Melissa. Student of Classical and Archaeological studies. Enjoys Egyptology, astronomy, gothic architecture and finding out how things work.
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willigula:

Shipwrecks in Cornwall photographed by the Gibson family, 1874-1997

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loverofbeauty:

Antinous Delph,i  excavated Oct. 30. 1894

loverofbeauty:

Antinous Delph,i  excavated Oct. 30. 1894

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transparentoctopus:

Mt Vesuvius before and after eruption 19th c

transparentoctopus:

Mt Vesuvius before and after eruption 19th c

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mediumaevum:

This insanely gorgeous home has an amazing story behind it.

Fonthill was the home of the American archeologist and tile maker Henry Chapman Mercer, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Built between 1908 and 1912, it is an early example of poured-in-place concrete and features 44 rooms, over 200 windows, 18 fireplaces and 10 bathrooms. The interior was originally painted in pastel colors, but age and sunlight have all but eradicated any hint of the former hues. It contains much built-in furniture and is embellished with decorative tiles that Mercer made at the height of the Arts and Crafts movement. It is filled with an extensive collection of ceramics embedded in the concrete of the house, as well as other artifacts from his world travels, including cuneiform tablets discovered in Mesopotamia dating back to over 2300 BCE. The home also contains around 1,000 prints from Mercer’s extensive collection, as well as over six thousand books, almost all of which were annotated by Mercer himself.

More images (by Karl Graf)

afineandprivateplace:

Ancient Colors By Vasco Cartó

afineandprivateplace:

Ancient Colors By Vasco Cartó

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Robert W. Chanler, Leopard and Deer

Robert W. Chanler, Leopard and Deer

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thefabulousweirdtrotters:

L’enfer Cabaret, Boulevard de Clichy, Montmartre, Paris

Built circa 1890; demolished circa 1952.

Entertainment inside the “inferno of hell” included musicians dressed as devils and interior volcanos that spewed scented lava of molten gold. 

After the “cabaret artistique” was demolished, the site became a Monoprix retail store.

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Oberon, Titania and Puck with Fairies Dancing (1786)
William Blake

Oberon, Titania and Puck with Fairies Dancing (1786)

William Blake

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agameofclothes:

Details of one of Margaerys gowns, Valentino

agameofclothes:

Details of one of Margaerys gowns, Valentino

agameofclothes:

Details of one of Maragery’s gowns, Valentino

agameofclothes:

Details of one of Maragery’s gowns, Valentino

crookedindifference:

What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?

Neil deGrasse Tyson, PhD: The most astounding fact… is the knowledge that the atoms that comprise life on Earth, the atoms that make up the human body, are traceable to the crucibles that cooked light elements into heavy elements in their core under extreme temperatures and pressures. These stars, the high mass ones among them went unstable in their later years they collapsed and then exploded scattering their enriched guts across the galaxy. Guts made of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and all the fundamental ingredients of life itself. These ingredients become part of gas cloud that condense, collapse, form the next generation of solar systems… stars with orbiting planets, and those planets now have the ingredients for life itself.

So that when I look up at the night sky and I know that yes, we are part of this universe, we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the universe is in us.

When I reflect on that fact, I look up – many people feel small because they’re small and the universe is big – but I feel big, because my atoms came from those stars. There’s a level of connectivity. That’s really what you want in life, you want to feel connected, you want to feel relevant, you want to feel like a participant in the goings-on of activities and events around you. That’s precisely what we are, just by being alive…

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victorianfanguide:

An example and detail of beetlewing embroidery made in the 1880s in the Hobart School for Mussulman Girls in Madras, India. The design is stitched in gold thread on black muslin net. The wing cases are from Jewel Beetles which shed them naturally throughout their lives. Clothing and accessories containing beetlewing embroidery became extremely fashionable during the Victorian period.

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Gerrit Willemsz Heda - Still Life with a Nautilus Cup [c.1645]

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