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The Public Domain Review
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Online journal and cabinet of curiosities
Online journal and cabinet of curiosities

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The story of Shen Nong, born of a princess and heavenly dragon, and teacher to the ancient Chinese of agriculture and herbal medicine: http://buff.ly/2lCpuGC
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Was George Washington really a descendant of Odin? Short answer: "no". But read the story about the man who passionately thought that he was in our latest essay by Yvonne Seale: http://buff.ly/2lm97LV
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Transported as a slave from West Africa to America when just a child, Phillis Wheatley published in 1773 at the age of twenty her Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral. Vincent Carretta takes a look at the remarkable life of the first ever African-American woman to be published: http://buff.ly/2ld0pRy
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From our friends at JSTOR Daily, on the life, and tragic death, of the most notable English Jewish woman of her time

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Hall of Quiet Study, Anonymous, Chinese, 19th century. More highlights from The Met's new open access collections here: http://buff.ly/2kQMLRq
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Zwei Goldfische und ein Seefisch (Christiceps argentatus), by Josef Maria Eder and Eduard Valenta, 1896. One of a series of remarkable images the duo produced, less than a month after Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen published his discovery of X-rays. More highlights from The Met's new open access collections here: http://buff.ly/2kQMLRq
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May Picture, by Paul Klee, 1925 — part of his Magic Square series. More highlights from The Met's new open access collections here: http://buff.ly/2kQMLRq
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Mid-16th-century print depicting a monkey holding a bound putto fending off two other winged putti, by "Master of the Die" from a series of tapestries made for Leo X. More highlights from The Met's new open access collections here: http://buff.ly/2lXrgj3
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The Flower Garden (1777) by Matthew Darly. More highlights from The Met's new open access collections here: http://buff.ly/2kQMLRq
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Most famous for painting the Sistine Chapel and his sculpture of David, the Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo — who died today in 1564 — was also a prolific poet, in his lifetime penning more than 300 sonnets and madrigals. Read them here: http://buff.ly/2l59Pi1

(Image shows Michelangelo's self-portrait as the flayed skin of St Bartholomew, a detail from his Last Judgment fresco in the Sistine Chapel)
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