Article: Discovery of ‘oldest’ Quran fragments could resolve history of holy text

Discovery of ‘oldest’ Quran fragments could resolve history of holy text

http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/23/opinions/quran-manuscript-analysis/

Related topics: Religion, Islam, Theology

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Titanic Relic surfaces in Spain

‘Latest, Largest & Finest’: 100yo Titanic relic emerges in Spain

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SNIPPETS OF HISTORY NEWS: ‘ Constance Stokes Modernist Australian Painter ‘

#AceHistoryNews – July.29: Constance Stokes (1906–1991) was a modernist Australian painter working in Victoria. She trained at the National Gallery of Victoria Art School until 1929, winning a scholarship to continue her study at London’s Royal Academy of Arts.

Constance_Stokes_in_1972Her paintings and drawings were exhibited from the 1940s onwards, and she was one of only two women included in a major exhibition of twelve Australian artists that traveled to Canada, the United Kingdom and Italy in the early 1950s.

Influenced by George Bell, Stokes was part of the Melbourne Contemporary Artists, a group Bell established in 1940, and her works continued to be well-regarded by art historians for many years after the group’s formation.

Her husband’s early death in 1962 forced her to return to painting as a career, resulting in a successful one-woman show in 1964,
her first in thirty years. She continued to paint and exhibit through
the 1980s. Her work faded into relative obscurity after her death, until
the publication of Anne Summers’ 2009 book The Lost Mother, a narrative that highlights Stokes and her paintings.

Her art is represented in most major Australian galleries, including the National Gallery of Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria.

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SNIPPETS OF HISTORY NEWS: ‘ Fanny Bullock Workman one of the first female Professional Mountaineer’s ‘

#AceHistoryNews – July.29: Fanny Bullock Workman (1859–1925) was an American geographer, cartographer, explorer, travel writer, and mountaineer, notably in the Himalaya. She was one of the first female professional mountaineers; she not only explored but also wrote about her adventures.

She set several women’s altitude records, published eight travel books with her husband, and championed women’s rights and women’s suffrage. Educated in the finest schools available to women, she was introduced to climbing in New Hampshire. She married William Hunter Workman, and traveled the world with him. The couple had two children, but left them in schools and with nurses. Workman saw herself as a New Woman who could equal any man.

The Workmans wrote books about each trip and Workman frequently commented on the state of the lives of women that she saw. They explored several glaciers and conquered several mountains of the Himalaya, eventually
reaching 23,000 feet (7,000 m), a women’s altitude record at the time.
Workman became the first woman to lecture at the Sorbonne and the second
to speak at the Royal Geographical Society. She received many medals of
honor and was recognized as one of the foremost climbers of her day.

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