Art Smarts 4 Kids: Ancient Egyptian Art, Part 1- Painting This will be the first post in a series on ancient Egyptian art. Today, I’ll focus on paintings. Not just anyone could paint the pictures that appeared inside ancient Egyptian tombs and monuments. Sex farms during slavery & the effimization of Black Men Reporter is Other Nationality Finland Race Strange Science: Mammals Perhaps as long as 5,000 years ago, a group of sailors found skulls belonging to a race of hideous giants whom the ancient Greeks named cyclops. Dwelling in their mythical land, entrusting the fate of their crops to their evil gods and devouring any humans they could find, these creatures terrified generations of Europeans. Today, relatives of these monsters can still be found — roaming the African savannas or the Indian jungles, or even eating peanuts from the hands of small children in city zoos. In fact, the ancient Greek sailors found elephant skulls. What they mistook for single eye sockets were the nasal openings for the elephants' trunks.
List of legendary creatures This is a list of legendary creatures from various historical mythologies. Entries include species of legendary creature and unique creatures, but not individuals of a particular species. A B C The Historical Merlin Illustration of Merlin from Tennyson's Idylls of the King, 1898. In legend Merlin was not only depicted as a wizard but also a bard - a poet and writer of songs. In the Dark Ages bards were accredited with the gift of prophecy. The Bodleian Library, Oxford, where The Red Book of Hergest is now preserved. Egypt's Golden Empire . For Educators Egypt's Golden Empire takes students on a journey that spans over 500 years and examines all facets of life in ancient Egypt. These lesson plans and the accompanying video clips (Requires free Real Player) are designed to showcase some of the most intriguing and historically significant people, places, and events from the film and Egyptian history. Using interactive features such as "Virtual Egypt", "Hieroglyphics" and "A Day in the Life", students will study a wide variety of subjects, including World History, Geography, Science, Art, and Religion. Lesson Plan 1: Hieroglyphs and Communication The focus of this lesson is on the use of hieroglyphs as a form of communication, record keeping, and a means for preserving and passing down history.
Symbols seen during spiritual experiences During spiritual experiences and visions, one comes into contact with forces and beings in various planes of the Universe. These contacts are translated and rendered by the mind in terms of symbols of daily life(i.e. waking consciousness). Here is an explanation by Sri Aurobindo of the various symbols one might see in spiritual visions. Interpreting the universe by soul signs He read from within the text of the without: The riddle grew plain and lost its catch obscure. Petra: Lost City of Stone Deep within the deserts of Jordan lies the ancient city of Petra. Through a narrow gorge it emerges into view, revealing awe-inspiring monuments cut into the surrounding cliffs. What is this astonishing city? Who built it, and why? Two thousand years ago, Petra stood at a crossroads of the ancient Near East. Camel caravans passed through, loaded with spices, textiles and incense from distant regions--and through such commerce, the city flourished.