Nubian Hathor-Headed Magic Crystal Amulet, 743-712 BC

From the Napatan Period, reign of Piye (Piankhy), found at el-Kurru, Sudan. The crystal ball amulet is surmounted by a gold head of Hathor crowned with disc and horns. The ball is bored vertically and has a gold disc at the base on which it stands. This probably used to contain substances believed to have magical properties. 

Piye was a Kushite king and founder of the 25th Dynasty who ruled Egypt from 753/752 BC to c. 722 BC. He ruled from the city of Napata, located deep in Nubia, modern-day Sudan. Piye was the father of Taharqa, who would go on to be the most prosperous ruler of the 25th Dynasty due in large part to the successful campaigns of his father.

Signs as time periods/events (part 3)
  • aries: 753 BC-476 AD (founding and fall of Ancient Rome)
  • taurus: The Jurassic Period
  • gemini: 500 BC (Ancient Greece)
  • cancer: 1920s (The great depression)
  • leo: When Pangaea separated
  • virgo: 1918-1920 (Women's right to vote)
  • libra: 1400-1700 (A lot of explorations)
  • scorpio: 2001 (First country legalized Gay marriage)
  • sagittarius: The Big Bang
  • capricorn: 1893 (Chicago World Fair)
  • aquarius: 500-1500 AD (Middle ages)
  • pisces: 1940s (World War II)
Another 5 Italy Facts

* The Alps / Dolomiti mountain range form part of Italy’s northern border, and for a long time protected the peninsula from invasion.

* Italy has three active volcanoes: Vesuvius, Etna, and Stromboli.

* Next to Rome, Milan is the 2nd-largest city in Italy.

* Italy has over 3,000 museums.

* Rome was founded in 753 BC. Before it became a republic and an empire, it had 7 kings. The first king of Rome was its legendary founder, Romulus.

NATM Discussion - Sexuality in Ancient Rome and how it affects Octavius

This was in the back of my mind, but I didn’t plan to go anywhere with it until Just-Another-Madman brought the subject up, and I think it’s something worth talking about.

Again, I will talk. A lot. Sorry. ^^


In the movies, Octavius is I believe based off Gaius Octavius (also known as Augustus), though he could also be based off his father, Gaius Octavius (yes they share the same name), but this is not important. What is important is their era of the Roman Empire (753 BC-476 AD).

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