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A maypole is a tall wooden pole erected as a part of various European folk festivals, around which a maypole dance often takes place.

The festivals may occur on May Day or Pentecost (Whitsun), although in some countries it is instead erected at Midsummer. In some cases the maypole is a permanent feature that is only utilised during the festival, although in other cases it is erected specifically for the purpose before being taken down again.



Primarily found within the nations of Germanic Europe and the neighbouring areas which they have influenced, its origins remain unknown, although it …

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Poema “Y…” de Olga Tello


Poema  ”Y”

Olga Tello

Edad 100 años.

Y tenía 20 soles en los ojos,  20 lunas en la espalda, cuando blanqueaba el alba.

El horizonte en penumbra hundiase en el agua fría

La alfombra amarilla caía de la montaña con harajas de flores podridas..

Los 20 soles de amor cegaron las 20 lunas de alegría.    Los hurtó el gitano de la mochila. ..Dos lágrimas de cristal herían al mozuelo..

Donde estaba el velo sagrado?         Que ocultaba el amor de la niña?     En una litera roja reposaba el cansancio de sus …

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Women in Science…

“Woman teaching geometry”
Illustration at the beginning of a medieval translation of Euclid’s Elements (c. 1310 AD)

Women have made significant contributions to science from the earliest times. Historians with an interest in gender and science have illuminated the scientific endeavors and accomplishments of women, the barriers they have faced, and the strategies implemented to have their work peer-reviewed and accepted in major scientific journals and other publications. The historical, critical and sociological study of these issues has become an academic discipline in its own right.
Ancient history
The involvement of women in the field of medicine has been …