ancientpeoples:

Gold necklace with beads in shape of lotus flowers and leaves
Cypriot Period, unknown.
Source: Metropolitan Museum

ancientpeoples:

Gold necklace with beads in shape of lotus flowers and leaves

Cypriot Period, unknown.

Source: Metropolitan Museum

fashionsfromhistory:

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20th Century 
Manchu People, China
MET

fashionsfromhistory:

Ensemble

20th Century 

Manchu People, China

MET

Mummified human baby - Peru, 1909

900-1430 AD

Textile and red paint are present on the head

Two ‘God’s eyes’ were placed on the body made from blue and white cotton threaded onto cane.

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peashooter85:

A beautiful silver mounted miquelet musket crafted by a gunmaker named “Kahli” for a man named “Ismail Hussein”.  Originates from Algeria, circa 1801.

unexplained-events:

Loung Por Daeng

The remains of this monk are displayed in Thailand at Kunaram on Koh Samui island on his request 30 years after his death. He requested his body be displayed, still in a meditation stance, and shown to the world. He wanted the world to follow the teachings of Buddhism.

He said he knew his death was imminent and spent the last seven days of his life without food, water, or company. He focused only on his meditation.

As for the neat sun-glasses you see, they were placed on him by his students after his eyes dried up and fell back in his head.

jeannepompadour:

Illuminations from the “Paris Psalter” a 10th c. Byzantine manuscript; an example of Macedonian Renaissance art 

mediumaevum:

No. Not another Angry Bird. In the mind of a medieval illuminator, this is an oyster.
(Middle Ages on Mahable. Cool.)

mediumaevum:

No. Not another Angry Bird. In the mind of a medieval illuminator, this is an oyster.

(Middle Ages on Mahable. Cool.)

bobbycaputo:

Strange Series of Photographs Show Hitler Practicing His Body Language

If you’ve ever seen footage of infamous dictator Adolf Hitler giving one of his spirited speeches, you probably noticed the very ‘loud’ gestures that accompanied his tirades.

What you probably don’t know, however, is that Hitler meticulously practiced his body language and gestures, going so far as to having his private photographer, Heinrich Hoffman, take pictures so that he could review them later. The result is a series of odd images of the Führer striking some very strange poses.

Downtown Camera shared these images in a piece about the life of photographer Heinrich Hoffman, and they immediately captivated us.

The photographs seem almost Photoshopped at times, with Hitler looking more like a ballroom dancer or thespian than a ruthless leader in many of them.

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dichotomized:

The Torture Pear was inserted into the anus or vagina of the accused. Sometimes until death.

dichotomized:

The Torture Pear was inserted into the anus or vagina of the accused. Sometimes until death.

maudelynn:

First Prize won at the Hairdressing Fashion Show London, 1935, using an Icall permanent-waving machine. The hair is shorter even than in the 1920s and curls/waves are restricted to the back and sides, revealing the ears and neck. The colors were achieved by adding pigments to the setting lotion.
via wikipedia.org 

maudelynn:

First Prize won at the Hairdressing Fashion Show London, 1935, using an Icall permanent-waving machine. The hair is shorter even than in the 1920s and curls/waves are restricted to the back and sides, revealing the ears and neck. The colors were achieved by adding pigments to the setting lotion.

via wikipedia.org 

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