Rare Coin Bearing Likeness of Nero Found in Jerusalem
A coin bearing the
image of the Roman Emperor Nero is worth it weight in gold – and more – as its
certain provenance provides rare insight into the distribution of and cultural
value attached to the aureus. The
discovery was made by archaeologists from the University of North Carolina at
Charlotte in excavations on Mount Zion in Jerusalem.
The coin bears the
portrait of Nero as Caesar, the inscription indicating the aureus was struck in
56, more than a decade before Nero’s suicide in 68 and the razing of Jerusalem by
the Romans in 70, and was found in the ruins of what had been a large villa.
The UNC researchers suggest that the coin had been hidden, and well, not only
on account of its transactional use but because its owners ascribed a value to
a memento of Nero’s notorious reputation.
to historical accounts, Nero was responsible for the deaths of his wives
Octavia and Poppaea; his mother, Agrippina the Younger; his stepbrother,
Britannicus; and his mentor Seneca; presiding over the arson of Rome in 64 and then shifting the blame to the Christians (including Saints Peter and Paul).
Nonetheless the coin collectors were not the only people to have been
fascinated with Nero, who has been memorialized by many in the millennia
since his famous last words, ““Qualis
artifex peer (What an artist perishes with me).”
Does anybody else feel like modern-day Patsy would be a prolific casual swearer? Like, just how sexy would it be if she was constantly like “shit, I’m on fucking call again” and “Deels, darling, I am absolutely twatted” in that accent 😩
So, my mom and I were on at the same time and thought we’d try our hand at Throne of Thunder since we’re both 110 and we can. It was a breeze for the most part except for, ironically, that stupid wind bridge. We got past it but it was a pain and we got knocked off a few times.
So, while we’re dealing with this bridge my cat, seeing an opportunity, steals a cheese puff and eats it right in front of me. Somehow she knew I was helpless to defend my snacks and if I tried I would die.
She has never done this before and I am so impressed and offended right now, damn.
Special designed Hikizuris for the Kamogawa Odori - one design for each decade. While the Hikizuri is the same for each Maiko, all other parts of the outfit are chosen individually.
In the Miyako Odori (Gion Kobu’s annual spring dance festival), things are a little different: new Hikizuri design each year - which is worn by both Maiko and Geiko, the rest of the outfits are the same for every person wearing the blue hikizuri.
1. 1980′s from the 1985 Aki no Kamogawa Odori program 2. 1990′s shows Maikos Momisuzu and Hisachiyo from a random wallpaper website which is obviously not the original source 3. 2000′s shows Maiko Ichina - from flickr 4. 2010′s shows Maikos Ichinana and Momihina - from instagram
COLOMBIA. November 2007. Members of the Bloque Movil Arturo Ruiz of the revolutionary armed forces of Colombia (FARC) during a patrol. A special unit of the FARC, they fought in many different regions of Colombia. About 35% of the Colombian Territory was under the strict control of the Revolutionary Forces of Colombia, or the FARC, as the self-declared Marxist-Leninist guerrilla group is known.