The crater of Vix is larger that remains of antiquity. It measures 164 cm high, 127 wide and weighing 208.6 kilos; each handle only weighs 46 kilos, and 14 bronze lid. Its capacity is 1,100 liters. Below, the crater during his presentation at the Louvre in 1954, after being restored.
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Château de Chambord, the Loire Valley, France. This castle was abandoned after the French Revolution until World War II. During the war it was used to protect priceless pieces of art from the Louvre and other French galleries.
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Sargon II (ruled 722 BC - 705 BC) and dignitary. Low-relief from the wall of the palace of Sargon II at Dur Sharrukin in Assyria (now Khorsabad in Iraq), c. Currently located at the Louvre Museum, France.
Paris, France. The Pyramide du Louvre (Louvre Pyramid) is located in the courtyard of the famous Musee du Louvre (Louvre Museum). The pyramid is constructed of glass, cable and steel rods. The glass and steel pyramid is a very modern interpretation of an ancient form and provides for a interesting contrast with the much more traditional buildings situated around it. Available for purchase @ http://www.etsy.com/shop/bokehnyc