"And how odd it is
to be haunted by someone
that is still alive."

I Guess the Old You is a Ghost (#589: June 25, 2014)

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jeannepompadour:

Illuminations from the Gospels of Holy Roman Emperor Otto III by the Meister der Reichenauer Schule,  c.  990-1002 

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standwithpalestine:

A beautiful gesture from Lebanon - names of Palestinians killed by Israel in the last two weeks were hung on huge banners in Raouché, Beirut during a demonstration against the latest Zionist assault on Gaza, July 22, 2014. Protesters also threw flowers into the sea. Over 600 people have been killed (as of the morning of July 23, 2014), at least 25% of whom were children.

(Photos: Jamal Saidi / Reuters)

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discardingimages:

grave-robbing hyena Conrad of Megenberg, ‘Buch der Natur’, Germany ca. 1434.
Strasbourg, Bibliothèque nationale et universitaire, Ms.2.264, fol. 78v

discardingimages:

grave-robbing hyena 

Conrad of Megenberg, ‘Buch der Natur’, Germany ca. 1434.

Strasbourg, Bibliothèque nationale et universitaire, Ms.2.264, fol. 78v

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"It seemed like a nice neighborhood to have bad habits in."

Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep (via vintagecrimeblacklizard)

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moika-palace:

Postcards depicting Vasilisa Mikulishna and Nastasia Korolevichna by Sergei Solomko. (Source.)

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thebookof8:

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thebookof8:

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medievalpoc:

distant-relatives-blog:

 The University of Sankoré, or Sankore Masjid is one of three ancient centers of learning located in TimbuktuMaliWest Africa. The three mosques of Sankoré, Djinguereber Mosque and Sidi Yahya compose the famous University of Timbuktu. During the 14th -16th century, Sankore University enrolled more foreigen students than New York University today. 

The Mali Empire gained direct control over the city of Timbuktu in 1324 during the reign of Mansa Kankou Musa also known as Musa I “King of Kings”. He designed and saw the construction of one of Sankore’s first great mosques and the Jingeray Ber Masjid in 1327.The foundations of the previous structure were laid around 988 A.D. on the orders of the city’s chief judge Al-Qadi Aqib ibn Mahmud ibn Umar. A local mandinka lady, esteemed for her wealth, financed his plans to turn Sankoré into a world class learning institution. 

By the end of Mansa Musa’s reign (early 14th century CE), the Sankoré Masjid had been converted into a fully staffed Madrassa (Islamic school or in this case university) with the largest collections of books in Africa since the Library of Alexandria. The level of learning at Timbuktu’s Sankoré University was superior to that of all other Islamic centers in the world. The Sankoré Masjid was capable of housing 25,000 students and had one of the largest libraries in the world with between 400,000 to 700,000 manuscripts.

Today, the intellectual legacy of Timbuktu is neglected in historical discourse. These pages of WORLD history tend to get ripped out.   

Learn more about the surviving manuscripts of the library of Timbuktu and its fate here.

blackpaint20:

The Black Pope 2012 (oil on canvas) Nicholas Chistiakov

blackpaint20:

The Black Pope 2012 (oil on canvas) Nicholas Chistiakov

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mythologer:

fletchingarrows:

musicistheart:

Hans Thoma

women in bird bodies

Looks like Sirens. 

mythologer:

fletchingarrows:

musicistheart:

Hans Thoma

women in bird bodies

Looks like Sirens. 

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centuryguild:

Hanging @realclivebarker at the @centuryguild booth #2845 for #sdcc #sdcc2014 #clivebarker #hellraiser #horror #occult #macabre #pinhead #abarat (at San Diego Comic-Con International)

centuryguild:

Hanging @realclivebarker at the @centuryguild booth #2845 for #sdcc #sdcc2014 #clivebarker #hellraiser #horror #occult #macabre #pinhead #abarat (at San Diego Comic-Con International)

sandmarg:

Late 16th Century Embroidered Mittens

sandmarg:

Late 16th Century Embroidered Mittens

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theartofgooglebooks:

Found poems from fold-outs left folded. (1, 2)

theartofgooglebooks:

An assortment of library stamps. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)

"I will always remember this, she tells herself. Then: Why am I thinking about memory? It’s not then yet, it’s now. It’s not over."

Margaret Atwood, from The Blind Assassin (thank you, aubade)

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