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Samurai at the Sphinx

Posted by on Thursday, May 15, 2014, In : Photography 

In 1864, a group of samurai diplomats travelled to France in order to negotiate for the renewed isolation of Japan, a mission that was destined to fail. En route, they visited Egypt and posed for a photographer to produce this unique picture of a group of samurai warriors in full gear, standing in front of the Giza Sphinx.

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The Siege of Dapur

Posted by on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, In : Art 

Ramesses II's attacking the Cheta people with his composite bow at the Siege of Dapur (1269 BCE).
The image was copied from a mural in Ramesses II's temple in Thebes.
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