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Faces from Scotland’s past come to life after forensic reconstruction | CNN
Reconstructing skulls brings Scotland’s ancient faces back to life | CNN
a very large city with lots of buildings on it
Jalousie
One of Haiti’s largest slums, the Jalousie community in Port-Au-Prince struggles with a lack of sanitation, intermittent electricity & rivers of plastic waste. Conservative estimates suggest more than 80,000 people now live here, many of whom arrived after the 2010 earthquake, which the area miraculously escaped relatively unscathed. Life is often cramped, chaotic & challenging, but Jalousie’s people have dignity, hope & a sense of community, regardless of the poverty & oppression they face. #photography #landscape #urban #aerial
six different types of coins are shown in this diagram, and each has the same type of coin
Researchers Solve Mystery of Early Medieval Silver Coins | Sci.News
Researchers Solve Mystery of Early Medieval Silver Coins | Sci.News
a woman in an apron is kneading some food
Cooking is keeping her heritage alive | CNN
Laila El-Haddad, the cookbook author, knows it might seem futile to labor over Gazan recipes at a time when the people of the territory are barely surviving. But as she sees it, that’s precisely why she must: Food is history; food is community; and it’s imperative to keep those parts of Gaza alive. “What happens then if you lose your traditions as well?” she said. “Then nothing remains.”
an aerial view of a city with lots of people
Hours to make and seconds to destroy, Holy Week flower carpets are a labor of love in Guatemala
Hours to make and seconds to destroy, Holy Week flower carpets are a labor of love in Guatemala | AP News
two men are working on a log in front of an old building and one man is using a chainsaw to cut it
Carpenters Without Borders
Charpentiers Sans Frontières, or C.S.F., is a France-based organization of traditional woodworkers who volunteer to restore unique constructions, like a castle moat bridge in France or octagonal wells in Romania. Members are also working on the restoration of Notre Dame Cathedral. They use traditional hand tools, materials, techniques, & designs to restore & preserve important architectural heritage sites.
the cliffs are very high on the water
Irish names you’re probably saying wrong and how to pronounce them | CNN
Irish names you’re probably saying wrong and how to pronounce them | CNN
an old stone building with several holes in the ground
‘World’s oldest bread,’ dating back 8,600 years, discovered in Turkey | CNN
‘World’s oldest bread,’ dating back 8,600 years, discovered in Turkey | CNN
a lit christmas tree in the middle of a snow covered forest with lots of lights on it
History of Christmas Trees - Symbolism, Traditions & Trivia | HISTORY
The history of Christmas trees goes back to the symbolic use of evergreens in ancient Egypt and Rome and continues with the German tradition of candlelit Christmas trees first brought to America in the 1800s.
an animal that is laying down on the ground
Extinct woolly dog was carefully bred for weaving, ancient DNA confirms
Extinct woolly dog was carefully bred for weaving, ancient DNA confirms - The Washington Post
three people are working on something in an industrial area with metal pipes and steel pots
Intangible Cultural Heritage Committee 2023
Intangible Cultural Heritage Committee 2023 | UNESCO
an image of some writing on the side of a stone wall that looks like it has been carved into something
Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherers Carved Detailed Human Footprints and Animal Tracks in Namibia | Sci.News
Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherers Carved Detailed Human Footprints and Animal Tracks in Namibia | Sci.News
a stone bench sitting on top of a white floor next to a small yellow marker
Archaeologists Find Grinding Stones with Traces of 2,000-Year-Old Curry in Vietnam | Sci.News
Archaeologists Find Grinding Stones with Traces of 2,000-Year-Old Curry in Vietnam | Sci.News
two potted plants are in front of some white buildings with thatched roof tops
Alberobello, Puglia, Italy
A trullo dwelling in the town of Alberobello in southern Italy. These dry-stacked stone structures use no mortar & this style of building has been in use since prehistoric times. #UNESCO
a woman sitting on a bench in front of some white buildings with thatched roofs
The Trulli of Alberobello
Trulli (singular, trullo) are traditional stone huts with a corbelled roof. Their style of construction is specific to the Itria Valley in the region of Puglia in southern Italy. Remarkable examples of drywall (mortarless) construction, a prehistoric building technique still in use in this region. Best preserved examples are in the town of Alberobello, dating from as early as the mid-14th century. They are still inhabited. A UNESCO World Heritage site.