Achilles & Penthesilea

February 9th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

Vase at the British Museum. Achilles takes out Penthesilea the Amazon with a spear to the neck. On the back, Dionysos and his son Oinopion are drinking.

Sumerian Scrolls

January 27th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

The Chaldean Account of Genesis

January 27th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

The Chaldean Account of Genesis (1872) was written by George Smith, who translated the original tablets. The story makes up part of the Epic of Gilgamesh, and describes the Great Flood a good while before it is believed the Book of Genesis was written. Some of the images are from sculptures in the British Museum.

Fragment eines Gefäßes (Fragments of Vessels)

October 16th, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

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Avebury

May 6th, 2016 § 1 comment § permalink

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Book Review – “The Sixth Extinction” Elizabeth Kolbert (2014)

April 20th, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

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Yes. Clear and not overly academic. “Right now, in the amazing moment that to us counts as the present, we are deciding, without quite meaning to, which evolutionary pathways will remain open and which will be forever closed.”

Mastos

March 21st, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

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Milltown Dam Removal & more

August 19th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

All of these images initiated by this article in Guernica

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Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836 – 1912)

July 23rd, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

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TFJ225952 A Roman studio, 1874 (oil on panel) by Alma-Tadema, Sir Lawrence (1836-1912); 64x93.5 cm; © Tokyo Fuji Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan; REPRODUCTION PERMISSION REQUIRED; English,  out of copyright PLEASE NOTE: The Bridgeman Art Library works with the owner of this image to clear permission. If you wish to reproduce this image, please inform us so we can clear permission for you.

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New Film – “Nimrud’s Babarous Descent” (2015)

March 3rd, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

“I captured many troops alive: from time to time I cut off their arms and hands; from others I cut off their noses, ears, extremities. I gouged out the eyes of many troops. I made one pile of the living and one of heads. I hung their heads on trees around the city” King Ashurnasirpal II, ruler of Nimrud from 883 – 859 BC.

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