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Self-Portrait: Samurai

Samurai is the term for the military nobility of pre-industrial Japan […]

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Self-Portrait: Saída

Both Chinese (Cantonese) and Portuguese are Macau’s official languages. Other languages such as Mandarin, English and Hokkien are also spoken by some local communities. The Macanese language, a distinctive creole generally known as Patuá, is still spoken by several dozen Macanese […]

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Self-Portrait: Rosetta

The Rosetta Stone is an Ancient Egyptian granodiorite stele inscribed with a decree issued at Memphis, Egypt in 196 BC on behalf of King Ptolemy V. The decree appears in three scripts: the upper text is Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, the middle portion demotic script, and the lowest Ancient Greek. Because it presents essentially the same text in all three scripts (with some minor differences between them), it provided the key to the modern understanding of Egyptian hieroglyphs […]

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Self-Portrait: SEOUL, KOREA