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This is my first attempt at blogging. Here I would ramble about things I am currently doing or things that I find interesting. It may be book reviews, recipes, travel information or parenting and health issues. I would also like to upload some of my travel pictures of the various places I have visited in the past. Hope you enjoy reading.
ancientpeoples:

Mummy coffin of Henettawy 
This coffin is from the 3rd intermediate when tombs were no longer safe and coffins became more elaborate. All the scenes that were on the walls of tombs before, are now represented on the coffins. 
Found in Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Tomb of Henettawy (MMA 59) 
Egyptian, 3rd Intermediate Period, 21st dynasty, 1000 - 945 BC. 
Source: Metropolitan Museum

ancientpeoples:

Mummy coffin of Henettawy 

This coffin is from the 3rd intermediate when tombs were no longer safe and coffins became more elaborate. All the scenes that were on the walls of tombs before, are now represented on the coffins. 

Found in Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Tomb of Henettawy (MMA 59) 

Egyptian, 3rd Intermediate Period, 21st dynasty, 1000 - 945 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

centuriespast:

DEGAS, EdgarBatherc. 1890Charcoal on white paper, 60 x 46 cmPrivate collection

centuriespast:

DEGAS, Edgar
Bather
c. 1890
Charcoal on white paper, 60 x 46 cm
Private collection

centuriespast:

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: The Rider on the Pale Horse
by George Frederic Watts
Date painted: c.1878
Oil on canvas, 66.5 x 53.4 cm
Collection: National Museums Liverpool

centuriespast:

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: The Rider on the Pale Horse

by George Frederic Watts

Date painted: c.1878

Oil on canvas, 66.5 x 53.4 cm

Collection: National Museums Liverpool

dougiedunndidit:

William Blake. Los. 1804-20 Etching with pen, watercolour and gold, 146 x 222 mm

dougiedunndidit:

William Blake. Los. 1804-20
Etching with pen, watercolour and gold, 146 x 222 mm

Source: dougiedunndidit

cool-critters:

Tufted Coquette (Lophornis ornatus)

The Tufted Coquette is a tiny hummingbird that breeds in eastern Venezuela, Trinidad, Guiana and northern Brazil. It is an uncommon but widespread species, which appears to be a local or seasonal migrant, although its movements are not well understood. This small bird inhabits open country, gardens and cultivation. Tufted Coquettes are tame and approachable. Their food is nectar, taken from a variety of flowers, and some small invertebrates. The small size and steady flight means that this hummer often resembles a large bee as it moves from flower to flower.

photo credits: Juan Bahamon, alainrichert

Source: cool-critters

richard-miles-archaeologist:

Ancient Worlds - BBC Two
Episode 1 “Come Together”

Uruk - “the mother of all cities”.

Uruk was one of the most important cities in ancient Mesopotamia; an ancient city of Sumer -and later Babylonia, situated east of the present bed of the Euphrates river.  According to the Sumerian King List, it was founded by King Enmerkar sometime around 4500 BCE.

Uruk is considered the first true city in the world. It was home to 40.000 or perhaps 50.000 people, a population density unprecedented in human history.

In myth and literature, Uruk was famous as the capital city of Gilgamesh. The great epic poem The Legend of Gilgamesh contains a proud description of his city:

Go up, pace out the walls of Uruk.
Study the foundation terrace and examine the brickwork.
Is not its masonry of kiln - fired brick?
And did not seven masters lay its foundations?
One square mile of city, one square mile of gardens,
One square mile of clay pits, a half square mile of Ishtar’s dwelling,
Three and a half square miles is the measure of Uruk

PART I

Uruk, Iraq

Source: richard-miles-archaeologist

griseus:

The spotted handfish (Brachionichthys hirsutus), an amazing creature that walks the ocean floor, is a rare Australian fish from the family Brachionichthyidae. It is classified as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List 2002. is the first Australian marine species to be threatened with extinction.

