The border includes a stone pillar with perhaps ivy growing over it, some old coins (possibly Roman) and a Latin inscription with a bas-relief sculpture of a winged boy, a cupid. There’s a ruined arch in the background, a plough, and some grasses. The arch is “Heathen’s Gate” or the Heidentor, a [...] [more...] [$]
This engraving shows a queen holding her globus cruciger (an orb with a cross on top symbolizing spiritual and temporal power) and a wand or sceptre (or possibly a spear); she wears a crown and what might be a Roman-style dress. To her right sits a prist, priestess, or nun, with a cross and a book, presumably the bible since its covers bear the letters alpha and omega, the Greek for the beginning and the [...] [more...] [$]
This is the 8th illustrated page of the chapter “Castles and Homes in Lower Austria” (Burgen und Wohnstätten in Niederösterreich) and shows Khaya (modern name Kaja), the ruins of Starhemberg (modern name Burgruine Starhemberg), together with a plan, and a floor-plan (Grundriss) of the castle at Lichtenfelss, in the Waldviertel region of Lower Austria. [more...] [$]
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