This rare photograph shows a Joseph Pierce a Chinese American who served in the Union Army. The Chinese have been a part of American history, but their stories have been often ignored or not given serious study. There were more Chinese Americans who served in the American Civil War, but the exact number is unclear. […]Read more "Joseph Pierce Chinese American Civil War Soldier (1860s)"
The portrait depicts an emissary Don Miguel de Castro who was involved in peace negotiations between the Dutch Republic and the Kingdom of Kongo. He was the cousin of the Count of Sonho and the Dutch were reliant the Count of Sonho. The Dutch West India Company was fearful of the status of their newly […]Read more "Portrait of Don Miguel de Castro (1643)"
This artifact is a funerary relief bust made of limestone. The subject according to historians was Haliphat who was the daughter of Ogalta and Harimal. This artifact currently resides in the National Gallery of Art in the US capital of Washington D.C. The Funerary relief was from the ancient empire of Palmyra. The location of […]Read more "Funerary Relief Bust of Haliphat (231 CE)"