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ATLANTIS: MAP, 1831.
Atlantis and the ancient world as mapped by Ignacy Lelewel in his 'Die Entdeckung der Carthager und Griechen auf dem Atlantischen Ocean', Berlin, 1831.
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VERNE: 20,000 LEAGUES, 1870. 'There, under my eyes, ruined, destroyed, lay a town.' Engraving after a drawing by Alphonse de Neuville from an 1870 edition of Jules Verne's 'Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.'
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TREES OF THE SUN AND MOON.
The oracular trees of the sun and moon which are located in India, according to legend. Medieval woodcut.
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PYLE: FLYING DUTCHMAN, 1900. 'The Flying Dutchman.' Painting by Howard Pyle, 1900.
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SICILIAN QUILT, c1395.
A quilted linen coverlet with embroidered scenes from the legend of Tristan and Isolde, Sicilian, c1395. Detail shows soldiers rowing a ship while an Irish warrior blows a whistle.
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GILBERT: ROBIN HOOD.
Robin Hood battling Guy of Gisborne. Illustration by Walter Crane for 'Robin Hood & the Men of the Greenwood,' 1912, by Henry Gilbert.
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CULTURE.
Minstrels / minnesong - legend of the song contest at the Wartburg, 1207: above: Landgrave Hermann I of Thuringia and his spouse Sophia. below: f.l. Walter v.d. Vogelweide, Wolfram v. Eschenbach, Reinmar the Elder, Landgrave Hermann, der tugendhafte Schreiber, Heinrich v. Ofterdingen und Klingsor from Ungerland. Book painting from 'Codex Manesse
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SOCCER.
1978 FIFA World Cup in Argentina First round, Group 2 in Cordoba: Germany 6 - 0 Mexico - the two teams are entering the pitch past a folklore guard of honour dressed up in traditional custume front, middle: referee Bouzo from Syria - - 06.06.1978.
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MAP OF ATLANTIS.
Map of Atlantis from Jean Baptiste Bory de St. Vincent's 'Essais sur les isles Fortunees,' Paris, France, 1803.
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PIED PIPER: ILLUSTRATION.
The Pied Piper leading the rats out of Hamelin. Illustration, 1890, by H.J. Ford.
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MORRIS: ISOLDE.
'La Belle Iseult.' Isolde in mourning following the exile of Tristan (formerly thought to be a representation of Queen Guinevere). Oil on canvas, 1858, by William Morris. RESTRICTED OUTSIDE US.
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JAPANESE FOLKLORE: KAPPA.
Kappa, a mischievous water imp of Japanese folklore, part tortoise, part monkey.
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INDIAN MUGHAL PAINTING.
Humayun's army enters Kabul. From the Akbarnama, 1603-05.
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WILLIAM TELL.
Legendary Swiss hero. The apple shoot. Woodcut from Jakob Ruff's version 'Von dem frommen und ersten Eydgnossen Wilhelm Thellen,' acted by the townspeople of Zurich on New Year's Day, 1545.
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SAMURAI AND SAGE, c1930.
French illustration for the Japanese tale 'The Man Eaters of Ojeyama,' c1930.
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FRESCO: CHILD HERCULES.
A fresco showing the infant Hercules strangling the serpents. From the Vetti house in Pompeii.
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KING ARTHUR FIGHTS A GIANT.
Protected by the Virgin. Woodcut, French, 1514.
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ARABIAN NIGHTS.
Scheherazade amusing the Sultan Schahriah and prolonging her life with the tales for a thousand and one nights. Colored engraving, 19th century.
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CRANE: BEAUTY & THE BEAST.
Walter Crane (1845-1915) illustration from Beauty and the Beast, 1874.
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INDIAN MUGHAL BOOK.
Hurmuz the launderer washing clothes in the river, c1580-85.
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ARABIAN NIGHTS: CARPET.
The magic flying carpet of Solomon. Steel engraving, American, c1850.
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BEARDSLEY: MORTE D'ARTHUR.
King Arthur prepares to receive the sword Excalibur from the Lady of the Lake. Drawing by Aubrey Beardsley from an 1894 edition of Sir Thomas Malory's 'Le Morte D'Arthur.'
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WILLIAM TELL.
William Tell's bold answer to the Tyrant after having shot the Apple from his Son's head. Color English engraving, 18th century.
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SWISS CONFEDERATION, 1291.
The foundation of the Swiss Confederation, the swearing of the oath in the meadow of Rutli, 1 August 1291. Woodcut from Jakob Ruff's version of the Canton of Uri folk play, 'Von dem frommen und ersten Eydgenossen Wilhem Thellen,' acted by the townspeople of Zurich on New Years Day, 1545.
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MEXICO: VAMPIRE GODDESS.
Bat vampire goddess. Black ceramic figure typical of the Zapotec culture, from Monte AlbŠn, Oaxaca, c100 A.D.
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ALAN LOMAX (1915-2002).
American folklorist. Photographed 1940.
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GILBERT: ROBIN HOOD.
Title page from the edition of Henry Gilbert's 'Robin Hood' illustrated by N.C. Wyeth in 1917.
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TENOCHTITLAN (MEXICO CITY)
with Aztec pictographs and Spanish text from the Codex Mendoza, c1542.
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INCA SUN WORSHIP.
An Inca captain offers a libation to the sun, then drinks the offering himself in the belief that he is an incarnation of the sun god. Pen and ink drawing from 'El primer nueva cronica y buen gobierno,' 1583-1615, by Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala.
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KING ARTHUR, 1903.
Receiving the sword Excalibur from the Lady of the Lake. Drawing, 1903, by Howard Pyle.
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MOHAMMED (570-632).
Arabian prophet and founder of Islam. Mohammed (left) and Moses. Miniature from a manuscript of the 'Miraj Nameh' legend by the poet Mir Haydar, with calligraphy by Malik Bakhshi. Published at Khorasan, 15th century.
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FRENCH RELIEF, 12th CENTURY.
12th century relief at the Basilica of Saint Sernin, depicting the legend of two women from Toulouse, France, who gave birth to a lion and a lamb at the time of Christ's birth.
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PRINCE ARTHUR, 1923.
Arthur drawing the sword from the stone. Illustration by Louis Rhead (1857-1926) for "The Story of King Arthur & His Knights" by Sir James Knowles, 1923.
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SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST.
Detail of a painting by the Master of the Legend of Saint Lucy, c1480-1510.
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DECORATIVE ARTS.
The Legend of the Count of Savoy, tapestry of the early 15th century, manufacture of Basel. Full Credit: DEA / G. DAGLI ORTI / Granger, NYC -- All rights reserve
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LITERATURE & THE ARTS.
Convalescence of a sick person, miniature from Lancelot of the Lake, manuscript, France 15th Century. Full credit: De Agostini / G. Dagli Orti / Granger, NYC -- All Rights Reserved.
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ALFRED BULLTOP STORMALONG
The legendary American sailor Alfred Bulltop Stormalong riding a giant tortoise. Wood engraving, 1844.
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AZTEC PRIESTS, c1325.
Led by their god, Huitzilopochtli, Aztec priests discover the spot where an eagle, devouring a serpent, sits atop a cactus and there decide to found Tenochtitlan, capital city of the great Aztec nation, c1325. Aztec drawing.
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TINTAGEL CASTLE.
View of the ruins of Tintagel Castle in Cornwall, England, said to have belonged to King Arthur. Photochrome, c1900.
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ISHIKAWA GOEMON (1558-1594).
Legendary Japanese outlaw, as portrayed by an actor. Woodcut by Toyokuni Utagawa, c1827.
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