Posts Tagged ‘exquisite’

The Exquisite Statue of Ebih-Il, an Important Heirloom of Ancient Mari

The ancient realm of Mesopotamia is still very much clouded in enigma. Read more Section:  Artifacts Other Artifacts News Read Later  Source

Exquisite Avian Artwork Created Sensory Relaxation Chamber for Egyptian Queen

Back in the 1920s, archaeologists working at Amarna’s North Palace in Egypt uncovered a “masterpiece of ancient Egyptian art.” Read more Section:  Artifacts Other Artifacts News History & Archaeology Read Later  Source

Huge, Exquisite, Song Dynasty Stone Murals Found in China

Two massive stone mural carvings dating to the Northern Song dynasty (960-1127 AD) that were found in central China’s Henan province have been hailed by archaeologists as a remarkable discovery. These are the largest such carvings to be found in China. State media agency Xinhua reports that the carvings were found at the Zhouqiao archaeological […]

Macro Photographer Snaps Exquisite Crystalline Snowflakes Using Special Camera He Built Himself

Photographer Nathan Myhrvold dabbles in different hobbies, enjoying science, cooking, art, and of course, photographing. His curiosity about how ordinary things can sometimes appear extraordinary led him to take macro photographs of microscopic snowflakes in breathtaking high resolution. “When I was 11, I purchased my first real camera, a Zeiss Contax II that I found […]

Exquisite Maps Reveal a Worldwide Mythical Creatures List

Every country in the world has their own special connection with cryptids. Legendary beasts have been linked to unexplained phenomena for centuries. Now all of the most famous mythical creatures have been put into one list and a marvelous map. While some places share a favored legendary beast on the global mythical creatures list, there […]

The Exquisite Visions of John Roddam Spencer Stanhope

John Roddam Spencer Stanhope (1829 – 1908) was an English painter from an aristocratic family (if you could not tell by his name). He studied at Oxford and Eton, as is to be expected of a privileged youngster in England, but he went against his family’s desires by studying art. As he did not inherit […]

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