Lamassu, a protective deity
From Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu)
Photo courtesy to elrina753
Located at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
Ancient Egyptian sculpture of a male figure, thought to be from the funerary temple of Mentuhotep at Deir el-Bahari.Detail.
Date/Period: 11th dynasty c 2106-1963 BC.
Photo Courtesy to Werner Forman Archive
Location: Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon
Persian Lancers, detail from the archers’ frieze in Darius’ palace in Susa. Glazed siliceous bricks, c. 510 BC.
Bust of a black African, Rome, Nicolas Cordier, c.1610
Photo Coutesy to and located at Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden, Skulpturensammlung(Sculpture Collection)
An Etruscan terracotta vase in the form of a black African youth’s head
Classical Italy, 4th century B.C.
Courtesy to and located in Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
Statuette of a standing woman with crossed hands
Naqada III– early Dynasty 1
(ca. 3300– 3000 BC)
Provenance: Hierakonpolis, Main Deposit
Image: Courtesy Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford
Note the small ringlets of hair.
Rhyton in the form of a black youth seized by a crocodile, circa 340-320 BC. Greek, south Italian. Cambridge, UK
An Egyptian Dancer
New Kingdom, Dynasty XIX (1292-1186 BC)
Origin unknown, perhaps Deir el-Medina, later Drovetti Collection, 1824
Courtesy and currently located at the Museo Egizio.
"Clare’s Law", which enables women to check the police record of a new boyfriend, will be expanded to cover all of England and Wales.
A great tree has fallen, an open space has been left in the sky and the stream feels the reverberations.
Rest in peace Tata.
Despite Mexican legislation that establishes that children and adolescents who are unaccompanied minors should be channeled to the National System for Integral Family Development (DIF), in practice they are still held in detention centers. In 2012, over 6,000 children — from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador — were places in detention centers while their migration status was resolved, and so far in 2013 there have been 7,031 cases of unaccompanied minors placed in detention centers, which suggests a rising tendency in these practices.
It is especially common for adolescents between 12 and 17 years old — 80% of migrants in this vulnerable group — that are detained in these centers that lack the conditions to assure the integrity and enjoyment of their human rights. This is mostly due to a lack of resources and a poor communication system amongst migration authorities.
(Photo: Cuartoscuro | Full article in Animal Politico after the break)