History

April 30, 2019

Beautiful Tibetan Musical Notations Visualize the Rise and Falls of Buddhist Chants

Musical notations can go far beyond what is indicated on the page. For Tibetan Buddhists, these figures have religious importance that represent sacred sounds and ceremonies that have been passed along for generations. Visually beautiful, the sweeping notations help to shape their rituals by offering other forms of devotions, ways to ward off “feral spirits,” as well as summon divine figures.

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April 18, 2019

Scientists Analyze Ancient DNA to Solve Mystery of Who Built Stonehenge

Shrouded in mystery, Stonehenge is among the world’s most famous ancient ruins. The prehistoric monument has perplexed archaeologists for years, culminating in endless theories about who built it and how. Finally, however, there appear to be some concrete clues to the case, as scientists believe they have discovered important information about its builders.

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April 8, 2019

11 Enlightening Facts About the Statue of Liberty

For centuries, the Statue of Liberty has stood as an illuminating symbol of independence. Situated in the New York Harbor, the colossal sculpture has become a fixture of the city’s skyline, captivating native New Yorkers and arriving immigrants alike with its allegorical beauty. If you want to learn more about Lady Liberty, you’ve landed in the right place.

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March 18, 2019

This 1,288-Word Run-On Sentence Broke Records and Inspired Hundreds of Modern Writers

Most book lovers would agree that coming across a very long sentence in a novel can sometimes require multiple reads to comprehend. The world of literature is full of examples of sprawling monologues and multi-line descriptions, but it was American writer William Faulkner who was featured in the 1983 Guinness Book of World Records for his lengthy passage from his 1936 book, Absalom, Absalom! The huge run-on sentence consists of 1,288 words and countless clauses.

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