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Model: Natalia Spitsyna (Antalika); Makeup artist: Natalia Kudelkina; Photographer: Anna Sergeeva; Suit: 12th century

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Gold pendant and earrings set. Iran 11th-12th century. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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The Church of St. Panteleimon in Gorno Nerezi, Republic of Macedonia, is a small 12th century Byzantine church located in a monastery complex. The church and monastery are dedicated to St. Panteleimon, the patron saint of physicians. The church was constructed in 1164 as a foundation of Alexius Angelus Comnenus, a son of Constantine Angelos and Theodora Komnene, a daughter of Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos.

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12th century sword found in Russia may have belonged to Ivan the Terrible. In 1975, archaeologists stumbled upon a mysterious medieval sword made in Germany, adorned in Sweden, and found in Siberia. Researchers were perplexed as to how a 12 th century European sword came to be found on the banks of the River Om in the remote Novosibirsk region of Siberia. Detailed investigations suggest that the sword may have belonged to Tsar Ivan the Terrible, given to him as a gift, and was then used by…

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Textile with Animals, Birds, and Flowers, late 12th–14th century, Eastern Central Asia. Silk embroidery on plain-weave silk; Overall: 14 5/8 x 14 7/8 in. (37.1 x 37.8 cm)/ The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Rogers Fund, 1988 (1988.296)

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