History fan, bit of an obsession with Celts, Mongols, Vikings and dinosaurs. I love video games and RPG. Also love metal, especially Folk. Hmm, that's about it, I guess.

 

King Tutankhamun did not die in chariot crash, virtual autopsy reveals

archaeologicalnews:

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A ‘virtual autopsy’ of King Tutankhamun has revealed that he is unlikely to have died in a chariot crash, as has previously been suggested, because he suffered from serious genetic physical impairments.

The autopsy, composed of more than 2,000 computer scans, was carried out alongside a genetic analysis of Tutankhamun’s family, which supports evidence his parents were brother and sister.

Virtual scans showed that only one of the breaks occurred before he died, while fractures in his skull and other parts of his skeleton were made after the boy king was already dead - leading scientists to believe he may have succumbed to an inherited illness. Read more.

rhamphotheca:

Yosemite National Park - CA, USA

It is almost the end of butterfly season in Yosemite so let’s take one last look at two similar butterflies.

One is a California sister (Adelpha californica), top, and the other is a Lorquin’s admiral (Limenitis lorquini), bttm. It may be easy to tell the difference in these photos, but they are difficult to distinguish on the wing. The appetizing Lorquin’s admiral, mimics the foul tasting California Sister, which most birds will avoid, after having tried one.

historical-nonfiction:

In 1869, Chinese and Irish laborers working on the Central Pacific Railway managed to lay down 10 miles of tracks in just one day. Their accomplishment has never been matched.

paleoillustration:

amorousdino:

"Because I Can"
I finally scanned my Apatosaurus charging at a pack of Allosaurs drawing.  Partially inspired by my witnessing of the excavation of that six foot apatosaurus femur in Colorado last year. For a better look, go to my DeviantArt and FB pages.  #apatosaurus #allosaurus #paleoart #drawing #art

DeviantArt and FB

paleoillustration:

amorousdino:

"Because I Can"

I finally scanned my Apatosaurus charging at a pack of Allosaurs drawing.
Partially inspired by my witnessing of the excavation of that six foot apatosaurus femur in Colorado last year.
For a better look, go to my DeviantArt and FB pages.
#apatosaurus #allosaurus #paleoart #drawing #art

DeviantArt and FB

witchsistah:

medievalpoc:

kodrevas:

medievalpoc:

crowtoed submitted to medievalpoc:

This is Maria Christian, my former cast director at the Michigan Renaissance Festival as her character, Princess Isaade M’boukou. Maria’s been designing and wearing African-Elizabethan fusion garb to MiRF for decades, so she has a few different gowns and headpieces in rotation. In addition to her duties keeping the stage acts organized, as Isaade she acts as an impresario at the feasts, talks about West African traditions and folklore, and is much needed and treasured PoC representation on the cast.

I go to the Michigan RenFest every year and I remember see this woman’s amazing dresses. Fun fact, we also have The Nun, who roams the grounds in a period habit trying to save souls and punishing nonbelievers. She’s also a very awesome black woman.

That sounds amazing and terrifying.

This. Is. SOOOOOOOOOOOOO. COOL!

terhodes:

Heroes of England
I noticed that a lot of England’s literary heroes are a dude with a thing, and I liked that, so I drew my favorite ones. 

terhodes:

Heroes of England

I noticed that a lot of England’s literary heroes are a dude with a thing, and I liked that, so I drew my favorite ones. 

DRAGONS IN A BLANKET

oedipusmotherfuckingtyrannus:

LONDON IS FULL OF FUCKING AWFUL NOISES, AND NOBODY IN THE ENTIRE FUCKING CITY CAN GET ANY SLEEP AT ALL. EVERYTHING IS SHIT, AND KING LLUDD SETS OUT TO FIX THIS STUPID BULLSHIT SO HE CAN GO TO BED.

HE GOES TO ASK HIS BROTHER LLEFELYS WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON, BECAUSE LLEFELYS IS A CRAZY-ASS WIZARD AND REALLY FUCKING GOOD AT MAKING PEOPLE SHUT THE HELL UP.

LLEFELYS TELLS HIM WHAT THE PROBLEM IS. IT’S MOTHERFUCKING DRAGONS FIGHTING. THERE’S A FUCKING MASSIVE ENGLISH DRAGON AND A FUCKING MASSIVE WELSH DRAGON, AND THEY’RE BEATING THE SHIT OUT OF EACH OTHER AND SHOUTING A LOT.

LLEFELYS TELLS LLUDD WHAT TO DO, AND HE SETS OUT TO MAKE THE DRAGONS SHUT THE FUCK UP. HE FINDS THE EXACT CENTRE OF BRITAIN, DIGS A FUCKING MASSIVE HOLE, AND FILLS IT WITH MEAD. THEN HE PUTS A BLANKET OVER IT TO HIDE THE HOLE. WHEN THEY GET TIRED, THE DRAGONS FLY TO THE HOLE, MAGICALLY TRANSFORM INTO FUCKING ADORABLE PIGLETS, AND SIT ON THE BLANKET, AT WHICH POINT THEY FALL INTO THE MEAD. WHEN THEY’VE DRUNKEN THE MEAD, THE DRAGONS ARE STUCK IN THE FORM OF SMALL DRUNK PIGLETS, AND LLUDD CAN JUST ROLL THEM UP IN THE BLANKET AND BURY THEM IN A SHITTY FIELD SOMEWHERE. FIGHTING DRAGONS IS MUCH EASIER WHEN THEY’RE ACTUALLY JUST DRUNK PIGLETS.