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Vintage Art: Map Showing the Extent of the Roman Empire

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Vintage Art: Map Showing the Extent of the Roman Empire

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Propaganda Art: Vladimir Lenin Addressing a Moscow Crowd

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Vladimir Lenin Addressing a Moscow Crowd Giclee Print

From earliest times the migrations of Huns and Tartars, the civilizations of ancient Greece, Byzantium and Islam, have left their mark on the eight million square miles of USSR. But in only a little more than 50 years Russia has risen from a feudal economy to the world’s second most powerful industrial state. The diversity of her peoples, climate and lansdscape was reflected in painting, music, dance and architecture, literature and drama. Moscow was a microcosm of the Soviet Union for there you can see Tartars, Ukrainians, Uzbeks and Georgians working and studying together. Inside the Kremlin was the Supreme Soviet which unites the union. In 15 seperate republics you would not expect to find the same traditions or attitudes of life; Asiatic Russia still retains its oriental family traditions; in the Caucasus there were men and women who live to prodigious ages; the Ukrainians were descended from the Cossack horsemen and the Mongolians from Genghis Khan.

Tourism in the USSR was organized; even the seven-day journey to Siberia on the Trans-Siberian express is comfortable and efficient. The network of low-price transportation had opened the USSR to tourists. Everywhere you would meet citiens who were understandably in you.

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Gladiators in the Arena Giclee Print

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Gladiators in the Arena Giclee Print

No stay in Rome will be long enough to enable you to enjoy all its splendors, nor can we do more here than point you in the right direction. These are excellent guided tours and you should take volumes of literature to read.

In Rome’s huge arena, dating from 80 AD, Christians, gladiators and beasts fought and died in front of crowds of up to 60,000.

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Judaism: The Tree of Life of the Jewish Kabbalah Art Print

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Judaism: The Tree of Life of the Jewish Caballa Art Print

Kabbalah

Kabbalah is a discipline and school of thought concerned with the mystical aspect of Rabbinic Judaism. It is a set of esoteric teachings meant to explain the relationship between an eternal and mysterious Creator and the mortal and finite universe (His creation). While it is heavily used by some denominations, it is not a denomination in and of itself; it is a set of scriptures that exist outside the traditional Jewish Scriptures.

Kabbalah seeks to define the nature of the universe and the human being, the nature and purpose of existence, and various other ontological questions. It also presents methods to aid understanding of these concepts and to thereby attain spiritual realization. Kabbalah originally developed entirely within the realm of Jewish thought and constantly uses classical Jewish sources to explain and demonstrate its esoteric teachings. These teachings are thus held by kabbalists to define the inner meaning of both the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible) and traditional rabbinic literature, as well as to explain the significance of Jewish religious observances.

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Mythology Art: The Siren Mermaid Ligeia

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Mythology Art: The Siren Mermaid Ligeia

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Fantasy Art: The Sacrifice of Iphigenia

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Fantasy Art: The Sacrifice of Iphigenia

Iphigenia in Greek Mythology

Iphigenia is a daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra in Greek mythology. In Attic accounts, Her name means “strong-born”, “born to strength”, or “she who causes the birth of strong offspring.”

The episode of Iphigenia and Cymon that inspired such painters as Benjamin West (1773), John Everett Millais (1848) and Frederic Leighton (1884) is not a Greek myth, but a novella taken from Boccaccio’s Decameron and developed later by the poet and dramatist John Dryden.

The tale intended to demonstrate the power of love. As Iphigenia sleeps in a grove by the sea, a noble, but coarse and unlettered Cypriot youth, Cymon, seeing Iphigenia’s beauty, falls in love with her. Cymon, by the power of love, becomes an educated and polished courtier.

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The Aurut Bazaar or Slave Market at Istanbul

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The Aurut Bazaar or Slave Market

The Arab slave trade refers to the practice of slavery in West Asia, North Africa, East Africa, and certain parts of Europe (such as Sicily and Iberia) during their period of domination by Arab leaders. The trade mostly involved North and East Africans and Middle Eastern peoples (Arabs, Berbers, Persians, etc.). Also, the Arab slave trade was not limited to people of certain color, ethnicity, or religion.

In the early days of the Islamic state—during the 8th and 9th centuries—most of the slaves were Slavic Eastern Europeans (called Saqaliba), people from surrounding Mediterranean areas, Persians, Turks, other neighbouring Middle Eastern peoples, peoples from the Caucasus Mountain regions (such as Georgia and Armenia) and parts of Central Asia (including Mamluks), Berbers, and various other peoples of varied origins as well as those of Black African origins. Later, toward the 18th and 19th centuries, slaves increasingly came from East Africa.

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Olympic Games, Berlin, 1936 Giclee Print

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Olympic Games, Berlin, 1936 Giclee Print

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Alice at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party (Giclee Print)

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Alice at the Mad Hatter's Tea Party Giclee Print

Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland (2010)

In the film, Alice is now nineteen years old and accidentally returns to Underland (misheard by Alice and believed to be called Wonderland), a place she visited thirteen years previously. She is told that she is the only one who can slay the Jabberwocky, a dragon-like creature controlled by the Red Queen who terrorizes Underland’s inhabitants. Burton said the original Wonderland story was always about a girl wandering around from one weird character to another and he never felt a connection emotionally, so he wanted to make it feel more like a story than a series of events. He does not see this as a sequel to previous films, nor as a re-imagining.

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Alice in Wonderland – Cheshire Cat Giclee Print

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Alice in Wonderland - Cheshire Cat Giclee Print

Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland (2010)

In the film, Alice is now nineteen years old and accidentally returns to Underland (misheard by Alice and believed to be called Wonderland), a place she visited thirteen years previously. She is told that she is the only one who can slay the Jabberwocky, a dragon-like creature controlled by the Red Queen who terrorizes Underland’s inhabitants. Burton said the original Wonderland story was always about a girl wandering around from one weird character to another and he never felt a connection emotionally, so he wanted to make it feel more like a story than a series of events. He does not see this as a sequel to previous films, nor as a re-imagining.

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