Persephone mosaic, found inside a 2,300-year-old tomb near the ancient site of Amphipolis in northern Greece (via National Geographic)

Persephone mosaic, found inside a 2,300-year-old tomb near the ancient site of Amphipolis in northern Greece (via National Geographic)

Cave paintings on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi (via National Geographic)

Cave paintings on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi (via National Geographic)

“ '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)

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