Stirring my love of both art and history is this wonderful essay* by Gary Geddes called The mirror of history shows us who we are – Ancient works of art that reflect life, hardship and the ‘yin-yang dance of human relations’ have much to tell us about how we live today.

Added June 27th: In the comments below I mentioned the Terracotta Warriors. Now you can enjoy an audio slideshow* of the exhibition that just opened at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.

*expired links removed

June 23, 2010 in History, Nature, Photoworks by Marja-Leena