The greatest threats to the handfish appear to be siltation and invasive species. The Derwent Estuary where the fish lives is highly urbanised and industrialised, and a range of marine pests have been introduced through shipping.  One key pest is the Northern Pacific Seastar (Asterias amurensis), a particularly large and voracious predator that is now abundant in the estuary. Studies by CSIRO show that the seastars eat the stalked ascidians that the handfish use to attach their eggs.

Source: griseus

medievalpoc:

Rosalba Carriera
Africa (from Allegories of Four Continents)
Italy (c. 1712)
Pastel on blue paper
34 x 28 cm.
One of the most successful women artists of any era, the Venetian-born Rosalba Carriera spent most of her life fulfilling commissions for distinguished patrons at courts across 18th-century Europe.
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medievalpoc:

Rosalba Carriera

Africa (from Allegories of Four Continents)

Italy (c. 1712)

Pastel on blue paper

34 x 28 cm.

One of the most successful women artists of any era, the Venetian-born Rosalba Carriera spent most of her life fulfilling commissions for distinguished patrons at courts across 18th-century Europe.

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scienceyoucanlove:

On this June 27, 1989: The Canadian Astronomical Society dedicated June 27 as “Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Day”. It was built by an international partnership of Canada’s National Research Council, France’s Centre national de la recherche scientifique and the University of Hawaii. It was the first large telescope to be placed at the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii, considered by many to be the finest site on Earth for observing the universe. The clarity and uniformity of the atmosphere above the location, and the quality of the telescope have contributed to significant advances in the study of quasars, black holes and other areas of research. (image: By Vadim Kurland (originally posted to Flickr as IMG_2611.jpg) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons http://ow.ly/y8Wuw
text from Canada Science and Technology Museum

scienceyoucanlove:

On this June 27, 1989: 
The Canadian Astronomical Society dedicated June 27 as “Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Day”. It was built by an international partnership of Canada’s National Research Council, France’s Centre national de la recherche scientifique and the University of Hawaii. It was the first large telescope to be placed at the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii, considered by many to be the finest site on Earth for observing the universe. The clarity and uniformity of the atmosphere above the location, and the quality of the telescope have contributed to significant advances in the study of quasars, black holes and other areas of research. 

(image: By Vadim Kurland (originally posted to Flickr as IMG_2611.jpg) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons http://ow.ly/y8Wuw

text from Canada Science and Technology Museum

demoniality:

occult-sabbath:

"Chaos Monster and Sun God"

Marduk slaying Tiamat.

demoniality:

occult-sabbath:

"Chaos Monster and Sun God"

Marduk slaying Tiamat.

Source: occult-sabbath

tessladapanda:

NGC 7318A pair of colliding galaxies that are part of Stephan’s Quintet.

tessladapanda:

NGC 7318
A pair of colliding galaxies that are part of Stephan’s Quintet.

Source: tessladapanda

arjuna-vallabha:

Siddhi Lakshmi, Patan Museum, Nepal

arjuna-vallabha:

Siddhi Lakshmi, Patan Museum, Nepal

allthingseurope:

Sagrat Cor, Barcelona (by Esparkling)

allthingseurope:

Sagrat Cor, Barcelona (by Esparkling)

art-of-swords:

Nine Ring Dao Sword

  • Dated: early 20th century
  • Culture: Chinese
  • Measurements: overall length 95 cm

The sword has a wide, curved, single-edged blade with a double groove. It features nine “teeth” at the back, each one provided with an iron ring. The typical, circular quillon is made of brass with relieved border and floral engravings. The grip has fabric binding and a wide ring at the edge.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Czerny’s International Auction House S.R.L.

arjuna-vallabha:

Vishnu, javanese esculpture in gold, majapahit period.

arjuna-vallabha:

Vishnu, javanese esculpture in gold, majapahit period.

Source: arjuna-vallabha