.... The aim is to retrieve missing artifacts, investigate reports of new ones and understand the importance of what they are doing.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Spirit of St. Louis

Courtesy: Britannica Kids

More at http://kids.britannica.com/comptons/art-59895/Charles-Lindbergh-stands-in-front-of-his-monoplane-the-Spirit

Monday, October 7, 2013

Music and dance

Music and dance, China

Museo Arte orientale Torino

Bo bell

Bronze bo bell, China, Shaanxi, Eastern Zhou, 5th Century BC 
Mueso Arte Orientale Torino

This bronze bell is known as a bo. It has a handle in the shape of two dragons. It is played with a hammer and plays two different notes depending on where it is struck.
More at BBC

Probably this is the component of a Bianzhong (simplified Chinese: 编钟; traditional Chinese: 編鐘), an ancient Chinese musical instrument consisting of a set of bronze bells. Below the Bianzhong of the Marquis Yi of Zeng.

Thanks Spiritia, Wikipedia

Leonardo da Vinci and the friction

Studies of Leonardo da Vinci on friction, from the Arundel Code.