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Hypostyle Hall

The Hypostyle Hall at Luxor's Temple of Amun, which dates from about 1300 BC, is one of my favorite wonders of the ancient world. Here's why. Subscribe to...
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Pragmatic Literacy and Political Consciousness in Later Medieval England

Pragmatic Literacy and Political Consciousness in Later Medieval EnglandBy Helen LaceyL’écriture pragmatique. Un concept d’histoire médiévale à l’échelle européenne, CEHTL, 5, Paris, LAMOP, 2012Abstract: This article examines the profound impact that the concept of pragmatic literacy has had on the research methodologies of medievalists.
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Foundation Myths in Medieval and Renaissance Italy

I love Italy, and urban history, and who doesn’t love a good foundation legend? That being the case, these papers, hosted by the Italian Art Society, were right up my alley in terms of sessions to hit at KZOO a few weeks ago. The 3 papers featured here looked at the development of the civic identities of Florence, Genoa and Rome through art, architecture and foundation legends.
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New medieval exhibition at the Getty

The J. Paul Getty Museum has opened its latest exhibition, which looks at invention of printing technology in the 15th century gave rise to a rich cross-fertilization between mechanical innovation and painterly tradition.Blurring the Line: Manuscripts in the Age of Print will be on display until October 27, 2019.
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Sonnicant YTB-416 - History

Sonnicant(YTB-416: dp. 345 (f.), 1. 100& 39;0& 34;; b. 25& 39;0& 34;; dr. 9& 39;7& 34;s. 12 k. (tl); cl. Sassaba)Sonnicant (YTB-416), a large harbor tug, was laid down on 20 April 1944 at the Coast Guard Yard Curtis Bay, Md., and placed in service there on 2 February 1945.In March, she reported for duty in the Pacific at Balboa in the Canal Zone.
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