Silk Road Reveals More of its Treasures - Balkh province in northern Afghanistan is home to some of the most significant historical sites in the world - its ancient city was even known as the mother of all cities
Rukmini was the daughter of Bhishmaka, the King of Vidarbha (even today the province is known by that name), Rukmini loved to hear from her maidens about Krishna's virtues, his charm, his prowess. she secretly had love developed in her heart for sri krishna. Her brother Rukmi was an ally of Jarasandha, he did not want to oppose Jarasandha (who was an enemy of Krishna) , Rukmi wanted her to marry his friend Shishupala who was also an ally of Jarasandha.
Kunigunda Rostislavna (1245 – 9 September 1285) was Queen consort of Bohemia and its Regent from 1278 until her death. She was a member of the House of Chernigov, and a daughter of Rostislav Mikhailovich. Kunigunda was married – as a token of alliance from her maternal grandfather Bela – to King Ottokar II of Bohemia. Kunigunda, was in control of only the province surrounding Prague. Kunigunda married secondly a Bohemian magnate Záviš, Lord of Falkenštejn, in Prague in 1285.
Sancia of Aragon (1478–1506). was an illegitimate daughter of King Alfonso II of Naples and his mistress Trogia Gazzela. In 1494, she was married to Gioffre Borgia, youngest son of Pope Alexander VI. Upon her marriage, she and her new husband were created Prince and Princess of Squillace, a province in the south of Italy. For the majority of their marriage, Sancha and her husband lived in the Vatican with the rest of his family. There Sancha became friends with her sister-in-law Lucrezia…
Beautiful antique postcard with a portrait of William II (1626-1650), Prince of Orange and stadtholder of the United Provinces of the Netherlands, with his bride Mary Henrietta Stuart (1631-1660), the Princess Royal, the eldest daughter of King Charles I of England; both in typical baroque costumes. Their marriage was in 1641; he was 15 years of age and she was 10 years of age. The card says "Rembrandt"; but this is wrong, It shows a painting by Sir Anthony van Dyck.