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Amphora showing a boxing contest

Black-figured amphora showing a boxing contest, made in Athens about 550-500 BCE, signed by the potter Nikosthenes, from Agrigento (Sicily). The boxers wearing himantes (leather thongs bound on the...
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Phoenician Ship in a Storm

Artist's rendition of a Phoenician ship at sea during a storm. The Phoenicians were a great maritime people and often adorned their ships with horses' heads to honour Yamm, their god of the sea. Although...
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Holy Body, Wholly Other: Sanctity and Society in the Lives of Irish Saints

Holy Body, Wholly Other: Sanctity and Society in the Lives of Irish SaintsJohnson, Maire NiamhDoctor of Philosophy, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, April 21 (2010)Abstract“Holy Body, Wholly Other: Sanctity and Society in the Lives of Irish Saints” focuses on the ways in which Ireland’s hagiographers portrayed holy otherness in the Lives of their subjects, using the Latin vitae, the vernacular bethada and the Lives containing both languages that survive from the 600s through the end of the fourteenth century.
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Top 10 Strangest Deaths in the Middle Ages

You may have heard how medieval rulers have been killed in battle or died from an assassin’s blade. But did you know about the king who died from uncontrollable laughing or the emperor who was dragged 16 miles through a forest by a deer? Check out our list of the top ten strangest deaths from the Middle Ages!
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Constituition Apporved - History

1787- Constituition ApprovedFor seventeen weeks, from May 25th to September 17th, delegates debated the details of the proposed Constitution. The primary debate was between those who believed in a stronger federal government and those who wished the states to retain power.The final draft of the Constitution was constructed of a bundle of compromises.
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