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4000 Collection

"4000: A Journey Through Time and Landscapes" Step back in time to the era of knapped flint tools

Background image4000 Collection: Medieval illumination: Edward the Black Prince

Medieval illumination: Edward the Black Prince
Chandos Herald manuscript: 4000 line French verse account of the exploits of Edward the Black Prince in the 100 years war

Background image4000 Collection: Knapped Flint Tools

Knapped Flint Tools
A selection of flint and bones tools from a range of prehistoric eras incl. microliths used in compound tools of the mesolithic to earlier scrapers and choppers

Background image4000 Collection: Highwayman Cottington

Highwayman Cottington
John Cottington (aka Mulled Sack) robs an army pay wagon on Shotover Hill, near Oxford, and relieves it of 4000 pounds. He will hang in 1656 aged 45

Background image4000 Collection: No 4056 Princess Margaret

No 4056 Princess Margaret
4-6-0 Star Class Locomotive. Built 1914

Background image4000 Collection: Demobilisation after Wwi

Demobilisation after Wwi
Scenes at Crystal Palace at the end of the WWI showing soldiers demobilising at a rate of over 4000 a day

Background image4000 Collection: Skywriting 1922

Skywriting 1922
Skywriting from an aeroplane, at 4000 metres

Background image4000 Collection: Sohns Device

Sohns Device
At Daytona Beach, Florida, American birdman CLEM SOHN leaves a plane at 4000 metres, and glides to 700 metres before opening his parachute

Background image4000 Collection: The alpine hut of Capanna Regina Margherita in Rosa mount from an aerial view

The alpine hut of Capanna Regina Margherita in Rosa mount from an aerial view. Gressoney, Aosta district, Valle d Aosta, Alps, Italy, Europe

Background image4000 Collection: Dassault Mirage 4000

Dassault Mirage 4000 Prototype Parked

Background image4000 Collection: The Mont Blanc at sunrise from the Alp Lechey, Ferret Valley (Courmayeur, Aosta province)

The Mont Blanc at sunrise from the Alp Lechey, Ferret Valley (Courmayeur, Aosta province)
The Mont Blanc at sunrise from the Alp Lechey, Ferret Valley (Courmayeur, Aosta province, Aosta Valley, Italy)

Background image4000 Collection: Camping with tent surrounded by Monte Rosa glaciers, Gobba di Rollin, Monte Rosa, Aosta Valley

Camping with tent surrounded by Monte Rosa glaciers, Gobba di Rollin, Monte Rosa, Aosta Valley, Italy

Background image4000 Collection: Camping with tent surrounded by Monte Rosa glaciers, Gobba di Rollin, Monte Rosa, Aosta Valley

Camping with tent surrounded by Monte Rosa glaciers, Gobba di Rollin, Monte Rosa, Aosta Valley, Italy

Background image4000 Collection: Man with tent on top of the hill admires the alpine landscape of the Mount Blanc by the lake at

Man with tent on top of the hill admires the alpine landscape of the Mount Blanc by the lake at dawn, Fenetre lakes, Ferret valley, Valais canton, Switzerland (MR)

Background image4000 Collection: The Aiguille Du Midi from Les Cosmiques refuge. Chamonix, Alps, France, Europe

The Aiguille Du Midi from Les Cosmiques refuge. Chamonix, Alps, France, Europe

Background image4000 Collection: Mount Maudit and others 4000 peak of Blanc group, by aerial view over Mont Banc summit

Mount Maudit and others 4000 peak of Blanc group, by aerial view over Mont Banc summit. Chamonix, Alps, France, Europe

Background image4000 Collection: Alpinist over a rock near Balmenhorn bivac looking to Lyskamm peak with sun in backlight

Alpinist over a rock near Balmenhorn bivac looking to Lyskamm peak with sun in backlight. Gressoney, Aosta district, Valle d Aosta, Alps, Italy, Europe

Background image4000 Collection: Night view of the Swiss side of Monte Rosa Massif close to Riffelsee Lake (Zermatt

Night view of the Swiss side of Monte Rosa Massif close to Riffelsee Lake (Zermatt, Canton of Valais, Visp, Switzerlan, Europe)

Background image4000 Collection: Gorner glacier with the Monte Rosa massif and Lyskamm peaks at dusk, Zermatt, Valais canton

Gorner glacier with the Monte Rosa massif and Lyskamm peaks at dusk, Zermatt, Valais canton, Switzerland

Background image4000 Collection: Monte Rosa hut (mountain refuge) surrounded by Gorner glacier

Monte Rosa hut (mountain refuge) surrounded by Gorner glacier and the peaks of the massif of Monte Rosa, Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland

