Excavations are set to restart on İzmir’s Temple of Artemis, one of the most important monumental structures of the ancient age and widely considered one of the seven wonders of the world.
The head of the excavations in the ancient city of Ephesus, Professor Sabine…
Middle Ages (or Medieval period), lasted from the 5th to the 15th century. It began with the collapse of the Western Roman Empire and merged into the Renaissance and the Age of Discovery. The Middle Ages is the middle period of the three traditional divisions of Western history: Antiquity, Medieval period, and Modern period. The Medieval period is itself subdivided into the Early, the High, and the Late Middle Ages.  
- Medieval Names Archive
- Behind the Name: Medieval Names
- Medieval Names
- Medieval Naming Guides: English
Society & Life
- Timeline - Middle Ages: 500 AD - 1500 AD
- Middle Ages - History
- Medieval Children - Daily Life for Children in the Middle Ages
- BBC - What Medieval Europe Did With Its Teenagers
- Childhood in Medieval England
- Daily Life in England in the Middle Ages
- Feudal System
- Medieval Life
- Medieval Education
- Life in a Medieval Castle
- Middle Ages Castle
- Medieval Occupations - Jobs
- Rooms in Medieval Castle
- Officers & Servants in a Medieval Castle
- The Middle Ages - Town Life
- The Middle Ages - Feudal Life
- Village Life in the Middle Ages
- The Middle Ages - Homes
- The Middle Ages - More About Homes
- Medieval Life - Housing
- Medieval - Homes for the Rich
- Medieval Manor Houses
- The Middle Ages - Religion
- Middle Ages Religion
- Medieval Chivalry
- Middle Ages Women
- Noble Women in Middle Ages
- Education and Literacy
- Employment - A Woman’s Work
- Marriage, Romance, and Women in Medieval Times
- Life in a Medieval Village - Marriage
- Middle Ages - Marriage, Pleasure and Consummation
- Divorce and Medieval’s Women’s Rights
- During Medieval Europe, how taboo was incest and homosexuality?
- Any noteworthy examples of tolerance towards homosexuality in the Medieval Ages?
- How common was it for people of color to live in Medieval Europe, and how were they treated by both white commoners and nobles?
- How were elder people regarded and treated in the Middle Ages?
- How were disabled people (mentally or physically) viewed during the middle ages and were deformed babies ever killed at birth?
- How were people of small stature treated or perceived during the Middle Ages?
- Middle Ages People
- Medieval History - Knight’s Life
- The History of Knights
- Becoming a Knight
- Knights Templar
- Uses of Herbs in Medieval Life
- Life in a Medieval Monastery
- Medieval Monastery
- Daily Life of a Monk in the Middle Ages
- Medieval Monks
- Medieval Monastery Map
- Medieval Technology
- Trade and Travel in the Middle Ages
- Medieval Deaths, Funeral Rites & Rituals
- Currency and Banking in the late Middle Ages
- Money in the Middle Ages
- Medieval Price List
- Medieval England - List of Prices of Items
Entertainment & Food
- Medieval Art
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Medieval Art
- Art History Resources - Medieval Art
- The Middle Ages - Music
- Ballads: Exploring the Middle Ages
- The Middle Ages - Arts & Entertainment
- The Middle Ages - Medieval Music
- Medieval and Renaissance Instruments
- Entertainment in the Middle Ages
- Medieval Entertainment
- Medieval Sports
- Medieval Games & Pastimes
- Recreation & Leisure
- Toys in the Middle Ages
- The Joust
- A Medieval Tournament
- Medieval Literature
- More Medieval Literature
- Middle Ages: Books and Literature
- Medieval Stories
- Medieval Weddings
- Meals & Etiquette
- Medieval Food & Cooking
- Middle Ages Food
- Middle Ages Food Recipes
- Compilation of Medieval Recipes
- A Little Culinary History - Medieval Cookery & Food
- Medieval Food
- Medieval Drinks
- How did people get fresh water in the Middle Ages?
Hygiene, Health & Medicine
- The Middle Ages - Health
- Medieval Health
- Middle Ages Doctors
- Medicine in the Middle Ages
- Medicine History in the Middle Ages
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Medicine in the Middle Ages
- Famines of the Middle Ages
- Medieval Diseases
- Health and Medicine in Medieval England
- The Black Death, 1348
- The Black Death - Bubonic Plague
- Survival of the Black Death
- Was there anything that existed in Middle Ages that would have been able to prevent and/or cure Bubonic Plague (AKA Black Death)?
