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Strata: Portraits of Humanity, June 2018

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03 July 2018

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Strata: Portraits of Humanity, June 2018 (Temple of Victory; Solomon Islands carver)

(1) In 480 BC, Greek cities of Sicily soundly defeated a massive Carthaginian force at the first Battle of Himera. Himera then built the Temple of Victory and, in a unique event in the history of Greeks in Sicily, buried 10,000 riders with their horses. But in 409 BC, Himera was destroyed. (2) Tasiro is a wood carver who expertly creates traditional sculptures representing the Solomon Islands culture and reflecting the natural beauty of the environment that surrounds him. Dedicated to his craft, Tasiro uses carving as a means of supporting his family.

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28m 25s

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