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Today on #basantpanchami catch the story of goddess Saraswati on our website (link in the bio). She is the goddess of learning, arts and has a special place in the Holy Trinity of the Indian goddess. Not only is she India's oldest goddess, her worship transcends geography and faiths! .
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Ancestor Energy 🙏🏽 Nothing felt so right than adorning Traditional Visayan Clothing and Symbols on my skin. Mao kini kita... This is us. Energy was so empowering for #Sinulog2018, much cant be said but felt within. To feel my role, to channel the energy and to let that energy out through dance and representing the ancestor was maybe one of the greatest experiences ive had in my life. I am blessed 🙏🏽

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Cpl. Carlton Chapman...is a machine-gunner in an M-4 tank, attached to a Motor Transport unit near Nancy, France. 761st Mt. Bn. November 5, 1944.
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If time travel was a real thing, I think I'd make a killing at being a tourist guide 😊

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A Vietnamese policeman attempts to put out the fire as a Buddhist monk burns to death in front of Saigon's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Oct. 27, 1963 by Horst Faas. #saigon #vietnam #buddhism
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On our second #symbologysunday, though it's been a while, we present the Djed symbol. This symbol represented the Strength, Stability, and Authority of Osiris, King of the Underworld, as it was literally his Backbone, (the Spine of Osiris.) The symbol has also been associated with Ptah, god of Craftsmen
#egypt #ancient #ancientegypt #ancienthistory #symbol #symbology #spine #skeleton #pillar #osiris #mythology #egyptology #history #historybuff #underworld #strength #stability #authority #king #underworld #greece #rome #art #archaeology

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The American Flag flies at half-staff over Buchenwald Concentration Camp on April 19, 1945, 8 days after its liberation. #concentrationcamp
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Member of British 3 Commando Brigade in training at Achnacarry, Scotland, United Kingdom, circa 1942-1945; note second pattern F-S dagger between teeth.
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@Regranned from @the_amateur_historian - This famous photo taken by UPI photographer Arthur Sasse depicts the legendary scientist Albert Einstein as he humorously sticks out his tongue for the camera. Image taken at Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey. March 14th 1951. Einstein was at Princeton to celebrate his 72nd birthday that day and attended an event in his honor. While walking with Dr. Frank Aydelotte and his wife back to their car, a group of reporters proceeded to follow the three and tried to get shots of Einstein himself. Sasse had let the crowd of photographers get their shots and disperse before he moved in to get some of his own, and when he walked up close to the car he said: "Ya, Professor, smile for your birthday picture, ya?" Einstein agreed, but he thought that Sasse wouldn't be fast enough to get the exact shot he wanted, so Einstein quickly stuck out his tongue just as the photo was taken and he quickly turned his head away, all in an effort to possibly try and ruin the photo. The editors at UPI debated on whether to use the picture or not, and it took a large conference of UPI officials to actually get the picture okayed. Einstein had already had a reputation for being somewhat bizarre, so the photo absolutely captured that reputation enough to become one of the most popular pictures of Albert Einstein ever taken. Ironically, Einstein himself reportedly loved the photograph very much, and he even loved it enough to crop it and put it on greeting cards that he would send to personal friends. He also even requested UPI to give him nine copies for personal use, and after they were sent to him he signed one of the photographs for another reporter. That specific signed photograph ended up selling for $74,324 dollars at an auction on June 19th 2009.

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@Regranned from @the_amateur_historian - Three unidentified British soldiers participating in the Battle of the Ancre against German forces are shown eating some hot rations together during a lull in the fighting. Somewhere near Ancre, within the Ancre Valley, France. Circa October 1916.

