Rhind Papyrus (1650 B.C.E)

The Rhind Papyrus was produced in 1650 B.C.E and is an example of Ancient Egyptian text on the subject of mathematics. It has multiple sections discussing geometry, early algebra, and fractions. The most successful civilizations were ones that were able to master the arts and sciences in the ancient world. The actual name of this […]

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The Crucifixion ( 1498)

Albrecht Durer was know form producing  a prodigious body of work which included woodcuts. This 1498 woodcut is known as the crucifixion. The image seems almost chilling with a skull and what looks like a femur on the ground. Two angels are present on both the left and right. They have cups which they seem […]

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Patrice Lumumba Stamp (1961)

This is a Russian stamp produced in 1961 of Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba. The pan-africanist  leader served as the first Prime Minister of  the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Prime Minister Lumumba was a victim of  an assassination and a conspiracy by both Belgium and the United States  . There were baseless fears that his […]

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Bloodletting Chart (1310-1320)

This visual aid was used to let doctors know which areas to do bloodletting. This medical chart is thought to be from between the years 1310 or 1320.  Bloodletting was a practice in medicine as a method to cure disease or prevent it by withdrawing a portion of blood from the body  . As modern […]

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