Encyclopedias

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THIRD DYNASTY OF EGYPT: 

THE Third Dynasty of Egypt (c. 2670-2613 BCE) begins with King Djoser, famous for his Step Pyramid at Saqqara. Although there are some sources which claim a king named Sanakht (also known as Nebra) founded the Third Dynasty, these claims are routinely challenged for lack of evidence. The chronology of Manetho is vague on who Sanakht was, when he ruled in the Third Dynasty, and even his name. Sanakht’s name is only known through the Abydos king list, the Turin papyrus, and two reliefs found in thetomb known as Mastaba K2 at Beit Khallaf. This was once thought to be Sanakht’s tomb but this identification has been challenged and refuted. Nothing is known of Sanakht’s reign and his name may be a reference to some other king. Although few details are available on Djoser’s reign, it is certain he was king at the beginning of the Third Dynasty and equally clear he followed the last king of the Second Dynasty, Khasekhemwy.

Scholars have routinely included the Third Dynasty in the period of the Old Kingdom (c. 2613-2181 BCE) rather than the Early Dynastic Period (c. 3150-2613 BCE) because of the grand building projects which characterize it. The construction of the first pyramid in the Third Dynasty, under Djoser, suggested to early archaeologists a clear link with the rise of the greatest pyramids in the Old Kingdom. Modern scholarship, however, tends to regard the Third Dynasty as belonging to the Early Dynastic Period owing to a continuation of cultural and architectural practices (religious observances and methods of building) which are more closely aligned with the past of Egypt than the future.

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Article by Joshua J. Mark on AHE

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IM SOOOO FUCKING IN LOVE WITH EVERYTHING IN THE RWBY JAPANESE BLU-RAY THAT I CANT WAIT FOR IT TO GO ON SALE IN THE RT STORE TOMORROW


THAT SHIT ON THE LEFT!!!! IT HAS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL COVER ART EVER??? IT LOOKS LIKE ITS A GOD DAMN MAGIC BOOK 

FUCKING THREE DISCS LIKE???

AN ENCYCLOPEDIA (in japanese so I cant read shit) EXPLAINING THE WORLD OF REMNANT AND INTERVIEWS FROM THE CREW AND BEHIND THE SCENES SHIT?????

A FUCKING  S TACK  OF POSTCARDS FEATURING FANART OF RWBY FROM PROFESSIONAL COMMISSIONED JAPANESE ARTISTS?!?!?!?

BYE YALL IM GONE

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GERMANFORHELL’S 500 FOLLOWER GIVEAWAY!!!!!

Hello everyone! As promised I am having a giveaway to celebrate reaching 500 followers!

This giveaway is in no way affiliated with tumblr.

Rules:

Must be following me

Must be 18 or older (tumblr’s rules, not mine.)

You can reblog as many times as you’d like but please do not spam your followers

Do not tag this post as “giveaway.” Tumblr will take it down if you do

The winner will be chosen at the end of the month (Feb 29)

After I message the winner they will have 24 hours to respond before I pick a new one.

What you win:

The Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells by Judika Illes

A bundle of cleansing herb that I made myself

The Mystic Dreamer’s Tarot deck

A velvet tarot bag

A small quartz cluster


I think that’s it! Have fun!

Dall’s Porpoise Subspecies

There have been many heated arguments over whether or not the two color morphs of the Dall’s porpoise, the dalli type and truei type, constitute separate species/subspecies.

The truei type porpoise was originally considered its own species when it was discovered, and from then on, scientists constantly bickered over whether or not the two morphs should be considered distant from one another. 

However, according to the most recent edition of Marine Mammals of the World: A Guide to Their Identification, both color morphs represent their own subspecies: Phocoenoides dalli dalli and Phocoenoides dalli truei.

Photo from The Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals

I was reading an article in the Wall Street Journal today about one of my favorite historical figures, Sappho, and I wanted to share some quotes:

  • “Most greek women did not, as far as we know, write blazing homoerotic love poetry.”
  • “A medieval encyclopedia identifies her husband as a certain Cercyclas of Andros, but Mr. Freeman [author of biography] rightly dismisses this as a dirty joke from some ancient Greek comedy (the name literally means ‘Penis from Man Land’)”
  • “Some scholars have gone so far as to wonder whether “Cleis” [a person whom Sappho wrote many love poems to] might be a personification of Sappho’s clitoris”

Anyways Sappho was an ancient Greek badass poet and raging lesbian and I love her.

What You Should Know About Valentines Day.

The World Book Encyclopedia informs us: “Valentine’s Day comes on the feast day of two different Christian martyrs named Valentine. But the customs connected with the day … probably come from an ancient Roman festival called Lupercalia which took place every February 15. The festival honored Juno, the Roman goddess of women and marriage, and Pan, the god of nature.”—(1973), Vol. 20, p. 204.

Once again we can see that this is a celebration that has pagan origins. What does the Bible say about celebrating such things? 2 Corinthians 6:14 reads: “Do not become unevenly yoked with unbelievers. For what fellowship do righteousness and lawlessness have? Or what sharing does light have with darkness?” We as Jehovah’s Witnesses choose to not celebrate this holiday because of it’s obviously pagan origins.

Do you think it is appropriate for a Christian to celebrate a holiday that has origins that are clearly pagan? Decide for yourself. Do the research. Don’t just follow the crowd.


Sources:

> The Bible (New World Translation)

> “Reasoning From the Scriptures” book published by Jehovah’s Witnesses.

> Wikipedia Link to what the Lupercalia festival involved here

> for more info visit www.jw.org

> image from here

@emizels! here’s the list I promised! ❤

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Iconographic encyclopaedia of science, literature, and art. ; by Heck, J. G. (Johann Georg), -185- Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887 on Flickr.

Publication info New York,R. Garrigue,1852.
BHL Collections:
Smithsonian Libraries
plate explanation
www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/135438#page/15/mode/1up

iPads and a paperless world from the past

Reminiscing over Encyclopedia Britannica’s just retired print edition, Bob Stein of if:book has posted a few drawings he and then-Atari Chief Scientist Alan Kay made 30 years ago, imagining a future similar to today, with people using what they called the Intelligent Encyclopedia.

The most interesting thing for me today about these images is that although we foresaw that people would be accessing information wirelessly (notice the little antenna on the device in the “tide pool” image, we completely missed the most important aspect of the network – that it was going to connect people to other people.

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Iconographic encyclopaedia of science, literature, and art. ; by Heck, J. G. (Johann Georg), -185- Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887 on Flickr.

Publication info New York,R. Garrigue,1852.
BHL Collections:
Smithsonian Libraries
* plate explanations (Thanks http://smithsonianlibraries.tumblr.com/ ) -

http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/135437#page/29/mode/1up

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