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🕺🏻This week's podcast episode all about the Memphis Mafia. You can hear it all at the link in our bio @memphistypehistory, on iTunes, Stitcher, and your favorite podcast app. ✨
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“It was a party like you wouldn't believe. Go to a different show every night, then pick up a bunch of women afterwards, go party the next night. Go to the lounges, see Fats Domino, Della Reese, Jackie Wilson, the Four Aces, the Dominoes – all the old acts. We'd stay there and never sleep, we were all taking pills just so we could keep up with each other." –Joe Esposito

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I watched "Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable,” a mockumenyary that chronicles the fictional story behind Damien Hirst’s two-venue exhibition in Venice last year.
The slickly produced film~full of sweeping underwater shots and a swelling soundtrack~was financed by the artist himself. It took 10 years and 65million$ to produce. 👀 The film suggests the show was the debut presentation of long~lost treasure discovered by a team of archaeologists and divers off the coast of east Africa. The trove~so the story goes~had been assembled during the 1st or 2nd centuries by a former slave turned voracious collector, Cif Amotan II (an anagram, it turns out, for “I am fiction”.) A slightly greedy fella 😩😉
The film follows a team of researchers as they identify Amotan’s shipwreck beneath the surface of the Indian Ocean. But in order to retrieve the sunken booty, they need a benefactor. Enter: Damien Hirst. It was fascinating! although fictional, and made me think of the lost treasure in Admiralty Inlet from the luxury Cruise liner the Governor that's been lost at sea since 1921. The purser's safe, which divers think fell through two rotting decks to a third deck deep in the wreck, is believed to contain $1.5 million worth of jewels, gold coins, bonds and currency. The total value of the artifacts on the ship has been estimated at $8.5 million. A mama and her 2 daughters were lost, along with 2 sisters and several crew members. 😪I think of them when I look out into those waters. Divers have brought up hundreds of articles including diamond and cameo rings, brooches, pocket watches, women's shoes, chamber pots, dishes, flatware, carafes, perfume and toiletry bottles and a toilet bowl. How cool is that?! I have a pirate girl in me ☠️🇧🇮that digs dis type of history. That my friends is the true treasure. ✨🌟⚓️🚢#lostatsea #treasureisland #historybuff #art #pirategirl 🖤

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Another photo challenge accepted by @nyc.thenandnow. Follow @nyc.thenandnow and stay tuned for the 'Now' version of this #NYC location. Engine 33, ladder 9 on Great Jones Street, New York City. #newyork #nyny #fdny #firefighter
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Soviet anti-tank rifleman, armed with 14.5mm PTRS-41 anti-tank rifles, setup a defensive position overlooking a river.
The PTRS-41 was massive. It weighed 46 pounds and had a four foot long barrel, totaling its length to seven feet. The weapon was fed by a five-round magazine, similar to the stamped steel “enbloc” clip used by the American M1 Garand rifle. It loaded upward into the magazine, but a single round could also be loaded and fired manually from the top of the receiver. Its semiautomatic capabilities were a considerable advantage, as it often took multiple hits from its 14.5mm rounds to disable armored vehicles. Ultimately, it was prone to jamming and wasn't as successful as the simpler (single shot) PTRD anti-tank rifle.

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Three unidentified British soldiers participating in the Battle of the Ancre against German forces are shown eating some hot rations together during a lull in the fighting. Somewhere near Ancre, within the Ancre Valley, France. Circa October 1916.

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The Persian king felt that he shouldn’t have to take any nonsense from an overgrown river.

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Our first Dapper Day Museum outing was super fun! I loved the tattoo exhibit and I can firmly say we both LOVED the dinosaur friends who got in on the dapper activities! The big guy dino got on the dance floor in the Hall of Mammals to show us how it's done!
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On this day in history, January 21st 1793, after being found guilty of treason by the French National Convention, Louis XVI of France is executed by guillotine. The French Revolution was an event within one nation that became one of the greatest history altering events ever. While the Revolution really was a failure in the sense that it traded one illiberal regime for another, it had a huge impact on the intellectual tradition of Europe, and subsequently, much of the world. Many throughout history and around the world have looked on the French Revolution either with disdain or admiration. For some, the Revolution showed how classical liberal thought could conquer antiquated political and social institutions. For others, the Revolution showed how easily idealism could get out of hand and how liberal thought could be just as dangerous as illiberal thought. Regardless of interpretation, the French Revolution stands as one of the single most important events in world history; countless scholars, politicians, and revolutionaries have since looked on the event as inspiration or warning to guide their own worldviews and actions. #frenchrevolution #bonaparte #napoleon

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France!

