Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Malanggan Style

Malanggan carvings take the form of friezes, masks, and sculpture,

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Graebner, Fritz

While a research assistant at the Royal Museum

Thursday, March 31, 2005

La Guma, Alex

La Guma was reared in a family active in the black liberation movement.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Obama, Barack, Jr.

American politician who became the third African American, and the first African American male Democrat, to be elected to the U.S. Senate after the end of Reconstruction (1877). Obama's father, Barack Obama, Sr., was originally a goatherd in Kenya; he won a scholarship to study in the United States and eventually became a senior economist in the Kenyan

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Kabir

The birth of Kabir (Arabic: “Great”) remains to this day shrouded in mystery and legend. Authorities disagree

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Leafbird

Leafbirds are about 17 to 20 cm (6.5 to 8 inches) long. They live high up in the jungle canopy, feeding mainly on nectar, plus some insects and berries.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Avidius Cassius, Gaius

The son of a high civil servant of the emperor Hadrian (ruled 117–138), Avidius directed operations in Rome's war against the Parthians (161–165). In 164–165 Avidius advanced into Mesopotamia and then sacked Ctesiphon, Parthia's capital, and Seleucia—both located in present-day central Iraq. Soon he was made commander of all Roman military