In museum circles the region of Luristan in the Zagros Mountains has a long association with the antiquities looted from tombs there in the 1920's and 30's. These objects seem to be primarily from the Early Iron Age (circa 1000 BC - 750 BC), and comprise an array of distinctive objects that include horse bridles and other equipment; fittings possibly associated with chariots; and an array of weapons, primarily of bronze.
The Bloor-Yorkville BIA's Holiday Magic sets a festive mood for visitors with thousands of LED light-displays throughout the Bloor-Yorkville area during the season. Their beautiful 'Winter tree' is located outside of the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) this year, standing nearly 7 metres tall on its base and made up of 5000 energy efficient, LED lights, which glow and brighten the long, darks days of winter.
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In the 3rd century of the current era the term "Frank" was used by Romans and others to describe a group of Germanic tribes living in the Rhine valley. In the 4th century Franks settled within territory ruled by the Romans and were a recognised kingdom. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire the Frankish kingdom under their Merovingian kings spread over all of France (which to this day is named after this confederation of Germans).