The Corp Naomh is an Irish bell shrine made in the 9th or 10th century
to enclose a now lost hand-bell, which probably dated to around 600 to
900 AD and belonged to an early Irish saint. It is 23 cm (9.1 in)
high and 12 cm (4.7 in) wide. It consists of cast bronze and plates of
sheet bronze mounted on a wooden core decorated with silver, niello and
rock crystal. It is severely damaged with extensive losses and wear
across almost all of its parts. Sections from its original include the
cross on the reverse and the ornate semi-circular cap, which shows a
bearded cleric holding a book. He is surrounded on both sides by
horsemen and large birds. It was extensively refurbished in the 15th
century, and possibly the 16th century, when a central bronze
crucifixion of Jesus, a griffin and lion panel, stamped border panels
and a backing plate were added. It was transferred to the National
Museum of Ireland in 1887.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corp_Naomh>
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King Charles II of England signed the Treaty of Westminster to
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over New Netherland and Surinam, respectively.
Second World War: In the largest attack mounted by a foreign
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of Darwin (pictured).
Mexican drug war: Forty-four inmates died in a prison riot in
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Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (archaic except poetic) Perpetual, or made perpetual; continued for
an indefinite time.
2. (transitive) To make (something) perpetual; to make (something)
continue for an indefinite time; also, to preserve (something) from
extinction or oblivion.
3. (law) To record (the testimony of a witness) which may be lost before
a matter comes to trial.
4. (transitive) To prolong the existence of (something) by repetition;
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I don't like you But I love you. See that I'm always Thinking
of you. Oh, oh, oh, You treat me badly; I love you madly. You've
really got a hold on me.
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