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The lion hunts of Ashurbanipal -details from the hall reliefs of the Palace at Ninevah

Assyrian king Ashurbanipal, who reigned 669-630 BCE, is shown in the first detail to be aiming his bow and arrow atop a chariot. The second image displays an arrow of his shot, flying in mid-air towards a lion. A close-up of Ashurbanipal is given in the final photograph to present the immense detail of these reliefs, for instance, note the intricate carvings which cover his clothing.

Artefacts courtesy of & currently located at the British Museum, London. Photos taken by Steven Zucker.

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Joao Ruas - Cannae of You and Me (2013) 200x90cm

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周昉 - 簪花仕女图 (辽宁博物院藏)

by Zhou Fang (Tang Dynasty)

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The Fall of the Rebel Angels, detail (1562)

Pieter Bruegel the Elder

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skull knight vs zodd the immortal

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A ‘Ring of Fire’ solar eclipse is a rare phenomenon that occurs when the moon’s orbit is at its apogee: the part of its orbit farthest away from the Earth. Because the moon is so far away, it seems smaller than normal to the human eye. The result is that the moon doesn’t entirely block out our view of the sun, but leaves an “annulus,” or ring of sunlight glowing around it. Hence the term  “annular” eclipse rather than a “total” eclipse.


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HiroshigeNew Year’s Eve Foxfires at the Changing Tree, Ōji (1857) 

This is glorious.

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