As England’s longest ruling monarch, Elizabeth II has not seen the decline of the British Empire, but rather the fruition of a somewhat turbulent but ultimately well meaning nation’s efforts over more than a millennium.
The laughter-lines around his father’s eyes, so much a feature of his work-weathered face, had softened with sadness.
“It’s Jack,” he said simply.
Chiefs traditionally ruled the clans, originally much as a native American tribal chief would do, as the steward of the territory held by his people.
When’s the last time you considered playing bingo? It turns out, bingo is a wonderful addition to a healthy lifestyle, adding a sense of community and social belonging. Bingo brings people together!
The astrolabe also known as the “star-taker” is an ancient tool that was used to determine the position of the sun and the stars. The earliest forms of the astrolabe were originally invented during the Hellenistic era1 in 150 BC in Greece and was eventually integrated into the Islamic world and gained credibility as an instrument of great importance.
On the 11th minute of the 11th
hour of the 11th month…
We Will Remember Them
A story of bravery, humility, honour, camaraderie and sacrifice, as remembered by South Australian veterans who served in New Guinea during World War II.
We love our kitchens, don’t we? Here’s a brief look at the early days of kitchen storage and how cabinets have evolved over the years.
Baseball has a certain magic and mythical nature to it that every Baseball fan is conscious of. This magic is palpable in Cooperstown, NY, where my recent visit to the Baseball Hall of Fame reminded me of the game’s joy, its colorful history and its deep significance to American culture.
The Vikings, or rather – Scandinavians of ancient times loved all kinds of games. Their sports and games practices are pretty extensively documented. It would appear that they had a number of leisure and entertainment activities that featured heavily in their societies.
Dyes, first used thousands upon thousands of years ago, add value and meaning to objects through color pigmentation. They have a long and industrious history and can be used for decorative but also functional and aesthetic purposes. As time has passed and technology has progressed, dyes have evolved to include synthetic as well as natural products.