This is a statue of the king of Lagash. Gudea was a Mesopotamian king who ruled from the period of 2150 B.C.E to 2125 B.C.E during a period when local rulers had more power. The fall of the Akkadian Empire created a power void, which allowed city-states to govern themselves in southern Mesopotamia. The statue […]Read more "The Statue of Gudea (2090 B.C.E)"
This Spanish newsreel shows Gamal Abdel Nasser meeting with Francisco Franco. This was reported in 1960 when Nasser was en route to the United Nations. The Spanish dictator was unwilling to give up Spain’s colonial possessions. Nasser on the other hand was dedicated to anti-colonial politics. However, Spain was not able to retain Morocco. He […]Read more "Nasser Visits Franco in Madrid (1960)"
This is a statue portrait of the prominent senator of consular rank under Emperor Constantine. The date for the work is estimated to be from the years 326 to 333 C.E. and was a demonstration of the style popular at the time. The work stands at a height of 21 cm ( 8 1/4 inches). […]Read more "Portrait of Dogmatius ( 326-333 C.E.)"
Singer and songwriter Aretha Franklin appears here in a photograph with Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi. They were filming on set for the musical comedy hit Blues Bothers. The film was released in 1980 and has ever since then considered a comedy classic. What made the film so great was not only the humor, but […]Read more "Aretha Franklin on The Set of Blues Brothers"
This poster depicts African American soldiers engaged in combat during World War I.These are the soldiers of the 369th Infantry Regiment. The purpose of the propaganda poster is to induce a level of patriotism and nationalism. The images used and articulation of words seem very powerful. The left section reads “colored men the first Americans […]Read more "The True Sons of Freedom Wartime Poster (1910s)"
A British soldier gives a German soldier a cigarette in this photograph from World War I. These two fought on opposing sides of the conflict, yet there is a moment of peace between these two men. The German soldier is wounded and captured, but for a moment there is an act of mercy and kindness […]Read more "British Soldier Gives German Soldier A Cigarette World War I Era ( 1914-1918)"
Andreas Vesalius a Flemish physician and anatomist produced a seven volume work known as De Humani Corpis Fabrica Libri Septum. This work pioneered medical illustration and anatomical science. Through dissection Andreas Vesalius was able to prove that the theories of Galen were incorrect. Galen the classical Greek physician’s theories were dominant in the medical field. The […]Read more "Illustration of the Skeletal System From De Humani Corpis Fabrica (1543)"