On this episode, we are visiting Scotland Edinburgh with your host Michael Kourosh
Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland and one of its 32 council areas. The city was historically part of the county of Midlothian (formally called the “county of Edinburgh” or Edinburghshire until 1947), but was administered separately from the surrounding county from 1482. It is located in Lothian on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth. Edinburgh is Scotland’s second-most populous city, after Glasgow, and the seventh-most populous city in the United Kingdom.
The earliest known human habitation in the Edinburgh area was at Cramond, where evidence was found of a Mesolithic camp site dated to c. 8500 BC. Traces of later Bronze Age and Iron Age settlements have been found on Castle Rock, Arthur’s Seat, Craiglockhart Hill and the Pentland Hills.
This weeks Antiquity
African Bronze Status
These Antique statues represent the last king and queen of Benin Kingdom known as Oba & Efe.
These 16th to 17th century Mughal miniatures contain lots of details. Usually a poem is written at the reverse side of the paper. Each of these detailed art takes about one year to be drew.
The brush consist of a single horse hair.
Antique Shirvan Rugs
Every rug has a story to say. This particular one is the story of a young girl who wants to marry and has woven herself & her groom in detail.
This Antique Shirvan Rug is made with high quality sheep wool from the high mountains of Azerbaijan. It is one of a kind and you can find a very similar one in the Markarian Album.