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Old 20-02-2016, 08:18 PM   #45
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Arrow Sealed in Wax

Baldwin V of Jerusalem..
Sealing wax is a wax material of a seal which, after melting, hardens quickly (to paper, parchment, ribbons and wire, and other material) forming a bond that is difficult to separate without noticeable tampering..The seal-making device is also referred to as the seal matrix or die; the imprint it creates as the seal impression (or, more rarely, the sealing)..If the impression is made purely as a relief resulting from the greater pressure on the paper where the high parts of the matrix touch, the seal is known as a dry seal; in other cases ink or another liquid or liquefied medium is used, in another colour than the paper..Wax was used to seal letters close and later, from about the 16th century, envelopes. Before sealing wax, the Romans used bitumen for this purpose..For legal purposes, the definition of a seal may be extended to include rubber stamps, or writing specified words ("seal" or "L.S.")..Originally, only a wax seal was accepted as a seal by the courts.."Seal" or "L.S." (standing for the Latin term locus sigilli meaning "place of the seal")..The study of seals is known as sigillography or sphragistics..Wax is melted in a metal mould or matrix and impressed into a wax figure that is attached by cord or ribbon to documents that the monarch wishes to make official..

Anello del Pescatore..

Bulla (plural bullae, Middle Persian: gil muhrag) is the term used to refer to inscribed pieces of clay used by the Sumerians in 8th millennia B.C.. As the clay tokens and bulla became difficult to store and handle, impressing the tokens on clay tablets became increasingly popular..The Sumerians developed a complex system of metrology as early as 3000 B.C. From 2600 B.C. onwards, the Sumerians wrote multiplication tables, division problems, and geometry on clay tablets..The earliest known tokens are those from two sites in the Zagros region of Iran: Tepe Asiab and Ganj-i-Dareh Tepe..The term bulla was eventually applied to seals made out of metal..Bullae continued through the Seleucid period of Mesopotamia into Islamic times until paper and wax seals gradually replaced the clay and metal bullae..Although the most typical form of bulla was made of lead..A particularly famous type of lead bulla is the one affixed to important documents issued by the Pope, called Papal bulls for the type of seal, where the bulla has an image of Saints Peter and Paul on one side and the name of the issuing Pope on the other..The Ring of the Fisherman (Annulus Piscatoris), also known as the Piscatory Ring, is an official part of the regalia worn by the Pope, who is head of the Catholic Church and successor of Saint Peter, who was a fisherman by trade..

KH - Knight's Oath (05) HD..

Two players..Two sides..One is is dark..Sixteen years..And 5 months..That's the count..It's been playing over..and over..for sixteen years..Earlier in Japanese history, when Emperor Go-Daigo, who tried to break the power of the shogunate in 1333, was exiled, he adopted the se7enteen-petal chrysanthemum to differentiate himself from the Northern Court's Emperor Kōgon, who kept the imperial 16-petal mon..The Grand Masters of the Knights Templar during the later 12th and the 13th century used a double-sided seal which showed a representation of The Dome of the Rock (or a circular dome of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre) on one side, and the Order's symbol of two knights on one horse on the other side..This design is first attested as in use by the order's sixth Grand Master, in 1158, forty years after its foundation, and it remained in use until the dissolution of the order in 1312..The Great Seal of Scotland (Seala Mòr na h-Alba) allows the monarch to authorise official documents without having to sign each document individually..During the Meiji period, no one was permitted to use the Imperial Seal except the Emperor of Japan, who used a 16 petal chrysanthemum with sixteen tips of another row of petals showing behind the first row..The King of Na gold seal is a solid gold seal discovered in the year 1784 on Shikanoshima Island in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan..The 5 characters engraved on the seal..

They're looking for us in the wrong place..Professor Henry Jarrod is a talented wax figure sculptor with a wax museum in 1890s New York City.. He specializes in historical figures..When his business partner Matthew Burke demands more sensational exhibits to increase profits, Jarrod refuses. Jarrod then gives a private tour to renowned art critic Sidney Wallace, deeply impressed with Jarrod's sculptures, agrees to buy Burke out but will not be able to do so until after he returns from a continental trip..That same night, Burke deliberately sets the museum on fire, intending to claim the insurance money..In the process, he fights off Jarrod, who is desperately attempting to save his precious sculptures.. Burke splashes kerosene over Jarrod's body and leaves him to die in the fire..Miraculously, Jarrod survives, but with severe injuries including crippled hands.. He builds a new House of Wax with help from deaf-mute sculptor Igor and Leon Averill..Harrod now concedes to popular taste and includes a includes a "Chamber of Horrors"..A young nameless poet enters a wax museum where the proprietor works in the company of his daughter.. The proprietor hires the poet to write a back-story for his wax models of Harun al-Rashid, Ivan the Terrible, and Jack the Ripper in order to draw an audience to the museum..The infamous “inverted V” shapes left by Jack on Eddowes’ face are often perceived as purposefully “drawn” on the skin, somehow “deliberately” pointing to Kate’s eyes..Some take this, together with the manner of Kate’s evisceration, as evidence that her killer possessed a degree of surgical skill.. I went back to work, sewed her up and she was fine... me something.. How come any time there's a hike into the heart of darkness, you sign up?..Rose, you shouldn't be out here alone..You're suffering from post-traumatic shock..Aren't we all?..The Walkabouts we arrange here are not just some stroll through the park..I'm well aware of what's involved, believe me..Look, you've got no idea who you're talking to..I probably know more than you on the subject..crazy people don't know they're going crazy..They think they're getting saner...
__________________ + Aga Khan IV receiving a gift of Trinitite...The group vied for control of the ghetto with the Judenrat, and infiltrated the opposition within the ghetto, because the EU had handed control to “an unelected set of bankers”..I dread to think what the future will bring, when we're living in real gangster time's..Get set for EU knee pads at Argos...

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