bythegods:

allmesopotamia:


Largest Babylonian tablet found on Turkish-Syrian border

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What could be the largest discovered inscribed tablet (stele), dating to the reign of Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar II between 605-562 BC, has been discovered in the Turkish city of Karkamis on the military zone along the Turkey-Syria border.

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Size matters

bythegods:

allmesopotamia:

Largest Babylonian tablet found on Turkish-Syrian border
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What could be the largest discovered inscribed tablet (stele), dating to the reign of Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar II between 605-562 BC, has been discovered in the Turkish city of Karkamis on the military zone along the Turkey-Syria border.
Read more

Size matters

artmastered:

Thomas Cole, The Past and The Present, 1838

things tolkien taught me: even the smallest person can change the course of the future

betterbooktitles:

Follow @DanWilbur for even dumber thoughts on literature!

betterbooktitles:

Follow @DanWilbur for even dumber thoughts on literature!

Went on a Ferris wheel the other day with Steph at the palisades mall, freaked out. It was the worst.

Also, working as a bouncer at GW’s now, lol. It’s boring but my coworkers are super cool, Lou, mike, and Lauren.

lavivasoccer:

Bayern Munich have won 15-1 in Pep Guardiola’s first game in charge in a pre-season friendly against Wildenau today (29/06/13)

lavivasoccer:

Bayern Munich have won 15-1 in Pep Guardiola’s first game in charge in a pre-season friendly against Wildenau today (29/06/13)

I’m addicted to this song. 

gracehelbig:

HOW AM I JUST NOW SEEING ALL OF FLULA’S AUTO-TUNES?! PLEASE WATCH THIS.

jester4578:

I just realized that when I go into my bathroom, I lock my bathroom door because I’m afraid my cats will come in

…I need to get out of this apartment more often

Today - first day of my last semester senior year

Haven’t written in awhile. I want to use this more as a journal to myself. Break was cool, I’m really glad I got to see so many of my friends. I legit hung out with Steph, JR, Will, Cody, My godson Adain, Melissa, Vinny, Robbie, Bobby, Conor, Phil, Kayleigh and John. They got engaged! Cray. I also saw Alexa Cupo and got to hang with Paul and Jairo - Robos doods who I’ve met and are pretty baller - when we saw Jack Reacher. I also got to see all of my cousins a few times which was awesome as always. 

I was an extra in Rissa’s film. It was pretty cool. Oh yeah, I saw Kenny, Pepe, and Vicky there too. I regret not seeing Lenny and Chris though. 

Oh also saw Uncle Chris and his adopted son at Christmas mass, along with the Kishes and Meredith. 

I saw most of the people I really wanted to see, which was great really. 

Saw mad movies too, Django, Jack Reacher and the Hobbit. Missed out on Les Mis but cest la vie or w/e. 

So today was the first day of class. I only had 2 classes though. 2 tomorrow and then that weekend film class.

Thiery’s intro to the history capstone was incredibly interesting but also very somber. He’s an expert on violence and it’s place in history, he’s written books on it and such and that’s what the capstone has always been, the History of Violence. But he admitted to us he considered not doing it this year. He showed us a picture of a young woman, around 18 years-old or so. It was the TA who had died in the Newtown shootings trying to protect children. She lived right down the road from him. 
He told us he didn’t know if he was able to go on teaching about it because it brought up too many painful memories, but in truth he made a very moving/interesting assertion, that his interest in the study of violence and it’s relevance to modern society was not because it is only interesting; which in truth, it is. But also because it is important to understanding culture, society, and human psychology.  
He also told us about how he thinks that violence is on a downward spiral and that in truth, we are closer to true p[eace than we ever have been. He also says that many people disagree with this thesis but he wants us to decide for ourselves.
It was utterly fascinating.
I am very interesting in getting as much as I can out of this class.

Then I had History of popular music in America, and that seems cool too.