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Timna braid; Loop Braid from the Bronze Age!! ?  An exceedingly early loop braid of wool and goathair, and of five loops, from the Nineteenth Dynasty (14th to 12th century BCE) Egyptian smelting camp at Timna in Israel has been reported by A. Baginski and O. Shamir (1) in ARCHAEOLOGICAL TEXTILES NEWSLETTER

Bronze age loop braid, to 14 centuries BC - 3 thousand years ago! There is also evidence in China for loop braiding from this long ago. (remnants of braids in armor)

Badge with Tudor Rose Date: 15th century Culture: British Medium: Tin/lead alloy Dimensions: Overall: 1 1/16 x 7/8 x 3/16 in. (2.7 x 2.3 x 0.4 cm) Accession Number: 2002.306.9 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Badge with Tudor Rose Date: century Culture: British Medium: Tin/lead alloy Dimensions: Overall: 1 x x in. x x cm) Accession Number: The Metropolitan Museum of Art:

Runic embroidered leather shoe from the medieval wharf district of 12th century Bryggen (Berggen, Norway) Shoe B605 (Spurkland and van der Hoek, 2005;183) reads ...am(or)u-iciþomnia..., which has been normalised to amor vincit omnia (love conquers all). A total of 5 shoes have been found embroidered in both Latin and Old Norse.

Embroidered and incised leather shoes from Bryggen in Bergen, from the century, decorated with runes!

15th century eyeglasses. Hinged nose piece so they can fit in carrying case.

The world’s oldest surviving pair of glasses, from century Japan. According to legend, this folding ivory pair at the Daisenin Temple in Kyoto belonged to the twelfth shogun. Glasses are thought.

John Robert Flambard 1324–1383  BIRTH 1324 • Heron Hall, East Horndon, Essex, England DEATH 1383 • Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England 20th great-grandfather. Burial: St. Mary Churchyard, Harrow-on-the-Hill, Greater London, England. Wife: Elizabeth FitzRalph

John Robert Flambard 1324–1383 BIRTH 1324 • Heron Hall, East Horndon, Essex, England DEATH 1383 • Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England 20th great-grandfather. Burial: St. Mary Churchyard, Harrow-on-the-Hill, Greater London, England. Wife: Elizabeth FitzRalph

William Bardolph 1441 (with some paint!)

William Bardolph 1441 (with some paint!

Dennington, Suffolk, St. Mary’s Church- Lord Bardolph and his wife Joan 1441

Mary’s Church- Lord Bardolph and his wife Joan 1441

THE HOXNE HOARD 	 Suffolk The largest collection of late Roman silver and gold discovered in the United Kingdom.    FYI below

THE HOXNE HOARD Suffolk The largest collection of late Roman silver and gold discovered in the United Kingdom.

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