Old England: A Pictorial Museum (page 4/52)

[picture: 5.---Stonehenge.]

5.—Stonehenge.

“The present arrangement of the ruin [of Stonehenge] is shown in Figs. 5 and 6.” (p. 3)

[picture: 6.---Stonehenge]

6.—Stonehenge

“The present [1845] appearance of the ruin [Stonehenge] is shown in Figs. 5 and 6.” (p. 3) [more...]

[picture: 66.---Shield in the Meyrick Collection]

66.—Shield in the Meyrick Collection

“It is equally difficult to determine the date of those valuable relics which have been found in various places, exhibiting a taste for symmetry and nice workmanship in the fabrication of their weapons, offensive and defensive, and the ruder decorations of their persons. Such are the [...]Flintshire, now in the British Museum (Fig. 64). Such are the shields (Figs. 65, 66, 67), of one of which (Fig. 67) Sir Samuel Meyrick, its possessor, says, “It is impossible to contemplate the artistic portions without feeling convinced that there is a mixture of British ornaments with such resemblances to the elegant designs on Roman works as would be produced by a people in a state of less civilization.” (p. 22) [more...]

[picture: 7.---Druidical Circle at Darab]

7.—Druidical Circle at Darab

Legend ascribes the foundation of the city to Darius, hence its name Darab-gerd (Darius-town) [more...]

[picture: 8.---Druidical Stone in Persia.]

8.—Druidical Stone in Persia.

See Figure 7 for details.

[picture: 67.---Circular British Shield.]

67.—Circular British Shield.

“It is equally difficult to determine the date of those valuable relics which have been found in various places, exhibiting a taste for symmetry and nice workmanship in the fabrication of their weapons, offensive and defensive, and the ruder decorations of their persons. Such are the [...]Flintshire, now in the British Museum (Fig. 64). Such are the shields (Figs. 65, 66, 67), of one of which (Fig. 67) Sir Samuel Meyrick, its possessor, says, “It is impossible to contemplate the artistic portions without feeling convinced that there is a mixture of British ornaments with such resemblances to the elegant designs on Roman works as would be produced by a people in a state of less civilization.” (p. 22) [more...]

[picture: 9.---Druidical Circle of Jersey]

9.—Druidical Circle of Jersey

“[...] the circle of Darab resembles the Druidical circle of Jersey (Fig. 9), although the circle [in Jersey] is very much smaller, and the stones of very inconsiderable dimentsions,—a copy in miniature of [...] [more...]


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