including those that are now extinct, and that the floor preserved the footprints of animals and humans.
A copy of La Saincte Bible en Francoys, translated by Jacques Lefevre d’Etaples, vol.II. Book bound for Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. This copy form Antwerp was made in 1534 and was specially bound for Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Crowned Tudor roses and ‘HA’ ciphers appear on the binding of both volumes together with evangelical texts in French.
GOTHIC GEMSTONE RING England?, c. 1500 gold and garnet. Late medieval rings feature stones that were rarely faceted and often used in their natural doomed cabochon form. Simply polished, they were placed within settings adapted to their irregular shapes. Foils were often inserted underneath the stone to enhance their color. More rings were worn than any other jewel during the Middle Ages.
Nestled in the hills above the Moselle River in Germany, the Burg Eltz is a medieval castle that is still owned by a branch of the same family that constructed it back in the 12th century. The castle is divided into several parts, which are then shared by the various heirs of the castle. Burg Eltz incorporates a variety of architectural styles, such as Romanesque and Gothic.