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Visit Monte Testaccio, the Ancient Roman Hill Made of 50 Million Crushed Olive Oil Jugs

Image by patrimoni gencat, by way of Flickr Commons It could also be one of the extra curious artifical rubbish piles on our planet. Located in Rome, and courting again to 140 A.D., Monte Testaccio rises 150 ft excessive. It covers some 220,000 sq. ft. And it is made nearly fully of 53 million shattered amphorae–that is, Roman jugs used to move olive oil throughout …

A Trip to St. Kilda, Scotland’s Lost Utopia in the Sea

In 1877, George Seton, a customer to the tiny Scottish archipelago of St. Kilda, noticed that the males dwelling there had an uncommon physiological attribute. “The nice toes of the cragsmen are extensively separated from the others, from the circumstance of their ceaselessly resting their total weight on that a part of the foot in climbing,” Seton wrote. These males …

House of Monteverdi review – new music and MP3s take on the madrigal challenge | Music

‘With this pageant, we have now ambitiously geared toward making every occasion a pageant in its personal proper,” says André de Ridder, the German born conductor, violinist and champion of new music who’s creative curator of the Spitalfields music pageant’s winter season. True to his phrase, his programme for the opening live performance – entitled House of Monteverdi and some …

What to Stream This Weekend

Each week, Richard Brody picks a traditional movie, a contemporary movie, an unbiased movie, a overseas movie, and a documentary for on-line viewing. Photograph by Entertainment Pictures / Alamy “War of the Colossal Beast” With the discharge of “The Disaster Artist,” James Franco’s comedy about the making of “The Room,” which is well known for being horrible, it’s price taking …

Scottish pop stars, Egyptian surrealists and pastiche from Obama’s painter: the week in art | Art and design

Exhibition of the week Charles II: Art and PowerThe Restoration in 1660 noticed a fast return of royal finery after the republican rule of Oliver Cromwell. Even the crown jewels wanted remaking. Yet far from a frozen masks of reimposed regal authority, the new king, who had picked up some dissipated methods in his years of exile, created a libertine …

LACMA Lecture: 30th Annual Berton Memorial Lecture on Japanese Art, Dec. 10 at 3:30PM

Noh Costume (atsuita) with Design of Waves, Cart Wheels and Winged Dragons (element) Japan, Edo interval (1615–1868), late 18th to early 19th century, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, William Sturgis Bigelow Collection and Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund, photograph © 2017 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Talk: The Thirtieth Annual Michele and Peter Berton Memorial Lecture on Japanese Art: Bachelors’ …

Namesake Dept News, Opinion, and Analysis—The New Yorker

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Six letters: profit: Why Nigeria produces Scrabble champions

Print part Print Rubric:  The greatest gamers earn authorities salaries Print Headline:  Why Nigeria wins at Scrabble Print Fly Title:  Six letters: revenue UK Only Article:  customary article Issue:  How—and why—to finish the battle in Yemen Fly Title:  Six letters: revenue Location:  ABUJA Main picture:  20171202_MAD002_0.jpg IN THE scorching, golden mild of an Abuja afternoon two males spin a rotating …

Difference Engine: Game over for virtual reality?

Print part UK Only Article:  commonplace article Fly Title:  Difference Engine Location:  LOS ANGELES Main picture:  20171202_stp501.jpg LIKE the remainder of the consumer-electronics trade, video-game makers could be misplaced with out the standard binge shopping for that occurs between mid-November and the late December. This 12 months’s gift-giving season will likely be as a lot a deal with for makers …

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