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The original Beautiful Mind, right here – a page from Sir Isaac Newton’s notebooks, courtesy of the Cambridge University Library.
Though Newton considered “making pies on Sunday” one of his 48 self-professed sins, he clearly had no reservations about making pi’s. 
Peek inside more famous creators’ notebooks here, and also see Van Gogh’s never-before-revealed sketchbooks.
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The original Beautiful Mind, right here – a page from Sir Isaac Newton’s notebooks, courtesy of the Cambridge University Library.

Though Newton considered “making pies on Sunday” one of his 48 self-professed sins, he clearly had no reservations about making pi’s. 

Peek inside more famous creators’ notebooks here, and also see Van Gogh’s never-before-revealed sketchbooks.

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ancientart:

Kitchen Tender being Rowed. Egyptian, ca. 1981–1975 B.C., from the Tomb of Meketre.

Many outings of Egyptian nobles culminated in a picnic. On the menu for Meketre’s boat trip were roasted fowl, dried beef, bread, beer, and some kind of soup. Meat and bread were carried on another model of a tender, now in Cairo. Here, the beer is prepared and the soup cooked. A blackened trough may have contained burning coal for roasting the fowl. A man tends a stove on which soup simmers. On either side, a woman grinds grain. Brewers inside the cabin are shaping bread loaves, then working them through sieves into large vats. One brewer stands in another vat, where he tramples the dates that provide the sugar for the fermentation of the beer. The oars of this boat are fixed to the sides; to avoid damaging the oars while the boats were transported and deposited in the model chamber, all oars of Meketre’s boats were secured in this manner. (met)

Courtesy of & currently located at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, via their online collections20.3.3.

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allsudaneverything:

Beautiful hieroglyphic carvings in North Khartoum, Sudan. 

allsudaneverything:

Beautiful hieroglyphic carvings in North Khartoum, Sudan. 

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mediumaevum:

  1. Ottonian crown on display at Essen’s cathedral treasury, ca. 1100. Long believed to be the infant crown of king of Romans Otto III
  2. Long called the Crown of St. Louis and thought to have been made in Paris, the Crown of Liège, acquired by the Louvre in 1947, is now known to be a Mosan piece (late 13th century)
  3. Crown of Elizabeth Kotromanic (born ca. 1339) in Zadar, given by Louis I of Hungary
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Pharmacy interior and vessels, 17th century. Bavaria, Schärding/Inn, Germany. Via Dorotheum.

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helenmilesmosaics:

Today’s discovery - mosaic from the Casa del Drago,Kaulonia, Southern Italy. Amazingly, it’s 3rd century BC!

helenmilesmosaics:

Today’s discovery - mosaic from the Casa del Drago,Kaulonia, Southern Italy. Amazingly, it’s 3rd century BC!

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isgandar:

Ear Ornament or Pendant (Mamuli), 19th century
Gold
Sumba Island, Indonesia

isgandar:

Ear Ornament or Pendant (Mamuli), 19th century

Gold

Sumba Island, Indonesia

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vwillas8:

Leptis Magna  Libya

vwillas8:

Leptis Magna
Libya

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ancient-mesopotamia:

Gate of the Citadel of Sargon II, Dur Sharrukin (photo taken during excavation in 1840’s).  742-706 BCE.  Khorsabad, Iraq.

ancient-mesopotamia:

Gate of the Citadel of Sargon II, Dur Sharrukin (photo taken during excavation in 1840’s).  
742-706 BCE.  Khorsabad, Iraq.

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marthajefferson:

The Golden Gauntlet, Henri III of France’s armour (details), c.1550

marthajefferson:

The Golden Gauntlet, Henri III of France’s armour (details), c.1550

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ancient-serpent:

"Heavenly Bodies - Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs” by Paul Koudounaris
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thegetty:

She’s rich and powerful and wants you to remember that.

How do we know? She told us.

Mummy Portrait of a Woman, about A.D. 100 - 110, Attributed to the Isidora Master. J. Paul Getty Museum.

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littlelimpstiff14u2:

Beautiful Anatomical Skeletons, Posed and Photographed As Sculptures

Photographer Patrick Gries transforms ordinary specimens, stripped of fur and flesh, into art that showcases motion, predation and evolution

What happens when you unleash an acclaimed luxury goods photographer on hundreds of anatomical animal skeletons kept in museum collections

If that photographer is Patrick Gries and the skeletons are those of Paris’ Natural Museum of History, you’ll get a series of 300 stark photographs that transform staid, ordinary scientific specimens into biological art.

1.A golden eagle swoops for a rabbit     2. A Narwhal

3.An African elephant            4. A Horse and Human

5. A Brown Woolly Monkey           6. A Flying Lemur
7. A Cheetah                                8.A red fox and common vole
9.A Eurasian Sparrowhawk and a House Sparrow
10. A Rattlesnake


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houghtonlib:

Olearius, Adam, 1603-1671. Gottorffische Kunst-Kammer, 1674.
Typ 620.74.645
Houghton Library, Harvard University

houghtonlib:

Olearius, Adam, 1603-1671. Gottorffische Kunst-Kammer, 1674.

Typ 620.74.645

Houghton Library, Harvard University

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Head of a Capricorn, Egypt, 1,000 - 650 BC. Bronze, Gold. @ 📷 Ägyptisches Museum zu Berlin, Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Jürgen Liepe.

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Head of a Capricorn, Egypt, 1,000 - 650 BC. Bronze, Gold. @ 📷 Ägyptisches Museum zu Berlin, Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Jürgen Liepe.

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