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(19) Gary Girod on Twitter: "Unbelievably beautiful Scythian golden comb, dated 4th cent. BC. Scythia was a vast, undefined land spanning southern Russia and Ukraine. #art #artifact @MagicalEurope https://t.co/kBaeGaonno" / Twitter

“Unbelievably beautiful Scythian golden comb, dated 4th cent. BC. Scythia was a vast, undefined land spanning southern Russia and Ukraine. #art #artifact @MagicalEurope”

Coffin of Bakenut, c. 1000-900 Bc

Egypt, Thebes 3rd Intermediate Period, late Dynasty 21 Gessoed and painted sycamore Cleveland Museum of Art This is one of the finest examples of painted wooden coffins made for the priests of Amen and their families at Thebes during Dynasty 21 and early 22. The pharaohs of this time were no longer buried in the Valley of the Kings, but instead built tombs in the Delta, far to the north, where they resided. Security was lax in the Theban necropolis. The coffins and funerary goods of the…

Etruscan Crowns, Wreaths, and Diadems

Thanks to metal mines which provided iron and copper to buyers all around the Mediterranean, the Etruscans were very wealthy. The murals from Etruscan tombs make it abundantly clear that they also …

UnEarthing Ancient Alien Artifacts in Mexico - Kathy J. Forti, PhD

Beings connected to these mysterious stone tablets come from the binary star Cygnus going back to 15,000 B.C. The history of this alien race and their intentions for Earth are now being unearthed through the artifacts they left behind.

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The Lycurgus Cup, a 1,600-year-old Roman chalice housed in the British Museum, had baffled scientists ever since the piece was acquired back in the 1950s. When lit from the front the chalice appears as a beautiful jade green. Oddly, when lit from the back it turns a bright blood red. The mystery was solved in 1990 when researchers were able to view broken shards of the cup. That was when they discovered that the Romans had been working with nanotechnology.

Rediscovering Material Design

Game artist Johnny Malcolm discussed the way he creates complex procedural materials with architectural elements, water, and text.

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