All eyes focused on the figure of Rangda as she emerged from the inner part of the temple, about a third of the way through the Barong dance (an ancient dance which predates even the Hindu influences in the island of Bali, Indonesia). There is no doubt that Rangda embodies power - she is electrifying, dangerous, and otherworldly.
Battle of Mondovi, 21 April 1796The battle of Mondovi (19-21 April 1796) was a French victory that saw Napoleon& 39;s Army of Italy break out of the Apennines onto the plains of Piedmont, and that convinced King Victor Amadeus to seek peace. Napoleon& 39;s Italian campaign had only begun on 10 April.
This large head is that of a masculine divinity in the style of Pre Rup. It comes from what is present-day Cambodia. It is made from sandstone and dates from the third quarter of the 10th century CE...
During the First Barbary War, U.S. Lieutenant Stephen Decatur leads a military mission that famed British Admiral Horatio Nelson calls the “most daring act of the age.”In June 1801, President Thomas Jefferson ordered U.S. Navy vessels to the Mediterranean Sea in protest of continuing raids against U.