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  • Read Carefully the Following Piece of Text. What Does It Tell Us About Cross Cultural Encounters?

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    Assignment 5 Part1 Option B Read carefully the following piece of text. What does it tell us about cross cultural encounters? In 1892 the new vice-consul for the Benin river section Captain Henry Gallwey visited Benin and signed a treaty which made Benin a British protectorate, but as far as the British were concerned the treaty proved disappointing and by 1896 many British traders and officials were calling for military intervention, although the foreign office seemed reluctant to do this

  • A Sunrise On The Veld Poem Analysis

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    How Two Completely Different Stories Can Have So Many Similarities The short stories, “A Sunrise on the Veld” and “At the Pitt Rivers”, have nothing in common if you analyze them on a shallow literature level. “A Sunrise on the Veld” by Doris Lessing, highlights some of the reasons why life is so valuable. Lessing hints her readers that this short story is set somewhere in the desert by, “ … the flesh of his soles contracted on the chilled earth, and his legs began to ache with cold… He slung the

  • Summary Of A Sunrise On The Veld And At The Pitt Rivers

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    The short stories, “A Sunrise on the Veld” and “At the Pitt Rivers”, have nothing in common if you analyze them on a shallow literature level. “A Sunrise on the Veld” by Doris Lessing, highlights some of the reasons why life is so valuable. Lessing hints her readers that this short story is set somewhere in the desert by, “ … the flesh of his soles contracted on the chilled earth, and his legs began to ache with cold… He slung the shoes over his shoulder… they would be necessary when the ground became

  • African Art Collections at Museums: The Bronze Heads of Leaders and King

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    While I was unable to attend the museums in New York I was able to go to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and The Smithsonian Natural History Museum in Washington D.C. While I was at both museums I saw that both African art collections had a number of bronze heads of leaders and kings. I noticed that both museums had almost the identical bronze head of the king, so I decided to dedicate this paper on the bronze heads of the Benin kingdom, and the Edo peoples. The bronze head to the upper left

  • Controversial Issues in Archaelogy

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    Indiana Jones is a renowned character in today’s media. He is portrayed as a fearless fedora-wearing archaeologist, and his goal is to collect artifacts and preserve them in museums. While the field of archaeology is exciting, and the idea of partaking in perilous adventures may seem alluring, the archaeologist was depicted in an incorrect manner. An archaeologist is someone who studies human history through the excavation of sites and the examination of artifacts. Archaeologists study the past to

  • Quebec And Appalachian Mountains In Canada

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    containing exposed Precambrian rock (Behiels). The Appalachian Mountains are the separating feature distinguishing the Quebec’s borders from Main, Vermont, and New Hampshire (“Quebec Mountains”). The St. Lawrence River flows southwest of Lake Ontario to the northeast. Attractions involving the river include the Québec-Lévis ferry, cruises, and strolls on the Promenade Samuel-De Champlain (Quebec). Quebec falls in the Eastern Time Zone, so any travels from

  • Analysis Of The Article ' Parramatta '

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    Parramatta Summary Parramatta is a business district first, a residential area made up mostly of apartment dwellings, and a parkland and riverside suburb. People refer to Parramatta as Sydney 's second central business district. Westfield Parramatta is a shopping centre in the city. It 's also one of the biggest in Australia. There 's no product, service, or food you can 't find there. Besides the shopping centre, Parramatta has office buildings, shops, and eateries spread across the suburb. The

  • Essay on Paradise and the Sooner State

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    Paradise and the Sooner State Hawaii and Oklahoma share similarities but live very differently at the same time. Hawaii and Oklahoma remain mostly complete opposites. However, they both hold popular tourist attractions. Hawaii, a democratic state, and Oklahoma, a republican state, vote differently. Hawaii remains considered the healthiest state, unlike Oklahoma, which remains considered one of the least healthiest states, taking into account smokers and people who are obese. Hawaii

  • How Oxford Has Coped with the Demands of Modern-Day Tourism

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    We shall see in this essay how a city has coped with the many demands of modern-day tourism and maintained its position as a Mecca for millions of travelers. “Today’s travel and tourism industry has grown into a global economic powerhouse whose combined direct and indirect impact on the world economy is enormous, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).”. ( Fuller,2014) Fodor’s travel guide says Oxford has perhaps “the most famous university in the world”. Since Oxford University

  • The Collection Of Artefacts And Material Culture And Design

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    VSAR 3017 Indigenous Art, Culture and Design Journal Lecture: August 15, 2014 The collection of artefacts and material culture of Aboriginal people have not always been understood and referred to as art. In a way, museums and avid institutions in the nineteenth century have been seen as institutions of control, ordering and organising knowledge about people and put them inside a particular framework in order for them to be understood. Images and tools and practices have

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