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The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
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1,000 Years of Scientific Texts From The Islamic World Are Now Online

1,000 Years of Scientific Texts From The Islamic World Are Now Online | Cultural History | Scoop.it
Between the 9th and 19th centuries, Arabic-speaking scholars translated Greek, Latin and even Sanskrit texts on topics such as medicine, mathematics and astronomy, fostering a vibrant scientific culture within the Islamic world.

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A Rare Antique Folk Art Find: A Family Tree Made Of Tintypes

A Rare Antique Folk Art Find: A Family Tree Made Of Tintypes | Cultural History | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago, my husband & I attended an auction at the Cass Country Historical Society. The museum was deaccessioning hundreds of items in order to raise funds to replace the historic St. J...
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If you find this inspiring, I've also posted some tips on how to make your very own folk art family tree here http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/2014/10/making-folk-art-family-tree.html

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Beware of Artists

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“ “Beware of Artists” - Actual poster issued by Senator Joseph McCarthy in 1950s, at height of the red scare.
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Pyramid-Age Love Revealed in Vivid Color in Egyptian Tomb

Pyramid-Age Love Revealed in Vivid Color in Egyptian Tomb | Cultural History | Scoop.it
She was a priestess named Meretites, and he a singer named Kahai, who performed at the pharaoh's palace. They lived in an age when pyramids were being built in Egypt, and their love is reflected in a highly unusual scene in their tomb.
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Such a display of affection was extraordinary for Egypt during this time -- and the work of art, along with other finding in the tomb, suggest that women in Egypt's Pyramid Age enjoyed a greater level of equality than previously thought.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 18, 2013 4:00 AM

Such a display of affection was extraordinary for Egypt during this time -- and the work of art, along with other finding in the tomb, suggest that women in Egypt's Pyramid Age enjoyed a greater level of equality than previously thought.

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The Face of Akhenaten (Photoshop Reconstruction)

PRINTS NOW AVAILABLE! http://www.cafepress.com/maludwigworks #Project requested by users/ TigersPrettyBunny, Akhenaten, Lorieellesh, & ArsinoeofEgypt The pha...

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Rebeca BM's curator insight, August 22, 2013 7:53 PM

A very well done possibility

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America's heroic ART COLLECTORS: Rag tag bag of experts who turned WW2 soldiers and inspired George Clooney's latest movie

America's heroic ART COLLECTORS: Rag tag bag of experts who turned WW2 soldiers and inspired George Clooney's latest movie | Cultural History | Scoop.it

As the Nazi's razed their way across Europe they looted the world's greatest works of art so that they could realize Adolf Hitler's twisted vision for his eponymous 'Fühermuseum' - which would be built in his hometown of Linz, Austria.


With much of the artwork hostage behind enemy lines, a tiny British-American taskforce made up of museum directors, art historians and curators was created and charged with saving over 1,000 years of culture from the maniacal grasp of Hitler and his cronies.


Dubbed the Monuments Men, the rag-tag group was co-opted into the armed forces and sent into Europe following D-Day in 1944 on the greatest treasure hunt of all time, to recover and return the pieces of art to their rightful owners and reverse the cultural attack of an entire continent.

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A Journalist Went Near Mount Rushmore To Take Some Photos. What He Found Changed His Life Forever.

A Journalist Went Near Mount Rushmore To Take Some Photos. What He Found Changed His Life Forever. | Cultural History | Scoop.it

A few years ago, Aaron Huey journeyed to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota to photograph members of the Oglala Lakota Nation. The disarming stories of deceit, heartbreak, and violence he heard there changed his life forever. I know this is a long one, folks, but I guarantee you'll be hooked by his transformation at 4:38, the breathtaking mural at 6:03, and the devastating words of a 17-year-old at 10:36.

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The Rite of Spring reconstructed

The Rite of Spring reconstructed | Cultural History | Scoop.it

This week sees the centenary of the first performance by Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes of The Rite of Spring at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris. Everyone is familiar with the details of that momentous occasion, and Stravinsky’s score is probably performed more frequently today than any of his other works. Less familiar is the nature of the ballet which caused so much outrage. A combination of the hectic schedule of the Ballets Russes and the loss of choreographer Nijinsky a few months later meant that the choreography was never properly transcribed. This caused problems for subsequent revivals, and the only reason we have an idea of the radical nature of the ballet is thanks to a decade of research by Millicent Hodson and Kenneth Archer, a pair of cultural archaeologists who’ve specialised in reviving ballets. Hodson and Archer scoured archives looking for details of Nicholas Roerich’s costumes, and also traced surviving members of the 1913 company in order to verify their choreographic researches.

