History in Pictures… Nanchan Temple, China

The Great Buddha Hall of the Nanchan Temple is currently the oldest preserved wooden building in existence in China with the temple itself having been built in  782 CE. Within the temple are seventeen original sculptures which date back to the date of the temples construction during the Tang Dynasty. This makes both the sculptures [...]


Did You Know…Scissors

Did you know that scissors are thought to have been invented by Egyptians in 1500 BC. They were made out of a single sheet of bronze and were U shaped. The first set of scissors pictured above are bronze from Trabzon, Turkey circa.2nd C AD. The second set below are made of silver from China [...]