These are painted wood models of Nubian archers. They are from the 11th dynasty (2134-1991 B.C.E) found in the tomb of Mesehty who served as the governor of Asyut. During times of disorder and various forms of insurrection there were mass recruitment efforts. The Nubians were called upon to serve, because of their battle prowess. […]Read more "Nubian Archer Models"
This photograph shows then Vice President George Herbert Walker Bush meeting with Panama’s strongman Manuel Noriega in 1983. The Reagan White House was embarking on a policy of aggressive anti-communism and this meant attacking Latin American governments that were either leftist or aligned with the Soviet Union. When Castro came to power in Cuba the […]Read more "Manuel Noriega Meets George Bush (1983)"
It was common in classical Greek civilization to depict myths through art. They were not just transmitted orally, but passed down in sculpture, painting, and amphora. This amphora is currently held in the British Museum. What it depicts is Achilles slaying Penthesilea Queen of the Amazons. Scholars believe it was made around 540 B.C.E. Both […]Read more "Achilles Kills Penthesilea Amphora (540 B.C.E)"
This is a British news clip from Eco describing Muammar Qaddafi and his activities in regards to national liberation movements. The beginning of the excerpt shows Qaddafi meeting with Somalian leader Siad Barre. The film claims both are fanatics and even goes as far as to say “the man has turned the benefit of vast […]Read more "Libya, Oil, and Muammar Qaddafi (1972)"
The Mauryan Empire was one of India’s greatest ancient states. The significance of this empire was that it extended from Bengal to the Hindu Kush. For the first time the lands of northern India were united. This marked a turning point in Indian history. This was its first imperial unification.The Mauryan Empire owes it birth […]Read more "The Mauryan Empire (321 -185 B.C.E)"
Carl Jung was being interviewed in this BBC production in 1959. Here he describes his upbringing, education, and why he chose to follow the path of psychology. Carl Jung would go onto be one of the developers of analytical psychology. The Swiss psychoanalyst and psychiatrist had an impact on literature, religious studies, anthropology, and archaeology. […]Read more "Carl Jung BBC Interview (1959)"
President John F. Kennedy wanted to have friendly relations with emerging African nations. This was a period of anti-colonial independence movements and Cold War tensions were increasing to new heights. Kennedy’s African foreign policy may not have been completely altruistic. The Soviet Union was becoming a popular sponsor and ally to newly independent nations in […]Read more "President John F. Kennedy’s Remarks of Welcome to President Nkrumah of Ghana (1961)"