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At the bottom of the post are links to additional parts in this series.

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Images of Native Americans Revealed During Vatican Fresco Cleaning | Indian Country Today

Images of Native Americans Revealed During Vatican Fresco Cleaning | Indian Country Today | Cultural History | Scoop.it

The Vatican may have discovered the first painted images of Native Americans in a fresco painted by Pinturicchio in the Borgia apartments...


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Hauntingly Beautiful Abandoned Europe: Meet Urbex Master Andre Govia

Hauntingly Beautiful Abandoned Europe: Meet Urbex Master Andre Govia | Cultural History | Scoop.it
Urbex guru Andre Govia has an uncanny ability to take the most amazingly beautiful photos of creepy abandoned places. If you like abandoned, creepy, spooky, scary or haunted, then you could disappe...

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Larkworthy Antfarm's curator insight, May 25, 2013 1:50 PM

A manual typewriter coated with dust. What kind of story would it type?  Perhaps it would tell us who left his umbrella next to the clock on the old wooden desk under the stairs?    

 

Follow Andre Govia's camera as it uncovers the stories in some of the most amazing abandoned places.  A poet of the eye.

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Remarkably haunting.Andre Govia has traveled through Europe on a Urbexing tour (Urbexing The present participle verb form of urbex. Urbexing is the act of exploring urban areas that are generally off-limits to regular civilians.)The images in this collection are breathtaking and thought provoking to say the least.I enjoyed looking at all of them in detail. My favorites in this collection were the images that were not altered. Europe has so much history and these pictures bring this to light.Amazing architecture combined with the element of decay create a mysterious and emotional set of images.

 

In this modern age where everything that is "new" has more value it is nice to see the past being viewed for the beauty that it offers.

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British Museum reunites Roman marble panels split for 2,000 years

British Museum reunites Roman marble panels split for 2,000 years | Cultural History | Scoop.it
Panels from a seaside mansion at Herculaneum, which like Pompeii was overwhelmed by Vesuvius in AD79, go on display
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Archaeology Day at the Grand Canyon

Archaeology Day at the Grand Canyon | Cultural History | Scoop.it

The Grand Canyon’s sixth annual Archaeology day will be celebrated on Saturday, March 23, 2013, which commemorates Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month. Special programs, activities and demonstrations will be held at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center throughout the day, with a special evening program at the Shrine of the Ages.

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Egypt won't rent Pyramids to foreign firms, says antiquities ministry

Egypt won't rent Pyramids to foreign firms, says antiquities ministry | Cultural History | Scoop.it

The Egyptian antiquities ministry has rejected a proposal by the finance ministry to rent out the country's major archaeological sites to international tourism companies in an attempt to reduce the government's budget deficit.

 

Some archaeologists have called the proposal 'insulting' and 'humiliating.'


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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, March 1, 2013 7:54 PM

When austerity goes too far... Talk about a true proposed sell-out! This would have been far worse than the use of a Beatles song in a commercial or something.

 

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Body Image In Art, Porn & Media - Sex~Kitten.net

Body Image In Art, Porn & Media - Sex~Kitten.net | Cultural History | Scoop.it

Much is written on the effects of porn and female body image. Some complain fearfully of men who will, upon viewing porn, expect all women to have those bodies; others that women themselves fall into this trap and try to emulate such unrealistic things with their own bodies. Of course, these accusations and reservations aren't only reserved for pornographic materials, but magazines, television, any media.

 

And while you may think that I'm going to rant about how stupid this is, how silly it is to believe that people will be so affected by these images that they'd let ~ no force ~ them to be their realities, I'm not.


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Gracie Passette's curator insight, February 23, 2013 6:44 PM

My look at how humans have consumed media, art, and the human form through the ages.

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Laura Brown's comment, February 27, 2013 1:27 PM
I thought it was NSFW. You can't just go ahead and shorten it that way!!! Can you? Strumpet! I will be on Yahoo tonight. See you there - let me know if you're too busy strumpeting to be there.
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An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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Colorful Prism Of Racism
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Crimes Against Humanity
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The stuff of nerdy, geeky, dreams.
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The meaning behind the math of the bottom line in publishing and the media. For writers, publishers, and bloggers (which are a combination of the two).
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Sexuality as a human right.
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It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
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