It was really a pretty little coin: The English 6d of Oak sprigs and acorns ~ The sixpence, known colloquially as the tanner, or half-shilling, was a British pre-decimal coin, worth six (pre-1971) pence, or 1/40th of a pound sterling. The first sixpences were struck in the reign of Edward VI in 1551 and continued until they were rendered obsolete by decimalisation in 1971.
We are going back into pre-history here! The Button A/B box, I remember using one of these in 1961. You could only dial local calls on them - the local code list is shown on the backboard, as is a notice about the £2 television licence - it's now £145.50.
The Oldest (known) Human Image The Great Mother, most ancient goddess, shaped from rock by our ancestors 1/4 million to 3/4 million years ago. Until the past few decades, the famous Willendorf Goddess, carved of bone 30,000 years ago, was held to be the earliest human-crafted work of art and veneration. The Acheulian Goddess predates Willendorf by an amazing quarter-million years, and may be as old as 800,000 years!It is remarkable to note the similarities
A pre-flight CT scan of a NASA A7L spacesuit, the type of suit worn during the Apollo missions. These scans were apparently taken to ensure that there were no pins or needle points accidentally left in the apparel that could puncture the pressure suite.
This map of Britain concentrates on the British territories and kingdoms that were established during the fourth and fifth centuries, as the Saxons and Angles began their settlement of the east coast. It provides an overview of all the territories known or estimated to have existed under Romano-British control, but not all of them existed at the same time, or in the same form as shown here. Clickable map for more information on each territory.