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The wondrous life—and dramatic death—of Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Observatory

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ORIGINS: EUROPE IS HERE TO STAY Konstantinos Arvanitakis | Ephorate of Antiquities of Athens City | Greece | 2019 | 11min A teenager from a European country visits Greece and by strolling the “The Heart of Ancient Athens” area discovers … Continue reading

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SHARED LEGACIES: THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN JEWISH CIVIL RIGHTS ALLIANCE – Film Festival Flix Synopsis: The crucial historical lessons of Black-Jewish cooperation are revisited and revived in this utterly fascinating, urgent call to action. Common cause was found in the turbulent ‘60s … Continue reading

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Ultimate Rome: Empire Without Limit

Mary Beard’s Ultimate Rome: Empire Without Limit

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ART HISTORY: Renaissance

Renaissance Unchained by Waldemar Januszczak Famed British art critic and TV presenter Waldemar Januszczak challenges the traditional notion that the Renaissance had fixed origins in Italy. He explores the ingenuity in both technique and ideas throughout Europe in great artists … Continue reading

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US: The Century

The Century: America’s Time

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AL ANDALUS: The Ornament of the World

THE ORNAMENT OF THE WORLD Filmed in Cordoba, Granada, Seville, and Toledo, this film retraces the 800-year period in medieval Spain when Muslims, Christians, and Jews forged a common cultural identity that frequently transcended their religious differences, revealing what made … Continue reading

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BOOK ITINERARIES: Leonardo’s Library

Leonardo’s Library: The World of a Renaissance Reader… an exhibit of rare books and manuscripts from Stanford’s special collections… related to Leonardo’s life and work… a window on the world of the Renaissance reader in general, and Leonardo in particular… … Continue reading

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16. RENNES: Museum of Brittany

Driving day… from Bretagne to Val de Loire… with a book detour… in Becherel… playful gifts… Quels sont ces chateaux… D’ou viennent ces fromages… delicious desserts for the sweets collection… a cool exhibit on a hot day… Peuples du Froid… … Continue reading

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13. NORMANDY: Bayeux & D-Day

Sunrise on the roofs of Honfleur… birds flying before the rain… croissant smelling… lovely breakfast in Honfleur… a brisk walk to the public parking… to beat the expected rain… and enjoy the cool of the morning… if only we could … Continue reading

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