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Beautiful medieval wall paintings restored in Welsh church

A series of late-medieval wall paintings can now be seen again after being hidden away for hundreds of years underneath layers of limewash.Conservation experts have spent several years restoring images at St Cadoc’s Church in Llancarfan in southern Wales. These paintings, which date from the 1480s or 1490s, include possibly the largest and best preserved image in the Great Britain of “St George and the Dragon” and four depictions of the Seven Deadly Sins – lust, sloth, pride and avarice.
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Talons and Fangs of the Eastern Han Warlords

Talons and Fangs of the Eastern Han WarlordsBy Yimin LuPhD Dissertation, University of Toronto, 2009Abstract: Warriors are a less visible topic in the study of imperial China. They did not write history, but they made new history by destroying the old. The fall of the first enduring Chinese empire, the Han, collides with the rise of its last warriors known as the “talons and fangs.
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Medieval Masons’ Tools II: Compass and Square

Medieval Masons’ Tools II: Compass and SquareBy Lonnie R. ShelbyTechnology and Culture, Vol.6:2 (1965)Introduction: This second paper in a series of studies on medieval masons’ tools is concerned with the compass and square. That these tools were of particular significance in the work of medieval masons is indicated by their frequent use as symbols of the craft, as in the seal of the stonecutters of Strasbourg, the masons’ windows at Chartres, and the sepulchral monuments of several master masons.
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Gender, Corporeality and Christianity in the Old English Judith, Juliana and Elene

Gender, Corporeality and Christianity in the Old English Judith, Juliana and EleneChenard , Marianne Alicia Malo (University of Alberta)M.A Thesis (English), University of Alberta (1998)AbstractGender in tenth-century Old Engiish religious poetry is intimately linked to representations of the body, as well as to medieval exegesis concerning the relationship between the spirit and the flesh.
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Chemical Warfare

Read about the Chemical Warfare that the United States used during the Vietnam War. As well as explosive bombs the United States Air Force dropped a considerable number of incendiary devices. The most infamous of these was napalm, a mixture of petrol and a chemical thickner which produces a tough sticky gel that attaches itself to the skin.
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