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Material Objects & Cultures Material objects convey volumes about the people who possessed them. Cultures and societies in every generation are in part classified - either correctly or incorrectly - by the objects or symbols they select and how they are displayed. Typically, the formal study of society is the purview of anthropologists and social scientists... [continue reading]
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The vacillating nature of Ancient Egypt’s associations with the Kingdom of Kerma may be described as one of expansion and contraction; a virtual tug-of-war between rival cultures. Structural changes in Egypt’s administration led to alternating policies with Lower Nubia, whilst the increasing complexity of Kushite culture provided a serious counterweight... [continue reading]
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De Treurdagen

by Jan Voerman
published on 03 June 2013
An oil painting of Orthodox Jews wearing Tallit studying the Holy Scriptures.
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Posited Cyclicality of Life for an Ancient Egyptian

by Paul Joseph De Mola after Mark Pluciennik
published on 08 May 2013
Figure 1: Regenerating nature of life, with the teleological ‘arrow’ of existence pointing forward.
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Saints Peter and Paul, from a catacomb etching

by Anonymous
published on 09 May 2013
St. Peter and St. Paul etching containing a Chi-Rho
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Tallit

by Paul Joseph De Mola
published on 03 June 2013
The tallit is a garment worn by those of Jewish faith as a symbol of communal solidarity and devotion to their god. The foundation for modern Jewish socio-religious concepts is the Tanakh, or Hebrew bible which is also the Christian Old Testament. Within it, the first five books of the Masoretic Text (i.e. Bereʾšyt, Shemot, Vayikra,  Bəmidbar... [continue reading]
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