Madness from Beyond the Mountains

wiccacraeft:

The Gundestrup cauldron, made in silver and copper, dated between 200 BC and 300 AD.

It was supposed to belong to a celtic tribe (these are mostly gods from the ancient celtic religion ), but this kind of silver work and some decorations made think that it could have been comissionned to Thracians silversmiths.

Woe

So my mom is convinced people over the age of 17-18 no longer roleplay. If you’re 17+, would you reblog this so I can prove her wrong?

polyamorousmisanthrope:

maniahryu:

Turning 32 this year.

45

52. Every other weekend. Tell your mom it’s a damn hobby that will teach you proper paranoia about always looking up and practices your networking/dealing with humans skills. 

Oh, plus there’s always a side dish of getting to blow up imaginary bad guys. :D

hadlais:

mypassionate1:

Travis Fimmel for Flaunt Magazine (x)

This guy is hot!

My type.

I’ll take hot bearded guy for 50, Monte.

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

theperfectworldwelcome:

kemetduasekhem:

mythosidhe:

Sekmet with her kitties - Cairo Museum [x]
Most humans might not still believe in the old Gods, but cats know what’s what!

Precious

Beautiful !!! \O/

FOOLISH HUMANS
THINKING SEKMET IS NOT REAL
WE KNOW BETTER

And they are, OF COURSE, orange cats. :D

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

theperfectworldwelcome:

kemetduasekhem:

mythosidhe:

Sekmet with her kitties - Cairo Museum [x]

Most humans might not still believe in the old Gods, but cats know what’s what!

Precious

Beautiful !!! \O/

FOOLISH HUMANS

THINKING SEKMET IS NOT REAL

WE KNOW BETTER

And they are, OF COURSE, orange cats. :D

If my boyfriend gave me flowers (and frankly that’s VERY low on the priority list) HE WOULD BE THIS GUY. HAHAHAHA, bitches!!!!

peashooter85:

The Unfinished Egyptian Obelisk of Aswan,

Lying at the Ancient Egyptian quarries of Aswan is a giant obelisk that, unfortunately, was never erected.  This is a shame because had it been erected, it would have been the largest Egyptian obelisk in the world, with a height of 137 feet while weighing over 1,200 tons.  Fortunately today, the Ancient Egyptian’s loss is our gain.  For historians and archaeologists the unfinished obelisk is a treasure trove of information on how the Egyptians not only built their obelisks, but how they quarried granite, and what tools they used.  When the Egyptians abandoned the obelisk, they left it behind complete with tool marks, markings left by engineers and architects, as well as a number of stone and copper tools.  

Incredibly the Egyptians quarried the obelisk directly out of the granite bedrock.  To accomplish this a team of around 130 workers carved trenches in the rough outline of the obelisk.  Carving was achieved by a pounding ball ( about the size of a grapefruit) made of a hard rock called diorite.  The workers would have spent perhaps a year or more pounding on the granite until slowly a trench was formed.  Once the trench was deep enough, the workers would have carved inwards as far as possible.  Finally the obelisk would have been  separated from the bedrock by driving copper spikes into it.  Once removed the obelisk would have been trimmed using a copper saw, and other finishing touches would have occured.

The difficulty and repetitiveness of obelisk quarrying must have been unimaginable.  Imagine pounding away at the rock, day after day for over a year, perhaps more.  It would have been incredibly backbreaking and tedious work to an unimaginable decree.  The tools used would have made the work much harder, as copper would have worn down quickly.  One thing that is certainly guaranteed; Ancient Egyptian workers would have been extremely tough, rugged, and more importantly, patient.

So after all that hard labor why did the Egyptians never finish the Aswan Obelisk?  As they neared the end stages of quarrying one of two things occurred.  Either the stone developed flaws, or the act of quarrying released tension withing the stone slab.  The result was that the obelisk developed a series of large cracks, three running in a lateral direction with one running lengthwise.  This made the obelisk utterly unusable.

After more than a year of blood, sweat, and tears, the failure of the Aswan Obelisk must have been heartbreaking.

Nah. The aliens left early.

adventurotica:

lucifurfluffypants:

Catvengers

HULK CAT WANT FOOD NOW

Don’t let my cats see this!

adventurotica:

lucifurfluffypants:

Catvengers

HULK CAT WANT FOOD NOW

Don’t let my cats see this!

Here. Tunneling ferret improves everything!

Here. Tunneling ferret improves everything!

adventurotica:

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