“ 'Yes: the gods took Enkidu's life.
But man’s life is short, at any moment
it can be snapped, like a reed in a canebrake.
The handsome young man, the lovely young woman-
in their prime, death comes and drags them away.
Though no one has seen death’s face or heard
death’s voice, suddenly, savagely, death
destroys us, all of us, old or young.’ ”

Gilgamesh Book X, translated by Stephen Mitchell (via thequietassyrian)

(via theancientworld)

Reinventing the fastest forgotten archery

I wish I had known about this technique when I was a child dreaming of Artemis and life with Robin Hood (my idols were archers).  (via kottke)

Protective eyes of Horus adorn bracelets found on Pharaoh Sheshonq II’s mummy, Treasures of Tanis (via artemisdreaming)

Protective eyes of Horus adorn bracelets found on Pharaoh Sheshonq II’s mummy, Treasures of Tanis (via artemisdreaming)

View from atop the Great Pyramid at Giza (via Mail Online)

View from atop the Great Pyramid at Giza (via Mail Online)

Statue of Minerva. Roman artwork of the Imperial era. 2nd century AD, made of white marble.
(Naples National Archaeological Museum; photo by Marie-Lan Nguyen; via ancientart)

Statue of Minerva. Roman artwork of the Imperial era. 2nd century AD, made of white marble.

(Naples National Archaeological Museum; photo by Marie-Lan Nguyen; via
ancientart)

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