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cinoh:

Coptic Textile Fragment
Object Name : Fragment
Date : late 3rd–5th century
Geography : Egypt
Medium : Linen, wool; plain weave, tapestry weave, brocaded
Dimensions : Textile : H. 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm) W. 20 7/8 in. (53 cm)
Mount : H. 15 7/8 in. (40.3 cm) W. 25 3/8 in. (64.5 cm) D. 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm)Classification : Textiles
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cinoh:

Coptic Textile Fragment

Object Name : Fragment


Date : late 3rd–5th century


Geography : Egypt


Medium : Linen, wool; plain weave, tapestry weave, brocaded


Dimensions : Textile : H. 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm) W. 20 7/8 in. (53 cm)

Mount : H. 15 7/8 in. (40.3 cm) W. 25 3/8 in. (64.5 cm) D. 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm)

Classification : Textiles


lama-armonica:

knowledgeistreasure:

The Sword of Goujian.

" Regarded as a state treasure, the Sword of Goujian was unearthed in September 1965 in Jiangling County, Hubei Province. The sword is as legendary to the Chinese people as King Arthur’s sword in the West. Having been buried for more than 2,000 years, upon discovery, the sword was very sharp and not rusty. What’s more, it contains some rhombic etchings and 11 concentric circles located only 0.2 millimeters apart at the tip of the handle. It seems almost impossible that such a marvel of supreme craftsmanship could have been constructed so long ago…." http://www.chinaculture.org/gb/en_curiosity/2004-06/23/content_47488.htm

Amazing sword!!!!


virtual-artifacts:

Tile frieze,
 Ilkhanid period (1206–1353), second half of 13th centuryIran, Kashan.
"This frieze tile has a figural subject in the main register, set against a densely vegetal background with birds in flight; the narrow, almost identical border below is divided into small compartments that contain a highly stylized design. Molded details are accentuated in cobalt blue and turquoise pigment.
Two horsemen, one approaching from the right and the other from the left, are in the act of dispatching the deer trapped between them and their swords. The composition suggests a narrative allusion, but none has yet been identified. The upper register of this tile is missing.”
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virtual-artifacts:

Tile frieze,

Ilkhanid period (1206–1353), second half of 13th century
Iran, Kashan.

"This frieze tile has a figural subject in the main register, set against a densely vegetal background with birds in flight; the narrow, almost identical border below is divided into small compartments that contain a highly stylized design. Molded details are accentuated in cobalt blue and turquoise pigment.

Two horsemen, one approaching from the right and the other from the left, are in the act of dispatching the deer trapped between them and their swords. The composition suggests a narrative allusion, but none has yet been identified. The upper register of this tile is missing.”


theatlantic:

This Is Big: Scientists Just Found Earth’s First-Cousin

Right now, 500 light years away from Earth, there’s a planet that looks a lot like our own. It is bathed in dim orangeish light, which at high noon is only as bright as the golden hour before sunset back home. 
NASA scientists are calling the planet Kepler-186f, and it’s unlike anything they’ve found. The big news: Kepler-186f is the closest relative to the Earth that researchers have discovered. 
It’s the first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of another star—the sweet spot between too-hot Mercury-like planets and too-cold Neptunes— and it is likely to give scientists their first real opportunity to seek life elsewhere in the universe. “It’s no longer in the realm of science fiction,” said Elisa Quintana, a researcher at the SETI Institute. 
But if there is indeed life on Kepler-186f, it may not look like what we have here. Given the redder wavelengths of light on the planet, vegetation there would sprout in hues of yellow and orange instead of green.
Read more. [Image: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech]

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theatlantic:

This Is Big: Scientists Just Found Earth’s First-Cousin

Right now, 500 light years away from Earth, there’s a planet that looks a lot like our own. It is bathed in dim orangeish light, which at high noon is only as bright as the golden hour before sunset back home. 

NASA scientists are calling the planet Kepler-186f, and it’s unlike anything they’ve found. The big news: Kepler-186f is the closest relative to the Earth that researchers have discovered. 

It’s the first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of another star—the sweet spot between too-hot Mercury-like planets and too-cold Neptunes— and it is likely to give scientists their first real opportunity to seek life elsewhere in the universe. “It’s no longer in the realm of science fiction,” said Elisa Quintana, a researcher at the SETI Institute. 

But if there is indeed life on Kepler-186f, it may not look like what we have here. Given the redder wavelengths of light on the planet, vegetation there would sprout in hues of yellow and orange instead of green.

Read more. [Image: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech]


asylum-art:

The Stunning Landscapes of Rice Field Terrace in Dongchuan, China - Zhang Ningphotography

Rice Field Terraces, China. in Yunnan, Guangxi, and Guizhou provinces; stretched along the Red River, is known world wide for its stunning rice terraces. The area is included in the list of World Heritage Site in China. Untouched by the tourism, the site has preserved its authenticity.

The terraces have been carved by hand by the Hani people about 1000 years ago, in the mountains 1,800 meters above sea level. The water is channeled from the top of the hill, where it is preserved in the forest. The fields are irrigated from November to March, rice are harvested in September.