I’ve promised it multiple times, and yet have not started it. But the interest shown in French ships from my Operation Torch series and my Toulon anniversary posts have provoked the start of something you’ll hopefully find as fascinating as I do; Class Clashes France!
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In tandem with the launch of this series, @the_ww2_gallery will be diving into French carriers and aviation of the WWII era. He and I will be doing this complimentary study under the tag #marinenationaleinfocus as a means of exploring the complex design theories put into practice in one of the world’s most unique navies ever to put to sea.
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The Marine Nationale has a rich history full of tradition and political influence; while not as dominant historically as the Royal Navy, they were nevertheless the primary threat to Britain’s rule of the seas prior to the production of the first German battleships. France has had an enduring naval legacy, not just in battleships, but in torpedo boats, destroyers, cruisers, and submarines as well. If anything, they were more impactful in the development of smaller types of warship than in capital ships. But as a major sea-going nation, their capital ships were a sign of prestige. And we will cover them, class by class, over the coming weeks.
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As an ever-forward thinking nation, they were the first nation to functionally take aircraft to sea with the seaplane carrier Foudre in 1912. After the war they were one of only four nations on Earth to operate an aircraft carrier prior to WWII. This end of the spectrum will comprise @the_ww2_gallery ‘s half of the project. We will be covering two different time periods initially, myself covering the early roots of their big ship programs. But the final result should be comprehensive. Turn on post notifications for both of our pages, and enjoy; my series will also be cataloged under #classclashesfrance . Here, the battleship Bouvet steams slowly in harbor likely at Mudros, or Corfu. The photo seems to have been taken from the armored cruiser Jules Michelet, based on the turret shape, single sighting hood, and air intakes. I could not chronologically reconcile both ships in either harbor at the same time though.

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"The 🇬🇧 Battle-class destroyers" - (Part 22 = The HMS Matapan (D43) as a sonar trials ship and the last Battle class destroyer to be decommissioned and receive the same fate as her sister ships) •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Photo caption - The Battle class destroyer HMS Matapan (D43) (left), converted to a Sonar trials vessel, part of the Admiralty Underwater Weapons Establishment. Believed to be the first Royal Navy ship with this type of bow. Photo 1972. Broken up for scrap in 1979. -------------------------------------------- The HMS Matapan (D43) was laid up on completion of her trials in 1947, having carried out only 150 hours steaming, the need to replace HMS Verulam (R28) as Sonar Trials Ship for the Admiralty Underwater Weapons Establishment at Portland saw the conversion and eventual commissioning of Matapan. In 1971 Matapan was towed to Portsmouth to begin her conversion to sonar trials ship. She was stripped of all armament and the forecastle deck was extended right to the stern to provide increased space to accommodate scientists and trials equipment, plus a large Sick Bay. She was fitted with a second funnel for the exhausting of fumes from the extra generators required to power the sonar equipment. -------------------------------------------- A plated foremast carried radar and communications aerials, and a new fully enclosed bridge was fitted. A new after deckhouse, which ran from the after funnel to the quarterdeck was fitted with a helicopter landing deck on the top. Her refit took two years but she finally commissioned in 1973. After 24 years in the Devonport reserve Matapan had finally found a role in the Royal Navy Fleet of the seventies. Her trials period lasted for five years, with a major deployment to the United States in 1976, working with US Navy submarines, much of the work of this vessel remains classified. She paid off at Portsmouth in 1977 and was broken up at Blyth in 1979. #The🇬🇧BattleClassDestroyers

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Our photo Code Talker will be featured on Fox’s new drama The Resident, premiering tonight. The photo depicts the Old Red Lake Trading Post and its stunning mural of Code Talker King Fowler, painted by acclaimed muralist Nils Westergard as part of Dr. Chip Thomas’s groundbreaking Painted Desert Project. #artbegetsart #navajonation #oldredlaketradingpost #nilswestergard #jetsonorama #painteddesertproject

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Taking this handsome young history buff out on a date tonight to see Hamilton. Can’t wait!! 🤗

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Sterling Creek.

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