Ancient

Wanna know about the unknown? New discovered things about the past, about the old civilizations, about the ancestors, about who we really are. Where do we come from?

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Buddhist sculpture

Bddhist sculpture was introduced to from China and Korea, and from the 6th through the 8th century Japanese Buddhist sculpture closely followed continental prototypes.A more native style did not evolve until the 9th century. Most early sculpture was rendered in gilt bronze or wood.Continental models provided the stylistic framework for much of the sculpture produced …

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Buddhist iconography

In Japanese Buddhism, Buddhist deities are divided into four principal gropes:NYORAI,BOSATSU,TEMBU,AND MYOO.Each group has a specific vocabulary of costume, stance, and symbolic gesture represented in paintings and sculpture, and individual deities within each group have additional identifying attributes. A nyorai is a Buddha and is generally shown in plain monk’s raiment,without decoration.Among the nyorai are …

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Diagnosing an enigmatic Pharaoh

One of history’s most enigmatic characters may be one step closer to being understood, thanks to the research of a fledgling Canadian Egyptologist. Alwyn Burridge, an Egyptology doctoral student at the University of Toronto, has been dogging the mystery of the strange appearance of Akhenaten, the “rebel pharaoh” who was one of history’s first recorded …

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