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Fiume for Fiumians Katie Holyoak Mon, 04/19/2021 - 08:45 [...]
Mon, Apr 19, 2021
Source: History Today

As one of the most famous sculptures in the world, Michelangelo’s David has been copied many, many times. Carved out of a massive single block of Carrara marble, Michelangelo’s David is 17 feet high and weighs 12,800 pounds, so every full-size copy was hard-won. When the original statue was taken out of the elements in the Piazza della Signoria to the protected confines of the Galleria dell’Accademia in 1873, a marble [...]

Sun, Apr 18, 2021
Source: The History Blog

There are no Roman cavalry saddles surviving intact today. Depictions of them can be found on statues and monuments — grand reliefs like that cavalry battle on the Mausoleum of the Julii in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (the two in southern France where Vincent van Gogh painted The Starry Night during his stay in the local asylum) as well as modest gravestones like that of Lucius [...]

Sat, Apr 17, 2021
Source: The History Blog

More than 80 bronze mirrors have been unearthed at a 2,000-year-old cemetery in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province. Since excavations began in May 2020, more than 400 graves from the Warring States Period (475-221 B.C.) through the Western Han Dynasty (206 B.C.-9 A.D.) have been unearthed at the cemetery in Dabaozi village, Gaozhuang township. Many of the tombs were looted, but archaeologists have recovered more than 2,000 artifacts, [...]

Fri, Apr 16, 2021
Source: The History Blog
Turn on, Tune in, Fight Back Katie Holyoak Fri, 04/16/2021 - 09:09 [...]
Fri, Apr 16, 2021
Source: History Today

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