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goddess-bound said: Hi, i don't know if this is too early for you, but is there any record of free black people in Roman times, specifically pre-empire? My father was saying that it was "very...


fascinating tumblr. People of Color in European Art History. i'm currently looking at a beautiful painting 'The Queen of Sheba' Ethiopian fresco (c.1100s-1200s) From the rock churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia. On more reason to go to Lalibela


Image of Prester John, enthroned, in a map of East Africa in Queen Mary's Atlas, Diego Homem, 1558. (British Library, Add. 5415 A, folio 15 verso


I like the myth of Prester John (see Eco's Baudolino for instance). Sub-Saharan Africa/East Africa by Dutch Cartographer Joan Bleu, from a 16th century atlas. "This map is based on Ortelius' map of Prester John of 1573. The map contains numerous rivers, villages and settlements throughout, and is highly embellished with elephants, ostriches and other animals within the map".


The time when “EVERYONE” in Europe was White does not exist. They knew what people with brown skin looked like because they were there. They knew what “Africans” looked like because they were there, and they weren’t “they”, they were us, or you. | People of Color in European Art History

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18 Free Handwriting Fonts for Your DIY Wedding Invitations

18 Free Handwriting Fonts for Your DIY Wedding Invitations or Signs. Shop wide variety of chalkboards and wood signs and use these fonts to add your menu, directions or quotes with chalk, paint or wood burners. Pinned by More