Background image4000 Collection: Mont Blanc Massif from the path to the Bertone Refuge in autumn

Mont Blanc Massif from the path to the Bertone Refuge in autumn. Ferret Valley, Courmayeur, Aosta district, Aosta Valley, Italy

Background image4000 Collection: High mountains sunrise on the rock ridge of Tiefenmatten for the summit of Dent Herens

High mountains sunrise on the rock ridge of Tiefenmatten for the summit of Dent Herens. Valpelline valley, Bionaz, Aosta Valley, Alps, Italy

Background image4000 Collection: View over Stellisee lake to Matterhorn (4478m), Zermatt, Valais, Swiss Alps, Switzerland

View over Stellisee lake to Matterhorn (4478m), Zermatt, Valais, Swiss Alps, Switzerland

Background image4000 Collection: Gornergratbahn cog railway on Findelbach Bridge, Matterhorn (4478m) mountain, Valais, Swiss Alps

Gornergratbahn cog railway on Findelbach Bridge, Matterhorn (4478m) mountain, Valais, Swiss Alps, Switzerland

Background image4000 Collection: View from Blauherd to Matterhorn (4478m), Zermatt, Valais, Swiss Alps, Switzerland

View from Blauherd to Matterhorn (4478m), Zermatt, Valais, Swiss Alps, Switzerland

Background image4000 Collection: Traditional wooden houses in Furi near Zermatt, Valais, Swiss Alps, Switzerland

Traditional wooden houses in Furi near Zermatt, Valais, Swiss Alps, Switzerland

Background image4000 Collection: Matterhorn (4478m), Swiss Alps, Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland

Matterhorn (4478m), Swiss Alps, Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland

Background image4000 Collection: Gornergratbahn cog railway, view of Matterhorn Peak (4478m), Swiss Alps, Zermatt, Valais

Gornergratbahn cog railway, view of Matterhorn Peak (4478m), Swiss Alps, Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland

Background image4000 Collection: Gornergrat mountain station (3100m) with Gornergratbahn cog railway

Gornergrat mountain station (3100m) with Gornergratbahn cog railway, view of Matterhorn Peak (4478m), Swiss Alps, Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland

Background image4000 Collection: Lake Riffelsee with Matterhorn (4478m), Zermatt, Valais, Swiss Alps, Switzerland

Lake Riffelsee with Matterhorn (4478m), Zermatt, Valais, Swiss Alps, Switzerland

Background image4000 Collection: Mount Blanc from the summit of Petit Mount Blanc. Petit Mount Blanc, Bivouac Rainetto

Mount Blanc from the summit of Petit Mount Blanc. Petit Mount Blanc, Bivouac Rainetto, Veny Valley, Mount Blanc group, Aosta Valley, Italy

Background image4000 Collection: Mont Blanc Massif: a trekker is walking to the Bonatti Refuge during the Mont Blanc

Mont Blanc Massif: a trekker is walking to the Bonatti Refuge during the Mont Blanc hiking tours (Ferret Valley, Courmayeur, Aosta province, Aosta Valley, Italy) (MR)

Background image4000 Collection: Mont Blanc Massif from the path to the Bertone Refuge during the Mont Blanc hiking tours

Mont Blanc Massif from the path to the Bertone Refuge during the Mont Blanc hiking tours (Ferret Valley, Courmayeur, Aosta province, Aosta Valley, Italy)

Background image4000 Collection: ALpinists along Nadelgrat snow ridge over 4000 meters of altitude to Nadelhorn peak

ALpinists along Nadelgrat snow ridge over 4000 meters of altitude to Nadelhorn peak. Nadelgrat ridge, Mattertal, Canton Vallese, Alps, Switzerland

Background image4000 Collection: The snow ridge to Stecknadelhorn and Nadelhorn. Nadelgrat ridge, Mattertal

The snow ridge to Stecknadelhorn and Nadelhorn. Nadelgrat ridge, Mattertal, Canton Vallese, Alps, Switzerland

Background image4000 Collection: The rocks of Dirrunhorn and glacier of Nadelhorn peak at sunrise from Nadelgrat ridge

The rocks of Dirrunhorn and glacier of Nadelhorn peak at sunrise from Nadelgrat ridge. Zermatt valley, Canton Vallese, Alps, Switzerland

Background image4000 Collection: Weisshorn East face at sunrise from Nadelgrat. Zermatt valley, Canton Vallese, Alps

Weisshorn East face at sunrise from Nadelgrat. Zermatt valley, Canton Vallese, Alps, Switzerland

Background image4000 Collection: Weisshorn at sunrise from Nadelgrat. Zermatt valley, Canton Vallese, Alps, Switzerland

