The Birth of Venus (1485)

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 […]

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East Germans Protesting (1989)

By the end of the 1980s, the Soviet Union could no longer maintain its sphere of influence in Eastern Europe and East Germany. The East German population was growing more restless with lack of reforms  in Erich Honecker’s East Germany.  The collapse of the East German state began with a decline in the standard of […]

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Baphomet Illustration (1856)

The black and white illustration depicts Baphomet produced by Eliphas Levi Zahed. This deity was thought to be worshiped by warriors in the Knights Templar.  There is little evidence to suggest that the Knights Templar actually  believed in such a deity. It may have been made up to get certain individuals who fell out of […]

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