The Musical Archaeologist

gallowshumorrandom:

Careful digging revealed the city before this quake and after with these coins of 365 AD as markers – an archaeologist’s dream – we made headlines all over the world. The National Geographic covered it in their July, 1988 issue with an article by David,“The Day the World Ended at Kourion”.  I know some of you have seen my picture of skeletons of three of the quake victims as it was published in literally hundreds of magazines and papers in the mid-1980s– a mother cradling an infant in her arms (its tiny skull is just in front of her face), being protected by the husband with his leg over the mother. The mother, right is cradling the tiny child in her arms while the man tried to protect them both from the falling debris that broke her neck and killed them all

gallowshumorrandom:

Careful digging revealed the city before this quake and after with these coins of 365 AD as markers – an archaeologist’s dream – we made headlines all over the world. The National Geographic covered it in their July, 1988 issue with an article by David,“The Day the World Ended at Kourion”.  I know some of you have seen my picture of skeletons of three of the quake victims as it was published in literally hundreds of magazines and papers in the mid-1980s– a mother cradling an infant in her arms (its tiny skull is just in front of her face), being protected by the husband with his leg over the mother. The mother, right is cradling the tiny child in her arms while the man tried to protect them both from the falling debris that broke her neck and killed them all

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ancientpeoples:

Copper alloy box for snake mummy 
11.6 cm high (4 9/16 inch.) 
Egyptian, Ptolemaic Period, 664 - 30 BC. 
Source: Metropolitan Museum

ancientpeoples:

Copper alloy box for snake mummy 

11.6 cm high (4 9/16 inch.) 

Egyptian, Ptolemaic Period, 664 - 30 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

ancientpeoples:

Relief of Antelopes
Egyptian
ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.
The scene to which this block once belonged probably showed a desert hunting party. The hunters, Akhenaten and his entourage, would have appeared in chariots bearing down on their helpless prey. Their approach has not gone unnoticed: the ears of the two bubalis antelopes perk up at the sound of danger. The back of a third antelope may be seen in the lower right corner. Such isolated blocks provide a hint of the complex decorative schemes that once existed in the palace at el Amarna.
Source: Brooklyn Museum

ancientpeoples:

Relief of Antelopes

Egyptian

ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.

The scene to which this block once belonged probably showed a desert hunting party. The hunters, Akhenaten and his entourage, would have appeared in chariots bearing down on their helpless prey. Their approach has not gone unnoticed: the ears of the two bubalis antelopes perk up at the sound of danger. The back of a third antelope may be seen in the lower right corner. Such isolated blocks provide a hint of the complex decorative schemes that once existed in the palace at el Amarna.

Source: Brooklyn Museum

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michaelmoonsbookshop:

Angliae notitia, or, The present state of England with divers remarks upon the ancient state thereof / by Edw. Chamberlayne … in three parts. (1694) 

Worn late seventeenth century survivor, no title page front or rear boards lacks the last leaf of text 

Printed during the Reign of William III and Queen Mary II

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piccello:

scaels:

valeatrahslane:

290pika:

scaels:

Band snapchats are the best snapchats

Godzilla Eats Las Vegas is best band piece

Please tell me this isn’t the flute part

Its piccolo

omg this is my part. i feel your pain

Haha! Played this my last year in symphonic band at SJSU. Great score and we had some video going on in the background that corresponded to the music. Also, our pianist dressed up in sequins!

So much fun!

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