Egypt in the 1870s

Egypt has one of the longest histories of any modern country, arising in the tenth millennium BC as one of the world’s first nation states.Considered a cradle of civilisation, Ancient Egypt experienced some of the earliest developments of writing, agriculture, urbanisation, organised religion and central government. Iconic monuments such as the Giza Necropolis and its Great Sphinx, as well the ruins of Memphis, Thebes, Karnak, and the Valley of the Kings, reflect this legacy…

We can enjoy these beautiful sights of ancient Egypt thanks to New York Public Library  that has shared an incredible gallery of over 9,000 photos and illustrations of the Middle East from the 17th century to the beginning of the 20th century.

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What Happens When You Commission A Magazine From The Gig Economy

Whatever you think of the gig economy—a way to exploit people who don’t know what their talents are worth, or a way to let them monetize their true passions—you’ve got to admit there’s a lot of talent and creativity locked up in it. That’s exactly what Les Jones, a U.K.-based creative director and photographer, wanted to highlight. So he created a magazine commissioned entirely from gigs posted to Fiverr, the popular freelancer marketplace. One year and $1,086 dollars later, it’s now a reality. And honest to god, it rules.

Source: What Happens When You Commission A Magazine From The Gig Economy | Co.Design | business + design

The legend of Canoe Lake

Canoe Lake receives thousands of visitors each year, but is known for one in particular. I spot his name on a signpost near the picnic tables: Tom Thomson, 1877–1917. ‘Before his death on this lake’, explains the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, ‘he developed a bold new way of depicting our wilderness and [gave] Canadians a unique artistic heritage.’

Source: The legend of Canoe Lake – Apollo Magazine