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Articles with keyword "sixteenth century"

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Red All Over: How a Tiny Bug Changed the Way We See the World

What makes the best red? The Spanish found out in sixteenth-century Mexico.

Sur's Ocean


Murty Classical Library of India Sheds Light on Sixteenth-century Lyrical Poet Surdas

Poems in the style proliferated for centuries.

Jicarilla Apache cowboy


Yippie Ki-yay Santa Fe

Real and imagined cowboys in New Mexico.

Katherine Rinne


Impertinent Questions with Katherine Rinne

Tapping into Roman waters

Sixteenth-century Spanish vessels


Underwater Clues

Two of Florida's oldest shipwrecks reveal colonists' hopes.

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The Everlasting Bible

New translations of the Bible have sought to make it accessible to everyone.

Deborah Harkness


Impertinent Questions with Deborah Harkness

On animated pies and other curiosities of sixteenth-century life.


Brass Hip Ornament

Within the culture of the Benin Empire, which thrived from the fifteenth through the nineteenth century in what is now southern Nigeria, only the oba, or sacred monarch, had the authority to

Four Acrobats, c. 1860.


Four Acrobats

Four Acrobats, the mid nineteenth-century Indian miniature, was once part of an ordered series of paintings, each of which corresponded to one of the melodic modes—or rāga—of classical Indian music.