Here are this week’s interesting historical photos. For part 256, click here.
1. The “Hasanlu lovers” died around 800 B.C. and were discovered in 1972.
They died in what seems to be an embrace or kiss and remained that way for 2800 years.
2. A man standing on the lap of a colossal figure of Ramsess, 1856.
3. American soldiers carry the M1917 Browning machine gun gear during the Allied intervention in Siberia, 1919.
4. Soldiers of the U.S. 44th Infantry Division at Fort Dix, New Jersey, in a gas mask drill, c. 1941.
5. American soldiers of the 16th Infantry Regiment, Company A, huddle around the campfire, Pancho Villa Expedition, San Jerónimo, Chihuahua, Mexico, 27 May 1916.
6. Aerial Shot from a Pigeon Camera, Kronberg, Germany, 1907.
7. Coronation procession of Nicholas II, the Emperor of the Russian Empire, 1896.
8. Gdańsk/Danzig in 1941.
Color photograph by Ferdinand Urbahns.
9. Chernobyl Disaster, 26 April 1986.
The first photo to be taken of the reactor, at 4 pm, 14 hours after the explosion.