- How did doctors and carters protect themselves during the Black Death?
- In the times of the Great Plague, did doctors know about the concept of contamination?
- Why did certain regions of Europe escape the Black Death?
- The Medieval Miracles of Healing
- Medieval Healthcare
- Medieval Feminine Hygiene
- Medieval Bathing
- Medieval Oral Care
- Medieval Skincare
- Medieval Births and Birthing
- Sex, Contraception, and Sexuality
- Birth Control and Abortion in the Middle Ages
- Would most medieval women have understood the specific causes of pregnancy?
- How were one or more miscarriage viewed in the late Middle Ages?
- In Medieval Europe, what would have been the reaction to a person going into a coma?
- The Middle Ages - Clothing
- Medieval Clothing
- Medieval Pleasant Clothing
- Middle Ages Ladies Dresses
- Medieval Lord Clothing
- Medieval Women’s Clothing
- Footwear of the Middle Ages
- Glossary of Middle Ages Footwear
- Middle Ages Hairstyles
- Middle Ages/Renaissance Hairstyles
- Medieval Hairstyles
- Medieval Cosmetics
- Scents of the Middle Ages
- Medieval Jewelry
- Medieval Glossary
- Middle Ages Glossary
- Medieval Origins (Words & Phrases)
- Writing Medieval Dialogue
- The Medieval Speech
Justice & Crime
- Middle Ages - Major Wars and Conflicts
- Law and Order of the Middle Ages
- Medieval Warfare
- Medieval Military Organization
- Medieval Torture
- Middle Ages Torture
- Medieval Warfare & Arms
- Middle Ages Weapons
- Women at War
- Medieval Life - Crime and Punishment
- Breakin’ the Law
- Feudal Justice
- Crime and Punishment in the Middle Ages
- 10 Brutal Judicial Punishments from the Middle Ages
- Law in the Middle Ages
- Middle Ages Justice & Law
- To what extent was torture criticized or objected too in the Middle Ages
- What was the public’s consensus on the effectiveness of Medieval torture methods to extract information. Wouldn’t it have been obvious that people are giving in to false confessions in order to stop the pain. Were there any outspoken critics of torture?
This is Duolingo, a language-learning website/app that deserves some serious recognition. It offers over 10 languages for English speakers, as well as courses for non-English speakers around the world, and they’re in the process of adding more.
But wait, I don’t want to do any more schoolwork! Not to worry little one, Duolingo is actually more like a game. You can compete with friends, and earn “lingots” (which are basically Duolingo money) to buy power-ups, extra activities, and bonus skills - like Flirting.
I’m already taking a language, what do I need this for?
It’s not really a secret that most school language courses (in America, anyway) suck and only teach you to speak the language at about a third grader’s level. Which is why Duolingo is so freaking awesome.
Teachers can’t give every student individualized attention, but Duolingo can. If you’re not learning the way you want to or as much as you want to in the classroom, Duolingo is a really great resource. It’s easy, tailored to you, and really effective.
Duolingo tracks your progress and reminds you when you haven’t studied for a while or need a refresher on something. Already semi-fluent in a language? No problem, just take a shortcut to more advanced subjects or test out of the lesson.
The lessons start with the basics (he, she, hello, thank you, etc) and move up to harder stuff. Duolingo focuses on vocabulary first, so you can learn the language and then the grammar that goes with it - much simpler than the system most schools use. It also tracks the number of words you’ve learned and how well you know them.
And you don’t even have to write out the flashcards!
Duolingo is perfect for reviewing everything you forgot over the summer or giving you the extra help you need. And if you’re trying to learn a language on your own, it’s fantastic - you don’t have to create your own lessons. Whether you’re trying to learn your second, third, or fifth language, I seriously recommend Duolingo.
Okay, what else?
Duolingo also has discussion boards, where you can ask for help with a hard lesson, make new friends, watch for updates, and share your achievements.
Even better is the Immersion feature. It won’t send you to Spain or France, but it’s pretty awesome. Duolingo takes real articles from the internet, which users translate. You can translate articles from your native language into the language you’re learning or vice versa, which gives you more experience and makes the Internet more universal.
