blogofknowledgeablearchives:

LWT   10.5.2014
Columbus Day: How is this still a thing?

He did that because the natives started killing his men first. Why don’t you tell that part of the story as well where he captured them as prisoners of war? Why don’t you tell them that they didn’t even know what germs were at that time but rather discovered later on in history? 

Why don’t you tell them about that part of the story where the Taino decided to kill a load of innocent people who were temporarily staying in Haiti as they were waiting to go back to Spain? Because if you did, that would give a more realistic view of what actually happened and why Columbus killed them.

An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.

(Source: -teesa-)

c-a-bergamot:

winterduck:

anarchosaur:

bird—house:

Are there any other examples of European people banding together to protect Europe like the crusades?

When the Poles aided the Austrians when the Turks invaded Vienna. When the various Catholics helped defend Malta during the Great Siege of Malta. When France, the UK and the Ottomans defended Europe from the filthy Russian scourge. :^)

russia is europe

As European as Turkey.

When Spain and other Europeans countries stopped the Turks in Lepanto

twocrowns:

Our own evil inclinations are far more dangerous than any external enemies.
—St. Ambrose 

twocrowns:

Our own evil inclinations are far more dangerous than any external enemies.

—St. Ambrose 

”The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes “sight-seeing.””
— Balthasar Gracian (via mycolorbook)

dwellerinthelibrary:

"This snarling winged lion worked in gold repoussé attests to the exceptional skill of Achaemenid goldsmiths. The back of the horned feline’s body and the slender twisted cord that surrounds it bear sixteen tiny loops for attachment to a garment or textile." - the Oriental Institute, Chicago