Rock formations in the historic county of Al-Ula in northwest Saudia Arabia. The region is preparing to host its first-ever winter music and cultural festival from next week with the dynamic landscape featuring as the backdrop for performances by big hitting names including Yanni and Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli.
EARLIEST CONFIRMED SET OF HUMAN TWINS ON RECORD. A skeleton exhumed from a Neolithic graveyard in Siberia was thought to be one of the oldest archaeologically documented examples of death during childbirth. But when Dr. Angela Lieverse, a bio-archaeologist from the University of Saskatchewan, examined the 7,700-year-old remains, she found an additional set of bones of two full-term babies. The position of the bones suggest that one baby was breech and was in the process of being born when death occurred. The twins may have been locked together, or one might have had its head trapped in the birth canal. As a result, "all three individuals appear to have died together from complications associated with childbirth," the researchers wrote. The woman was likely unaware she was carrying twins. It's the oldest example of death by “dystocia," (obstructed labor) and the earliest known example of twins on the archaeological record. Info/Photo: CBC/Vladimir Bazaliskii. #archaeology#bioarcheology#archeologist#excavation#humanbones#humanremains#histmed#histsci#TIL#bones
Este paño cuadrangular fue elaborado en algodón de color marrón. Presenta diseños geométricos con 11 formas de escalonados con volutas y 2 cruces tipo chakana, además dos símbolos con forma de la letra “S”. Esta pieza dataría del Intermedio tardío (1000-1476 d.C.) y presenta un estilo Chincha-Ica. Llegó a la colección del museo a través del Proyecto Arqueológico Villa el Salvador. **** This square cloth was made of brown cotton. It displays several geometric designs with 11 steps ending in curls, 2 Chakana crosses (South Cross stars), and 2 'S' shapes. This textile dates back to the Regional States period (1000-1476 B.C.E.) and is made in a Chincha-Ica style. It entered the collection through the Villa el Salvador Archaeological Project.
Columbia County Historical Society is opening up our 'Floral Motif' show amidst tonight's Candlelight Night in Kinderhook village. I'm super happy with my first exhibition!! Just a few months ago I never thought I'd get this opportunity so quick out of college, thanks to those who believed and pushed me to make my dreams come true. "The rose is concealed among her leaves, but she listens with delight to the song of the nightingale." - Washington Irving, Legend of the Three Beautiful Princesses
Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | A view of the Sasso Barisano district in Matera in Italy's Basilicata region. Known as la Città Sotterranea (the subterranean city), the city is centered on the Sassi di Matera ("Stones of Matera"). The Sassi caves originate from a prehistoric troglodyte settlement, and may constitute some of the first human settlements in Italy. Indeed, Matera is the only place in the world where people can boast to be still living in the same houses of their ancestors of 9,000 years ago. Miserably poor throughout the centuries, and a burden on the national psyche, the Sassi were forcibly cleared in the 1950s, but in recent years have seen the return of tourists, boutique hotels, and Hollywood film crews. Matera is European Capital of Culture for 2019. Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects. #photojournalism#documentaryphotography#simonnorfolk#worldmonuments#archaeology
#arkeofili Yeni Dünya'nın bilinen en eski haritası. Devekuşu yumurtasına oyulmuş. 1500lü yılların başına tarihlendiriliyor. Belçikalı bir harita koleksiyoneri tarafından keşfedildi.
Oldest-known map of the New World, dated to early 1500s, carved onto ostrich egg. Discovered by a Belgian map collector.
This head, which depicts Akhenaten wearing the khat headdress, once formed part of a colossal statue which would have stood 10 metres tall. This colossus was one of several found in 1925 just east of the Temple of Amun at Karnak. It was on this site that Akhenaten built the Gempaaten Temple which was dedicated to the sun-god Aten. Akhenaten is certainly one of the most controversial figures from ancient Egypt, but he is a person I find fascinating! I would love to hear your opinions about Akhenaten! #egyptology#archaeology#ancientegypt#hieroglyphs#hieroglyphics#akhenaten#karnak#egypt#amarna#aten
It’s been an interesting and educational day at the Rekem cemetery of the insane with Archaeology Explorer. Make sure to follow him on instagram and facebook to keep yourself updated with this project and the next ones! A video will soon appear on youtube so why not subscribe to him as well. Thanks for having me David! #rekem#cemeteryoftheinsane#archaeoxplorer#archaeology
Fiz um passo a passo de como eu chego do esboço inicial de uma ilustração até sua versão final colorida digitalmente: 1. Esboço rápido do que será a cena final; 2. Blocagem das cores a partir da paleta de cores definida; 3. Acertando os detalhes e, por último 4. A imagem final, após alguns ajustes de proporção e adição de alguns efeitos de iluminação. O modelo escolhido é ele, claro, meu menino do sambaqui, Fir. Baseado na fotografia de Charlie Hamilton James. Arrasta para o lado para ver o processo.
