July 10, 2011
A bookmark from Burano, Italy. Thanks to my aunt for this one!.
Burano is an island in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy. It is known for its small, brightly-painted houses, popular with artists. The colours of the houses follow a specific system originating from the golden age of its development; if someone wishes to paint their home, one must send a request to the government, who will respond by making notice of the certain colours permitted for that lot.
July 5, 2011
Karen sent this interesting bookmark from México:
Eagle warriors and Jaguar warriors were two special classes of infantry soldiers in the Aztec army, leading military orders in Aztec society. These military orders were made up of the bravest soldiers of noble birth and those who had taken the greatest number of prisoners in battle. Of all of the Aztec warriors, they were the most feared.