by Tom Gauld
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A flexible rapier made during the 19th century in Toledo, Spain.
Truth Coming Out of Her Well to Shame Mankind
Jean-Léon Gérôme - 1896
Inside the recently-found Chinese cave system so big it has its own weather system
A team of expert cavers and photographers had been exploring caves in the Chongquing province of China - when they were amazed to discover the entrance to a hidden cave that was previously undiscovered. When they entered the cave, they found it was so large there was even a cloud inside it. Photographer and caver Robbie Shone, from Manchester, was part of a team of 15 explorers on a month-long expedition who stumbled across the natural wonder.
Picture: Robbie Shone/ Caters
- Maker: unknown
- Dated: late 18th century
- Culture: Indian
- Medium: russet iron and demascening in gold
- Measurements: blade length: 17.1 cm