Top: Crescent and star adorning the dome of a mosque in Istanbul
Middle: Two figures are either drinking date juice or getting high, with a funny bull-horn shape cupping what is either the sun or a star on a stamp from the Early Dilmun period found between what is now Bahrain and Kuwait.
Bottom: Isis, daughter of Night and Earth, ancient Egyptian goddess of magic and healing, wearing cow-horns-cupping-sun-disc headpiece usually associated with the Goddess Hathor, who personified the principles of joy, feminine love, and motherhood.
4:02 pm • 16 April 2014 • 2 notes • View comments
Is it weird that when I was shown the graph of my not so good heart rate, I started wondering about what sort of art project could come out of it?
7:35 pm • 13 April 2014 • 3 notes • View comments
The Amazing Connections Between the Inca and Egyptian Cultures
"The ancient Egyptians (in Africa) and the ancient pre-Incas/Incas (in South America) evolved on opposite sides of the globe and were never in contact.
Yet, both cultures mysteriously possessed the same strikingly identical body of ancient art, architecture, symbolism, mythology and religion.
The Victorian era scholars, faced with this enigma, concluded that both cultures must have been children of the same Golden Age parent civilization, “Atlantis.”
Today, Egyptian/Inca parallels are not only being ignored by American and Western scholars, they’re being suppressed.
Many baffling and unsolved similarities link the ancient Egyptians and the ancient pre-Incas/Incas ― even though both cultures evolved on opposite sides of the planet, separated by oceans” Read More
10:29 am • 6 April 2014 • 68,797 notes • View comments
Mike Hinge, original cover artwork for Witzend mag, 1969. Photostats & ink drawing on board. Via onyxcube
10:31 am • 4 April 2014 • 83 notes • View comments
“انا مش خايفة من الموت…انا خايفة اعيش حياة اتمنى فيها الموت”
— (via nohaphreinia)
8:31 am • 31 March 2014 • 8 notes • View comments
From 1860, 20,000 camels and their handlers from Afghanistan and Pakistan were shipped to Australia. Unlike horses and bullocks, the camels could trek long distances without food and water, which made them indispensable for exploration. “The cameleers played a key role in many of the exploring expeditions,” said Philip Jones, curator of an exhibition on the men and their camels. “They opened up the interior.”
How Australia was explored.
(Source: australiangeographic.com.au, via textrain)
9:49 pm • 27 March 2014 • 265 notes • View comments