Corythosaurus is a member of the group of duck-billed dinosaurs called hadrosaurs, which walked and ran on their two hind legs. The species’ strange skull is capped by a crescent-shaped helmet that contains extended tubes, which formed elaborate nasal passages.
Collected in 1912 in Alberta, Canada, this Corythosaurus is among the finest dinosaur specimens ever found. The preservation of fossilized skin impressions and a meshwork of calcified tendons that stiffened the tall vertebrae make it a rare find.
The Courtship (Sweet offerings) by John William Waterhouse
Date: mid-13th century.
Geography: Made in, Umbria probably, Italy.
Medium: Poplar covered with canvas, gesso,and tin foil; oil glazes. Dimensions: Overall: 57 1/2 x 13 3/4 x 3 1/2 in. (146.1 x 34.9 x 8.9 cm). Classification: Sculpture.
Grand Duke Michael’s Brasov estate painted by Stanislav Zhukovsky, c. 1916.
The Harvest Moon is seen rising in the sky above the domes of the Smolny Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia on Sept. 8, 2014, marking the third and final “supermoon” of 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a “perigee moon,” occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.
State Bedroom of the Empress Maria Feodorovna at Pavlovsk Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russia (by cErwyn van der Meer).
Circa 1810. 18k diamond studded enamel skull with a timepiece inside the cranium.