Antikensammlung Berlin

The Antikensammlung Berlin is one of the most important collections of classical art in the world, now held in the Altes Museum and Pergamon Museum in Berlin, Germany. It contains thousands of ancient archaeological artefacts from the ancient Greek, Roman and Cypriot civilizations, its main attraction is the Pergamon Altar and Greek and Roman architectural elements from Priene, Magnesia and Falerii. In addition, the collection includes a large number of ancient sculptures, terracottas, sarcophagi, engraved gems and metalwork; the collection's foundations were laid in the time of the Brandenburg Elector Friedrich Wilhelm I by ancient sculptures looted in 1656 from the Villa Regia Palace in Warsaw. The obtained sculptures were purchased in Italy by Polish kings Sigismund III Vasa and Władysław IV Vasa; this core of the collection housed at the Berlin City Castle, was enlarged through acquisitions, including the acquisition of the collection of Gerrit Reynst in 1671. Acquisitions continued in 1698 when Friedrich III bought the important collection belonging to the Roman archaeologist Giovanni Pietro Bellori.

After a longer interval, in which Friedrich Wilhelm I exchanged, among other things, 36 valuable statues for two dragoon regiments with Augustus II the Strong, followed in 1742 by Friedrich II's purchase of the collection of cardinal Melchior de Polignac, which included the well-known figure of the "girl playing a game of knucklebones". He acquired in 1747 the famous bronze statue of the so-called "praying boy", set up on the terrace of the Schloss Sanssouci until 1786; the collection was expanded in 1758 through the inheritance of the Markgräfin von Ansbach-Bayreuth's collection, which included the "Nile mosaic" from Praeneste, in 1764 through the purchase of Philipp von Stosch's antique gem collection. The majority of the antiquities were scattered among the royal castles in the 1770s, or shown in a specially built ancient temple in Potsdam where they were not accessible to the public. 1797 saw the first thoughts of public access, with the plan to erect a public museum in Berlin to show off the most important pieces in the royal collections, among other things.

A commission under the direction of Wilhelm von Humboldt was appointed to select the exhibits. At the same time as this new museum was coming into existence, further important purchases were made, for example in 1827 the collection of bronzes and vases belonging to the consul-general Bartholdy and in 1828 the collection of 1348 antique vases belonging to the general Franz Freiherr von Koller; the collection found its first home in the Karl Friedrich Schinkel's 1830 building in the Lustgarten next to the Stadtschloss. The collection was predominantly Greek and Roman in the beginning, though it included some medieval and modern sculptures. In the course of the 19th century, many further purchases were made, including in 1831 the Dorow-Magnus collection of 442 vases; the vase collection was expanded in the following years by the bequest of the archaeologist Eduard Gerhard's collection and became one of the best in the world. The building's central room was the Rotunda, one of the earliest examples of purpose-built museum architecture, in, exhibited the first display of sculptures, as chosen by von Humboldt's commission.

Off it extended two halls, one of classical gods, the other of classical heroes, to which were joined two rooms with statues of Roman emperors, sarcophagi, cinerary urns and reliefs. Small objects were housed in the Antiquarium room; the new museum's first director was the sculptor Christian Friedrich Tieck, its first archeological curator Eduard Gerhard. At this stage - thanks to Gerhard - the focus was not on displaying works of art, but on scientific research and development a novelty in museums. A sign of this scientific approach was the beginnings of a systematic catalogue of the museum's ancient artworks from Italy and Greece; this collection of drawings grew fast and its 2500 leaves are used by researchers in the present day. During his term of office, Gerhard did not restrict himself to acquiring'star objects', but instead tried to look at the whole breadth of the collection and to expand it in a variety of areas. In order to produce a complete overview of ancient art-history, he went against opposition to casts and encouraged their acquisition by the collection instead of expensive original statues.

The cast collection - in existence since 1796 at Berlin's Prussian Academy of Arts - was connected to the museum in 1842. In the following decades, the collection expanded to become one of the largest of its type; the combination of originals and copies in time came to support the Museum's encouragement of research and scholarship. The old museum-building soon became too small for the collection and a further building, the Neues Museum, was built by Friedrich August Stüler between 1843 and 1855 to the north of the original building. In this new building, ideas of arranging the archeological collections into a full chronological and conceptual timeline began to become reality. In the lower floor of the museum the Egyptian collection was put on show, whilst on the upper floor, the cast collection was set up according to designs by Stüler; the rooms' decor and wall paintings were designed to fit the relevant subject or epoch. This new layout, did not last long, as in 1879 the vases collection was moved out of the Antiquarium into the new building.

Though the vase collection had outgrown the storage capacity of the old building, the availab

Paththini (2016 film)

Paththini is a 2016 Sinhala epic, mystery film written and directed by Sunil Ariyarathna and produced by Dr. Milina Sumathipala, co-produced by Jagath Sumathipala and Thilanga Sumathipala on behalf of Sumathi Films; the film features Pooja Umashankar, Uddika Premarathna in the leading roles while Ravindra Randeniya, Lucky Dias, Veena Jayakody, Aruni Rajapaksha in supporting roles. The film starts its premier on 5 May 2016 in EAP Circuit film halls; the film is based on a love affair between Kannagi, Kovalan in the Tamil epic Silappatikaram. More than 2000 years ago, South India was divided into three Tamil kingdoms named as Chola and Chera. Heroine of the story is Kannagi, born in the city of Kaveri Patuna in Chola Kingdom, she was married to a rich Barron named Kovalan. They lived a beautiful long married life. Meanwhile, the ceremony of appointing Madhawi as the princess in the Chola kingdom was held at this duration. Kovalan was invited to the ceremony among the VIPs. After the appointment of Madhavi as the princess of the actresses by the king, he gave an authority to her, she can choose anyone as her husband among the VIPs.

