ratak-monodosico:

Statue of Maya and Merit

Object: StatueDating from: c. 1320 B.C.Material: Limestone Size: 158 x 90 x 120 cm ; c. 1000 kgOrigin: Egypt, Saqqara
ancientpeoples:

Scarab
600 BC
26th Dynasty
(Source: The British Museum)
archaicwonder:

Greek Gold Repoussé Diadem, 3rd Century BC
An expanding sheet-gold diadem with rolled terminals, decorated with a symmetrical arrangement of repoussé designs featuring birds, vegetation and human masks, all with pelleted surrounds. Child’s size diadem.
jeannepompadour:

 Ancient Egyptian Princess Meritaten, daughter of 18th dynasty pharaoh Akhenaten
strangeremains:

Skull, found in France, with a knife still embedded it it.  The skull belonged to a Roman solider who died during the Gallic Wars, ca. 52BC. It was on display at the Museo Rocsen in Argentina.  
ancientpeoples:

Sarcophagus of the Priestess of Hathor, Henhenet
11th Dynasty, Middle Kingdom
c.2051-2030 BC
Henhenet was one of six royal females who were buried in shaft tombs beneath the platform of King Mentuhotep II’s temple at Deir el Bahri. Her massive sarcophagus is made of several limestone slabs set on a sandstone base. The lid, which belonged originally to one of the other royal ladies, Kawit, consists of three parts. Each of these is pierced by two holes through which suspension ropes were slotted for lowering the piece into place. The inscriptions around the sarcophagus box were first painted green, then outlined in black on two sides; the third side was started but left unfinished. When found, there was still a wooden coffin inside the sarcophagus; within this was Henhenet’s robbed mummy. According to Edouard Naville, the excavator, she was “lying on the cloth wrappings. Her hands and feet are small and delicately formed, her hair short and straight.” The mummy was sent to Cairo in 1923. It was studied there by Dr. Douglas Derry, who concluded that Henhenet had been about 21 years old when she died in childbirth.Above each of the shafts in which the royal females were buried were small shrines built to house statues of the deceased.
(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)
relict-hominid: re: chromophobia... of course these chromophobes idolized a Greek/Roman past full of cool white marble.... which we've since discovered was actually a gaudily painted riot of color!

medievalpoc:

OMG!!! I FORGET PEOPLE DON’T KNOW THIS!

Yes, all those aloof, “pure” white statues from Ancient Greece?

They actually looked like this:

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Vinzenz Brinkmann, much to the apparent chagrin of Westerners everywhere, used ultraviolet light to reveal the original paint schemes of these statues that the millennia had washed away.

And to underscore the Chromophobia?

Check out this graphic that i09 made for their leading image for this story:

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You can check out a video here to learn more about the methods used to discover the original paint schemes of these statues and reliefs.

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ANUBIS NO

roachpatrol:

kenaabik:

So I see this

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and all I can think is 

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this

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