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By Elizabeth J. Walters

The writer investigates the looks of a manner in garments, regarding a knotted mantle worn around the chest, on many Attic stelae of the Roman interval. She means that this sort should be traced to Egyptian roots, and can were really linked to a cult of Isis, renowned between prosperous Athenians. The ebook provides a listing of the 106 identified Isis reliefs from Attica and a overview of all different types of facts for the cult.

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A vessel sighted them, but lost them again in the sweH. The foUowing morning, Mme Duruof was found unconscious in the water, but there was no sign of her husband. Not surprisingly, she promptly refused to ever leave the ground again! In 1886, American female baUoonist Mary Myers set a new altitude record of four miles, but other events in the US less than twenty years later forever changed exploration of the air above us. The success of the Wright brothers in December 1903 changed the face of aeronautics, but powered flight would need time to develop, and ballooning would continue for some years before becoming primarily a sporting pastime with the expansion of air travel in the 1960s and 1970s.

They included Margaret Harwood, a 1916 graduate of the University of California who later became Director of the Maria Mitchell Observatory - the first such honour bestowed on a woman by an independent observatory; Annie Jump Cannon (1863-1941), who carried out work in mass spectroscopy by individually identifying the spectral types of thousands of stars on photographic plates; Johanna Mackie, a recipient of a gold medal from the American Association of Variable Star Observers, for her discovery of a nova; Ida Woods, who was awarded a gold medal by the AAVSO in 1920, and later discovered several novae on photographic plates; Henrietta Swan Levitt (1858-1921), whose important work on cataloguing variable stars by studying photographs of the Magellanic Clouds led to her discovery of 1,777 new variable stars, including a type afterwards known as Cepheids - a fundamental key in determining distance scales throughout the Universe; and Cecilia Payne-Gasposchkin {nee Payne, 1900-1979), who in 1925 was awarded a PhD for her work at Harvard, and later became a leading astrophysicist.

She also is credited with bombing missions over Germany during the First World War, and is often cited as the first female pilot to log combat missions. Five distinguished Russian female pilots are mentioned in the record books. These and many unnamed others created the role model of heroic Russian fighting women that continued during the Second World War under the Soviet regime. During 1915 Nadeshda Degtereva flew reconnaissance missions along the GaHcian Front in Austria, and was the first woman pilot wounded in combat.

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