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Life After Disaster: A Conversation with Archaeologist Sandy MacGillivray

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Canadian archaeologist Alexander “Sandy” MacGillivray studies disasters for a living. He’s an expert on one of the worst cataclysms in history, the eruption of the volcano on Thera (present-day Santorini, Greece) around 1500 B.C. Thera blackened the world’s skies, sent… More»

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      18th century airbrushing.

      Blended pastel creates a velvety surface. The artist, Rosalba Carriera, often made teste di fantasia or fanciful renderings of beautiful women with a mythological appearance.

      03/26/15

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