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Aïn Ghazal's sculptures - Neolithic (8th millenium BC)

The neolithic (8300 – 6900 BC) is the fruit of a slow evolution. Man began modify nature according to his needs. Man domesticated plants and animals, and man also made progress in its technical knowledge. 314 more words

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The Louvre Museum may never be the same

The Louvre Museum may never be the same after Flat Dante’s triumphant display next to the Mona Lisa…

That Flat Boy is everywhere!

BAYL…Au Revoir!

The Mona Lisa - Paris

Of all the museums I’ve been to, the Louvre in Paris is my favorite.  One of the most famous paintings in the world, if not the most famous, is housed in the Louvre.   664 more words

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The Louvre Museum - Paris

The Louvre Museum in Paris is one of the largest and most famous museums in the world.  The French call it Musee du Louvre.  Louvre is pronounced like move but with an ‘L’ in place of the ‘M’. 498 more words

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Forget Versailles: Get Lost Instead

The photo above, from a recent article in The Wall Street Journal, shows hordes of tourists crowding around the Mona Lisa in the Louvre. Been there, done that. 959 more words

France

Mona Lisa - Educa 1500.

Mona Lisa, by Leonardo da Vinci, is probably the best known painting ever made. I had the opportunity to contemplate the original at the… 166 more words

1500

Dish with a standard bearer - Abbasid Caliphate (10th century AD)

   

This dish with a standard bearer is a monochrome lusterware. It was made in Iraq in the 10th century AD and it is now in the Louvre Museum. 389 more words

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