The Ferrari 290 MM was a sports racing car produced by Ferrari in 1956. It was developed to compete in the 1956 edition of Mille Miglia, hence the acronym "MM", four cars were built; the 290 MM was powered by a new 3.5 litre, 60° Jano V12. Displacement was 3,490 cc with a maximum power of 320 HP at 7200 rpm, a top speed of 280 kilometres per hour; the car won the 1956 Mille Miglia, raced by Eugenio Castellotti, while another 290 MM, driven by Juan Manuel Fangio, finished fourth. Phil Hill and Maurice Trintignant won the Swedish Grand Prix of that year, granting Ferrari the overall victory in the 1956 World Sportscar Championship; the following year a 290 MM won the 1000 km Buenos Aires. On December 10, 2015, RM Sotheby's sold the 290 MM driven by Juan Manuel Fangio in the 1956 Mille Miglia at auction for US$28 million — the highest price for a car sold in 2015 and the third most expensive at that time. In 2018, another example sold for US$22 million. Acerbi, Leonardo. Ferrari: All The Cars. Haynes Publishing.
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The Dyavolski most is an arch bridge over the Arda River in a narrow gorge. It is 10 km from the Bulgarian town of Ardino in the Rhodope Mountains and is part of the ancient road connecting the lowlands of Thrace with the north Aegean Sea coast. Dyavolski most was rebuilt between 1515 and 1518 by the Bulgarian Master Dimitar under the Ottoman occupation of Bulgaria. Legend has it that the bridge was built by the Romans to link the Aegean Sea and the region of Thrace in Bulgaria; the bridge, the largest and best known of its kind in the Rhodopes, is 56 m long and has three arches, but features holes with small semicircular arches to read water level. The Dyavolski most is wide its main arch is 11.50 m high. A stone parapet, 12 cm tall, is preserved on the sides, breakwaters are placed opposite the stream. International long-distance hiking trail the Sultans Trail passes the bridge from Ardino to Kardzhali; the bridge was proclaimed a monument of culture on 24 February 1984. Devil's Bridge Journey.bg.
Dyavolski most, Ardino. Retrieved on 20 April 2006. 203challenges.com Devil’s Bridge in Bulgaria – cross over to the other side. Retrieved on 16 May 2017
Nakkaş Osman was the chief miniaturist for the Ottoman Empire during the half of the sixteenth century. The dates of his birth and death are poorly known, but most of his works are dated to the last quarter of the sixteenth century; the oldest known illustrations of Nakkaş Osman's were made between 1560 and 1570 for a Turkish translation of the epic Persian poem Shahnama by Ferdowsi. He is known to have been the chief illustrator of the various official histories written by Sayyid Lokman for Murad III that were produced in this era, including the Zafername, the Şahname-ı Selim Han. and the Şehinşahname. In 1582 he worked on the astrological Book of Felicity, around 1585 he was one of the illustrators of the Siyer-i Nebi, an epic on the life of Muhammad written around 1388. Osman's illustrative style has been described as "plain, yet perceptive", his illustrations show careful attention to the most minute detail, depicting events in a realistic style. Osman's portraits tend to display more emotion than those of previous court artists.
The tale of Rostam and Sohrab, for example, had heretofore always been represented the same way, with peripheral characters who appear "distant and still, scarcely display any trace of facial or bodily expression", whereas in Osman's version Sohrab's groom looks to be "collapsing with grief and shock" as he witnesses Rostam killing his own son. His work influenced the next generation of court painters in the Ottoman Empire, with the important works of this era derived from his style. Nobel Prize-winner Orhan Pamuk's novel My Name Is Red is a fictional account of Osman and his workshop. In the story, Osman blinds himself with a needle, emulating the blindness of the legendary miniaturist Bihzad. In the novel his dying represents "the end of the Ottoman miniature" because after him, the miniaturists follow the art of the West. Miniatures from the Şahname-ı Selim Han Miniatures from the Şehinşahname Complete miniatures from the Hünername