Archive for the ‘Controversies’ Category

Four Popes and a Would-Be Emperor: The Council of Constance 1414-1418

Fig. 1 Council of Constance, 1414-18, illustration from Chronicle of Ulrich von Richenthal (image in public domain) By  Andrea M. Gáldy –  Das Konstanzer...

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Mozart and Mathematics

Wolgang Amadeus Mozart, posthumous 1819 Barbara Krafft portrait (Image public domain) By Patrick Hunt – In the great scheme of things theoretical, one might...

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Plague and the Medieval Triumph of Death, Palazzo Abatellis, Palermo

Plague and the Medieval Triumph of Death, Palazzo Abatellis, Palermo

  Triumph of Death Wall Painting, ca. 1448, Palazzo Abatellis, Palermo (Photo Rob Cook, 2012) By Patrick Hunt –  Plague in the Middle Ages was a constant...

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Africa’s Great Zimbabwe

Africa’s Great Zimbabwe

Great Zimbabwe’s Great Enclosure (photo in public domain) By Patrick Hunt –  The Great Zimbabwe ruins in Zimbabwe form what is probably the greatest...

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Archaeology in the Petén: The Early Classic Maya Site of Holmul in Guatemala

by Brianna Rego Holmul Excavation of Structure 1 in 2005 (Photo: Brianna Rego, 2005...

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Thinking in planetary time scales:   How modern technology helps us understand ancient episodes of climate change

Thinking in planetary time scales: How modern technology helps us understand ancient episodes of climate change

by James Geary Aletsch Glacier, Switzerland, 2007 (courtesy of Jo Simon, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License) When did human beings start changing...

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