History Matters to Me

It's a mystery.

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ancientpeoples:

Gold hairnet with medallion. 
The figure on the medallion is a maenad, a follower of the Greek god Dionysus. This work represents the best quality of goldsmith’s work in the Hellenistic world. 
Greek, Hellenistic Period, Ptolemaic Period, 200 - 150 BC. 
Source: Metropolitan Museum

Truly a Golden Age.

ancientpeoples:

Gold hairnet with medallion. 

The figure on the medallion is a maenad, a follower of the Greek god Dionysus. This work represents the best quality of goldsmith’s work in the Hellenistic world. 

Greek, Hellenistic Period, Ptolemaic Period, 200 - 150 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Truly a Golden Age.

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ancientpeoples:

Wooden face from mummy case
These face would be placed upon the mummy as a ancient back up to the original face. The body of the deceased had to remain intact, this was essential if the deceased wished to enjoy the afterlife. So in order to make sure that the deceased would have an eternal afterlife body parts would be copied and added to the tomb equipment. The eyes, eyebrows and eyelashed are done in black ink. 
19cm by 17.3cm (7 1/2 x 6 13/16 inch)
Egyptian
Location and further date are unknown
Source: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 

ancientpeoples:

Wooden face from mummy case

These face would be placed upon the mummy as a ancient back up to the original face. The body of the deceased had to remain intact, this was essential if the deceased wished to enjoy the afterlife. So in order to make sure that the deceased would have an eternal afterlife body parts would be copied and added to the tomb equipment. The eyes, eyebrows and eyelashed are done in black ink. 

19cm by 17.3cm (7 1/2 x 6 13/16 inch)

Egyptian

Location and further date are unknown

Source: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 

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socimages:

Whose economic recovery is it?

"Stocks and profits have enjoyed a remarkable recovery.  While income is slightly up over the period, it is critical to remember that this is average income and the increase largely reflects gains for those at the very top of the income distribution.  Jobs and housing have yet to recover.
So, with returns to capital booming, it is easy to understand why business leaders are relatively content with current policies and, by extension, political leaders are reluctant to rock the boat.”

Read more from economist Martin Landsberg at Sociological Images.

socimages:

Whose economic recovery is it?

"Stocks and profits have enjoyed a remarkable recovery.  While income is slightly up over the period, it is critical to remember that this is average income and the increase largely reflects gains for those at the very top of the income distribution.  Jobs and housing have yet to recover.

So, with returns to capital booming, it is easy to understand why business leaders are relatively content with current policies and, by extension, political leaders are reluctant to rock the boat.”

Read more from economist Martin Landsberg at Sociological Images.

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occupiedmuslim:


From the series
 Aldeia Maracana : Indiians VS FIFA

by Kim Badaw

(2013) In 1978, the Rio de Janeiro Museum of the Indian moved out of its home in the city’s Maracanã neighborhood. The historic building sat abandoned for nearly three decades until 2006, when real Brazilian Indians started moving in. Today, dozens of indigenous Brazilians from distant corners of the country call the museum grounds home, where they make traditional crafts, grow food and tobacco, and invite Cariocas to learn about their cultures. They call their community Aldeia Maracanã, or Maracanã Village.

Recently, local authorities proposed new residents for Aldeia Maracanã: thousands of soccer fans. The neighboring Maracanã Stadium, which will host major events in the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games, needs a new entryway and expanded parking, according to administrators. Under this plan, the Indians would be evicted and the building and its grounds would be demolished to make way for new construction.

The conflict escalated throughout last year until January 12, 2013, when police surrounded the museum grounds. They were met by Indians brandishing bows and arrows, and by local activists bearing posters and pamphlets. Faced with this protest, the police decided to leave the area as authorities awaited a court order to evict the Indians. The fate of the building is now in limbo, although administrators insist on evicting the Indians.

Read the captions and interviews here.

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The legitimate object of government, is to do for a community of people, whatever they need to have done, but can not do, at all, or can not, so well do, for themselves — in their separate, and individual capacities.
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Bride, Kosovo
Photograph by Nita Zeqiri
A tradition a thousand years old, passed on to generations in today’s remote Donje Ljubinje in the Zhupa area in south Kosovo. Today, this tradition is at the verge of extinction, as only a 65-year-old lady continues preparing young brides according to their traditions. The bride’s face is painted in many beautiful layers of color. Three golden circles symbolizing the cycles of life are tied to one another by the golden roads that one crosses over their lifetime. The inner red circles are symbols of fertility, where red and blue dots are born from, and the whole face is covered by them, wishing her a healthy and happy family.
Photo from National Geographic Images.
This is video of the bride having her face painted.

 

Bride, Kosovo

Photograph by Nita Zeqiri

A tradition a thousand years old, passed on to generations in today’s remote Donje Ljubinje in the Zhupa area in south Kosovo. Today, this tradition is at the verge of extinction, as only a 65-year-old lady continues preparing young brides according to their traditions. The bride’s face is painted in many beautiful layers of color. Three golden circles symbolizing the cycles of life are tied to one another by the golden roads that one crosses over their lifetime. The inner red circles are symbols of fertility, where red and blue dots are born from, and the whole face is covered by them, wishing her a healthy and happy family.

Photo from National Geographic Images.

This is video of the bride having her face painted.

 

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Benito Mussolini’s mug shot, June 20, 1903. Before founding the fascist movement in Italy, Mussolini was involved in Italian socialism. In 1903 he was arrested in Bern, Switzerland, for advocating a violent general strike. He had left Italy in 1902 partly because he wanted to avoid conscription.

Benito Mussolini’s mug shot, June 20, 1903. Before founding the fascist movement in Italy, Mussolini was involved in Italian socialism. In 1903 he was arrested in Bern, Switzerland, for advocating a violent general strike. He had left Italy in 1902 partly because he wanted to avoid conscription.

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todayinhistory:

December 15th 1890: Sitting Bull killed

On this day in 1890, the Native American Lakota Sioux chief Sitting Bull was killed. Despite peace between the Sioux and the US government in 1868, when gold was discovered in the Black Hills in the 1870s white prospectors invaded their lands. The Sioux tribes united under Sitting Bull’s leadership and his people had some major military victories over US forces, especially the Battle of Little Bighorn in 1876 where Sioux and Cheyenne warriors defeated the forces of General Custer. Sitting Bull then led his people to Canada, returning in 1881. He then joined Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show but soon returned to his people. Sitting Bull was killed on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in 1890 by police as they tried to arrest him under fears he would join the Ghost Dance movement.

"I would rather die an Indian than live a white man"

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1. Navajo dress
2. Stacey Blackrock Navajo
3. Choctaw clothes
4. Tiny dancer. So so cute!!!!
5. Female Jingle Dress Dancer, Chumash Inter-Tribal Powwow
6. Crow Parade by Bsandtana
7. Violet Dawn Ahmie of Laguna Pueblo
8. Father and son resting between dances at the Soboba Powwow
9. Pendleton Blankets

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