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Africa | Limbondo ~ "Chokwe", Zambia. | ©Francois d’Elbee || Commenting about his study on the Chokwe masks : “..in the context of ritual initiation, ancestral spirits may assume the form of masks to assist in transmitting knowledge of history down through the generations. These ancestral spirits are known as Makishi and maybe seen as the masked dancers. They “rise up from the grave” and are central to any study characterizing the ritual art, history and ancient language of the Chokwe…”

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okay... one last one.. because this Scapino mask has got me thinking about a steampunk commedia dell'arte production.

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1,700-Year-Old Roman Mosaic Discovered During City Sewer Construction Project

A massive, well-preserved 1,700 year-old Roman mosaic was recently unearthed while performing city sewer construction.