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Torso of a High General4th century B.C.GraywackeThis statue’s short kilt and striding pose were favored for the statues of high officials during the fourth century B.C., and were certainly chosen for their evocation of the great tradition stretching back to the Old Kingdom. Although the owner’s name is broken away, the long inscription indicates that the individual had a high general’s title, held offices at Busiris, and performed restorations there and in Abydos for damages that resulted from “the foreigners,” a description that must refer to the Persian occupation.Indeed, works at Abydos during Dynasty 30 are documented by archaeological and inscriptional evidence. Moreover, the strongly modeled chest musculature and details of the style seem to fit well in Dynasty 30, perhaps even the reign of Nectanebo I (380–343 B.C.), suggesting that the statues inscription may indeed be a contemporary account by a high military official.

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herkindoftea:

"Happiness, not in another place but in this place… not for another hour, but this hour" - Walt Whitman

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explore-blog:

The Invisibles – moving vintage photos of LGBT couples celebrating their love in the first half of the 20th century 

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natgeofound:

Welts, scars of beauty, pattern the entire back of a Nuba woman in Sudan, 1966.Photograph by Horst Luz, National Geographic Creative

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nprmusic:

"It was just very erotic."
The waltz wasn’t just a dance. It was a revolution. 

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paperimages:

Ramón Casas, ‘Young Decadent’, 1899

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wearethedigitalkids:

Total eclipse,Kannyakumari, India

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