serendipitous finds

Grad student in Ancient Near Eastern Studies, mediocre musician, and chronic procrastinator. Here, you'll find posts about books, the ancient world, Mesopotamia, history, art, photos, and other stuff that I happen to find and want to remember.

August 29, 2014 at 9:35am
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Reblogged from hellenismo
hellenismo:

https://www.facebook.com/loversofEleusis/photos/pcb.1468229073427372/1468229013427378/?type=1&theater
Details of the abduction of Persephone- from a hydria, found in a grave in Apulia (now in Hamburg, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe..)

hellenismo:

https://www.facebook.com/loversofEleusis/photos/pcb.1468229073427372/1468229013427378/?type=1&theater

Details of the abduction of Persephone- from a hydria, found in a grave in Apulia (now in Hamburg, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe..)

9:27am
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Reblogged from houghtonlib
houghtonlib:

Meurisse, Martin, 1584-1644. Artificiosa totivs logices descriptio, 1614.
*FB6.M5718.614a
Houghton Library, Harvard University

houghtonlib:

Meurisse, Martin, 1584-1644. Artificiosa totivs logices descriptio, 1614.

*FB6.M5718.614a

Houghton Library, Harvard University

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9:26am
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Reblogged from virginiawoolfblog

For now she need not think of anybody. She could be herself, by herself. And that was what now she often felt the need of - to think; well not even to think. To be silent; to be alone.

— Virginia Woolf, To The Lighthouse (via virginiawoolfblog)

(via fabionardini)

9:26am
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Reblogged from centuriespast
centuriespast:

Bakota
Copper
Brass
Wood
Guardian Spirit
Penn Museum

centuriespast:

Bakota

Copper

Brass

Wood

Guardian Spirit

Penn Museum

9:25am
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Reblogged from sporadicq
sporadicq:

An ornamented golden Minoan labrys.

sporadicq:

An ornamented golden Minoan labrys.

9:24am
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Reblogged from massarrah
massarrah:

A  Royal Inscription of Xerxes I (519-465 BCE). 
Carved into a cliff face of the rocky citadel of Van (ancient Tušpa), this monumental inscription is written in Old Persian, Akkadian, and Elamite. The text itself recounts that, although Darius prepared the facade for the inscription, he never completed the task, so Xerxes had the cliff face inscribed during his own reign. (Read more.)
Achaemenid, c. 547-331 BCE.
Image from CDLI.

massarrah:

A  Royal Inscription of Xerxes I (519-465 BCE).

Carved into a cliff face of the rocky citadel of Van (ancient Tušpa), this monumental inscription is written in Old Persian, Akkadian, and Elamite. The text itself recounts that, although Darius prepared the facade for the inscription, he never completed the task, so Xerxes had the cliff face inscribed during his own reign. (Read more.)

Achaemenid, c. 547-331 BCE.

Image from CDLI.

August 28, 2014 at 11:02pm
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Reblogged from havesexwithghosts
havesexwithghosts:

Elijah Burgher, Serpent, the Hero, acrylic on canvas drop cloth, 6x9’, 2014

havesexwithghosts:

Elijah Burgher, Serpent, the Hero, acrylic on canvas drop cloth, 6x9’, 2014

(via verylargebuildings)

9:31pm
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Reblogged from haru-mejiro
haru-mejiro:

Skyphoid vessel with phalliform spout and relief decoration
Thessaloniki, Forum baths
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki
Source:  Flickr / dandiffendale

haru-mejiro:

Skyphoid vessel with phalliform spout and relief decoration

Thessaloniki, Forum baths

Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki

Source:  Flickr / dandiffendale

9:30pm
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Reblogged from rabbitinthemoon

Is it better to out-monster the monster or to be quietly devoured?

— Friedrich Nietzsche (via druggedanddyingculture)

(Source: rabbitinthemoon, via feanorian)

8:47pm
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Reblogged from dukelibraries
muspeccoll:

dukelibraries:

Today’s Manuscript Monday comes from the opening page of a manuscript containing a collection of Cicero’s works (Topica, Partitiones oratoriae, and De Oratore) made in Southern Italy in the 15th century. The blank space at the foot was for a shield or coat of arms but it was never filled in. 

Yay for Manuscript Monday!

muspeccoll:

dukelibraries:

Today’s Manuscript Monday comes from the opening page of a manuscript containing a collection of Cicero’s works (Topica, Partitiones oratoriae, and De Oratore) made in Southern Italy in the 15th century. The blank space at the foot was for a shield or coat of arms but it was never filled in. 

Yay for Manuscript Monday!

(via c4rpe-librum)

8:44pm
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Reblogged from lionofchaeronea
danathur:

The wedding of Zeus and Hera.  Fresco from the House of the Tragic Poet, Pompeii

danathur:

The wedding of Zeus and Hera.  Fresco from the House of the Tragic Poet, Pompeii

(Source: lionofchaeronea)

8:41pm
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Reblogged from dame-de-pique
dame-de-pique:

Luther Georges Simjian
Solar Eclipse, Yale University United States,24/01/1925.

dame-de-pique:

Luther Georges Simjian

Solar Eclipse, Yale University United States,24/01/1925.

(via mirrormirrorworldworld)

8:30pm
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Reblogged from blankslate

me flirting: so what's the deal with having to exist as a physical entity

8:15pm
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Reblogged from design-is-fine

design-is-fine:

Aztec calendar stone, cast by Dionisio Abadiano, 1889. Albumen print. Via Getty Open Content

8:01pm
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Reblogged from athousandrosesisolated

ولقد تشابهت كل البلاد
فلا ارى نفسي هناك، ولا ارى نفسي هنا
“And all the countries seemed the same,
I don’t see myself there, And I don’t see myself here.”

— ― Nizar Qabbani (via athousandrosesisolated)

(via rudyscuriocabinet)