americangothgirl:

During WWII, Irena got permission to work in the Warsaw ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. She had an ulterior motive.Irena smuggled Jewish infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried. She also carried a burlap sack in the back of her truck, for larger kids.Irena kept a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto. The soldiers, of course, wanted nothing to do with the dog and the barking covered the kids/infants noises.During her time of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants. Ultimately, she was caught, however, and the Nazi’s broke both of her legs and arms and beat her severely.Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she had smuggled out, In a glass jar that she buried under a tree in her back yard. After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived and tried to reunite the family. Most had been gassed. Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes or adopted.In 2007 Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize. She was not selected. Al Gore won, for a slide show on Global Warming.

americangothgirl:

During WWII, Irena got permission to work in the Warsaw ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. She had an ulterior motive.

Irena smuggled Jewish infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried. She also carried a burlap sack in the back of her truck, for larger kids.

Irena kept a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto. The soldiers, of course, wanted nothing to do with the dog and the barking covered the kids/infants noises.

During her time of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants. Ultimately, she was caught, however, and the Nazi’s broke both of her legs and arms and beat her severely.

Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she had smuggled out, In a glass jar that she buried under a tree in her back yard. After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived and tried to reunite the family. Most had been gassed. Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes or adopted.

In 2007 Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize. 
She was not selected. 
Al Gore won, for a slide show on Global Warming.

Archaeological dig finds massive slave quarters in Crownsville →

archaeologicalnews:

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When archaeologists began digging around Rockbridge Academy in May, they expected to find the place where the Comte de Rochambeau camped in September 1781 on the way to Yorktown and the final major battle of the Revolutionary War.

Instead, they stumbled upon something very different.

Slave…

ancientpeoples:

Gold necklace with beads in shape of lotus flowers and leaves
Cypriot Period, unknown.
Source: Metropolitan Museum

ancientpeoples:

Gold necklace with beads in shape of lotus flowers and leaves

Cypriot Period, unknown.

Source: Metropolitan Museum

fashionsfromhistory:

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20th Century 
Manchu People, China
MET

fashionsfromhistory:

Ensemble

20th Century 

Manchu People, China

MET

Mummified human baby - Peru, 1909

900-1430 AD

Textile and red paint are present on the head

Two ‘God’s eyes’ were placed on the body made from blue and white cotton threaded onto cane.

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peashooter85:

A beautiful silver mounted miquelet musket crafted by a gunmaker named “Kahli” for a man named “Ismail Hussein”.  Originates from Algeria, circa 1801.

unexplained-events:

Loung Por Daeng

The remains of this monk are displayed in Thailand at Kunaram on Koh Samui island on his request 30 years after his death. He requested his body be displayed, still in a meditation stance, and shown to the world. He wanted the world to follow the teachings of Buddhism.

He said he knew his death was imminent and spent the last seven days of his life without food, water, or company. He focused only on his meditation.

As for the neat sun-glasses you see, they were placed on him by his students after his eyes dried up and fell back in his head.

jeannepompadour:

Illuminations from the “Paris Psalter” a 10th c. Byzantine manuscript; an example of Macedonian Renaissance art 

mediumaevum:

No. Not another Angry Bird. In the mind of a medieval illuminator, this is an oyster.
(Middle Ages on Mahable. Cool.)

mediumaevum:

No. Not another Angry Bird. In the mind of a medieval illuminator, this is an oyster.

(Middle Ages on Mahable. Cool.)

bobbycaputo:

Strange Series of Photographs Show Hitler Practicing His Body Language

If you’ve ever seen footage of infamous dictator Adolf Hitler giving one of his spirited speeches, you probably noticed the very ‘loud’ gestures that accompanied his tirades.

What you probably don’t know, however, is that Hitler meticulously practiced his body language and gestures, going so far as to having his private photographer, Heinrich Hoffman, take pictures so that he could review them later. The result is a series of odd images of the Führer striking some very strange poses.

Downtown Camera shared these images in a piece about the life of photographer Heinrich Hoffman, and they immediately captivated us.

The photographs seem almost Photoshopped at times, with Hitler looking more like a ballroom dancer or thespian than a ruthless leader in many of them.

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