The Land of the Nile

Aswan Monuments to the Pharaohs / Photo by: eviljohnius, Creative Commons Introduction The tomb of King Tutankhamun was found almost entirely intact in 1922. This headdress, placed over the mummified head of the deceased king in 1343 B.C.E., is made entirely of gold. Hieroglyphics, pyramids, mummies, the Sphinx of Giza, King Tut, and Cleopatra. The[…]

The Medieval Diet

A medieval kitchen / Wikimedia Commons By Dr. Alixe Bovey Head of Research The Courtald Institute of Art Medieval Cookery Books There are over 50 hand-written medieval cookery manuscripts stills in existence today. Some are lists of recipes included in apothecaries’ manuals or other books of medical remedies. Others focus on descriptions of grand feasts.[…]

Spinning the Story of the Wixárika Culture

Untitled, 2005, José Benítez Sánchez. Acrylic yarn, beeswax, wood. Fowler Museum at UCLA, X2013.12.1. Gift of Ronald Lanyi The Wixárika people of Western Mexico developed a vibrant way to preserve their spiritual beliefs. Co-published with Zócalo Public Square By Callie Enlow / 09.13.2016 Psychedelic drugs, anthropology, art, commerce, 1960s counterculture, and indigenous culture collide in[…]

Give Peace a Dance

By Jacob Devaney / 09.24.2016 EarthDance – A Global Party With a Purpose All over the world, since the beginning of time, people have come together around music and dance to celebrate life. These types of gatherings may have accompanied a harvest, birth, marriage, or could have just been a regular expression of joy within[…]