Islam Karimov was the first president of Uzbekistan. His government like others in Central Asia was authoritarian in nature and developed an oppressive political system. The year 2016 saw his death, but the same structures from the era are still in place. Reform seems like an impossibility. Uzbekistan is a relatively new country and after […]Read more "Islam Karimov Era Uzbekistan (1990-2016)"
This manuscript is a Christian book dating back to the existence of Aksum.The artifact currently is on display at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem, Oregon. The Aksumite Empire was located in what is now modern day Ethiopia. The fascinating part about this African empire was that it was one of the first […]Read more "Ethiopian Christian Manuscript"
China and North Korea have been linked together politically since the 1940s. Around this time China had abandoned Maoism and was moving toward a liberalized economy. Under Deng Xiaoping this occurred and it seems that the relationship with North Korea would be complicated. Mao’s leadership contributed to North Korea’s survival in the 1950 to 1953 […]Read more "Kim Il Sung Visits Deng Xiaoping (1991)"
This bronze statue dates back to 500 B.C.E depicting what archaeologist believe is a Spartan woman. This artifact is currently part of the British Museum’s collection. The statue is of interest because of what the woman is doing. The statue shows that she is engaging in exercise. While it could be that it is showing […]Read more "Spartan Woman Bronze Statue"