The painting above depicts Venus rising from the sea.Her birth according to mythology occurred in the sea and she emerged fully grown. The depiction of Venus Anadyomene (rising from the sea ) was a common representation in art. The Birth of Venus was the work of artist Sandro Botticelli. He was a pioneer of early […]Read more "The Birth of Venus (1485)"
Coretta Scott King appears at the signing of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day bill. Ever since the loss of her husband she worked hard to make it a federal holiday. An activist in her own right she was a supporter of women ‘s rights, the gay rights movement, and was dedicated to anti-war causes. […]Read more "Coretta Scott King Attends the Signing of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Bill (1983)"
Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said was the leader of Oman from 1970 until his death in 2020. This will be a major political and cultural change for a country that has known only one sultan for decades. He was a reformer compared to his father whom he deposed. This stamp from 1993 celebrates National […]Read more "Year of The Youth Stamp Featuring Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said (1993)"
Hans von Gersdorff was a surgeon who published a general guide of procedures. His work was known as Feldbuch der Wundarzney ( Field Book of Surgery ) . Published in 1517 it provided both written text and detailed wood cuts. During this period surgery was still in a phase of being experimental. France and Germany […]Read more "The Depiction of Proper Amputation From Feldbuch der Wundarzney (1517)"