Video 31 Jul 2,478 notes

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ALIEN, 1979

An officially licensed full-size replica of the extra-terrestrial creature from the 1979 20th Century Fox film Alien, one of a limited edition of 100 made by Hollywood Collectibles Group from the original production moulds used to create the alien costume for the film, designed by H. R. Giger

Out of the Oridinary

Video 31 Jul 68,082 notes

thevideowall:

themadmod:

i have been waiting for this photoset my whole life

I was going to say ‘your whole life? what are you, ten?’ until I realised Wayne’s World came out 22 years ago.

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Photo 31 Jul 440 notes ancientart:

Sumerian headdress, made of gold, lapis lazuli, carnelian, and dates to ca. 2600–2500 B.C.

Kings and nobles became increasingly powerful and independent of temple authority during the course of the Early Dynastic period (2900–2350 B.C.), although the success of a king’s reign was considered to depend on support from the gods. A striking measure of royal wealth was the cemetery in the city of Ur, in which sixteen royal tombs were excavated in the 1920s and 1930s by Sir Leonard Woolley. These tombs consisted of a vaulted burial chamber for the king or queen, an adjoining pit in which as many as seventy-four attendants were buried, and a ramp leading into the grave from the ground.
This delicate chaplet of gold leaves separated by lapis lazuli and carnelian beads adorned the forehead of one of the female attendants in the so-called King’s Grave. In addition, the entombed attendants wore necklaces of gold and lapis lazuli, gold hair ribbons, and silver hair rings. Since gold, silver, lapis, and carnelian are not found in Mesopotamia, the presence of these rich adornments in the royal tomb attests to the wealth of the Early Dynastic kings as well as to the existence of a complex system of trade that extended far beyond the Mesopotamian River valley. (met)

Courtesy of & currently located at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, via their online collections, 33.35.3.

ancientart:

Sumerian headdress, made of gold, lapis lazuli, carnelian, and dates to ca. 2600–2500 B.C.

Kings and nobles became increasingly powerful and independent of temple authority during the course of the Early Dynastic period (2900–2350 B.C.), although the success of a king’s reign was considered to depend on support from the gods. A striking measure of royal wealth was the cemetery in the city of Ur, in which sixteen royal tombs were excavated in the 1920s and 1930s by Sir Leonard Woolley. These tombs consisted of a vaulted burial chamber for the king or queen, an adjoining pit in which as many as seventy-four attendants were buried, and a ramp leading into the grave from the ground.

This delicate chaplet of gold leaves separated by lapis lazuli and carnelian beads adorned the forehead of one of the female attendants in the so-called King’s Grave. In addition, the entombed attendants wore necklaces of gold and lapis lazuli, gold hair ribbons, and silver hair rings. Since gold, silver, lapis, and carnelian are not found in Mesopotamia, the presence of these rich adornments in the royal tomb attests to the wealth of the Early Dynastic kings as well as to the existence of a complex system of trade that extended far beyond the Mesopotamian River valley. (met)

Courtesy of & currently located at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, via their online collections33.35.3.

Video 31 Jul 608 notes

ancientart:

Surya Kund, a large stepped tank and geometric marvel, at the Modhera Sun Temple, Gujarat, India.

Photos taken by Bernard Gagnon.

Photo 31 Jul 15 notes erickhojp:

Neon Genesis Evangelion: A Human Work [Minimalist Poster]
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Neon Genesis Evangelion: A Human Work [Minimalist Poster]

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Text 31 Jul Putin Triumphant

It looks like Putin’s state-run media have essentially done a perfect job at swaying the Russian public over to his side of the story about the Ukraine crisis and MH17. These three Gallup polls in particular are fairly depressing.

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Text 31 Jul 35,766 notes Myers Briggs By Superpowers

readingontheroof:

INFJ: Visions of the future
ESTP: Superhuman strength
INTJ: Immortality
ESFP: Ability to freeze time
INFP: Literary manipulation
ESTJ: Power negation
INTP: Omniscience
ESFJ: Healing powers
ISFJ: Visions of the past
ENTP: Dimensional travel
ISTJ: Photographic memory
ENFP: Reality warping
ISFP: Shape shifting
ENTJ: Mind control
ISTP: Invulnerability
ENFJ: Empathic powers

Text 31 Jul 237,763 notes

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nerdywithadashofawesome:

nyehpetaleijon:

  • If you don’t watch a series entirely you are not a true fan
  • If you do watch a series entirely you are not a true fan

You are only a true fan if you:

  • are powered by electricity
  • have multiple flat blades
  • spin around really fast

i got so mad then laughed so hard

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Text 31 Jul 17,678 notes Please Reblog if you think it’s alright for a young girl to have short hair

thechurroprince:

Ok so my sister [shes 10] wants to cut her hair short [similar to Rhianna] and my mom says that it’s wrong and ugly for a girl to cut her hair short [ive been told that yet I cut it] And I want to show her that that’s just not how things work, That any girl can have short hair if they want and still look “girly” or “ladylike” as my mom would say

Photo 31 Jul 64 notes pamandjapan:

占事略决 (The Summary to Judgments of Divinations)
The Senji Ryakketsu is one of the texts written by the legendary Abe no Seimei during the Heian Period in Japan. It contains six thousand forecasts and thirty six fortune-telling techniques based on divination through the use of shikigami. Many of these divinations relate to normal daily lives such as determining the gender of an unborn child, finding lost or missing objects, and advice on how to lead one’s personal life.

pamandjapan:

占事略决 (The Summary to Judgments of Divinations)

The Senji Ryakketsu is one of the texts written by the legendary Abe no Seimei during the Heian Period in Japan. It contains six thousand forecasts and thirty six fortune-telling techniques based on divination through the use of shikigami. Many of these divinations relate to normal daily lives such as determining the gender of an unborn child, finding lost or missing objects, and advice on how to lead one’s personal life.


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