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RE-POSTS!: Men in underpants

I am re-posting this piece on men in underpants from last year. Time to get back onto this interesting topic once again. Soon I will post a follow-up on this: Renaissance underpants! 269 more words

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Triumph

Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, escalators (Credit: C. Bertelsen)

Thanks to a Julia Child Independent Scholar grant that I won from the International Association of Culinary Professionals, a few years ago I spent a month in France researching a topic close to my heart: the culinary impact of European colonialism on modern food habits. 132 more words

Photography

Ancient Roman Silver Treasure Revealed

LOS ANGELES — Accidentally discovered by a French farmer plowing his field near the village of Berthouville in rural Normandy in 1830, the spectacular hoard of gilt-silver statuettes and vessels known as the… 185 more words

Art & Culture

SCADS63 Alexander I SC 1784.4 Corr.

ALEXANDER I BALAS

ANTIOCH

Silver Tetradrachm, Zeus Nicephorus type, revived

SC 1784.8 Corr.

Obv.: Diademed head of Alexander I r., diadem ends falling straight behind, fillet border. 51 more words

Diademed Head