2. ancient-mesopotamia:

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

    (Source: sites.google.com, via ancient-serpent)


  3. vincentiusmiskolciensis:

    Dying lions from Nineveh.

    (via luminousinsect)


  4. the-two-germanys:

    Konkombwa warrior in full gala dress.

    A Camera Actress in the Wilds of Togoland: The adventures, observations, and experiences of a cinematograph actress in West African forests whilst collecting films depicting native life and when posing as the white woman in Anglo-African cinematograph dramas

    Miss Meg Gehrts
    Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1915

    (via leradr)


  5. thecrankyprofessor:


    The new building for the revived library of Ashurbanipal in Mosul, Iraq

     This is SO much better than the new library in Alexandria!

    (via leradr)


  6. iareart:

    Liber chronicarum (‘The Nuremberg Chronicles’), Schreyer and Sebastian Kammermeister1493.

    The Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Bible Collection at the Bridwell Library, Dallas (TX), USA.

    "The ‘Nuremberg Chronicle’, a history of the world from the Creation to the year 1493, was the most profusely illustrated book printed during the fifteenth century. It contains more than 900 different woodcuts by Michael Wohlgemut, Hans Pleydenwurff, and the 21-year-old Albrecht Dürer. The most famous of the woodcuts include two-page views of several major European cities, large illustrations of the Six Days of Creation, and the elaborate frontispiece (shown here), which depicts the Creator enthroned above a pair of shields presented by wild men. In Bridwell Library’s hand-colored copy, an illuminator supplied these empty shields with the coats-of-arms of the book’s owners, Hartmut XIII von Kronberg (1517–1591) and his wife, Margarete Brendel von Homburg, influential nobles from Kronberg in Taunus, Germany. The late sixteenth-century coloring indicates that the appreciation of the ‘Nuremberg Chronicle’ continued for many decades after its publication." (source)

    (via barbarianconspiracy)


  7. Dope Rider.
    A good read!

    (Source: kawaiilluminatii, via crimewave420)


  8. biscodeja-vu:

    Kominaka Dancer

    (via spuren-ins-fleisch)


  9. tenebrum:

    In the Divine Comedy, Charon forces reluctant sinners onto his boat by beating them with his oar. (Gustave Doré, 1857)

    (via barbarianconspiracy)


  10. (Source: centuriespast, via rachmangler)