The Aztec calendar stone or Mexica Sun Stone is a large monolithic sculpture that was excavated in the Zócalo, the main square of Mexico City, on December 17, 1790. It was discovered while Mexico City Cathedral was being repaired. The stone is approximately 12 feet across and weighs approximately 24 tons. The exact purpose and meaning of the stone is unclear.

The Aztec calendar stone or Mexica Sun Stone is a large monolithic sculpture that was excavated in the Zócalo, the main square of Mexico City, on December 17, 1790. It was discovered while Mexico City Cathedral was being repaired. The stone is approximately 12 feet across and weighs approximately 24 tons. The exact purpose and meaning of the stone is unclear.

A Drummer Boy of the Royal Scotts Dragoon by George William Joy (Irish, painter 1844-1925), 1902.

A Drummer Boy of the Royal Scotts Dragoon by George William Joy (Irish, painter 1844-1925), 1902.

Francis Godolphin, 1st Baron Godolphin   by Sir Thomas Lawrence

Francis Godolphin, 1st Baron Godolphin by Sir Thomas Lawrence

William Noel-Hill, 3rd Baron Berwick of Attingham (1772-1842) attributed to George Sanders c.1800

William Noel-Hill, 3rd Baron Berwick of Attingham (1772-1842) attributed to George Sanders c.1800

The Athenaeum - Portrait of Anthony Ashley Cooper, 4th Earl of Shaftesbury (Pompeo Batoni - )

The Athenaeum - Portrait of Anthony Ashley Cooper, 4th Earl of Shaftesbury (Pompeo Batoni - )

Artist	  John Singleton Copley (1738–1815)     Description	  English: Portrait of the Salem, Massachusetts, merchant Benjamin Pickman Sr.  Courtesy of the Yale University Art Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.  Date	circa 1758-1761  Medium	oil on canvas  Dimensions	50 3/8 in. x 40 1/4 in.  Current location	  (Inventory)Yale University Art Gallery  Source/Photographer	Yale University Art Gallery

Artist John Singleton Copley (1738–1815) Description English: Portrait of the Salem, Massachusetts, merchant Benjamin Pickman Sr. Courtesy of the Yale University Art Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, Conn. Date circa 1758-1761 Medium oil on canvas Dimensions 50 3/8 in. x 40 1/4 in. Current location (Inventory)Yale University Art Gallery Source/Photographer Yale University Art Gallery

Sir Christopher and Lady Sykes strolling in the garden at Sledmere, George Romney. English (1734-1802)

Sir Christopher and Lady Sykes strolling in the garden at Sledmere, George Romney. English (1734-1802)

On this day 16th March, 1774 the birth of Matthew Flinders, English explorer who circumnavigated Australia. The Flinders River in Queensland and the Finders Range in South Australia are named after him B. Lowe

On this day 16th March, 1774 the birth of Matthew Flinders, English explorer who circumnavigated Australia. The Flinders River in Queensland and the Finders Range in South Australia are named after him B. Lowe

John Jervis, Earl of St Vincent  by Francis Cotes  oil on canvas, 1769

John Jervis, Earl of St Vincent by Francis Cotes oil on canvas, 1769

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