1,300-year-old Silk Road fabrics found in Israeli desert

Gerard Ortiz

Archaeologists in Aravah excavated historic “trash mounds” and located discarded silk, cotton and other materials, remnants of silk road trade. Picture from the Israel Antiquities Authority Crammed with meals waste, junk mail and wrappers, our trash speaks volumes about how we dwell day-to-day. Although the products persons discard have transformed […]

Abbey’s Road: The privilege of storytelling

Gerard Ortiz

Her skin was fragile and papery, lined with traces of a century’s worth of worries and laughs. Distinctive treatment had been taken with her white hair that working day, and she donned her pearls for our assembly. She appeared beautiful. Not wonderful like the youthful lady in the black-and-white photograph […]

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