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Painting of the Day: Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks to Sultan Mehmed IV of the Ottoman Empire
Art

Painting of the Day: Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks to Sultan Mehmed IV of the Ottoman Empire

Ilya Repin Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks to Sultan Mehmed IV of the Ottoman Empire, 1891 This painting, which Repin began in 1880 and did not complete until 1891, is also known as Cossacks of Saporog Are Drafting a Manifesto. The painting, which now hangs in the State Russian Museum in Saint Petersburg, measures almost … Continue reading

El-Kurru, Sudan
Sudan / Travel

El-Kurru, Sudan

As I have described in previous posts on Nubia/Sudan, a Kushite army (in what is Sudan today), led by King (Pharaoh ) Piye, launched a successful invasion of Egypt around 727 BC, creating what became known as the Twenty-fifth dynasty of Egypt. Following the death of King Piye, his son, Taharqa, assumed the throne. However, … Continue reading