The koto was introduced from China to Japan during the Nara period (710-793) as an instrument of court music (Gagaku).
This is the port which is exhibited in the present view, and the lofty mountain beyond its entrance is the Neritos of Homer. Views in Greece by Edward Dodwell. London, 1821.
The Shahnameh is the longest epic poem in the world written by a single poet. It is considered as a literary masterpiece.
The Arts and Crafts Movement was a British movement in art and especially in product design from the middle of the 19th century to around 1920
Landing in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the beginning of the 19th century. Historical travelogue by Emeric Essex Vidal and Rudolph Ackermann.
Costumed Empire people at a masked ball at the Paris Opera 1804. Illustration by Jean-Francois Bosio. Composition pour le “Journal des Dames”.
In the days of the Capetian Kings. Odette de Champdivers called La Petite Reine, was mistress of the mad French king Charles VI.
Catalina de Erauso alias Francisco Loyola (* 1592 in Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain; † 1650 in Cuitlaxtla, New Spain, today Mexico) was a Basque noblewoman who lived as a man for… Read More
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