Bowling Green State University has repatriated to Turkey pieces of a 2,000-year-old mosaic referred to as “Gypsy Girl," which depict a girl’s eyes, nose, hair, and hat, and are thought to have been looted from the ancient city of Zeugma and smuggled out of Turkey in the early 1960s.
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LEYENDA MUY SIMPLIFICADA:
La leyenda de la fundación mítica de Roma dice que la ciudad fue fundada por los gemelos Rómulo y Remo, hijos del dios Marte y la princesa Rea Silvia de Alba Longa, descendiente de Iulo, hijo de Eneas, personaje mitológico que consiguió huir de Troya (la segunda foto, es la obra de Bernini que representa este episodio.
Fueron abandonados en el río Tiber para salvarlos de su tío Amulio, quien había intentado eliminar a todos los posibles rivales sucesorios nombrando a la madre de los gemelos virgen vestal (supuestamente el dios Marte se había enamorado de ella y la había encintado) . Los rescató la "loba" Luperca, que los amamantó, y más tarde fueron criados por pastores. Con el paso del tiempo los gemelos decidieron fundar una ciudad en una de las siete colinas de Roma.
Rómulo eligió el Palatino y Remo el Aventino. Hay distintas versiones sobre el enfrentamiento entre ambos hermanos, pero todas coinciden en que Rómulo asesinó a su hermano en el año 753 AC y se convirtió en el primer rey de Roma, erigida en lo alto del Palatino.
VERY SIMPLIFIED LEGEND:
Romulus and Remus were twin brothers. They were abandoned by their mother as babies and put into a basket that was then placed into the River Tiber. The reason behind this was that their mother was a princess and wanted to protect them from their uncle Amulius who wanted to kill them. They were the direct descents from Aeneas, the mythical hero whose son, Iulus, had founded Alba Longa the city where the two twins were born. The basket ran aground and the twins were discovered by a female wolf. The wolf nursed the babies for a short time before they were found by a shepherd. The shepherd then brought up the twins. Romulus and Remus legend When Romulus and Remus became adults, they decided to found a city where the wolf had found them. The brothers quarrelled over where the site should be and Remus was killed by his brother. This left Romulus the sole founder of the new city and he gave his name to it – Rome.
There is a forgotten settlement on the hill above the village Plat. It was called Spilan and it was created in prehistoric times and functioned until the middle ages. It was fortified, and people lived there just like we live in our homes today. With our hopes, troubles... it is sad that we dont know anything about them.
The village is still visible today, but it has also seen glittering times. I hope that we will save this Roman settelment..
N is for Necklaces
While necklaces have been worn by men, women and children throughout (pre-)history – today I want to share a very specific necklace tradition from the Early Bronze Age.
Spacer-plate necklaces – made both from amber and jet – were worn by women during the Early Iron Age and consist of multiple strands of beads that were held together by ‘spacer plate’ beads. Use-wear analysis has shown that these necklaces were frequently taken apart and remade using beads from different necklaces - perhaps symbolizing relationships. I’ve gotten up close and personal with several of these necklaces as the Husband is an amber ornament specialist, and I traveled with him a couple times to look at archeological examples and to do reproduction experiments.
They gorgeous necklaces are believed to have been deliberate skeuomorphs (‘made to look like’ of gold lunulae – another form of Early Bronze Age necklace. While initially these may not appear very similar, when you compare the shape of the overall necklace as well as the decorations incised both on the gold lunulae and the spacer-plate beads – you can see why the latter are believed to be made to resemble the former
These necklaces and images are from the @nationalmuseumsscotland and the @britishmuseum
So I’ve been putting off putting up a photo of the Parthenon... Maybe I’m just underwhelmed by this glorified bank. After all, I work in a bank. Yes, it’s great. Yes, it’s covered in scaffolding... To be fair to the Parthenon, it was used as a glorified munitions locker at one point. It seemed like a great idea until the gunpowder blew up. Really it’s a wonder it’s still standing at all. If they ever finish restoring it. It will look amazing. .
When it was originally built, it took 8-9 years. They’ve been working on the restoration since the 1970’s... so I’m not holding my breath.
Also, a thing the Greek government doesn’t want you to know... Like many monuments of the ancient world, it was originally built on the backs of slave labor. It’s not a thing to be proud of, but it’s something that should be owned. It’s never good to white wash history.