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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)

Columbus Day: How is this still a thing?

Last Week Tonight examines the history of Columbus Day in the US. Also, I totally support the idea of Frank Sinatra Day.

Submitted by Delsyd

Just in time for Halloween, here’s the Sun looking like a giant scary flaming jack-o-lantern
The image, captured by the Solar Dynamics Observatory, is a composite which shows the sun in a blend of two wavelengths (171 and 193 Angstroms). Extreme ultraviolet light of 171 Angstroms shows the sun’s atmosphere, or corona, “when it’s quiet,” while 193 Angstroms shows hotter regions of the corona, according to NASA.
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Just in time for Halloween, here’s the Sun looking like a giant scary flaming jack-o-lantern

The image, captured by the Solar Dynamics Observatory, is a composite which shows the sun in a blend of two wavelengths (171 and 193 Angstroms). Extreme ultraviolet light of 171 Angstroms shows the sun’s atmosphere, or corona, “when it’s quiet,” while 193 Angstroms shows hotter regions of the corona, according to NASA.

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Consciousness is at the core of our very existence. An intangible constant that underpins our experience of the world. But for centuries it has been the frustrating source of a seemingly impenetrable explanatory gap – it is largely a scientific mystery.

Is consciousness real? Could it be just an illusion manufactured in the theatre of our minds? And what use is it – why did it evolve in the first place? Professor Nicholas Humphrey explores the mystery.

Atoms as big as a mountain: Neutron stars explained

Neutron Stars are some of the most strangest things in the universe. Not quite massive enough to become black holes, they’re basically atoms as big as mountains with properties so extreme that it is mind-blowing. And if you get too close to a neutron star you are in big trouble…

This is what it looks like when you boil your GoPro just so you can see what it looks like to poach an egg in real time

This Japanese guy nearly destroyed his GoPro in the process, but for a worth cause.









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