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Strata: Portraits of Humanity - May'17

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Resting on stilts on the margins of lakes and marshes in northern Italy were the houses of the Bronze Age Polada Culture, which lasted from 2200 to 1500 BC.  The wooden piles driven into the ground often are well preserved in the marshy ground and mark the houses of these ancient people.  This film shows how archaeologists, based on excavations at the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Cavriana and Castellaro Lagusello, investigated the construction techniques used for these houses by actually building them.

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Archaeological Museum of High Mantua

Strata: Portraits of Humanity - Apr'17

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(1) Despite the influence of Balinese kings, Dutch traders and the modern world, many indigenous Sasak villages on the Indonesian island of Lombok still rely on their traditions producing pottery and weaving. (2) Dane Ngahuka introduces Kapa Haka, a traditional Maori performing art that integrates singing, dancing, facial expressions, and other elements to tell stories. (3) The troubled history of the Virgin Episkepsis, a Byzantine icon of the Virgin Mary, symbolizing a Greek city in Asia Minor and brought to by Greek refugees to Greece in 1924.

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