Afro-Abkhazian Man (1870)

The African Diaspora  reached large portions of the world. People of African descent can be found all over the world even in the most remote areas. The photograph above was taken by George Kennan who was traveling  through the Russian Empire during the late 19th century. The purpose of the expedition was to survey land […]

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Italian Morion Helmet (1580)

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 […]

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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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