Angela Brennan inspiration in textiles, drawings and ceramics (and philosophy too) from her 'Forms of Life' at the Ian Potter Museum, Melbourne Uni. Image 2, female figurine fragment, is from the University of Melbourne's Classic and Archaeology Collection of Greek and Cypriot artefacts, to which Brennan's work responds. (Over 20 other artefacts from this collection are also included.) Finally got to this beautiful show! Finishes Sunday. #angelabrennan#contemporaryceramics#ancientartefacts#archaeology
A tavola con la storia.
Un viaggio nella civiltà del cibo e del bere.
Sabato 24 febbraio 2018 – A tavola con i faraoni
A Mondovì, presso il Museo della Ceramica in Piazza Maggiore 1, sabato 24 febbraio alle 15.30, un nuovo appuntamento seminariale, un viaggio culinario nell’antico Egitto dove i reperti organici conservati, i geroglifici e le raffigurazioni saranno gli ingredienti per mettere in tavola.. un menù faraonico! La ricca dispensa del faraone Tutankhamon, le scene di panificazione nella Valle deI Re e le cucine di Ramses II saranno la location; non solo pane e birra ma una vera piramide di gusto! La cucina e la tavola costituiscono un eccellente mezzo per comprendere una civiltà, ma non c’è cibo senza contenitore. Tutte le operazioni che portano l’alimento in tavola: cottura, conservazione e presentazione, necessitano di un contenitore adeguato, e qui protagonista è la ceramica!
Ingresso libero fino ad esaurimento posti. E’ questo il secondo appuntamento di un ciclo di incontri itineranti nella provincia di Cuneo sui temi della storia del vino e del cibo. L’archeologa e divulgatrice Marta Berogno ci intratterrà sul tema “A TAVOLA COI FARAONI – Un approccio gastronomico alla civiltà egizia.” #food#foodporn#ancientfood#ancientegypt#mondovì#igerspiemonte#piemonteeventi#eventi#conferenza#conference#monregalese#igersfood#ig_piemonte#archeoblondie#table#wine#weekend#marta#artaberogno#archaeology#archaeologist#hieroglyphics#history
Mount Tabor isn't a very big mountain at 1,886 feet. However, it stands alone in the area and was considered very strategic high ground throughout the centuries. The mountain is located at the eastern end of the Jezreel Valley, 11 miles west of the Sea of Galilee. During the time of Jesus, Mount Tabor was the landmark for an important junction on the Roman highway known as the Way of the Sea. #thegospels#drivethruhistory#biblehistory#archaeology#Israel
This cavern definitely challenged my fear of heights! The descent is the height of the Statue of Liberty and the only way down to the bottom is a century old wrought-iron spiral staircase. Totally worth it though! This place was the site where the oldest known human remains in North America were found. Poor bastards fell through a hole in the ground and dropped to their death.
A view of Jebel Misht from the tombs of al-Ayn. From a distance, Jebel Misht appears comb-like and is easily recognizable. Part of what makes the tombs of al-Ayn so iconic is having Jebel Misht as a backdrop.
Dopo molto tempo è finalmente stato pubblicato il volume Rileggere Pompei V, con anche un mio contributo. Esperienza piena, intensa, che mi ha preso molto ed a cui ho dato molto, fino a che ho potuto. Solo adesso ho avuto la voglia di aprire il PDF con la mia copia autore e molti i pensieri e le sensazioni veramente forti e contrastanti.
È un traguardo di cui andare fieri, ma la chiusura di un ciclo.
Grazie a tutti i miei compagni di avventura!
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Hello everyone, recently this person calling himself thhaimakarar posted the above comment underneath my previous photo, he has also been posting other quite rude and immature comments.
Is this my first internet troll? 😃
Anyways, it seems he doesn’t like the fact that I differentiate and make a distinction between the Apsaras and Devatas... ok that’s fine and I respect other people’s opinions.
What I don’t like is the fact that he made an incorrect statement about the Apsaras. He claims that the “Apsara is never flying” and then he goes on to rudely suggest that I need to “learn more about Khmer sculptures archaeology” 😳
I ususally have a lot of patience with people making silly comments on my instagram page but in this instance I’m going to make an exception and call this rude person out.
It might be of interest for others to see how easy it is for a person like thhaimakrar, who obviously has very little understanding and knowledge of ancient Khmer iconography, how easy it is to spread false and incorrect information around the internet. Instagram is full of incorrect information about Angkor. Unfortunately people like him are a big problem 😐
I will quickly now provide a few examples of respected scholars mentioning flying Apsaras in various books and things... follow the arrows...
