The portrait mask not only indicated beauty, but also refinement and desire to please others. This is rare, as most African art do not depict real people in their masks. The mask’s main function was to be used in ceremonial dances to celebrate and honor members of the community and ancestors. These ceremonies focused on the respecting the spirit of the ancestor and honoring the matriarch of the family. Overall sculptures all throughout West Africa were depicted to have the power to act, utilizing the practitioner 's power to communicate with the ancestors and spirits.
Not many scientists are certain when the Assyrian Astrology began, but many suspect it was around the years B.C. in 612 B.C. The zodiac circle is one of the oldest and most used forms of astrology. The idea conceived by the Assyrians in order to have the zodiac circle was based off of two different Greek traditions. The first tradition consisted of the 12 signs of zodiac, animal constellations also dwelt in the tradition.
The first or earliest magic square known was created by the Chinese in 2800 B.C. Fuh-Hi, a mathematical genius described the "Loh-Shu", or “the scroll of the river Lo”, as a 3 by 3 square. The “Loh-Shu” is the first recorded magic square, but it is also quite possible that people before Fuh-Hi could have been using a game board as such. They could have been playing on the sand or with a pile of stones. Later over time, people made more magic squares that had larger increments of squares.
I do not know much about the intricacies of music, such as what a chord extension is or why moving from a focus on quarter notes to eighths is significant. But even to me, some of the innovations of bebop are noticeable. There is much more emphasis on individual creativeness and solo technique, which is different from the highly structured sets that characterized swing bands. Beboppers were often creative interpreters of existing jazz standards. For instance, in some of Charlie Parker’s work, he would keep a song’s harmonic structure but replace its melody with an inventive and technically dazzling improvisation, essentially creating a new song.
Is Ancient Singapore a Civilization? Singapore’s previous Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew once said, “First, to understand Singapore, you’ve got to start off with an improbable story.” The story starts with Ancient Singapore, during the 14th to 16th centuries. However, historians are still asking questions regarding this period in Singapore’s growth. One of the main questions is, “Is Ancient Singapore a Civilization?” This essay will prove that Ancient Singapore was definitely a civilization as all 7 aspects of a civilization are present. Ancient legends often conceal Singapore’s early history, but historians now know that Singapore contained cities, albeit being extremely small.
Secondly, Angkor Wat, in Cambodia, was originally a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Vishnu. Hinduism spread to Cambodia many through sea routed to Khmer around the first century. The temple was later converted into a Buddhist temple from influences from merchants and missionaries from India; these merchants and missionaries later spread Buddhism to much of southeast and east Asia. These two documents further prove the dynamics of religious exchanges in the Indian Ocean Basin. By examining these four documents one can easily see the diverse exchanges throughout the Indian Ocean Basin by the spread of trade and religion.
Also their invention led to much other invention such as gunpowder lead to building of cannons to handheld guns. This paper talks about Chinese invention of Gun powder during the 9th century and how it evolved to other countries and leads to further inventions. Gunpowder is the first chemical
Indonesia is a unique and diverse country in Southeast Asia and has a truly remarkable history, in which former Dutch imperialism stands out among other significant events. Imperialism is the practice of extending rule and power to regions outside of the country which holds it by creating colonies. In 1602, the Netherlands founded the East India Trading Company, abbreviated VOC for Dutch “Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie”, to trade spices in Southeast Asia, mainly Indonesia. (van Dam 1) As they moved further and further into the islands of Indonesia, the Dutch decided to set up a government in the region for easier control of trading and to hinder rebellions of the indigenous tribes. Then, after the VOC was dissolved in 1799, they simply kept
Even though it was difficult to choose only one song because of how broad my musical taste is none of those songs made me feel as unique and beautiful as this song does. My options varied from Eminem’s crazy rap to Beyoncé’s sassy rhythm but at the end I decided on a song that has prevailed beautiful for many, many the years and still might be something new for my peers. I wanted to show the class something they probably haven’t heard of and hopefully make some of them curious about the genre or the artist. I chose this song because I wanted to give them the opportunity to try new rhythms, lyrics, genres, and just things in general and showed them how special and incredible this song can be if understood correctly. In addition, what this song means to me also influenced my decision.
The simplicity of how the band combines an assortment of genres makes for a diversity in their fan base (Biru). A big part of what makes The Neighbourhood so good, is how seamlessly they blend two styles of music together. This blending of genres gives the band a unique sound that is bold and stands out. With instrumentals that seem reproduced and lyrics that seem copyrighted, she give off an Ultraviolence vibe (Reese). It is one thing to take inspiration from certain albums, however when an album has the same style as the other is when a line is crossed in the music industry.