I know it isn’t the Beast, but this is pretty much the general structure of lecture in a class I’m taking called “The US and WWII”
Two F-4B phantoms of VMFA-542, Marine Aircraft Group-11, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, DaNang RVN, on their way to targets in support of Marines working in Northern I Corps, 1969
The Building of the Aswan Dam in the 1960s would have flooded Lake Nasser, causing many Archeological sites, such as the Temple of Abu Simbel (shown above) to be underwater, The Egyptian Antiquities Council ordered some of the sites to be moved to higher ground on the banks of Lake Nasser. Other sites were disassembled and moved to museums in Madrid and New York, and some were just left to drown under the lake.
These color photographs were all taken in the Russian Empire between 1909 and 1918.
Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii was a Russian photographer born in 1863. After studying chemistry with Mendeleev and later with Adolf Miethe, Gorskii started developing his own techniques and processes of color photography, giving it a quality that impresses even today.
In 1909, he convinced the Tsar Nicolas II to send him on a trip across the Russian Empire to document its impressive diversity. It was a 10-year project, during which Gorskii took over 10,000 pictures.
The diversity of the people, and the shockingly modern colors of their portraits, make them impossible to forget. They are our contemporaries, now that they stopped hiding between the unfocused black-and-whiteness.
They are almost too present. [via]