Impressing of all the participants, Madhavi chose Kovalan as her husband. Kovalan began to like on Madhavi because of her beautiful appearance and the dance. Due to this incident, the beautiful married life between Kannagi and Kovalan had been broken. Kōvalan he spends all his wealth on Madhavi. Kannagi is all mourned endure. After losing the husband, Kannagi gets abuse suggestions from Chola Youngsters. Father of Kovalan says to Kannagi to get married But she had been committed in the name of kōvalan and live alone; because of the profession, Madhavi had to entertain the VIPs. Her actions cannot be sit well by Kovalan; because of these reasons, disputes had been created among them and Kovalan leaves Madhavi for Kannagi. Awaited date of Kannagi has come and she welcomes Kovalan with a warm heart, but now they are poor. After all they only have golden anklets of Kannagi, valuable and they are subjected to sight of the people in Kaveri Patuna City, they run away from Chola kingdom to Pandya kingdom with the intention of live there with the selling of golden anklets of Kannagi.

They escaped secretly without knowing others but except Madhavi. She waits for them on the way of them with her hostess. There they got to know; because of this incident, Kannagi requests Kovalan to go back for her but Kovalan refuse the request. At last and Kannagi leaves to Pandi kingdom while Madhavi leaves back for her home. With the time, Madhavi gets a daughter named Manimekala. With the hearing of the story of her father and mother when she is get to young age, she becomes dissatisfied on the normal living life. Due to this reason, she refuses the marriage proposal of son of Chola king. In this duration, she becomes a devotee of Buddhism after hearing the sermon of Buddhist monk in Chola kingdom, but the prince of Chola kingdom is always after her. On one such unfortunate moment, he killed by Manimekala and she got the command to vacate the kingdom. Kovalan gets various news about Manimekala, but he repented dawned. Kovalan and Kannagi lived far without selling the anklet but now they got to know that they couldn't resist their life without selling it.

Kovalan determined to sell one anklet and keep one anklet with Kannagi and he leaves to the capital Madurapuraya of Pandi kingdom. Meanwhile, he approaches Madhurapuraya, the anklet of the queen of Pandya kingdom has been stolen; this incident demand a prize to person who brings the queen's anklet back. Kovalan had to meet the royal goldsmith to sell his anklet. Mischief royal goldsmith brings the news to king stating that he captured the thief who stolen the queen's anklet. King command some soldiers to capture Kovalan and as they will return their not to touch the royal anklet. Kovalan has been killed by the soldiers. Meanwhile, Kannagi comes to Madhurapuraya to find his lost husband from few days and she got to know that Kovalan is killed in near aside the Hindu fane and she returns to their; when she returns there and queen is in happy that they got their anklet. But Kannagi proves that the anklet is not the queen's but hers and she cursed them. In that time a spark of fore killed the royals and the whole city by it.

After all, Kannagi becomes a holy belief and she get homage by the people. Pooja Umashankar as Kannagi Uddika Premarathna as Kovalan Aruni Rajapaksha as Madhavi Vinu Udani Siriwardhana as Manimekala Nita Fernando as Chithrapathi Avanthi Aponsu as Devanthi Ravindra Randeniya as Pandya King Sanath Gunathilake as Soli King Ramani Siriwardhana as Queen Consort of Pandya King Daya Alwis as Royal goldsmith Lucky Dias as King Gajaba Wijeratne Warakagoda as Kovalan's father Chithra Warakagoda as Kavundi Ama Wijesekara as Vasanthimala Vasantha Vittachchi as Paththini Hami Anura Bandara Rajaguru as Drummer Sampath Tennakoon as Athura's father Madusha Ramasinghe as Paththini Devi Thushari Wehalla as Deepathilaka Surangi Koshala as Shalini Priya Vithanachchi as Goddess Madurapathi Yasas Rathnayake as Prince Udaya Miyuri Samarasinghe as Villager The soundtrack of the film is composed by Rohana Weerasinghe, with lyrics written by Sunil Ariyarathna and Praneeth Abeysundara; the film was released on 5 May 2016 in more than 30 EAP circuit cinemas.

The film trailer released to internet one month prior to the release date. මහාචාර්ය සුනිල් ආරියරත්නගේ මමෝරම්‍ය රූප කා

Battle Gear

Battle Gear known as Side by Side, is a series of racing video games developed and published by Taito, first released in arcades with Side by Side in 1996. The series was released for various home consoles, such as the PlayStation and PlayStation 2. Side by Side episodes allow the player to select import sports cars from a Japanese maker either, Nissan, Mazda Mitsubishi and Subaru were available as well, race downhill in Japanese mountain passes known as touge; the Battle Gear evolution allows online play in both arcade and home versions and add a tuning feature for the cars. Battle Gear 4 saw the adding of European and American makers for the first time, Peugeot, Citroën, Mini and Ford; the home version for Battle Gear 2 was licensed by Midas Interactive and released as a budget game named Tokyo Road Race and released by various distributors in PAL territories, hence the different packages in Europe and Oceania. Online play mode was deactivated in the Tokyo Road Race version and the game was not distributed in the American market.

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