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Section from the rear wall of the temple of Hathor at Dendara. Here we can see Cleopatra VII and Ptolemy XV Caesarion (the son of Cleopatra and Julius Caesar) offering to the deities of Dendara.

Caesarion (as he was nicknamed) was placed on the Egyptian throne as Cleopatra’s co-ruler following his father’s assassination in 44 BC. He proved to be a central figure in the political conflicts following Caesar’s death, as Cleopatra claimed that he was Caesar’s only legal heir. However, any power Caesarion managed to gain was brief: Octavian (or as he will later be known, Augustus Caesar), the adopted son of Julius Caesar, won the battle of Actium in 31. Following his mother’s suicide, Caesarion was murdered on the orders of Octavian. Octavian became the first emperor of the Roman Empire, ushering in Rome’s ‘golden age’.

Photo take by kairoinfo4u (cropped).

sieg-howdy asked:

I really don't like the whole "punks dress punk" nonsense. Like I listen to tons of different kinds of music, but I grew up on punk and ska. It will always be my favorite. I mean, I own tons of punk band shirts and I love patching and I wear my docs frequently, but I definitely wouldn't consider myself dressing like a punk. But man I lose my mind at punk shows and I will throw the fuck down in the pit in a crop top and high waisted shorts. A punk is a punk because of belief, not clothing.

Hey. Im proud of you. Keep doing your thing. These kids do not understand that we need people like this for the punk community to survive.
All the punk styled punks are wonderful, and beautiful, but I think they (not all of them) fail to realize that I know a lot of punks who have been involved in punk way longer than they have and are in bands, booking shows, keeping the community thriving and doing so much more for the community than just sitting around studding things all day. Which is great! Studs are lovely! But just because they sit and stud things all day does not mean they should put down other punks. 
There are so many different kinds of punks! Street punks, skins, crust punks, anarcho punks, hardcore punks.
They need to realize this and stop trying to create drama in the scene. Just because they want to live their life dekt and they think it is the right way, does not mean that it is the right way. 
They are all acting like America, trying to force their beliefs onto other people. It’s rude, creates division and hate, supports bad vibes, and is just completely silly. 
I love all punks (restrictions apply- such as nazis and shit who claim to be punks).
But I can’t make all punks love me, if they don’t like me because I will accept anyone into the community. 

LIFE WITHOUT BLACK PEOPLE

A story is told about a group of white people who were fed up with African Americans, so they joined together and wished themselves away. They passed through a deep dark tunnel and emerged in sort of a twilight zone where there is an America without black people.

At first these white people breathed a sigh of relief. At last, they said, “No more crime, drugs, violence and welfare. All of the blacks have gone!”

Then suddenly, reality set in. The “NEW AMERICA” is not America at all — only a barren land.

1. There are very few crops that have flourished because the nation was built on a slave-supported system.

2. There are no cities with tall skyscrapers because Alexander Mils, a black man, invented the elevator, and without it, one finds great difficulty reaching higher floors.

3. There are few if any cars because Richard Spikes, a black man, invented the automatic gearshift, Joseph Gambol, also black, invented the Super Charge System for Internal Combustion Engines, and Garrett A. Morgan, a black man, invented the traffic signals.

4. Furthermore, one could not use the rapid transit system because its procurer was the electric trolley, which was invented by another black man, Albert R. Robinson.

5. Even if there were streets on which cars and a rapid transit system could operate, they were cluttered with paper because an African American, Charles Brooks, invented the street sweeper.

6. There were few if any newspapers, magazines and books because John Love invented the pencil sharpener, William Purveys invented the fountain pen, and Lee Barrage invented the Type Writing Machine and W. A. Love invented the Advanced Printing Press. They were all, you guessed it, Black.

7. Even if Americans could write their letters, articles and books, they would not have been transported by mail because William Barry invented the Postmarking and Canceling Machine, William Purveys invented the Hand Stamp and Philip Downing invented the Letter Drop.

8. The lawns were brown and wilted because Joseph Smith invented the Lawn Sprinkler and John Burr the Lawn Mower.

9. When they entered their homes, they found them to be poorly ventilated and poorly heated. You see, Frederick Jones invented the Air Conditioner and Alice Parker the Heating Furnace. Their homes were also dim. But of course, Lewis Later invented the Electric Lamp, Michael Harvey invented the lantern and Granville T. Woods invented the Automatic Cut off Switch. Their homes were also filthy because Thomas W. Steward invented the Mop and Lloyd P. Ray the Dust Pan.

10. Their children met them at the door-barefooted, shabby, motley and unkempt. But what could one expect? Jan E. Matzelinger invented the Shoe Lasting Machine, Walter Sammons invented the Comb, Sarah Boone invented the Ironing Board and George T. Samon invented the Clothes Dryer.

11. Finally, they were resigned to at least have dinner amidst all of this turmoil. But here again, the food had spoiled because another Black Man, John Standard invented the refrigerator.

Now, isn’t that something? What would this country be like without the contributions of Blacks, as African-Americans? 



Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “by the time we leave for work, Americans have depended on the inventions from the minds of Blacks.” Black history includes more than just slavery, Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and Marcus Garvey and W.E.B. Dubois.

http://www.snopes.com/business/origins/blackinv.asp

kamidoodles asked:

For what it's worth, there are social media share buttons on dA. Downloading and reuploading when these options are available are usually disliked.

Hmm I don’t go on deviantart so I wasn’t thinking about how they probably have social media share buttons. But honestly if you look at the post that generates

it’s the same exact thing and just as vulnerable to having the caption deleted, so I think I’d still go with writing a genuine comment along with the artist credit which I made sure to include

Also I took used the image from the reddit thread I found this in and didn’t notice they had cropped out the artist credit, so definitely my mistake on that. I’ve editted the post so that the actual uneditted image is there with all credit due. Thank you for informing me, I swear no harm was intended and I did check to see if the artist had a tumblr from which I could simply reblog but unfortunately didn’t find anything

I’m not immune to criticism and I hope you’ll continue to call me out on any mistakes that I make, I swear I’ll try to fix them as soon as possible