You can suggest new languages and track Duolingo’s progress in creating new courses. Bilinguals (older than 13) can help to create these courses. Duolingo has a long list of courses that can be contributed to, like Punjabi, Hebrew, and Vietnamese. Oh, and Dothraki, Klingon, Sindarin, and Esperanto.
And the best part? IT’S COMPLETELY FREE.
If you love languages or just want to pass French class this year, USE DUOLINGO. Download the app and practice a language while you wait for the bus instead of playing Angry Birds!
Coolest app I’ve ever downloaded.
If anyone else has an interest in learning languages, connect (and compete) with me on Duolingo! I have been using Duolingo for a while now and I absolutely love it. I would love to speak with more foreign language learners.
This is actually pretty frickin’ incredible. I love you, NASA.
harry osborn + deleted scenes
Anonymous asked: My story has a black character that eventually falls in love with a white one, and I fear that maybe it will come out as this black character is fetishized. What can I do to avoid that?
You don’t fetishize them. Simple as that. This means no comparisons to chocolate, candy or any other food/desserts when the White character references the Black character or their skin.
Also make sure that your Black character isn’t viewed as something the White character is “trying out” like some edgy experiment.
And no “jungle fever” which is essentially and quite bluntly saying one has an illness for their attraction to Black people so I’m not sure why people find that flattering.
Basically your Black character shouldn’t have to trip across any of these 10 Warning Signs for POC in Interracial Relationships.
Your characters don’t have to be “colorblind” and ignore the fact that they’re different races, especially if something comes up in their relationship that forces them to acknowledge it (racist/questioning friends or family, disapproving looks in public, facing discrimination) but it also doesn’t have to be a major thing either.
They should treat each other just as folks should treat their significant other in any healthy relationship (assuming it is one). Just avoid the mentioned habits above, and you should be fine.
Can we just take a moment to fully appreciate this photoshoot?
In which Mat Tan is
totally cutedone with Brandon’s shit
I every much enjoy ASOIAF theories, so I decided to make myself a master post of various theories and share it with you! Many of these theories range was serious to plain silly. Some of these links are very long and some of them are just a paragraph. Many of there theories come from Westeros.org, Reddit, asongoftheories and other tumblr users.
I know there are many more theories out there and if you would like me to put them on this list you may message me! (:
- The Cleganes: gravedigger - x x video robert strong - x x
- Jon Snow: x x x x x x video
- Secret Targaryens: x x x x x x
- The Knight of the Laughing Tree: x x x
- Coldhands: x x x x x x
- Aegon VI: x x x x x x
- The Reeds: x x x x
- The Hooded Man: x x x
- Septa Lemore: x x x
- Alleras the Sphinx: x x
- Quaithe: x x x
- Jaqen H’ghar: x
- Melisandre: x x
- The Valonqar: x x x x
- The Harpy: x video
- Tysha: x x
- Rhaegar Targaryen: x x x
- Missandei: x
- Varys: x x x
- The Tyrells: x x
- Faceless Men: x x
- Purple Wedding: x x
- Targaryen and Blackfrye Alliance: x
- The North: x x x x x video
- Southron Ambitions: x
- The Vale: x
- The Citadel: x x
- The Dornish: x video
- Dreams & Prophecies:
- Patchface: x x
- Bran Stark: x x x x
- Arya Stark: x
- Jon Snow: x x x
- Shireen: x
- Melisandre: x x
- Moqorro: x
- House of the Undying: x x x
- Ghost of High Heart: x x x
- Maggy the Frog: x x
- Quaithe: x x
- Mirri Maz Duur: x
- Azor Ahai: x x x x x x x x x x
- Oberyn poisoning Tywin: x x
- Balon Greyjoy’s Death: x
- Roose Bolton: x video
- Syrio Forel: x x
- Sansa Stark: x x
- Arya Stark: x
- Bran Stark: x x
- Daenerys: x x
- King’s Landing: x x
- Summerhall: x
- Winterfell’s crypts: x
- Khal Drogo’s Fire: x
- Shireen’s Purpose: x x
- Benjen Stark: x x x
- Meereen: x x
- The Pink Letter: x x video
- ASOIAF and the Revelations: x
- The ending: x x x x x x
- Multiple Theories: video
after you’ve been through like a string of fandoms and you’ve decided your favourite character/s for each one, there will come a day when you will list all your faves from each fandom side by side and look at them carefully and realise
you have a type