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Founded in 1451, The University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland's four ancient universities: St Andrews, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Edinburgh.

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Alessandro Longhi Portrait of a Young Black Man Italy (c. 1760s) Oil on Canvas, 75 x 65 cm. The Image of the Black in Western Art Research Project and Photo Archive, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University [x] [x]

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from Mail Online

Mystery of Jordan's Big Circles: Ancient circles baffle archaeologists

A total of eight big circles have been recorded in west central Jordan, between the Wadi el-Hasa and the edge of the Shara escarpment. There is also a second group, made of four Big Circles, just north of Azraq Oasis. Pictured is circle J1, known locally as Qasr Abu el-Inaya. Dating is problematic, but there is often material in or around the circles that originated in the Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age, between 2,000 to 4,500 BCE.

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from BBC News

Breakthrough in world's oldest undeciphered writing

The world's oldest undeciphered writing system, proto-Elamite, which has so far defied attempts to uncover its 5,000-year-old secrets, could be about to be decoded by Oxford University academics. This international research project is already casting light on a lost bronze age middle eastern society where enslaved workers lived on rations close to the starvation level.

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‘The Lovers’ from 1972 season at Hasanlu Hasanlu is an archaeological excavation site in Iran, Western Azerbaijan, Solduz Valley. These skeletons were found in a Bin with no objects. The only feature is a stone slab under the head of the skeleton on the left hand side. Penn Museum Image #97482. University of Pennsylvania says their Museum exhibited these 'Hasanlu Lovers' skeletons in 1974, who died together in about 800 B.C.and appear like they are kissing each other before they died

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Navajo Woman Tying her Daughter's Hair Written on the back: "Navajo mother tying hair of daughter, showing how brush is used." Publisher: University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center AMERINDIAN AND HAIR BELIEFS

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