Sunday, February 22, 2015

Day Three Hundred Fifty-Nine

Portugal PT-168759 received 03-21-2011

Sent by: JORIAD
From: Portugal
ID number: PT-168759
Notes: This is the Jerónimos Monastery in Lisbon, Portugal, occupied by the monks of the Order of St. Jerome, also known as Hieronymites.  Its construction spanned the century between 1501 and 1601, replacing the church that was formally on the same site.  The monastery was left empty in 1833 after a state decree secularizing it.  It has undergone several remodeling and restorations projects since then, and is now on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Russia RU-686211 received 01-23-2012

Sent by: Nesef
From: Perm, Russia
ID number: RU-686211
Notes: The captions on this card are in Russian, and the sender only told me that this mammoth skeleton was in a Perm museum, but not which one.  However, a little research led me to figure out that it is at the Perm Ancient History Museum (or the Museum of Antiquties, depending on the translation).  The museum has many fossils, including mammoths and dinosaurs.

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