Vila Wolf's Dyslexic Folklorist Ranting

Hmm... I've got a strange and bizarre mind. I know what you're saying, doesn't everyone on the internet? I can say this, I'm not for everyone. It was once said that I've got a razor wit, a dark sarcasm and one hell of a twisted sense of humor. I like horror, I am a folklorist and I smoke.

"Let me share something with you, a secret, We believe what we want to believe....the rest is all smoke and mirrors." - Arnaud de Fohn

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ancientpeoples:

Ensemble of Rosettes
c.1479-1425 BC
18th Dynasty, New Kingdom
These rosettes from the funerary equipment of three foreign wives of Thutmose III have been displayed in various ways, since they came to the Metropolitan Museum in 1926. Most familiar to previous viewers is their reconstruction as part of a wig cover with as the head piece. Such a cover was first suggested by Herbert E. Winlock in 1937 and later modified. According to present understanding, the joining of the rosettes to the gold disk and the use of strands of rosettes as a wig cover are uncertain.
(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)

ancientpeoples:

Ensemble of Rosettes

c.1479-1425 BC

18th Dynasty, New Kingdom

These rosettes from the funerary equipment of three foreign wives of Thutmose III have been displayed in various ways, since they came to the Metropolitan Museum in 1926. Most familiar to previous viewers is their reconstruction as part of a wig cover with as the head piece. Such a cover was first suggested by Herbert E. Winlock in 1937 and later modified. According to present understanding, the joining of the rosettes to the gold disk and the use of strands of rosettes as a wig cover are uncertain.

(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)

medievalpoc:

Stephen Slaughter

Portrait of Two Society Women

England (c. 1740s)

Oil on Canvas, 123 x 100 cm.

The Wadsworth Atheneum, Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection. See Also: Ellis K. Waterhouse, The Dictionary of British 18th Century Painters in Oils and Crayons (Woodbridge, England, 1981), p. 348.

Of course you can find many images of Slaughter’s portraits in high resolution and full color online at multiple sites, but of course, not THIS one. Never this one. I wonder why. :|

eastmanhouse:

View from a Wright Model B biplane over airfield near San Francisco California, made with a folding camera.First successful photographs made from an aeroplane in U.S.George E. M. Kelly, American, 1878 - 1911

January 15, 1911gelatin silver print
Five aeroplanes can be seen on the ground. One of them is tuning up in preparation for flight. The circle is a target for bombs. Race track in the distance. The photographer, Lt. George E. Kelly’s feet and part of aviator Parmalee’s foot are in the picture. The pylon below marks the course.

eastmanhouse:

View from a Wright Model B biplane over airfield near San Francisco California, made with a folding camera.
First successful photographs made from an aeroplane in U.S.
George E. M. Kelly, American, 1878 - 1911
January 15, 1911
gelatin silver print
Five aeroplanes can be seen on the ground. One of them is tuning up in preparation for flight. The circle is a target for bombs. Race track in the distance. The photographer, Lt. George E. Kelly’s feet and part of aviator Parmalee’s foot are in the picture. The pylon below marks the course.

jeannepompadour:

Illustrations from a Tacuinum sanitatis manuscript, late 14th century Lombardy

(via sexycodicology)

Study traces ecological collapse over 6,000 years of Egyptian history

archaeologicalnews:

Depictions of animals in ancient Egyptian artifacts have helped scientists assemble a detailed record of the large mammals that lived in the Nile Valley over the past 6,000 years. A new analysis of this record shows that species extinctions, probably caused by a drying climate and growing human population in the region, have made the ecosystem progressively less stable.

The study, published September 8 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), found that local extinctions of mammal species led to a steady decline in the stability of the animal communities in the Nile Valley. When there were many species in the community, the loss of any one species had relatively little impact on the functioning of the ecosystem, whereas it is now much more sensitive to perturbations, according to first author Justin Yeakel, who worked on the study as a graduate student at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and is now a postdoctoral fellow at the Santa Fe Institute. Read more.

Open Access Archaeology Digest #535

openaccessarchaeology:

A nice batch of Open Access (free to read) articles:

The Churchyards of Prestonpans.
http://bit.ly/10AcFr4

Historic Towns
http://bit.ly/13PTQRK

Further urns and cremation burials from Brackmont Mill, near Leuchars, Fife
http://bit.ly/XkIUyH

The Origins of Political Order and the Anglo-Saxon State
http://bit.ly/15yEWC5

A seventeenth-century coin-pendant from Bacton, Norfolk and its ornament
http://bit.ly/13mpeIL

Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: http://bit.ly/YHuyFK

medievalpoc:

Alessandro Longhi
Portrait of a Young Black Man
Italy (c. 1760s)
Oil on Canvas, 75 x 65 cm.
The Image of the Black in Western Art Research Project and Photo Archive, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University
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medievalpoc:

Alessandro Longhi

Portrait of a Young Black Man

Italy (c. 1760s)

Oil on Canvas, 75 x 65 cm.

The Image of the Black in Western Art Research Project and Photo Archive, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University

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(via medievalpoc)

ucresearch:

Seeing a supernovae within hours of the explosion
For the first time ever, scientists have gathered direct evidence of a rare Wolf-Rayet star being linked to a specific type of stellar explosion known as a Type IIb supernova. Peter Nugent of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory says they caught this star – a whopping 360 million light years away – just a few hours after it exploded.
Hear more about this discovery →

ucresearch:

Seeing a supernovae within hours of the explosion

For the first time ever, scientists have gathered direct evidence of a rare Wolf-Rayet star being linked to a specific type of stellar explosion known as a Type IIb supernova. Peter Nugent of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory says they caught this star – a whopping 360 million light years away – just a few hours after it exploded.

Hear more about this discovery →

(via we-are-star-stuff)

peashooter85:

A gold damascened Colt Model 1851 Navy with carved ivory grips studded with garnets.  Decorated by James Dixon & Sons of London, mid 19th century.
Sold at Auction:  £13,200 (US$ 21,299)

peashooter85:

A gold damascened Colt Model 1851 Navy with carved ivory grips studded with garnets.  Decorated by James Dixon & Sons of London, mid 19th century.

Sold at Auction:  £13,200 (US$ 21,299)

(Source: bonhams.com)

nyhistory:

Today in 1664: New Amsterdam becomes New York.
A Description of the Towne of Mannados: Or New Amsterdam as it was in September 1661 [“The Duke’s Plan”]. 1664; manuscript facsimile drawn ca. 1858. M31.2.23

nyhistory:

Today in 1664: New Amsterdam becomes New York.

A Description of the Towne of Mannados: Or New Amsterdam as it was in September 1661 [“The Duke’s Plan”]. 1664; manuscript facsimile drawn ca. 1858. M31.2.23