Royal Palace, Copenhagen (by Ch@rTy)
On August 24, 1814, during the War of 1812, British troops set fire to the U.S. Capitol, the President’s mansion, and other local landmarks. Read more about this event in Senate history at the Senate Historical Office website.
This drawing by artist, George Munger (1781-1725), shows the ruins of the U.S. Capitol after the British troops attempted to burn the building.
Drawing from the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
A 6.0 magnitude earthquake hit Northern California on Sunday, centered about nine miles south of the city of Napa.
Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency following a 6.0 magnitude earthquake which hit Northern California on Sunday.
Faience amulet of goddess Nut
The goddess is shown sitting on her legs, spreading her wings. She is wearing a crown of horns that enclose the sun. This represents her as the sky goddess. 11.5 x 23.6 in centimeters ( 4 1/2 x 9 5/16 inch.)
It was found in Abydos, Upper Egypt.
Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, 21st - 25th dynasty, 1070 - 664 BC.
Source: Metropolitan Museum
View on the Susquehanna near Harrisburg
Thomas Doughty (1793-1856)
Oil on canvas
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Microbial life found living on exterior of International Space Station
A new report claims that Russian scientists have discovered traces of marine life living on the exterior of the International Space Station (ISS
Photo credit: NASA