Weisshorn at sunrise from Nadelgrat. Zermatt valley, Canton Vallese, Alps, Switzerland

Background image4000 Collection: Matterhorn and Dent d Herens at sunrise from Nadelgrat

Matterhorn and Dent d Herens at sunrise from Nadelgrat. Zermatt valley, Canton Vallese, Alps, Switzerland

Background image4000 Collection: Dom de Mischabel Nord face glacier from Stecknadelhorn peask

Dom de Mischabel Nord face glacier from Stecknadelhorn peask. Sass Fe valley, Canton Vallese, Alps, Switzerland

Background image4000 Collection: The 4000 peaks of Zermatt valley just before sunrise from Nadelgrat

The 4000 peaks of Zermatt valley just before sunrise from Nadelgrat. Zermatt valley, Canton Vallese, Alps, Switzerland

Background image4000 Collection: The Mont Blanc from inside the tent (Alp Lechey, Ferret Valley, Courmayeur

The Mont Blanc from inside the tent (Alp Lechey, Ferret Valley, Courmayeur, Aosta province, Aosta Valley, Italy, Europe)

Background image4000 Collection: The Grandes Jorasses at sunrise (Alp Lechey, Ferret Valley, Courmayeur, Aosta province

The Grandes Jorasses at sunrise (Alp Lechey, Ferret Valley, Courmayeur, Aosta province, Aosta Valley, Italy, Europe)

Background image4000 Collection: The village of Antagnod and the Monte Rosa Massif (Ayas Valley, Aosta province

The village of Antagnod and the Monte Rosa Massif (Ayas Valley, Aosta province, Aosta Valley, Italy)

Background image4000 Collection: Matterhorn peak in background from La Sale peak in Valais mountains

Matterhorn peak in background from La Sale peak in Valais mountains. Igloo refuge des Pantalons Blancs, Heremence, Sion, Valais canton, Switzerland

Background image4000 Collection: Alpinists along normal route to Nadelhorn, a 4000 peak in Sass Fe valley

Alpinists along normal route to Nadelhorn, a 4000 peak in Sass Fe valley. Sass Fe, Valais canton, Switzerland

Background image4000 Collection: Matterhorn peak over a clouy carpet during a winter sunrise

Matterhorn peak over a clouy carpet during a winter sunrise. Igloo refuge des Pantalons Blancs, Heremence, Sion, Valais, Switzerland

Background image4000 Collection: Panorama to Swiss side of Rosa mount glacier from Lyskamm high mountain crossing

Panorama to Swiss side of Rosa mount glacier from Lyskamm high mountain crossing. Gressoney, Aosta district, Valle d Aosta, Alps, Italy, Europe

Background image4000 Collection: Les Grand Mulets alpine refuge over a rock in Mount Blanc north side over glacier

Les Grand Mulets alpine refuge over a rock in Mount Blanc north side over glacier. Chamonix, Alps, France, Europe




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"4000: A Journey Through Time and Landscapes" Step back in time to the era of knapped flint tools, where ancient civilizations crafted intricate tools from this versatile material. Meet Highwayman Cottington, a notorious figure who roamed the roads with his daring escapades and tales that still echo through history. No 4056 Princess Margaret - an enigmatic reference that sparks curiosity about a hidden story waiting to be unraveled. Experience the aftermath of demobilization after World War I, as soldiers returned home seeking solace and rebuilding their lives amidst the scars of war. Marvel at the breathtaking aerial view of Capanna Regina Margherita, nestled atop Rosa mount like a sanctuary in the sky. Witness skywriting take flight in 1922, leaving ephemeral messages etched across the heavens for all to see and ponder upon. Discover Sohns Device - an invention shrouded in mystery, beckoning us to explore its purpose and significance within our technological evolution. Enter into the world of Dassault Mirage 4000, a magnificent aircraft that defies gravity with its sleek design and powerful capabilities. Greet each sunrise over Mont Blanc from Alp Lechey in Ferret Valley; let its golden hues paint your soul with tranquility and awe-inspiring beauty. Immerse yourself in Zermatt's enchanting landscape as Gorner glacier embraces Monte Rosa massif and Lyskamm peaks under dusk's gentle embrace. Find refuge at Monte Rosa hut amidst Gorner glacier's icy expanse; witness nature's grandeur unfold before your eyes against Valais' majestic backdrop. Encounter Burrell Showman's Road Locomotive number 4000 - once owned by an esteemed Ex-Mayor whose legacy continues to captivate hearts even today. In "4000, " discover a tapestry woven from diverse threads of history, nature's wonders, human ingenuity, and the enduring spirit of exploration.