Riccardo Siliqua

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Svalbard, le città fantasma sovietiche nel profondo Nord. La chiesa ortodossa di Barentsburg è l’edificio religioso più a nord del mondo. Venne eretta nel 1996 per commemorare le 141 vittime del disastro aereo che diede il colpo di grazia alle già precarie condizioni in cui versava l’industria mineraria russa dopo la caduta del muro.

Svalbard, le città fantasma sovietiche nel profondo Nord. La chiesa ortodossa di Barentsburg è l’edificio religioso più a nord del mondo. Venne eretta nel 1996 per commemorare le 141 vittime del disastro aereo che diede il colpo di grazia alle già precarie condizioni in cui versava l’industria mineraria russa dopo la caduta del muro.

Petersen Pepperbox-This eighteen-shot pepperbox pistol, by Giles Mariette, created what would be widely called the “cluster revolver” in Cheratte, Belgium around 1840. Period accounts of multiple barrels discharging on lesser capacity pepperboxes are common, but just remember that this handgun is the equivalent of three Allen pepperboxes in capacity. This Mariette .32 caliber pepperbox from the Petersen Gallery’s coffee table of curiosa might just have been too much of a good thing.

Petersen Pepperbox-This eighteen-shot pepperbox pistol, by Giles Mariette, created what would be widely called the “cluster revolver” in Cheratte, Belgium around

four shot revolving barrel flintlock pistol

the-wicked-knight: Four barreled Indo-Persian flintlock pistol, possibly Indian or Ottoman, century, the four barrels fully decorated in gold damascening with stylised foliate designs, the ivory grip with studded design

Flintlock pepperbox .50 cal

A Duckfoot Pistol, named aptly for its splayed barrels that give the appearance of well a duck's foot. This particular artifact is a four-barrel, caliber flintlock pepperbox pistol made by G. Goodwin & Co. of London, England in the late century.