collections that are raw as fuck ➝ zuhair murad f/w 2014-15
A silk dog outfit dating back to the declining days of China’s Forbidden City reveals the posh lives of China’s royal dogs.
Also, nothing ever changes :P
Stone foundation tablet, limestone, 1849-1843 BC (Old Babylonian).
This tablet is plano-convex, with a cuneiform inscription of Sin-iddinam on two faces.
Obverse: (For) Utu, / lord of justice of heaven and earth, / learned in decision, / the one who choses in favor of innocence, / the king of Ebabbar, / his king, / Sin-iddinam, / the shepherd who decorates everything / for Nippur, / the provider of Ur, / king of Larsa, / king of Sumer and Akkad, / the Ebabbar, / his beloved house,
Reverse: for the sake of his life, / he built (it) / For abundant distant days / he enlarged that dwelling place. / With the thing that he (Sin-iddinam) has done, / (may) Utu, / rejoice. / A life of sweet things / (and) bright days / as a reward, / may he (Utu) give to him (Sin-iddinam).
Courtesy & currently located at the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, USA. Accession Number: 41.222.
Always remember, ABS: Akkad, Babylonia, Sumer
I can confirm that there are the cutest stray puppies at Abu Simbel, in addition to amazing ancient Egyptian things.
First Look: COSMOS
TV Spot: "An Amazing Journey"
TV Spot: "Connect"
TV Spot: Buckle Up
World Series Promo: "Journey"
The Cosmic Calendar from Episode 1: “Standing Up In The Milky Way”
History Of Civilization from Episode 1: “Standing Up In The Milky Way”
In Case You Missed It…
Premiere Screening/Live Q&A Event
Today! Can’t wait!
It’s finally here! WHO’S EXCITED!?
It’s COSMOS Daaaaaaaay!!!
Here I stand proudly next to a replica of one of my ancestors. So honored to have Thunder Lizard DNA in me.
Please note that her hat is a small city. It’s just how she do.
Medieval desert-dwelling Arabs in Saudi Arabia ate lizards after the advent of Islam, which generally prohibits eating reptiles, new research suggests.
Though historical and anthropological texts had mentioned the taste for these scaly desert snacks, the find is the first archaeological…
I can’t imagine eating a uromastyx. They’re so cute and fat :(
Flickr set from the collections of the Museum of Photographic Arts
Dramatic chinchilla is dramatic.
I miss having a chinchilla so much. Everything they do is the most adorable thing ever.
Egypt has announced that a team of European archaeologists have found a nearly 2-meter- (6 ½-foot-) tall alabaster statue of a pharoanic princess, dating from approximately 1350 B.C., outside the southern city of Luxor.
Minister of Antiquities Mohammed Ibrahim said in in a statement Friday that…
You go girl. You get that solo statue.
Today marks the anniversary of FDR signing executive order 9066, which authorized the “indefinite detention” of nearly 150,000 people on American soil.
The order authorized the Secretary of War and the U.S. Army to create military zones “from which any or all persons may be excluded.” The order left who might be excluded to the military’s discretion. When President Franklin D. Roosevelt inked his name to EO9066 on Feb. 19, 1942, it opened the door for the roundup of some 120,000 Japanese-Americans and Japanese citizens living along the west coast of the U.S. and their imprisonment in concentration camps. In addition, between 1,200 and 1,800 people of Japanese descent watched the war from behind barbed wire fences in Hawaii. Of those interned, 62 percent were U.S. citizens. The U.S. government also caged around 11,000 Americans of German ancestry and some 3,000 Italian-Americans.
cannot stress the horror enough.
Such a shameful moment in US history. I honesty cannot believe anyone thought this was a good idea or a way to solve any sort of real or imagined problem. I drive by Manzanar at least once a year, sometimes more, and am always astounded by the fact that internment camps were allowed to exist in this country. Shame on all the politicians who approved this and the Americans who supported this act.
It is important to be aware of your history and to know things like this occurred so that they never happen again.