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We have been watching HBO’s Rome this summer, so getting by the VMFA recently it has been interesting to see what the wealthy have been able to collect and deed to our museum. Thanks to the museum allowing photography it is a candy store for my vision of what I experience from the collection.

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Egyptian late period

Jonathan Franzen: ‘Egypt is the worst place to be a migratory bird’
US author sounds warning over Egyptian trapping that kills millions of birds as they migrate from Europe into Africa
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/nature-up/2013/jul/19/jonathan-franzen-egypt-migratory-bird

Egyptians Hunt Down Migratory Birds for Natural Viagra
http://www.greenprophet.com/2013/07/killing-fields-egyptians-hunt-down-migratory-birds/

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/steep-rise-in-migrant-bird-hunting-in-egypt-a-914874.html

 

“The time to protect a species is while it is still common.” – Rosalie Edge

 

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5 responses

  1. J Moser

    OK, I just put season one at the top of my Netflix DVD cue.

    August 19, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    • You’ll ENJOY! It’s been deemed as one of the most accurate historical pieces to come out of Hollywood. In partnership with the BBC I’m sure helped.

      August 21, 2013 at 9:51 am

      • Some of the characters are fudged but are written well, Titus Pullo was my favorite.

        August 21, 2013 at 12:40 pm

  2. August 21, 2013 at 9:51 am

  3. In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia.”
    — Charles A. Lindbergh, (1902-1974) aviator

    http://www.nabci-us.org/quotes.htm

    August 21, 2013 at 1:21 pm

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