👉 1, is from the official webpage of the National Museum of Cambodia, Khmer Art History Glossaries.
👉 2, is from the book: Interpreting Asia’s Past: Monument, Image and Text. Chapter 13 The Yogini’s of Bayon, written by Dr Peter D. Sharrock, Page 171.
👉 3, is from A guide to the Angkor Monuments, written by the French architect, archaeologist and conservator of Angkor - Maurice Glaize.
👉 4, is from the book Design and Rhetoric in a Sanskrit Court Epic: The Kiratarjuniya of Bharvi, written by Dr Indira Viswanathan Peterson, Chapter 6.
👉 5 and 6 are from the book: Bayon New Perspectives. Reliefs of Bayon chapter, written by Khmer art expert Dr Vittorio Roveda.
Ara Pacis, Roma, Italia
🇮🇹 Il 4 luglio del 13 a.C. il Senato decise di far costruire un altare dedicato alla pace Augustea ma l'inaugurazione avvenne solo nel 9 a.C.
Il monumento è costituito da un recinto quadrangolare elevato su un basso podio, sui lati corti ci sono due porte a cui si accedeva da una rampa di nove gradini.
Nella fascia superiore della decorazione esterna sono presenti scene di processione della famiglia di Augusto e di altri magistrati e sacerdoti, sui lati lunghi; il sacrificio di Enea ai Penati, la personificazione della dea Roma e della Saturnia Tellus, la lupa che allatta Romolo e Remo, sui lati brevi. Fregi di girali di acanto si trovano nella fascia inferiore. All'interno sono rappresentate delle palizzate, delle ghirlande e dei bucrani. 🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸
Ara Pacis, Rome, Italy
🇬🇧 On July 4th of 13th a.C. the Senate decided to built an altar dedicated to Augustean peace but the inauguration took place only in 9 BC.
The monument consists of a quadrangular enclosure elevated on a low podium, on the short sides there are two doors that give access to the altar by a ramp of nine steps.
In the upper part of the external decoration there are scenes of procession of the family of Augustus and other magistrates and priests, on the long sides; the sacrifice of Aeneas to the Penates, the personification of the goddess Rome and of Saturnia Tellus, the wolf who suckles Romulus and Remus, on the short sides. Friezes of acanthus greaves are found in the lower band. Inside are palisades, garlands and bucranes.
Photo by @_gioc94_#arapacis#roma#yellersitalia#yellerslazio#yellersroma#igersitalia#igersroma#igerslazio#augusto#archeogram#archeonetwork#archaeology#archaeologylife#archaeologystudents#ancientart#roman#ancient#beautiful#noidiroma#photoart#photoarch#ig_italia#ig_lazio#ig_architecture#picoftheday#archeologia#archelogiaromana#beniculturali30#tesori_italiani
In Greek mythology, Daphne was a Naiad Nymph and the daughter of a river god and Daphne met the God of Light, Apollo while wandering around wilderness. Apollo fell in love with her and wanted to speak and tell her his love, but the afraid girl Daphne started to run away.
After the tiring chase, Apollo was getting closer and she could feel Apollo’s breath, so exhausted Daphne understood that she could not escape and she prayed to the Goddess of the Earth, Gaia to hide and protect her.
Almost Apollo could Daphne caught, her feet becomes rooted to the ground because Gaia helped and transformed her into a laurel tree in the area of Daphne (Harbiye) waterfalls. Her skin turned into bark, her hair became leaves, and her arms were transformed into branches.
Apollo embraced the tree, but even the tree shrink away from him.
At that moment he cried:
-From now on, you are an unfading holy tree of Apollo.
-I promise that your leaves will decorate the heads of leaders as crowns, your leaves will also to be depicted on weapons.
On these sweet words, Daphne greeted Apollo and cried silently. It’s believed that the Daphne waterfalls are the tears of Daphne and Apollo and from that day on the three is called Daphne.
The town Daphne is located 6 km away from Antakya city center (ancient Antioch) and is a beautiful excursion spot in Antakya.
The Apollo and Daphne mosaics belong to late 3rd century AD and found in Harbiye, Antioch and picture 1 is exhibited at the Princeton University Art Museum in the US, picture 4 is a modern copy of the picture 3 which is on display at the Hatay Archeological Museum in Antioch, Turkey.