Four thousand years ago, the civilization spanning the length of the Nile, from Nubia to Memphis and across the fertile delta to the Mediterranean Sea, was already ancient and highly sophisticated. So revered for its advancements in almost every discipline of the day, early Greeks believed that all knowledge emanated from Egypt.
The Edo Period (1615-1868) was a time of political unrest, blurring of class divisions, innovations in art and technology, and a cultural shift in perspective. The mindset behind the Ukiyo-E style encouraged folks to live for the moment as if today was your last. With the creation of Kabuki, the theater doors opened up to everyone, and with them, new ideas and stories came too: making Japanese ghost stories the inspiration for some of the most beloved Kabuki plays and Ukiyo-E works.
- National Geographic - Douglas Main
The primitive fishes, which scientists call “living fossils,” represent a new taxonomic family, a rare finding. Researchers have discovered a new family of eel-like fish, named dragon snakeheads, which...