Ancient 'mummy' unearthed from 'lost medieval civilisation' near Arctic, claim scientists

The expected but as yet unopened human remains are wrapped in birch bark and it is likely that this ‘cocoon’ contains copper which - combined with the permafrost - produced an accidental mummification.

Archeologists working at the site, near Salekhard, say they suspect the remains are of a child or teenager from the 12th or 13th centuries AD.

The new find matches others discovered at Zeleny Yar, belonging to a mystery medieval civilization with links to Persia despite its position on the edge of the Siberian Arctic. If confirmed, it will be the first mummy from the civilisation found at this intriguing site since 2002.

Fellow of the Research Center for the Study of Arctic, Alexander Gusev, said: 'We decided, after consulting with colleagues, to take the find as a whole piece, that is without opening it in the field, taking for further research in the city.’ Read more.

France, this hurts. You deserve to go to the final. But it wasn’t meant to be. I hate everything about this situation. But thank you for being apart of and making THE GAME of the century one hell of a match to watch.

100 years ago today, on 28 June 1915, Australia lost its most talented cricketer.

Victor Trumper was born on 2 November 1877. He learnt to play cricket on the streets of Surry Hills, and began playing club cricket from the age of 15.

 In 1899, on his first international tour, Trumper became the first Australian to score a triple century in England.

Victor Trumper scored over 3000 runs for Australia in 48 tests. In 255 first-class cricket matches, he clocked up an incredible 16,939 runs, including      42 centuries. Trumper was also an accomplished medium-pace bowler, taking 64 wickets in his first-class career.

By 1910, Trumper’s health had deteriorated. He died from Bright’s disease at the age of 37. His funeral was one of the largest witnessed in Sydney at that time. Victor Trumper is remembered as one of the finest attacking batsmen the cricket world has known.

You can discover more of the Library’s cricket treasures through our online collection, Cricket in Australia:

Image caption:

Victor Trumper in batting stance, 1902. Watercolour, painted over a photograph.

Mitchell Library: P3 / 219 (digital order no. a128352)

and you know while i’m talking why is it whenever someone calls out something shitty in a video game or book series that just happens to be vaguely placed in a generic medieval setting it always incites an outcry of HISTORICAL ACCURACY???

like, i really don’t give a shit if the only aesthetic that matches your rpg is 16th century england. it’s a fictional game set in a fictional country and i’m pretty sure that if you can throw in some dragons (WHICH, SURPRISE, DON’T FUCKING EXIST) and create an entire system of magic laws and guidelines for demon/mortal interaction you could have instituted x type of equality. 

the only reason those prejudices would exist in this world that you made up is that you think they have a place there just as they do in the real world, and if the narrative doesn’t punish people who subscribe to these prejudices at all, that’s confirmation. 

people who use the vague approximation of a real-world setting to justify prejudices are lazy assholes who don’t want to own up to them, and everyone spouting the rhetoric of ‘that was what it was like back then!’ or ‘it was based on x country in y time period!’? they don’t want to either. 

Black bile (Greek: µέλαινα χολή, melaina chole),[1] also lugubriousness, from the Latin lugere, to mourn; moroseness, from the Latin morosus, self-willed, fastidious habit; wistfulness, from old English wist: intent, or saturnine, was a concept in ancient and pre-modern medicine. Melancholy was one of the four temperaments matching the four humours.[2] In the 19th century, “melancholia” could be physical as well as mental, and melancholic conditions were classified as such by their common cause rather than by their properties.[3]

chiefoftherevolution said: 

Waistcoats are the easiest to find. What do you think of using blazers as part of an 1830s cosplay? I’m a Govt Major so I have to wear them to class, but at the same time am wondering if I could use them to cosplay?

Mmm… I personally have mixed feelings about blazers; it really depends on one’s budget and the cut of blazer itself…
Blazers tend to work alright if they have a higher neckline, lack substantial darting, and have wider lapels. The modern blazer is often structured far differently than a coat of the 19th century and there can be difficulties matching the image one has in their head to the reality given the limitations of a blazer; this can lead to a lot of frustration – I’ve been there many times.
However, if one has no other option and is on a budget, I’d say go for it! There are ways of altering blazers into modified tailcoats as well – I’m currently planning out a tutorial about how I’ve done it for anyone interested. I just need to find the time… and a proper blazer ~ C; 

anonymous asked:

I'm a Capricorn sun with a Leo moon. In dating a Scorpio sun with a Capricorn sun. Good match or no?

During the 17th Century, the Sultan of Turkey ordered his hole harem of women to be drowned and replaced with a new one.If your not dating him then I think you should be sweet with a person of any sign. 

krutoon asked:

I kind of feel like we need to fight

um…*checks invisible watch*…okay



…so smash bros right? 


                                             No. This could not be happening. Bash still wasn’t certain how to wrap his head around it all, and he’d had a fortnight to do so. A fortnight since his mother had come to him, crowing happily that she’d arranged the match of a century. Even Catherine had been happy about it - which should have, in hindsight, tipped Bash off before he walked into the throne room to meet his new wife. Blonde hair curled elegantly over one shoulder, and her sun kissed skin was marred only by a small mole under one eye that his brother had a habit of waxing poetically about when drunk. Panic had set in shortly thereafter in both Bash’s eyes and Serena’s, but with the Queen of France backing such a match, neither could back out. It had been a fortnight since this all began, and it had been a fortnight since his brother had spoken to him. Now, the ceremony behind them, Bash was stone cold sober, and all the more terrified for it. His tolerance for alcohol was getting greater with each passing day, as he’d spent the last five days in a constant state of some sort of intoxication. Bash had thought drink was the only way he’d been able to get through the ceremony that solidified a marriage that would surely end, once and for all, the love his younger brother bore for him, but it had seemed as though his parents had other plans, as his glasses all night had been full to the brim with water instead of wine, and his flask was nowhere to be found. Luckily, he’d been able to talk his mother out of a bedding ceremony, citing his own lack of a title as justification, but once the door to their chambers was locked behind them, he found that being alone with Serena somehow felt like the whole court was watching them anyway.  

                                      Serena, he finally said, standing near the door and wondering if his mother had ransacked his room before the ceremony, or if the bottles he’d stashed under his bed were still there, I– Bash stopped, not knowing what to say


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