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August 28 2017

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birdarchive:

Dominik Kučera

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archaicwonder:

Exceedingly Rare Sumerian Green Chalcedony Cylinder Seal of King Kurigalzu II, Kassite, 14th Century BC

A chrome chalcedony cylinder seal with seated profile figure and Sumerian cuneiform inscription in eight columns; depicting a seated bearded divine figure facing left, holding a trident, three right-facing locusts above; the eight lines of scholarly Sumerian cuneiform text with a prayer to Ninurta for the prosperity of Kurigalzu’s reign. The seal fitted with an antique gold pin passed through the original longitudinal perforation and a loop to enable it to be worn as a pendant. Translation (by Professor Lambert) for each column:

(1) dkur-da-ru gada gìr / ‘Ninurta, powerful lord’
(2) saĝ kal šà-aš-DU / ‘special chief, foremost’
(3) ururu mah an-ta-ğál / 'the lofty city (?) being in heaven’
(4) ur-saĝ dili-ni rib-ba / 'champion on his own standing out’
(5) [diğir] ní-su-ši ri-a / 'the god moving with a halo of terror’
(6) ku-ri-gal-zu / ’(on) Kurigalzu’
(7) nun nì tuku-tuku-zu / 'the prince who reveres you’
(8) bala šà dùg-ga ğar-bi / 'place a reign of sweet heart’.

The extremely rare green variety of chalcedony was only known to the ancients and the Romans, until circa 3rd century AD, when it disappears from history. It is only known from small worked pieces such as beads and intaglios. The source has been recently discovered as being from northern Turkey (Anatolia). The color derives from the presence of chromium.

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August 27 2017

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Poolside… (at Northampton, Massachusetts)

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August 26 2017

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at Massachusetts

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cartnsncreal:

This is perfect.

August 22 2017

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justmelvin:

Woah!!!!

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siouxerz:

Milosav Druckmüller is, hands down, the greatest eclipse photographer in the world. Fact.

i literally just teared up this is so amazing and gorgeous and surreal wow

August 21 2017

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dailywomen:

Maisie Williams for Nylon Magazine.

August 19 2017

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thelovingqueen:

This is what resistance looks like. Fight white supremacy!

August 07 2017

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Morning looks (at Massachusetts)

August 05 2017

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wilwheaton:

Marie listened patiently while Dirk incorrectly explained the code she had written to her.

“Oh,” she thought, “it must be Tuesday.”

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micdotcom:

micdotcom:

8 students of color speak out about having their qualifications questioned at elite colleges

  • Affirmative action policies have often been falsely characterized as disadvantageous to white students, leaving students of color open to questioning of the validity of their acceptances to Ivy League schools and other elite institutions of higher education.
  • Mic spoke with eight current and former students about their experiences as people of color on prestigious college campuses and how the term “affirmative action” was often used to discredit their achievements.
  • G’Ra Hannibal Asim, Columbia University, MFA candidate:

A number of other nonblack students of color have made jokes about ‘the black card,’ which is the idea that black people get some set of vague, automatic, compensatory advantages in college admissions and job opportunities that other minorities do not.”

  • Meg Guliford, University of Pennsylvania, class of 2001; Harvard Kennedy School, class of 2003; Tufts University, Ph.D candidate:

During a reception for junior scholars at the International Studies Association’s annual conference, I was among a small group of students speaking with a tenured political scientist about the paucity of tenure-track positions when one of the students stated, ‘Meg, you have nothing to worry about. You’re a black woman who studies international relations and security. You’ll get a position because departments need someone like you.’”

Read more. (8/4/2017)

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Read more. (8/4/2017)

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wilwheaton:

Marie listened patiently while Dirk incorrectly explained the code she had written to her.

“Oh,” she thought, “it must be Tuesday.”

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jettestblack:

itsliketendollars:

maritsa-met:

“Waters spoke next to the enlarged photo as she commemorated the 27th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act a day earlier.

“It is a day to reflect on how people with disabilities are treated in our society,” Waters began.“

Maxine is 👏🏼 here 👏🏼 for 👏🏼 it 👏🏼

Pull up with a stick, let it hit.

She is amazing!

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jettestblack:

itsliketendollars:

maritsa-met:

“Waters spoke next to the enlarged photo as she commemorated the 27th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act a day earlier.

“It is a day to reflect on how people with disabilities are treated in our society,” Waters began.“

Maxine is 👏🏼 here 👏🏼 for 👏🏼 it 👏🏼

Pull up with a stick, let it hit.

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