1. 15:00 14th Sep 2014

    Notes: 537

    Reblogged from ancient-serpent

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    archaicwonder:

Greek Gold Oak Wreath from the Dardanelles, 4th century BC
This naturalistic wreath of oak-leaves and acorns is supported on two golden branches that are now reinforced by a modern copper core. At the back the branches end in obliquely cut end-plates, at the front they are held together by a split pin fastener concealed by a golden bee. Each branch bears six sprays with eight leaves and seven or eight acorns, as well as a cicada. Additionally, about a dozen single leaves are attached directly to each branch.
Gold wreaths were made in imitation of various leaves, including oak, olive, ivy, vine, laurel and myrtle. Most of these trees or plants have associations with various deities; for example, the oak was sacred to Zeus.
Wreaths were left in burials in Macedonia, southern Italy, Asia Minor and the North Pontic area from the fourth century onwards. This wreath is said to have come from a tomb somewhere on the Dardanelles. Despite their obvious fragility, the Greek orator Demosthenes (384-322 BC) writes that gold wreaths were worn for certain religious ceremonies.

    archaicwonder:

    Greek Gold Oak Wreath from the Dardanelles, 4th century BC

    This naturalistic wreath of oak-leaves and acorns is supported on two golden branches that are now reinforced by a modern copper core. At the back the branches end in obliquely cut end-plates, at the front they are held together by a split pin fastener concealed by a golden bee. Each branch bears six sprays with eight leaves and seven or eight acorns, as well as a cicada. Additionally, about a dozen single leaves are attached directly to each branch.

    Gold wreaths were made in imitation of various leaves, including oak, olive, ivy, vine, laurel and myrtle. Most of these trees or plants have associations with various deities; for example, the oak was sacred to Zeus.

    Wreaths were left in burials in Macedonia, southern Italy, Asia Minor and the North Pontic area from the fourth century onwards. This wreath is said to have come from a tomb somewhere on the Dardanelles. Despite their obvious fragility, the Greek orator Demosthenes (384-322 BC) writes that gold wreaths were worn for certain religious ceremonies.

    (Source: math.nyu.edu)

     
  2. 18:00 13th Sep 2014

    Notes: 2911

    Reblogged from wolfofwaluigi

     
  3. 15:00

    Notes: 13788

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    deoxify:

What makes the Banaue rice terraces a world wonder? Just like the remarkable build of China’s great wall, the complex and extensive system of terraces was built largely by hand by the early ancestors of the indigenous people in the Philippines. Allegedly, if the steps are put end to end, it would encircle half the globe.
Photographer unknown

    deoxify:

    What makes the Banaue rice terraces a world wonder? Just like the remarkable build of China’s great wall, the complex and extensive system of terraces was built largely by hand by the early ancestors of the indigenous people in the Philippines. Allegedly, if the steps are put end to end, it would encircle half the globe.

    Photographer unknown

     
  4. 15:00 10th Sep 2014

    Notes: 58392

    Reblogged from arcadefiya

    Tags: this is what heave looks like

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    dreamager:

Jim Goldberg via
"Hyderabad—India, 2008."

    dreamager:

    Jim Goldberg via

    "Hyderabad—India, 2008."

     
  5. 18:00 9th Sep 2014

    Notes: 27704

    Reblogged from rooksandruin

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    (Source: dailydoseofstuf)

     
  6. 18:00 31st Aug 2014

    Notes: 6669

    Reblogged from katethealmostgreat

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    (Source: radivs)

     
  7. centuriesbehind:

    The Count of Monte Cristo

    (Source: -teesa-)

     
  8. 18:00

    Notes: 32

    Reblogged from thefirstwaltz

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    darlingdimakesmesigh:

She’s so cute I want to eat her!…Not literally of course….
Princess Diana at the VJ Parade on August 19, 1995.

    darlingdimakesmesigh:

    She’s so cute I want to eat her!…Not literally of course….

    Princess Diana at the VJ Parade on August 19, 1995.

     
  9. Plays: 7,719

    (Source: radtracks)

     
  10. 21:00 29th Aug 2014

    Notes: 1090

    Reblogged from featherquiills

    
Ever After (1998)

    Ever After (1998)

     
  11. 18:00

    Notes: 3715

    Reblogged from fromthebeehivetothebay

    clairvoy4nt:

    mymodernmet:

    Wedding photographer Eric Ronald captured a photo of a lifetime for one New Zealand couple, Belinda and Campbell. As a surprise for her soon-to-be husband, before the wedding, Belinda arranged for a helicopter flight so that right after the ceremony, the two of them could soar over a lake and land on top of a mountain.

    I WANT THIS

     
  12. tiny-librarian:

Maria, Olga, and Tatiana.

    tiny-librarian:

    Maria, Olga, and Tatiana.

     
  13. 21:00 28th Aug 2014

    Notes: 3779

    Reblogged from iluminacje

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    lonequixote:

Death and Life ~ Gustav Klimt

    lonequixote:

    Death and Life ~ Gustav Klimt

     
  14. 18:00

    Notes: 542

    Reblogged from theladyintweed

    vintagenatgeographic:

Viennese and their guests gather in the Great Gallery, showroom of Schönbrunn.
National Geographic | June 1968

    vintagenatgeographic:

    Viennese and their guests gather in the Great Gallery, showroom of Schönbrunn.

    National Geographic | June 1968

     
  15. 15:00

    Notes: 5425

    Reblogged from elena-holodny

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    brentonhaslam:

UC Berkeley / Brenton Haslam

    brentonhaslam:

    UC Berkeley / Brenton Haslam