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IN 1958, archaeologist Robert Dyson was excavating the long-buried citadel of Hasanlu in Iran when he came across this beautiful gold bowl (pictured). But after a moment in the international headlines, the bowl and citadel were largely forgotten.

And so the unique circumstances under which…

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A series of lines scratched into rock in a cave near the southwestern tip of Europe could be proof that Neanderthals were more intelligent and creative than previously thought.

The cross-hatched engravings inside Gorham’s Cave in Gibraltar are the first known examples of Neanderthal rock art,…

Someone made a 3D model of the infamous Spider-Woman butt cover, and it’s a total nightmare.

A lot of time and energy has been spent debating the artistic merit of Marvel’s infamous Spider-Woman #1 butt cover, but now it’s time for science to weigh in.

Following a brave attempt from some real human women who tried to replicate Spider-Woman’s pose, redditor dinoignacio has actually made a 3D model of her body.

This isn’t a case of unrealistic beauty standardsit’s a picture of something that crawled straight out of Silent Hill.

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angela barrett’s beauty and the beast

angela barrett’s beauty and the beast

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erethren:

cornerof5thandvermouth:

hey-woah-donttouchme:

windows98:

justskippingalong:

THE FADE TO BLACK OH MY GOD I LITERALLY CAN’T BREATHE RIGHT NOW

WHAT

No I don’t care how many times I reblog the woodcock. rock on woodcock \m/

i will always reblog this whenever i see it

PLEASE WATCH THIS PLEASE

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ancientart:

A quick look at: Mictlantecuhtli, the Aztec god of death and lord of the underworld.

Mictlantecuhtli was believed to live in Mictlan, the cold, damp and gloomy underworld of the Aztecs, or lower part of the cosmos, where the remains of humans were kept.

This Templo Mayor Museum figure of Mictlantecuhtli, which is perhaps one of the most famous representations of the god, was found in the House of Eagles. Here he wears a loincloth, and stands grinning. Some have suggested that this grin of Mictlantecuhtli, who once harassed Quetzalcoatl on his journey to the underworld, may suggest his desire to torment. His claw-like hands are posed, as though ready to attack someone.

The holes on his scalp would have once been filled with black, wavy hair -which the Aztecs associated with chaos. Parts of his flesh has been teared off, and his liver falls from his chest cavity. This organ was connected to Mictlan, and housed the Ihiyotl soul (see Aguilar-Moreno 2007, chapter 7). Recent residue analysis has found traces of human blood on the statue. 

Artefact courtesy of the Museum of the Templo Mayor, Mexico City. Photos taken by Travis: oosik.

Recommended reading: Handbook to Life in the Aztec World (Oxford University Press, 2007) by Manuel Aguilar-Moreno. This is a very good overview and introduction to the Aztec culture, and expands on many of the points I briefly mentioned here.

alliwantistomarchdrumcorps:

videohall:

Cat is very happy to see his owner after being 3 days alone.

"i demand to be loved"

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theauthoryperson:

nateswinehart:

Being good to each other is so important, guys.

that definitely did not go where I expected it to but I like it.

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haridraws:

Galadriel for this challenge.

They were clad wholly in white; and the hair of the Lady was of deep gold… but no sign of age was upon them, unless it were in the depths of their eyes; for these were keen as lances in the starlight, and yet profound, the wells of deep memory.

haridraws:

Galadriel for this challenge.

They were clad wholly in white; and the hair of the Lady was of deep gold… but no sign of age was upon them, unless it were in the depths of their eyes; for these were keen as lances in the starlight, and yet profound, the wells of deep memory.

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archaeochick:

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Maya civilisation eccentric flint, c. 250-900, border region Honduras-Guatemala. At the Museum Aan de Stroom, Antwerp.

I can barely get an edge on my points, but this is crazy!

archaeochick:

presentpasts:

Maya civilisation eccentric flint, c. 250-900, border region Honduras-Guatemala. At the Museum Aan de Stroom, Antwerp.

I can barely get an edge on my points, but this is crazy!

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