Traces of history
Benjamin, the last known thylacine, Hobart Zoo, 1933 ‘The thylacine was the largest known carnivorous marsupial of modern times. It is commonly known as the Tasmanian tiger. Native to continental Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea, it is thought to have become extinct in the 20th century. Intensive hunting encouraged by bounties is generally blamed for its extinction. Despite its official classification as extinct, sightings are still reported, though none proven.’
During the violent months preceding the liberation of Paris, New Zealander Nancy Wake killed a German guard with a single karate chop to the neck, executed a woman who had been spying for the Germans, shot her way out of roadblocks and biked 70 hours through perilous Nazi checkpoints to deliver radio codes for the Allies. In spite of Hitler she lives to be 98.
Forgiveness From the Heart of Corrie Ten Boom
Corrie Ten Boom helped many Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust by hiding them in a secret room in her family's home. Eventually she was arrested and taken to concentration camps, including Ravensbruck. While imprisoned she held Bible studies using a small Bible she managed to sneak passed guards. After the war she aided Holocaust survivors, traveled as a public speaker to over sixty countries and wrote eight books. (Submitted by Michaela Jaros)
Rare Elizabeth Taylor's Collections in Pictures
The legendary 16th century pearl, La Peregrina, a gift from Philip of Spain to Mary I. A part of the crown jewels of Spain for generations and ranks as one of the most important historic pearls in the world. This pearl maybe seen, worn by Mary I., in her portraits. It was purchased by Richard Burton for Elizabeth Taylor in 1969. Recently sold for $11,842,500.00.
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You are looking at an amazing picture of an Indian Spear Fishing for Salmon. It was taken in 1923 by Edward S. Curtis. The picture presents a spectacular view of the Indian Custom of Spear Fishing. We have created this collection of pictures primarily to serve as an easy to access educational tool. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Image ID# 47DEFBF5