A 1400-year-old 'vampire' skeleton with metal spikes through its shoulders, heart and ankles, has been discovered in Britain, a new report has claimed. The skeleton dating from 550-700 AD found buried in the ancient minster town of Southwell, Nottinghamshire has shed light on rare 'vampire' burials in Britain. ~ 2012
Mathilde Kschessinska was a famous ballerina for the Imperial Russian Ballet in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Little K, as Czar Nicholas was known to call her, also recounts her period as his mistress and the advantages, as well as disadvantages, the relationship brought her at various points throughout the rest of her life.
... Her Majesty the Empress Michiko of Japan His Majesty the Emperor Akihito ... csuchico.edu
8 O'clock at Day in Yoshiwara (Tayori) from the series The Twelve Hours of the Yoshiwara Japanese Odake Kokkan, 1906 Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.) Color woodblock and stencil; organic and inorganic colorants on Japanese paper adhered to card stock Classification: Postcards Accession number: 2002.1061 Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards