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Just how Bauhaus is your house?

in Cityscapes/History/My Leipzig
Bauhaus exhibit Grassi
BAUHAUS_SACHSEN Exhibit, GRASSI Museum. Photo: Esther Hoyer

Today you probably came into contact with at least one piece of Bauhaus. A brief history, examples and images from the legendary movement, whose 100th anniversary is being celebrated here in Leipzig with a GRASSI Museum exhibit.

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A conversation about history and memory

in History/Philosophies
History - Victorian living room
Public domain image

“The past can only enter our present through memories. Yet, what is officially remembered and how it is remembered is shaped by politics.”

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Discovering ancient Egypt in Germany

in Arts/History/Travel
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Image by Oberholster Venita, public domain

“The Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum in Hildesheim is not as big or famous as some others. However, it houses a good collection of well-organized and showcased Egyptian antiquities. These exhibits appeal to children and adults alike.”

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How much do you know about Easter?

in History/Philosophies
Pondering Easter? (Photo: Notre-Dame gargoyle, public domain)
Pondering Easter? (Photo: Notre-Dame gargoyle, public domain)

Jesus! So many dates, so little time – hard to keep them straight. This guide takes you from Carnival to Pentacost, passing through this Sunday, and tells you how it all fits together into one bigger picture.

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Rembrandt: sun in the firmament of art

in Arts/History

In 2019, the Netherlands honors its national treasure Rembrandt, 350 years after his death. What makes his art so great?

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The life and work of “Snowflake Bentley”

in History/Philosophies
Essay: "The Snowflake Man of Vermont." (Creative Commons essay, public domain photo)
Essay: "The Snowflake Man of Vermont." (Creative Commons essay, public domain photo)

Vermont farmer Wilson Bentley, the first person to photograph and study the complexity of snow crystals, died 87 years ago today: “On the morning he was laid to rest… it began to snow, leaving a dusting over the burial ground.”

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