Objects

The No. 2857 bus – The vehicle of victory is being exhibited in Dearborn

On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Louise McCauley Parks, an American activist, rejected bus driver James F. Blake’s order to vacate a row of four

Lady Godiva – The realistic Collier’s Godiva is being exhibited in Coventry

An 1897 painting by English artist John Collier, who worked in the style of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. The model in the painting is Mabel Paul, an artist

Al-Hashemi II – The largest dhow ever built is being exhibited in Kuwait City

It is one of the largest wooden ships in the world today. Al-Hashemi-II was commissioned by Husain Marafie. Planning began in 1985, and actual construction began in

Victoria Tower Bell – The original bell of the Canada’s first house of Parliament stands in Ottawa

The 55-meter tower was the centerpiece of Parliament Hill, built from 1859 to 1866 by Thomas Fuller. The Victoria Tower was the prominent main bell tower of the original Centre Block parliament

1720 Cristofori fortepiano – The world’s oldest surviving piano is being exhibited in New York

The piano was one of the earliest creations by Bartolomeo Cristofori, the inventor of the piano. The very first piano made by Cristofori in 1700 is no

Rickenbacker Electro A-22 – The first commercially available electric guitar is being exhibited in Vermillion

George Beauchamp created the “Frying Pan” in 1931, and it was subsequently manufactured by Rickenbacker Electro. The instrument Rickenbacker Electro A-22 earned its nickname because its circular

Voynich manuscript – The mysterious document of the many hypotheses in New Haven

The manuscript is an illustrated codex hand-written in an unknown writing system. The vellum on which it is written has been carbon-dated to the early 15th century.

Seiko Laurel – The first Japan’s wristwatch is being exhibited in Tokyo

The company was founded in 1881, when Kintarō Hattori opened a watch and jewelry shop called “K. Hattori” in the Ginza area of Tokyo, Japan. Eleven years

Imperial Crown – The treasure of the Holy Roman Empire is being exhibited in Vienna

The crown was used in the coronation of the King of the Romans, the title assumed by the Emperor-elect immediately after his election. It was made in

Vasa Warship – The symbol of the “Swedish Empire” in Stockholm

Swedish warship built between 1626 and 1627. The ship foundered into her maiden voyage on 10 August 1628. The ship was salvaged with a largely intact hull

Lockheed Constellation – The Star of the Skies is being exhibited in Kansas City

The propeller-driven, four-engine airliner built by Lockheed Corporation between 1943 and 1958 at Burbank, California. Lockheed built 856 in numerous models—all with the same triple-tail design and

Apelles Painting Campaspe – The great art gallery painting is being exhibited in The Hague

This is one of only three surviving paintings by Willem van Haecht depicting the interior of a kunstkamer (picture gallery) and shows the visit of Alexander the

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