Marble Anthropoid Sarcophagus
Late 5th Century BC
Graeco-Phoenician
The lid of the sarcophagus shows an unarticulated, downward tapering body and the head of a woman framed by flowing hair; traces of red paint are still preserved in the hair. At the foot end of the box and on the lid appears the Phoenician letter “shin.” According to recent investigations, the anthropoid sarcophagi of marble were quarried on the Greek island of Paros. They were prepared up to a certain point and finished at their destinations. The inscribed letters here strongly suggest that the sculptor was Phoenician, which would be entirely plausible at Amathus and Kition, two centers of Phoenician occupation on Cyprus. Such fine, expensive coffins inspired local copies in limestone and terracotta.
(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)

Marble Anthropoid Sarcophagus

Late 5th Century BC

Graeco-Phoenician

The lid of the sarcophagus shows an unarticulated, downward tapering body and the head of a woman framed by flowing hair; traces of red paint are still preserved in the hair. At the foot end of the box and on the lid appears the Phoenician letter “shin.” According to recent investigations, the anthropoid sarcophagi of marble were quarried on the Greek island of Paros. They were prepared up to a certain point and finished at their destinations. The inscribed letters here strongly suggest that the sculptor was Phoenician, which would be entirely plausible at Amathus and Kition, two centers of Phoenician occupation on Cyprus. Such fine, expensive coffins inspired local copies in limestone and terracotta.

(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)

Another IHC regular self publishes: ‘A Dark Pattern’

All and sundry.   have finally self-published my novel, A Dark Pattern. It’s available for the bargain price of $4.44.  And it mentions IHC!  Just look at Chapter 7. 

A Dark Pattern is a Weird Fiction Mystery set in Seattle. It involves romance, fear, psychoactive drugs, trans-dimensional demons, stray cats, dive bars, a slaughter of not-so-innocents, precognition, baseball, military-grade drones, panty-sniffing, ramen-stealing, and much more. It starts with a hornet’s sting and ends with a bang.

Find it here at:  https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/484553

Not really asking anything, but I got to meet Joss Whedon yesterday. He was pretty cool. I confess that I got a little gooey, mentally speaking. I didn't exactly fawn, but I came close. — asked by Anonymous

That’s not bad. I tend to get really light-headed meeting celebrities in person. It’s not from “OMGILOVEYOUSOMUCH”, but just the weirdness of meeting someone in person that you’ve seen on TV, movies etc. I accidentally met Natalie Merchant once and I’m not even a big fan, but I nearly fainted, because wow wtf is Natalie Merchant doing here?

Guy lets his wife draw all over his car.


The owner of this Nissan Skyline GTR wasn’t a big fan of the silver colour, so he let his wife have at it with a sharpie.

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