July292014
strangeremains:

Skull, found in France, with a knife still embedded it it.  The skull belonged to a Roman solider who died during the Gallic Wars, ca. 52BC. It was on display at the Museo Rocsen in Argentina.  

strangeremains:

Skull, found in France, with a knife still embedded it it.  The skull belonged to a Roman solider who died during the Gallic Wars, ca. 52BC. It was on display at the Museo Rocsen in Argentina.  

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July282014
July272014

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July262014

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July252014
fishstickmonkey:

Photograph of the facade of Cave 19, at Ajanta. Henry Cousens, 1869.
British Library

fishstickmonkey:

Photograph of the facade of Cave 19, at Ajanta. Henry Cousens, 1869.

British Library

July242014
smithsonianlibraries:

Oh, hello there!
Friendly skeleton from Natural History for the use of schools and families (1864)

smithsonianlibraries:

Oh, hello there!

Friendly skeleton from Natural History for the use of schools and families (1864)

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July232014
ancientpeoples:

Ivory horse frontlet 
Decorated with a nude goddess holding lions and lotus flowers
Mesopotamian, Assyrian Period, Neo-Assyrian, 9th - 8th century BC. 
Source: Metropolitan Museum

ancientpeoples:

Ivory horse frontlet 

Decorated with a nude goddess holding lions and lotus flowers

Mesopotamian, Assyrian Period, Neo-Assyrian, 9th - 8th century BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

July222014
hinducosmos:

The submerged temples of Mahabalipuram (India)
According to popular belief, the famous Shore Temple at Mahabalipuram wasn’t a single temple, but the last of a series of seven temples, six of which had submerged. New finds suggest that there may be some truth to the story.
A major discovery of submerged ruins was made in April of 2002 offshore of Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu, South India. The discovery, at depths of 5 to 7 meters (15 to 21 feet) was made by a joint team from the Dorset based Scientific Exploration Society (SES) and marine archaeologists from India’s National Institute of Oceanography (NIO).
Investigations at each of the locations revealed stone masonry, remains of walls, square rock cut remains, scattered square and rectangular stone blocks and a big platform with steps leading to it. All these lay amidst the locally occurring geological formations of rocks.
—- 7 Most Fascinating Underwater Ruins : Oddee.com

hinducosmos:

The submerged temples of Mahabalipuram (India)

According to popular belief, the famous Shore Temple at Mahabalipuram wasn’t a single temple, but the last of a series of seven temples, six of which had submerged. New finds suggest that there may be some truth to the story.

A major discovery of submerged ruins was made in April of 2002 offshore of Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu, South India. The discovery, at depths of 5 to 7 meters (15 to 21 feet) was made by a joint team from the Dorset based Scientific Exploration Society (SES) and marine archaeologists from India’s National Institute of Oceanography (NIO).

Investigations at each of the locations revealed stone masonry, remains of walls, square rock cut remains, scattered square and rectangular stone blocks and a big platform with steps leading to it. All these lay amidst the locally occurring geological formations of rocks.

—- 7 Most Fascinating Underwater Ruins : Oddee.com

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July212014

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July172014
rayvenloaf:

OMFG this is brilliant

:)

rayvenloaf:

OMFG this is brilliant

:)

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