devotedtodiversityinart:

devotedtodiversityinart:

who????

Found the artist! :D ugh I love it when you have to dig through all the reblogs in order to find out the artist because, someone likely removed all the information 100+ reblogs ago.

Echo Morgan (Xie Rong)

-Iole

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spectralbird:

The Kilamuwa Stela, ca. 830 BCE
Found at Zincirli, an ancient Hittite and Aramean archaeological site in modern day Turkey, this Phoenician inscription touts the victories and accomplishments of King Kilamuwa of Sam’al. It names four of his predecessors and their failures at deeds at which Kilamuwa himself succeeded, no doubt in a political ploy to cement himself as a strong king.
The Phoenician language at this time was a lingua franca in the Aramean kingdom which saw Aramaic-speaking nobility ruling over a mostly Luwian population. It is of note that later royal inscriptions from Sam’al were written in either Aramaic or a blended Aramaic-Phonecian dialect, a sign of effective Aramean rule resulting in language shift.
Further reading from the West Semitic Research Project

spectralbird:

The Kilamuwa Stela, ca. 830 BCE

Found at Zincirli, an ancient Hittite and Aramean archaeological site in modern day Turkey, this Phoenician inscription touts the victories and accomplishments of King Kilamuwa of Sam’al. It names four of his predecessors and their failures at deeds at which Kilamuwa himself succeeded, no doubt in a political ploy to cement himself as a strong king.

The Phoenician language at this time was a lingua franca in the Aramean kingdom which saw Aramaic-speaking nobility ruling over a mostly Luwian population. It is of note that later royal inscriptions from Sam’al were written in either Aramaic or a blended Aramaic-Phonecian dialect, a sign of effective Aramean rule resulting in language shift.

Further reading from the West Semitic Research Project

beautifulmars:

Feature on a Crater Floor Northwest of Hellas Planitia

beautifulmars:

Feature on a Crater Floor Northwest of Hellas Planitia

nybg:

ianbrooks:

Amber Inclusions by Anders Damgaard

With all this discussion recently surrounding the ethics of manipulating DNA in an effort to resurrect lost species, it seems appropriate that we take a look back in time at the vessels for our future T-Rexes and (fingers crossed~!) Giant Ground Sloths. Until that glorious day when we will ride atop the backs of huge beavers (it was a thing! Science up), admire the beauty of these amber-encased insects, forever looking out at us through a layer of several million years.

Photog: Flickr / Website / Blog

Friendly reminder that amber is one hypercool plant material; it is the fossilized resin of ancient trees. And it’s not just animals and insects that prehistoric amber has trapped for modern scientists to study, it has also trapped pollen, plant parts, and other goodies that help in reconstructing ancient landscapes. ~AR

beautifulmars:

The Loneliest Crater on All of Mars

From rim to rim, this crater measures approximately 68 m (225 ft).

tamorapierce:

owning-my-truth:

rubyvroom:

Sorry for the extremely lengthy post on your dashes but this is so important

SHARE THIS!

Don’t let them get away with this.  Share the tumblr; share the information. If we can’t trust even the state government, let’s go to the federal.  JUSTICE FOR MIKE BROWN AND FERGUSON.

ohstarstuff:

Galactic Center of Our Milky Way

The Hubble Space Telescope, the Spitzer Space Telescope, and the Chandra X-ray Observatory — collaborated to produce an unprecedented image of the central region of our Milky Way galaxy.

Observations using infrared light and X-ray light see through the obscuring dust and reveal the intense activity near the galactic core. The center of the galaxy is located within the bright white region in the upper portion of the image. The entire image covers about one-half a degree, about the same angular width as the full moon.

Each telescope’s contribution is presented in a different color:

  • Yellow represents the near-infrared observations of Hubble. They outline the energetic regions where stars are being born as well as reveal hundreds of thousands of stars.
  • Red represents the infrared observations of Spitzer. The radiation and winds from stars create glowing dust clouds that exhibit complex structures from compact, spherical globules to long, stringy filaments.
  • Blue and violet represents the X-ray observations of Chandra. X-rays are emitted by gas heated to millions of degrees by stellar explosions and by outflows from the supermassive black hole in the galaxy’s center. The bright blue blob toward the bottom of the full field image is emission from a double star system containing either a neutron star or a black hole.

(Source: chandra.harvard.edu)

http://copperbadge.tumblr.com/post/97842433519/grizzlyhills-flightcub-interretialia

grizzlyhills:

flightcub:

interretialia:

life-of-a-latin-student:

ratwithoutwings:

i’m so upset

I just realized that the reason ghosts say Boo! is because it’s a latin verb

they’re literally saying ‘I alarm/I am alarming/I do alarm!!

I can’t

present active

(Source: pidgeling)