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Erikoisartikkeli: Löyhkää, rottia ja virtsan lorinaa – Aurinkokuninkaan linna oli oikea sikolätti. 3 Antiikin maailma: Kreikan ja Rooman taide – Tila, kuva, aatteet. Välimeren itäosassa alkoi 700-luvulla eaa. muotoutua kulttuuri, joka loi pitkälti pohjan sille mitä ”länsimaisella sivilisaatiolla” nykyään tarkoitetaan.

3 Antiikin maailma: Kreikan ja Rooman taide – Tila, kuva, aatteet

Tällä kreikkalaisella kulttuurilla, joka 300-luvulla eaa. sulautettiin osaksi Rooman valtakuntaa, oli kuitenkin edeltäjänsä. Aigeianmeren saaristossa kukoisti puoli vuosituhatta, n. 2000–1450 ns. aigeialainen kulttuuri ja Manner-Kreikassa n. 1800–1200 eaa. ns. helladinen kulttuuri. Οργανοποιείο Κατασκευή Αρχαίας Λύρας. 1600-luvun asetelmamaalaukset tihkuvat piilotettua seksiä ja kuolemaa – näin tulkitset niiden symboleita. 1600-luvun asetelmamaalaukset tihkuvat piilotettua seksiä ja kuolemaa – näin tulkitset niiden symboleita ”Asetelma on hyvä termi.

1600-luvun asetelmamaalaukset tihkuvat piilotettua seksiä ja kuolemaa – näin tulkitset niiden symboleita

Se kuvaa sitä, että maalauksessa on aseteltu asiat katsottaviksi”, sanoo amanuenssi Minna Tuominen Sinebrychoffin taidemuseosta. Asetelma nousi kukoistukseensa 1600-luvun Hollannissa, joka oli tuolloin Euroopan parhaiten ruokittu kansakunta. Hollantilaisten kauppakomppania hallitsi Itä-Intian markkinoita ja toi emämaahan eksoottisia tuotteita. From Thor to Odin: a guide to the Norse gods. If pushed, most of us remember that almost all the days of the week are named after Norse gods.

From Thor to Odin: a guide to the Norse gods

We might remember that Thor makes thunder with his mighty hammer, and if you’re a Marvel fan you might even know that the hammer is called Mjölnir. But most of us would struggle to recall much more than that about these northern deities. The persisting bias towards a classical education leaves us with a better knowledge of the Greek and Roman myths, and that’s a shame. The Vikings (closer to us in time and space) left a significant mark on the English language, our place names and perhaps our psyche.

Their mythology is rich and strange, and well worth discovering. Remarkably, Norse lore covers the entire history of the world; it’s not typical for a culture’s mythology to tell us how the world will end. Poetry, magic and war Thunderstorms and healing Odin’s most famous son is, of course, Thor. Summer sun and radiance Shapeshifting and amorality. Ankarat säännöt ohjailivat keskiaikaisen ritarin elämää. Vaimon puuhilta oli suljettava silmät Kotona odotti ritarin vaimo, jonka suhteen ritarin piti noudattaa tiettyä varovaisuutta.

Ankarat säännöt ohjailivat keskiaikaisen ritarin elämää

Oli ensisijaisen tärkeää, ettei vaimolle kertonut tärkeitä asioita. ”Jos on jokin asia, josta et halua muiden tietävän, älä kerro sitä vaimollesi”, Becclesiläinen varoitteli. Sketchbook, February 2013. Create a Old Book. Why Zero Is So Ridiculously Important. Zero is a strange beast.

Why Zero Is So Ridiculously Important

It took until the 7th century for it to be explicitly recognized as a number in its own right, when the ancient Indians developed a numerical system that expressed zero with its own symbol. Greek Acropolis in the Mediterranean. Alea iacta est - kaikkihan sen tietää. Testaa, kuinka hyvin sinä osaat latinaa! Superb VR Animation Gives A 3D Tour Of The Colosseum. Blood, dust, sands and glory – these are the words that come to mind when traversing the pop cultural landscape of the Colosseum.

Superb VR Animation Gives A 3D Tour Of The Colosseum

However from the architectural perspective, unlike other ancient theaters, the oval-shaped, freestanding amphitheater was a Roman invention. And, as the jewel in the crown of such imposing Roman-made architectural specimens, the Colosseum holds its head high with the towering elliptical tiers that rise to 180 ft (55 m) from the heart of the ‘eternal city’. From those very seats, the ‘bloodthirsty’ audience watched on the impeccably choreographed mock battles, exotic animal parades and their merciless slaughtering, and the gruesome gladiatorial fights. But as far as history goes, there was more to this exalted arena, than just the collective ancient display of viciousness and pomp. Domus Aurea In Its Full Glory Shown Via Superb 3D Animations. Beyond the ambit of military triumphs, the Romans were known for both their architectural and engineering prowess.

Domus Aurea In Its Full Glory Shown Via Superb 3D Animations

And sometimes such scopes of expertise even reached obsessive and (we daresay) ‘decadent’ levels. The Domus Aurea (or Golden House) aptly harks back to this progress of Roman building skills in terms of excessive magnificence. Designed as a large landscaped portico villa, the expansive project (patronized by Emperor Nero) was started in 64 AD, after the Great Fire of Rome had destroyed many of the aristocratic and civic buildings – especially on the slopes of the Palatine Hill.

Given such ‘extremes’ of circumstances and results, Altair4 Multimedia has given a go at reconstructing the entire monumental structure with the use of some fascinating 3D rendering techniques. Watch Ancient Rome In its Peak Via A Brilliantly Animated Video. Last week, we talked about the fascinating 3D rendering of the Pompeii disaster of 79 AD.

Watch Ancient Rome In its Peak Via A Brilliantly Animated Video

Well this time around, we have decided to go the route of the eternal city itself – Rome. An incredible fruit of collaboration between the Rome Reborn project and Khan Academy, the video in question gives us a fascinating tour through the ancient mega city in its arguably peak form in 320 AD. In essence, this was the period when emperor Constantine was successful in once again centralizing the power of the state, while also endowing freedom of worship for Christians.

In many ways, this short epoch of stability became the ‘last hurrah’ of glory for the ancient stronghold – before the Roman Empire was divided, and consequently Rome lost its significance in the coming centuries. Carl Sagan-Globular earth deduced by Eratosthenes. The Acropolis of Athens - Η Ακρόπολη των Αθηνών.