ancientart:

The petroglyphs in the landscape of Tamgaly, Kazakhstan, dating from approximately 1400 BCE to the 20th century.

Offering us unique insight into the rituals and social organization of the pastoral peoples who inhabited this site through time, the archaeological landscape of Tamgaly contains about 5,000 petroglyphs (rock carvings), which are distributed throughout 48 complexes largely associated with burial grounds and settlements.

The central canyon has the densest concentration of petroglyphs, contains ‘alters,’ and has been interpreted to have had ritual significance. The central canyon is devoid of dwellings, and is thought to have been a place for sacrificial offerings.

During the Middle Bronze Age we see Tamgaly-type petroglyphs, which include zoomorphic beings, people, a huge variety of animals, and ‘solar deities (sun-heads).’ During the Late Bronze Age the petroglyphs become smaller in size, and display less variety in what is depicted. Here scenes of pastoral life are popular, reflecting the prominence of nomadic cattle breeding activities during the time. During the Early Iron Age, scenes showing the hunting of wild animals remain present, but we also see camels starting to appear in the art.

If you are interested in reading more about the ‘solar-headed’ petroglyphs I would recommend The Archaeology of Shamanism (2001, Routledge), specifically chapter 5. This publication is edited by Neil Price, professor of archaeology at the University of Aberdeen, who is a specialist on shamanism in archaeology.

The petroglyphs within the archaeological landscape of Tamgaly are listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site -their article on the landscape was of great use to me while writing up this post. Photos courtesy of & taken by Ken and Nyetta.

If you’re into any of the following:
Ancient Europe
Girls named Thistle
Big animals
Summer Sounds of Crickets
go here
:)

If you’re into any of the following:

  • Ancient Europe
  • Girls named Thistle
  • Big animals
  • Summer Sounds of Crickets

go here

:)

do-i-smell-watermelon:

clesktop:

emmadilemmathethird:

waltdisney-forever:

If only…

Why is the cake cutting-thingy square? And where’s the leftovers from the middle circle?

One of the pieces disappears?????

it’s a mouse wearing pants

do-i-smell-watermelon:

clesktop:

emmadilemmathethird:

waltdisney-forever:

If only…

Why is the cake cutting-thingy square? And where’s the leftovers from the middle circle?

One of the pieces disappears?????

it’s a mouse wearing pants

(Source: gameraboy)

animalgods:

Animal Gods is about to make its big Internet Debut. We’re celebrating with a gif that we call “twinkle stones”

WOOOOAH
The massive video game project I’ve been working on since I graduated is going to go on Kickstarter tomorrow.  ! 
I have hardly any fingernails left because I’ve bitten them all off. My brain is frazzled at the idea of posting this on the internet and asking people to look at it. The next month will be interesting. A journey. I have no idea what to expect. 
If, when this finishes, I’m still living a life that demands I make twinkle gifs, I’ll be very good.

animalgods:

Animal Gods is about to make its big Internet Debut. We’re celebrating with a gif that we call “twinkle stones”

WOOOOAH

The massive video game project I’ve been working on since I graduated is going to go on Kickstarter tomorrow.  ! 

I have hardly any fingernails left because I’ve bitten them all off. My brain is frazzled at the idea of posting this on the internet and asking people to look at it. The next month will be interesting. A journey. I have no idea what to expect. 

If, when this finishes, I’m still living a life that demands I make twinkle gifs, I’ll be very good.

As a member of a zippier generation, with sparkle in its eyes and a snap in its stride, let me tell you what kept us as high as kites a lot of the time: hatred. All my life I’ve had people to hate – from Hitler to Nixon, not that those two are at all comparable in their villainy. It is a tragedy, perhaps, that human beings can get so much energy and enthusiasm from hate. If you want to feel ten feet tall and as though you could run a hundred miles without stopping, hate beats pure cocaine any day. Hitler resurrected a beaten, bankrupt, half-starved nation with hatred and nothing more. Imagine that.

The members of your graduating class are not sleepy, are not listless, are not apathetic. They are simply performing the experiment of doing without hate. Hate is the missing vitamin or mineral or whatever in their diet, they have sensed correctly that hate, in the long run, is about as nourishing as cyanide.

ancientart:

Details from the Egyptian Tomb of Sennedjem in the necropolis of Deir el-Medina. Sennedjem lived in the reigns of Seti I and Ramesses II during the 19th Dynasty.

Photos courtesy of & taken by kairoinfo4u.

(Source: hugosstiglitz)

Oh, Amelia

Oh, Amelia

maggie-stiefvater:

maggie-stiefvater:

Wait! I think that means that I’ve collected the full set, right? I think yes!

'cept I would do the graphic novel in this finished style.

Yes fine yes I’m procrastinating working on course work for SCBWI. Yes fine.