De-a lungul anilor, în București s-au construit numeroase monumente deosebite. Unele dintre ele au supraviețuit trecerii timpului; altele au dispărut - unele dintre ele victime ale cutremurelor sau bombardamentelor care au afectat capitala în secolul XX; altele au ajuns pe lista de demolări a regimului comunist și n-au mai putut fi salvate. Am alcătuit aici o listă scurtă a câtorva dintre monumentele deosebite din capitală: cinci dintre ele sunt încă în picioare și pot fi admirate și astăzi…
1st C. BCE House of the Small Fountain on the Via di Mercurio, Pompeii. The small fountain is located in the mosaic-covered nymphaeum - a monument consecrated to the nymphs, especially those of springs.
A coal miner with the last canary to be used down underground, 1987. Early coal mines did not feature ventilation systems, so miners would bring a caged canary into new coal seams since canaries are especially sensitive to methane and carbon monoxide (they could detect any dangerous gas build-ups). As long as the bird kept singing, the miners knew their air supply was safe. A dead canary signaled an immediate evacuation. ...
entregulistanybostan: Claude Monet por Nadar, 1899 i12bent Claude Monet (Nov. 14, 1840 – 1926) was a founder of French impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement’s philosophy of expressing one’s perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein-air landscape painting… See this OF post for the painting that caused the movement to be named Impressionism Photo. Nadar, 1899
Five women are lined up in front of a German firing squad. The execution of hostages, especially women and children, was often used in retaliation of resistance. So, the Germans shot the women, too, they didn't care. Celje, Slovenia.1942.
A red-figure loutrophoros from Apulia, 4th century BCE. These tall slim vessels with elongated handles were used during wedding and funeral rites and as grave markers, especially for those who died unmarried. This example depicts women and youths in preparation for a special ocassion. (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York).
Romans battling Dacian warriors. The Dacian warrior on the left uses the fearsome falx, a scythe-like weapon. The Roman on the right has the extended arm protection created especially to deal with the Dacians and their falx blades.
EXCERPT: SIR CHRISTOPHER HATTON, Lord Chancellor of England and favourite of Queen Elizabeth, was a son of William Hatton (d.1546) of Holdenby, Northamptonshire, and was educated at St Mary Hall, Oxford. A handsome and accomplished man, being especially distinguished for his elegant dancing, he soon attracted the notice of Queen Elizabeth, became one of her gentlemen pensioners in 1564, and captain of her bodyguard in 1572. Elizabeth nicknamed him her 'lyddes'.
Impact of Geography on Mesopotamia - Reading and Image Analysis, Chart Organizer
In this complete lesson, students analyze images and maps of Mesopotamia and the Middle East, complete a guided reading exercise, and fill out a chart organizer synthesizing their knowledge of the Fertile Crescent. Students especially come to understand the unique significance of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers on the area. The lesson culminates in a student debate or writing activity. Also works as an excellent substitute plan. Includes detailed teacher answer key!
Quetzalcoatl at LACMA >> LACMA has opened its second great archeological exhibition in the Resnick Pavilion, “Children of the Plumed Serpent: The Legacy of Quetzalcoatl in Ancient Mexico.” >> Pretty timely, especially since I'm still working through a Quetzalcoatl drawing with my Wacom drawing tablet/