August 21, 2014
Wishful thinking … via SuzixEmma

Wishful thinking … via SuzixEmma

August 18, 2014

Roman ring, gold-plated bronze with blue agate bezel engraved with a Goddess of Fortune. Possibly valued as talismant [sic]. Circa late 2nd-early 3rd centruy CE. On display at Vidy Roman Museum.

Via.

Roman ring, gold-plated bronze with blue agate bezel engraved with a Goddess of Fortune. Possibly valued as talismant [sic]. Circa late 2nd-early 3rd centruy CE. On display at Vidy Roman Museum.

Via.

August 17, 2014

Cameo Shell Depicting the Triumph of Bacchus

Via.

August 17, 2014
Gemma Augustea

Gemma Augustea

August 16, 2014
Art-octopus by Kim-KD via deviantart

Art-octopus by Kim-KD via deviantart

August 15, 2014
"In the early 1970s, French visitors complained that the portrait of Champollion was smaller than one of Young on an adjacent information panel; English visitors complained that the opposite was true.
Both portraits were in fact the same size."

Nationalist rivalries regarding Young and Champollion’s contributions to the decipherment Egyptian hieroglyphs.

August 15, 2014
Apropos 2014 being the European Year against Food Waste: Intermarche’s Inglorious fruits & vegetables ad campaign.

Apropos 2014 being the European Year against Food Waste: Intermarche’s Inglorious fruits & vegetables ad campaign.

August 14, 2014
Cave basalt formation at Akun Island, Alaska. Via.

Cave basalt formation at Akun Island, Alaska. Via.

August 13, 2014
"Theologians focused and speculated on the religious cause and message, seeing the earthquake as a manifestation of divine judgment. Most philosophers rejected that on the grounds that the Alfama, Lisbon’s red-light district, suffered only minor damage."

— Divine wisdom and the 1755 Lisbon earthquake

August 12, 2014
Grave of the Vulture Lord. Via.

Grave of the Vulture Lord. Via.