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Broken is Beautiful: The Japanese Tradition That Makes Broken Things Even Better than Brand New
Broken is Beautiful in the Japanese tradition of kintsugi. Broken things are repaired with gold (or silver) joinery, so that the repaired object is even lovelier than the original. It leaves history in tact and brightens any mistake.
This map of Britain concentrates on the British territories and kingdoms that were established during the fourth and fifth centuries, as the Saxons and Angles began their settlement of the east coast. It provides an overview of all the territories known or estimated to have existed under Romano-British control, but not all of them existed at the same time, or in the same form as shown here. Clickable map for more information on each territory.
GENETIC BOUNDARIES: 'A pioneering study into [Britain's] genetic heritage ... shows that up to 40 per cent of [British] DNA may be from Germanic ancestors, and not the Vikings, thanks to the Anglo-Saxon migrations in 450-600AD. The project, carried out by Oxford University, is particularly interesting because it would seem that this genetic make-up bears out those old traditions and clichés about how [people] relate to each other. So the age-old rivalries between Devon and Cornwall – take…