This is a Germanic Fuen bractate that could be from the migration period ( 375-538). Named after the island it was found on, the artifact currently resides in the National Museum of Denmark. This was the time in which the Western roman Empire faces invasions on multiple fronts. Artifacts provide evidence of which peoples invaded […]Read more "Germanic Funen Bractate (375 CE- 538 CE )"
This is an anti-German propaganda poster encouraging men to enlist in the armed forces. Germans and the German Empire are represented as a violent barbaric ape carry a club that says culture. Normally, when a nation goes to war they demonize and dehumanize the people they are fighting. The poster was attempting to present the […]Read more "Anti-German World War I Propaganda Poster"
This is an Italian morion helmet from around 1580. This was type of soldier’s helmet normally produced in Spain. It became associated with Spanish explorers and conquistadors, but they were not the only ones to use this helmet . The kingdom of Castile used these types of helmets the most, yet other European states and […]Read more "Italian Morion Helmet (1580)"
Johannes Hevelius published the book Selenographia. Released in 1647 it was the first lunar atlas. The Polish astronomer produced a valuable tool for astronomy. Selenographia had a large amount of engravings and drawn images which listed surface structures of the moon. The text had a glossary had a list of 275 different surface structures. The image from […]Read more "Selenographia Lunar Map( 1647)"
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)"
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 […]Read more "Rhind Papyrus (1650 B.C.E)"
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 […]Read more "Patrice Lumumba Stamp (1961)"