Echo from the Past: Tattoos in the Southeast (William Bartram, 1788)

Echo from the Past: Tattoos in the Southeast (William Bartram, 1788)

The most beautiful painting now to be found amongst the Muscogulges is in the skin on the bodies of their ancient chiefs and micos which is of a bluish lead or indigo color. It is the breast, trunk, muscular or fleshy parts of the arms and thighs and sometimes almost every part of the surface

When Apollo Kinda Doubled as a Boat

When Apollo Kinda Doubled as a Boat

When we think about going to the Moon, it all sounds so glamorous and exciting! But really, not all of it was… like the Apollo seaworthiness test that we’re looking at today on Vintage Space. There were a lot of long-duration tests designed to make sure that the Apollo spacecraft could support three astronauts on

The great conspiracy against Julius Caesar – Kathryn Tempest

The great conspiracy against Julius Caesar – Kathryn Tempest

What would you do if you thought your country was on the path to tyranny? If you saw one man gaining too much power, would you try to stop him? Even if that man was one of your closest friends and allies? These were the questions haunting Roman Senator Marcus Junius Brutus in 44 BCE,

Plant Based Tattoos from Around the World

Plant Based Tattoos from Around the World

Tattoos have been important for millennia. Otzi, the ice man, whose remains were found in the Alps in 1991 had a total of 61 tattoos covering his body. These tattoos were thought to be intended for pain relief, and he lived somewhere around 5,300 years ago. This picture is a mock up of what he

The Cultural Heritage of Tattooing | Lars Krutak | TEDxYYC

The Cultural Heritage of Tattooing | Lars Krutak | TEDxYYC

Translator: Jerson Partible Reviewer: Denise RQ I am going to start my talk tonight with a few questions to you in the audience, and all that I require is a simple yes answer. First question is or was: do any of you have one or more tattoos? (Audience) Yes! Lars Krutak: Alright, great. Do you

The Valknut is a “Lie”

The Valknut is a “Lie”

yes, yes, yes… I know what you were going to say “make yourself at home”! – well, I just did! yes, no time to waste -.- well… time is money! yes but not your money… you keep wasting my money in mead have you ever considered getting your own money? perhaps working in a call-centre,

Toxic culture of education: Joshua Katz at TEDxUniversityofAkron

Translator: TED Translators admin Reviewer: Leonardo Silva Everyone is a genius, but, if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it’s stupid. There I was working with a student, Natalie, on solving equations. She had to multiply 2 x 9, and got stuck. This

5,000-year-old tattoos I Curator’s Corner season 3 episode 6

5,000-year-old tattoos I Curator’s Corner season 3 episode 6

Hi my name’s Daniel Antoine I’m the curator of physical anthropology at the British Museum. Welcome to my corner. [Music] I’m the curator responsible for the human remains in the collection. As part of that role I make sure that all the human remains are treated with care, respect and dignity but also my role

Cracking Ancient Codes: Cuneiform Writing – with Irving Finkel

Cracking Ancient Codes: Cuneiform Writing – with Irving Finkel

[MUSIC PLAYING] [APPLAUSE] All right, already, already. OK. Thank you very much for that subtle and delicate introduction. It’s much appreciated. All right. Well, the first thing I’ve got to tell you is the misnomer under which we are all labouring, because ancient writing has nothing to do with codes. Because codes are an artificial

Geography Now! Japan

This is one country I barely have to introduce you to. Let’s just get it over with. Sushi, geishas, karate! Temples, ramen, anime! Sumos, weird stuff, weird cosplay, poison fish, and I’m not even gonna ask about that… De wa, ikimashou! では, 行きましょう! It’s time to learn Geography NOW! Hey everybody, I’m your host Barbs.