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Art of the Day – 7/26/13 (After the Dance, John William Waterhouse)

Daily Artwork — “After the Dance, John William Waterhouse, 1876”

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1876 — After the Dance. Oil on Canvas. Romanticism style. John William Waterhouse (1849 – 1917). Private collection.

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Posted by on July 26, 2013 in Daily Art

 

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History of Pyramids – Infographic

History of Pyramids

Most often we associate the pyramids with the plains of Giza in Egypt.  After all, the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops) is the only surviving ancient wonder of the world.  However, Egypt doesn’t even hold the4 record for the most number of pyramids within its borders, and pyramids have been found on four different continents and are the product of a variety of cultures.  Today’s infographic takes a little journey through the histories of these pyramids, where and why they were built, and what purposed they may have served. [VIA]

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Posted by on June 12, 2013 in Infographics

 

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Video of the Day – 4/6/13 (Mesopotamia)

Daily Video — “Mesopotamia

Today’s video from the series Crash Course: World History explored the foundation of the Mesopotamian culture.  As one of the first civilizations to create cities, the Mesopotamians are also credited with giving us writing, taxes, and a codex of laws that still are followed in many modern cultures.

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Posted by on April 8, 2013 in Daily Video

 

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Rome: Supercity — Infographic

Rome: the Supercity

Ancient Rome was once the most powerful empire in the world, covering almost the entirety of Western Europe and the Mediterranean Sea.  The seat of power for much of the empire’s existence was the city of Rome itself, unequaled in splendor in the ancient world and a city that saw a great deal of “firsts” that still exist in our modern cities.  Today’s infographic details many of these first and other impressive and astounding facts about the supercity of Rome.  [VIA]

 
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Posted by on March 20, 2013 in Infographics

 

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