- Baluchistan, which is at present divided between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
- Iraq dived into a shia and a sunni nation.
- A state inlcuding the holy cities of Mekka and Medina.
Sunday, May 31, 2009
This map, by Ralph Peters, shows some interesting features:
Saturday, May 30, 2009
London Illustrated News
"Miss Fealy . . . acquired distinction on the other side of the Atlantic by her very effective impersonation of the heroine in Quo Vadis."
Chicago Democrat"Maude Fealy, a most beautiful girl, not yet sixteen years of age, won especial favor from the audience for her sympathetic playing in the role of Eunice, the loving slave of Petronius. This young woman shows marvelous talent, and, with her refined beauty, is sure to make fame for herself before many years elapse."
Friday, May 29, 2009
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Monday, May 25, 2009
Born in Seattle, Frances Farmer studied journalism and drama at the University of Washington, Seattle. In 1935, after winning a trip to Russia to see the Moscow Art Theater, she went to Hollywood where she secured a seven-year contract with Paramount. By the end of 1936, she was one of Paramount's most talked-about new stars.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
(photos by RfA, 2007)
The only remaining part of Arab city wall. They are one of the rare remnants of Islamic 9th century Madrid. These fortifications were built to protect the Moorish settlement of Magerit or Mayrit.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Alfons Mucha: 'Printemps' ('Spring'), 1900.
"The poster craze of the 1890s, called the Belle Epoque, witnessed the rapid evolution and spread of the poster to all of Europe and America. By World War I, Art Nouveau had become a naive anachronism in a world of industrial complexities and destructive force."
Friday, May 22, 2009
There are plans to create islands for the coast of The Netherlands. Such an island could be used for a new international airport (the present airport creates much nuisance for nearby residents).
Thursday, May 21, 2009
'Hardships in the Camp'. Captain Brown, Colonel Lowe and Captain George (by Roger Fenton, 1856)
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
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Macedonia was divided between its neighbours (Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece and Albania) after the first Balkan War (1913). Only the Serbian part gained its independence in 1991. The map shows the original area of Macedonia before its partition.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
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Crimean War (1853-1856): The photo shows Captain Ponsonby, full-length, facing left, standing; Captain Pearson, full-length, facing forward, leaning in doorway; and Captain Markham, full-length, facing right, sitting in chair; all are in front of a building. Roger Fenton, 1855.