The Writing on the Wall

The Writing on the Wall

When and where did humans develop language? To find out, look deep inside caves, suggests an MIT professor. More precisely, some specific features of cave art may provide clues about how our ...
Maritime Museum

Maritime Museum

[Jakarta, LTTW] “Never forget the history.” That was what Soekarno, the First President of Indonesia, used to say. Yet recently—in the first month of the 2018—two historical buildings in Jakarta, Indonesia have ...
palmyra

ISIL retook Palmyra: how the hell that happened?

[Jakarta, LttW] War never has a positive side, no matter how we look at it. It’s an atrocity that gives nothing but agony, revenge, destruction, and death. The life-taking conflicts and war ...
nepal earthquake

Nepal Earthquake 2015

Nepal Earthquake 2015: the Role of Culture in Recovery Death Toll Reaches 7000, as International Relief Efforts Continue [Jakarta, LttW] The 2015 Nepal quake  hit on April 25. Measured at 7.8 magnitude on the ...
cave painting

Is Cave Painting Art?

by Aryo Adhianto [Jakarta, LttW] A few months ago LTTW raised an issue of cave painting’s management being differently practiced both in the Caves of Altamira, Spain, and in other parts of ...
Altamira Cave Paintings

Altamira Cave Paintings to Be Re-reopen—With Very Limited Access

[GUARDIAN, OLIVE PRESS, LTTW, SPAIN] For 12 years, visitors have only been able to see the replica of Spain’s early civilization cave paintings in a museum a few hundred feet away from ...