Occasionally I’ve been asked why I prefer Fiore dei Liberi’s longsword teachings over Johannes Liechtenauer’s. Well, it’s a complex set of reasons…but it boils down to two main points: A.) I don’t think either is better than the other. B.) Krautaboos and nazis.
My Lichtenauer instructor’s background is in Tai Chi…
So that’s why he can’t fence?
What’s the oldest item in Special Collections? You’re looking at one of them.
This is a composite image that shows all sides and edges of a tablet we refer to as MULC 3 (for lack of a better name). It dates from around 2100-2000 BCE.
This is an administrative tablet - which basically means that it’s a receipt! This one details a transfer of livestock, including goats, sheep and cows, received by “Ilībani, dog herder.” How amazing is it that we know the name of this shepherd who lived 4,000 years ago?
For a translation and transcription, take a look at the tablet’s page in UCLA’s Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative.
Death and the Foot Soldier
Allaert Claesz, Dutch, 1508 - 1555. After Jakob Binck, German, c. 1500 - 1569.
Made in Netherlands, 1520s
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Welcome to another Flight of the Khyung, transporting you to uppermost Tibet! Recently, I had the opportunity to revisit a holy lake in the eastern Changthang renown for ancient rock shelters. These primitive dwellings are believed to have been used by the Bon practitioners of Zhang Zhung. The second article in this month’s newsletter features a set of uniquely designed thousand-year-old Buddhist religious monuments known as chortens. These are the most intricately carved examples discoverd in all of Upper Tibet. A New Map This is to inform readers that a map showing tomb sites surveyed………. Read More
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