Map of the Mongol Empire

January 23, 2016



A map of the Mongol Empire 

Source: empires.findthedata.com
 

Shaolin Temple Building

January 23, 2016



A small structure with historically important inscribed stones photographed on the grounds of the Shaolin Temple prior to the 1928 fire which caused major damage to the complex.

Source: chinesemartialstudies.com
 

Kings of the Ring

January 20, 2016


Don King posing with two of the best fighters he ever worked with, former heavyweight champions Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali. The picture was taken in Las Vegas before a WBA-WBC lightweight championship fight on October 29, 1988.

Source: beatsboxingmayhem.com
 

The Crossbow: Medieval and Modern Military and Sporting

January 18, 2016




Title:  The Crossbow: Medieval and Modern Military and Sporting.

Date:  1840-1845.

Source:  Costumes of Mediaeval Christendom.

Information:  The kneeling and seated figures in this diagram illustrate how a crossbow is first drawn and then loaded. This is contrasted by the standing figure, who shows how much more rapidly a conventional bow can be fired.

Source: 
uh.edu
 

Capoareira Mestres Pastinha and Jorge Amado

January 18, 2016



Capoareira Mestres Pastinha and Jorge Amado, 1961.

Source: 
grupocalunga.blogspot.co.uk
 

Garcia Afonso - the King of Kongo

January 17, 2016



Garcia II Nkanga a Lukeni a Nzenze a Ntumba, also known as Garcia Afonso, was the king of Kongo from 1641 to 1661. He is considered by many as Kongo's greatest ever leader for his religious piety and his near expulsion of the Portuguese from Angola.

Via Pinterest 
 

Karate Kick

January 17, 2016



A karateka breaking bricks with a front kick.

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Ronda Rousey

January 16, 2016



Ronda Rousey
 

Between the Idea and the Reality

January 16, 2016



Between the idea and the reality, Between the motion and the act, Falls the Shadow!

~ T.S. Eliot ~
 

Cassius Clay Vs. Tony Madigan

January 15, 2016



Cassius Clay aged 18 fighting Tony Madigan of Australia during the light heavyweight boxing semifinals at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome.

Source: telegraph.co.uk
 

 

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