serendipitous finds

PhD candidate in Ancient Near Eastern Studies, mediocre violinist, and chronic procrastinator. Here, you'll find posts about books, the ancient world, Mesopotamia, history, art, science, landscapes, and other stuff that I happen to find and want to remember.

April 23, 2014 at 10:35am
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Reblogged from voxfour
voxfour:

Pimpernel
William Morris

voxfour:

Pimpernel

William Morris

(Source: collections.vam.ac.uk, via nattie-k)

10:31am
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Reblogged from mycolorbook

The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance — the idea that anything is possible.

— Ray Bradbury (via mycolorbook)

10:30am
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Reblogged from jeannepompadour
jeannepompadour:

18th century fashion doll in court costume

jeannepompadour:

18th century fashion doll in court costume

10:29am
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archimaps:

Design for a gutter on Boulevard Haussmann, Paris

archimaps:

Design for a gutter on Boulevard Haussmann, Paris

10:28am
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therubaiyat:

Illustration by Edmund DulacQUATRAIN I, p. 41, [First Edition of the Translation]


Awake! for Morning in the Bowl of Night
Has flung the Stone that puts the Stars to Flight:
And Lo! the Hunter of the East has caught
The Sultan’s Turret in a Noose of Light.
~Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam [PDF]

therubaiyat:

Illustration by Edmund Dulac
QUATRAIN I, p. 41, [First Edition of the Translation]

Awake! for Morning in the Bowl of Night

Has flung the Stone that puts the Stars to Flight:

And Lo! the Hunter of the East has caught

The Sultan’s Turret in a Noose of Light.

~Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam [PDF]

(via theactofhistory)

6:34am
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mini-girlz:

GREEK TERRACOTTA PROTOME BUST OF A GODDESSProbably Persephone, wearing peplos and himation; jewelry, garment folds and blond hair in red and yellow paint still visible.Ca. 470-450 BCH. 10 1/4 in. (26.2 cm.)
via > royalathena.com

mini-girlz:

GREEK TERRACOTTA PROTOME BUST OF A GODDESS

Probably Persephone, wearing peplos and himation; jewelry, garment folds and blond hair in red and yellow paint still visible.

Ca. 470-450 BC

H. 10 1/4 in. (26.2 cm.)

via > royalathena.com

6:34am
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Reblogged from quotemybooks

Have you ever asked yourself, do monsters make war, or does war make monsters?

— Daughter of smoke and bone by Laini Taylor (via mcllscott)

(Source: quotemybooks, via coeurdelhistoire)

6:33am
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lonequixote:

Lady with Fan ~ Gustav Klimt

lonequixote:

Lady with Fan ~ Gustav Klimt

(via coeurdelhistoire)

April 22, 2014 at 11:52pm
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Reblogged from nostalgerie
nostalgerie:

Algeria

nostalgerie:

Algeria

11:45pm
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11:38pm
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Reblogged from mycolorbook

Life is either always a tight-rope or a feather bed. Give me the tight-rope.

— Edith Wharton (via mycolorbook)

11:31pm
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Reblogged from ancientpeoples
ancientpeoples:

Golden solidus of Valentinian 
2cm in diameter (13 / 16 inch.) 
Byzantine Period, 365 - 374 AD. 
Source: Metropolitan Museum

ancientpeoples:

Golden solidus of Valentinian 

2cm in diameter (13 / 16 inch.) 

Byzantine Period, 365 - 374 AD. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

(via sadighgallery)

11:23pm
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ushishir:

Arranged Diatoms on Microscope Slides in the California Academy of Sciences Diatom Collection by california academy of sciences geology on Flickr.

ushishir:

Arranged Diatoms on Microscope Slides in the California Academy of Sciences Diatom Collection by california academy of sciences geology on Flickr.

(via whateverstrikesme)

11:15pm
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Reblogged from finethankyouandyou
finethankyouandyou:

Hair Curler
Gold
New Kingdom; Dynasty 18, ca. 1560–1479 B.C.;  Egypt

finethankyouandyou:

Hair Curler

Gold

New Kingdom; Dynasty 18, ca. 1560–1479 B.C.;  Egypt

(Source: metmuseum.org, via spectralbird)

11:08pm
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Reblogged from tomcruisecrusader

Once you have read a book you care about, some part of it is always with you.

— Louis L’amour (via tomcruisecrusader)

(via bookporn)