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gunmetalskies:

discardingimages:

rabbit riding a hound with a trained snail of prey Pontifical of Guillaume Durand, Avignon, before 1390.
Paris, Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, ms. 143, fol. 165r

If I were an URL hoarder, “snailofprey” would already be mine.

gunmetalskies:

discardingimages:

rabbit riding a hound with a trained snail of prey 

Pontifical of Guillaume Durand, Avignon, before 1390.

Paris, Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, ms. 143, fol. 165r

If I were an URL hoarder, “snailofprey” would already be mine.

A sad state of affairs

longswordsinlondon:

thescholarsruminations:

Occasionally I’ve been asked why I prefer Fiore dei Liberi’s longsword teachings over Johannes Liechtenauer’s. Well, it’s a complex set of reasons…but it boils down to two main points: A.) I don’t think either is better than the other. B.) Krautaboos and nazis.

Now…

My Lichtenauer instructor’s background is in Tai Chi…

So that’s why he can’t fence?

You know what? Work wasn’t so bad today…

…London tomorrow though. I don’t enjoy driving into London.

You know what? Work wasn’t so bad today…

…London tomorrow though. I don’t enjoy driving into London.

muspeccoll:

What’s the oldest item in Special Collections? You’re looking at one of them.
This is a composite image that shows all sides and edges of a tablet we refer to as MULC 3 (for lack of a better name).  It dates from around 2100-2000 BCE.
This is an administrative tablet - which basically means that it’s a receipt!  This one details a transfer of livestock, including goats, sheep and cows, received by “Ilībani, dog herder.”  How amazing is it that we know the name of this shepherd who lived 4,000 years ago?
For a translation and transcription, take a look at the tablet’s page in UCLA’s Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative.

muspeccoll:

What’s the oldest item in Special Collections? You’re looking at one of them.

This is a composite image that shows all sides and edges of a tablet we refer to as MULC 3 (for lack of a better name).  It dates from around 2100-2000 BCE.

This is an administrative tablet - which basically means that it’s a receipt!  This one details a transfer of livestock, including goats, sheep and cows, received by “Ilībani, dog herder.”  How amazing is it that we know the name of this shepherd who lived 4,000 years ago?

For a translation and transcription, take a look at the tablet’s page in UCLA’s Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative.

centuriespast:

Death and the Foot Soldier
Allaert Claesz, Dutch, 1508 - 1555. After Jakob Binck, German, c. 1500 - 1569.
Made in Netherlands, 1520s
Engraving
Philadelphia Museum of Art

centuriespast:

Death and the Foot Soldier

Allaert Claesz, Dutch, 1508 - 1555. After Jakob Binck, German, c. 1500 - 1569.

Made in Netherlands, 1520s

Engraving

Philadelphia Museum of Art

muspeccoll:

Books with Personality-Sneak Peek 3

Girolamo Mercuriale. De arte gymnastica…, 1577

This title loosely translates to “Of Jerome Mercvrialis the Art of gymnastics of book six: in which exercises of all kinds of ancient, places, modes, faculties. In short, whatever pertains to the exercises of the human body, carefully explained.”

Six books on the art of gymnastics is the oldest known book on physical culture and sports medicine. This particular book has survived 437 years and has a story to tell. Throughout the book there are many bookworm trails, brown foxing, tears, and a broken spine. By the looks of it, the life of the book seems to have been pretty rough, but useful. There are notes and underlining by a reader, possibly used as a study tool, but what is most interesting are the images. Classically inspired plates show images of men wrestling, fighting, bathing and exercising throughout the volume. It appears someone with access to the book took ink to paper, covering many of the male figures’ pelvic areas. We can only speculate why this was done. Could it be someone felt the images were not modest enough and were compelled to censor the images? Is the defacing akin to a more modern prank, such as drawing a mustache on a photograph? Was someone just plain bored? The reason may remain a mystery.

Posted by Karen Witt on Scripta Manent

archaeoblogs:

July 2014Source: http://bit.ly/1og5uzM
Welcome to another Flight of the Khyung, transporting you to uppermost Tibet! Recently, I had the opportunity to revisit a holy lake in the eastern Changthang renown for ancient rock shelters. These primitive dwellings are believed to have been used by the Bon practitioners of Zhang Zhung. The second article in this month’s newsletter features a set of uniquely designed thousand-year-old Buddhist religious monuments known as chortens. These are the most intricately carved examples discoverd in all of Upper Tibet.  
A New Map
This is to inform readers that a map showing tomb sites surveyed………. Read MoreRead and find more great archaeology blogs at: Archaeology Blog Project

archaeoblogs:

July 2014
Source: http://bit.ly/1og5uzM

Welcome to another Flight of the Khyung, transporting you to uppermost Tibet! Recently, I had the opportunity to revisit a holy lake in the eastern Changthang renown for ancient rock shelters. These primitive dwellings are believed to have been used by the Bon practitioners of Zhang Zhung. The second article in this month’s newsletter features a set of uniquely designed thousand-year-old Buddhist religious monuments known as chortens. These are the most intricately carved examples discoverd in all of Upper Tibet.   A New Map This is to inform readers that a map showing tomb sites surveyed………. Read More


Read and find more great archaeology blogs at: Archaeology Blog Project