In 2018 Laura Young purchased a bust at Goodwill, a second-hand shop in the Texan city of Austin, for just $35 (£28). She photographed it strapped into the passenger seat of her car. An independent antique and vintage dealer, she told media she went into the thrift store ‘hoping to find something cool’.
Situated just a few miles from the neighbouring German border, Nijmegen is the oldest city in The Netherlands. After a recent archaeological dig, it’s recognised also as the site where a stunningly preserved bowl made of blue glass was discovered.
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Looking at the sculptures, covered with the thinnest marble veil, one ponders: How to sculpt the thinnest, transparent fabric from a block of solid stone? A truly divine gift of brilliant artists and sculptors allows you to convey in stone the tenderness and…
Swallow’s real name is Eefje Spreuters and she was born a man 46 years ago. Fast forward 42 years, Spreuters has been living openly as a woman for 15 months. That is, Efieu is government and mainstream approved a woman. Spreuters can use women’s toilets, locker rooms, and showers. Spreuters can compete with women, and if she commits a crime, she will serve her sentence in a women’s prison.
Julius Caesar got himself captured by pirates and held for ransom when he was twenty-five. Before you feel sorry for him, this was a fairly common practice at the time (75 BCE). His captors required a ransom of 20 talents of silver (about $600,000 in today’s value).
Even in their ruined formed, the glory of the Parthenon in Greece and the Luxor Temple in Egypt draw myriad tourists every year. However, it can be hard to imagine what these buildings looked like in their dazzling original forms. That’s why Expedia recently showed off these GIFs that revitalize ancient ruins to their former glory.
Though the Rome regime believes much of Italy remains under strict coronavirus restrictions, restaurants and bars have opened their doors in protest. Customers drank, ate, sang, and in one viral video, apparently booted the police back out the door.
Massive protests and outbreaks of civil disobedience are breaking out throughout Europe. Pro-government mainstream media as did their counterparts in totalitarian regimes pretend there is public support for repression.
The northern Italian region of Valle d’Aosta has defied coronavirus restrictions imposed by the central government, instead declaring itself a ‘yellow zone’ and reopening restaurants, bars, shops, and businesses.
Once, while at the Royal Spanish Academy in Rome, I tried to give lectures, but one woman constantly blinded me with a camera flash, which prevented me from concentrating on my notes. I said that while I was working, they should stop working, because of the division of labour. The woman turned off her camera but clearly felt pained.