Monthly Archives: May 2013

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The Amazing Career of LeBron James

He was such an accomplished a basketball player in high school that he was the first draft choice of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers in 2003. He went on to be the youngest winner of the NBA’s Rookie of the Year Award. He was only 20 years old. He was born in Akron, Ohio on December […]

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Discovering More than Heads on Easter Island

It is but a tiny dot lost in the middle of the gargantuan South Pacific Ocean, yet there rests one of the great mysteries of all time. The monolithic stone heads actually have revealed a marvel that few have even thought about. In 1919, it was discovered that, beneath the surface, the great faces of […]

Leonardo da Vinci’s Great Horse

Leonard da Vinci is arguably considered to be the greatest human genius of all time. As a painter, a sculptor, a writer, and an inventor, he has been unmatched throughout time. At the time of the creation, da Vinci, ever a master of multi-tasking, was also working on one of his greatest paintings. The Italian […]

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Vermeer’s ‘Girl with the Pearl Earring’ Continues to Inspire Awe

The extremely famous painting known as The Girl with the Pearl Earring is considered one of the finest paintings of all time. It was painted by the Dutch master, Johannes Vermeer in 1665 and depicts a young woman glancing over her shoulder sporting, of course, the legendary pearl earring. Vermeer was always rather secretive about his […]

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How the Legendary Mona Lisa Came to Be

Perhaps the most famous painting of all time is the 16th century masterpiece known as the Mona Lisa. Created by the near mythical Leonardo da Vinci, legend has it that if you stare into her eyes as you walk, her eyes follow you. The masterpiece currently resides in the Louvre in Paris. Apparently, the name […]

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The Enigma That Was Randy Moss

He is considered one of the greatest wide receivers in NFL history and was greatly liked and respected by his former teammates. However, Randy Moss never seemed to fit any mold as his on the field, and off the field, antics took their toll and has made him one of professional football’s greatest enigmas. Moss […]

Mount Rushmore

After More Than Seventy Years, Borglum’s Mount Rushmore Remains

Gutzon Borglum had a vision and it was a vision that was to lead him to create one of the legendary monuments found anywhere on Earth. With the help of a mayor as well as a few powerful congressmen and senators, Borglum managed to raise private donations so that the construction of the mighty Mount […]

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The Magnificent Colosseum in Rome

Built by the Roman emperor Vespasian between 73-79 AD, the Colosseum in Rome still stands as one of the great monuments of the world. Vespasian followed the notoriously insane Nero as emperor in 69 AD and was in charge of a Roman citizenry that was highly discouraged and beaten down. Not only had Nero’s maniacal […]

Middleton Parish Churchs glazed war memorial

Ancient Window Tells a Tale in Middleton

The famous glazed window, known as the Flodden Window, in the Middleton Parish Church of Saint Leonard in Middleton, England may have recently unveiled the true history of itself. The window had always been accepted as a tribute to the Battle of Flodden fought between English and Scottish forces in 1513. However, recent examination by […]

Muhammad Ali: The Man Behind the Gloves

Muhammad Ali was born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. on January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky. When he was 12 he discovered his boxing talent. The way he discovered his talent was a story in itself. Ali’s bike was stolen and he reported it to the police telling the officer that he wanted to beat up […]

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The Story Behind the Statue of ‘Liberty Enlightening the World’

It is amazing how life can inspire one in a certain direction. Experiences can define what we achieve in our lives. For Auguste Bartholdi, a trip to visit the Sphinx and Pyramids of Giza in Egypt turned into a life-changing experience. Born in 1834 in Colmar, Alsace, France, he then extensively studied art, sculpture, and […]

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The Great Marble ‘Winged Victory’

The Nike monument was found in 1863 by a French expedition led by an amateur archaeologist Charles Champoiseau, vice-consul to Adrianople. The remains of the monument were found and sent off to Paris to be displayed in the Louvre in 1884. The monument dates to the first half of the second century B.C. The components […]

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Les Braves Memorial of Omaha Beach

Les Braves is a war memorial that is located on the shores of Omaha Beach in the village of  St. Laurent-sur-Mer  in Normandy, France and commemorates the fallen American soldiers, of World War ll who have lost their lives on the beaches of Normandy, June 6th 1944. The memorial represents three elements: The Wings of Hope, Rise […]