In the small village of Nashtifan, Iran, some of the oldest windmills in the world still spin. Made of natural clay, straw, and wood, the windmills have been milling grain for flour for an estimated 1,000 years
A gun hidden within a bible, made for Francesco Morozini, Doge of Venice (1619-1694).
The owner of the bible could pull the silk bookmark to shoot while the book was still closed. Now on display at the Museo Correr in Venice
The Queen consort of Mongolia, Genepil, in Mongolia. The last queen consort and married to the Bogd Khaganate, Bogd Khan, until his death on April 17th, 1924, when the monarchy was abolished. She was killed during the Stalinist purges in May 1938.
Photograph dated January 1st, 1923.