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The day a bunch of hooligans almost toppled the Emperor

NOTE TO SELF: Never declare yourself out of commission without checking some “this date in history” collections. You never know what might pique your interest. 2,124 more words

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DWD reblogged this on and that's the way it was and commented:

Technical problems have taken down attwiw.com central (actually I may still be able to do some blogging; the big loss is that I can't get to the freelance piece I'm working on), but luckily it's the right day to rerun one of my favorite "this day in history" posts I've done here so far. Enjoy!

November 13, 565 CE: Basilica Cistern; 1988: Sewage in Santa Monica Bay; 2003: Death of Sewer Worker

November 13, 565 AD: End of the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I, builder of the Basilica Cistern. “The Basilica Cistern (Turkish: Yerebatan Sarayı – Sunken Palace, or Yerebatan Sarnıcı – Sunken Cistern), is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul (formerly Constantinople), Turkey. 375 more words

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Art: The Hagia Sophia

historical background

The Greeks founded the city of Byzantium forever ago, in 657 BCE. A bunch of stuff happened, Greece fell, Rome rose, Rome arguably fell, then in 330 CE the Roman emperor Constantine I renamed the city, always egotistic, as Constantinople. 790 more words

Art History

Islam / The Procopius Portrayal of Justinian

Islam

Islam is monotheistic religion, whose “holy” book is the Qur’an. It is also composed of “prophetic” tradition of Muhammad. The Islam’s consider Muhammad to be the last “prophet” of God.   468 more words

Western Civilization 1

Beauty spot

Many adverts would have you think that freckles and other spots are an issue you should solve. Other adverts will tell you to celebrate the unique beauty of your skin. 656 more words

History Of Medicine

The day a bunch of hooligans almost toppled the Emperor

NOTE TO SELF: Never declare yourself out of commission without checking some “this date in history” collections. You never know what might pique your interest. 2,124 more words

Historyzzzzzzzzzzz

November 13, 565 CE: Basilica Cistern; 1988: Sewage in Santa Monica Bay; 2003: Death of Sewer Worker

November 13, 565 AD: End of the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I, builder of the Basilica Cistern. “The Basilica Cistern (Turkish: Yerebatan Sarayı – Sunken Palace, or Yerebatan Sarnıcı – Sunken Cistern), is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul (formerly Constantinople), Turkey. 375 more words

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