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Egyptian Death: Mummy Kitty

Egyptian Death: Mummy Kitty

A century is one hundred years and the civilization of the Egyptian people was nearly 30 centuries long. The unification of the people of upper and lower Egypt by King Menes created the first recorded dynasty around the Nile, as he founded the capital of ancient Egypt at White Walls (later known as Memphis). The religious ancient Egyptians believed that after their death, they lived a second eternal life in another world underneath Egypt and that they ought to take with them the kind of things necessary to them as in their first life.
Inkblots: Rorschach and His Test

Inkblots: Rorschach and His Test

Rorschach Inkblot Think about how many times you’ve taken the opportunity to look at the clouds in a bright blue sky and how you were delighted in finding shapes and fanciful figures. When you do this, you are exciting your brain and activating areas that are responsible for thought perception and the processing of emotion, especially in the relationship to memory. There is a brain and personality diagnostic test to do that very thing and it was created a long time ago by Hermann Rorschach—and it’s aptly named the Rorschach Inkblot test, and its aim is to observe the power of seeing.
Who Was Pablo Casals?

Who Was Pablo Casals?

A sound wave with a high frequency vibrates more rapidly than a sound wave at low frequency. And typically, a vibrating string produces very little sound unless the string instrument has a sounding board. Pau (Pablo) Casals could make a cello weep, dance, and the strains of his music could alter your day. He was that good! Instrument Notations Towering 6’5″ cellist Amit Peled, is a highly acclaimed cello performer and aficionado who teaches at the Peabody Institute.
The Great Houdini: A Magical Life

The Great Houdini: A Magical Life

Harry Houdini Today, if we met Harry Houdini, we would think he was one scary man. Not because he would scare the bejeezus out of us with a loud noise or using some monstrous mask. No, we would be afraid that he had failed or worse, died. Harry Houdini did death-defying tricks at the end of his career that, even today, the audience and also practitioners of magic would be hard-pressed to do or even figure out.
What Are the Elgin Marbles?

What Are the Elgin Marbles?

To find out what the Elgin Marbles are we have to first examine ancient history. The ‘cradle of the western world’ is a saying used to describe Ancient Greece. For thousands of years many of the things we do and say today have its origins back to Greek law, art, literature, and political thought. In architecture, for example, many major cities today have a building that is due in large part to the designs used in Ancient Greece; some examples in Washington D.
Beaver Wars: The Virtues of the Animal North Americans Fought for Centuries

Beaver Wars: The Virtues of the Animal North Americans Fought for Centuries

Characteristics Beavers (Castor canadensis_)_ are some of the largest rodents and they can grow to be about 40-inches long (102 cm) and can weigh up to 70 pounds (32 kg.). Because they are rodents, they have sharp front teeth, hair or fur, and feed their babies milk. Water is their preferred environment and beavers can stay underwater for 15 minutes with over-sized lungs before they have to surface for a breath.
Norman Rockwell’s Legacy

Norman Rockwell’s Legacy

It’s in The Genes On February 3, 1894 in New York City—just west of Central Park—Norman Percevel Rockwell was born to Nancy and Jarvis Waring Rockwell. His father was in the textile industry, and although he wasn’t particularly inclined, he could do a decent pencil sketch and often spent evenings copying drawings with his son Norman. Another family talent however, was his maternal grandfather, Howard Hill, who worked for Currier and Ives; Hill never received personal success but Norman often noted that his grandfather’s attention to detail in his landscape, animal and portrait paintings was something to aspire too.