New Van Gogh Painting Discovered hide captionAlex Ruger, director of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, at the unveiling Monday of Vincent Van Gogh's Sunset at Montmajour. Olaf Kraak /AFP/Getty Images Alex Ruger, director of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, at the unveiling Monday of Vincent Van Gogh's Sunset at Montmajour. A painting that had earlier been thought to be a fake and had been stored for decades in the attic of a Norwegian home has now been identified as a long-lost work by Vincent Van Gogh. Sunset at Montmajour has been authenticated thanks to "extensive research into [its] style, technique, paint, canvas, the depiction, Van Gogh's letters and the provenance," Van Gogh Museum Director Axel Ruger says in a statement posted Monday by the Amsterdam museum.
The Callanish Stones - M E g A L i T h i A - Scotland County: Isle of Lewis NGR NB 213330 (Callanish I) Grouped round the village of Callanish are some wonderful stone circles, single menhirs and of course the great circle and double avenue of stones at the village itself. The prosaic numbering used to mark the sites is the invention of Professor Thom, whose used them in his 1967 survey. The sites were not necessarily related, and may have been built at different times. The site to see if time is short is of course Callanish I, which has drawn so many visitors that a coffee shop and visitor centre has been placed nearby, with ample car parking but sensitively arranged so it does not interfere greatly with the appreciation of the site itself. Callanish 1
What Colors Mean in Different Cultures Colours in Cultures A Western / American B Japanese C Hindu D Native American E Chinese F Asian G Eastern European H Muslim I African J South American 1 Anger 2 Art / Creativity 3 Authority 4 Bad Luck 5 Balance 6 Beauty 7 Calm 8 Celebration 9 Children 10 Cold 11 Compassion 12 Courage 13 Cowardice 14 Cruelty 15 Danger 16 Death 17 Decadence 18 Deceit 19 Desire 20 Earthy 21 Energy 22 Erotic 23 Eternity 24 Evil 25 Excitement 26 Family 27 Femininity 28 Fertility 29 Flamboyance 30 Freedom 31 Friendly 32 Fun 33 God 34 Gods 35 Good Luck 36 Gratitude 37 Growth 38 Happiness 39 Healing 40 Healthy 41 Heat 42 Heaven
LILIUM - Lily - Elfen Lied Visit our forum for help on making wallpapers! Print view Description: Opening Theme Sung by Kumiko Noma Full song titled "Lilium" in Latin, used as show theme and opening credits music. Roman Painting The history of Roman painting is essentially a history of wall paintings on plaster. Although ancient literary references inform us of Roman paintings on wood, ivory, and other materials, works that have survived are in the durable medium of fresco that was used to adorn the interiors of private homes in Roman cities and in the countryside. According to Pliny, it was Studius "who first instituted that most delightful technique of painting walls with representations of villas, porticos and landscape gardens, woods, groves, hills, pools, channels, rivers, and coastlines." Despite the lack of physical evidence, we can assume that many portable paintings depicted subjects similar to those found on the painted walls in Roman villas. It is also reasonable to suppose that Roman panel paintings, which included both original creations and adaptations of renowned Hellenistic works, were the prototypes for the myths depicted in fresco.
Maeshowe Maeshowe Maeshowe Entrance Maeshowe (or Maes Howe; Norse: Orkhaugr) is a Neolithic chambered cairn and passage grave situated on Mainland, Orkney, Scotland. It was probably built in around 2800 BC. It gives its name to the Maeshowe type of chambered cairn, which is limited to Orkney. Maeshowe is a significant example of Neolithic craftsmanship and is, in the words of the archaeologist Stuart Piggott, "a superlative monument that by its originality of execution is lifted out of its class into a unique position Silent summer: No wolf pup yips heard on Isle Royale On the largest island in Lake Superior, scientists gather year after year to study the dynamics between wolves and moose. For forty years, the scientists have come to take part in this iconic predator-prey study, and for forty years the sound of high-pitched yips have greeted their ears, heralding a new generation of wolf pups. That is, until last summer. It was a summer without yips.
How Electroplating Works For the first demonstration, the cathode will be copper (pennies), the anode will be zinc, and the "electrolyte" (the solution) will be zinc dissolved in vinegar and water. Zinc anodes are available from boating stores With a hacksaw a teacher or the group can cut many slices from one anode. Jerusalem's Mysterious Well of Souls The answer to one of the world's most stubborn mysteries may lie hidden on the site of the destroyed Jewish Temple—under a historic Islamic shrine, beneath a bedrock outcropping of utmost significance to the three major monotheistic religions, and in a secret chamber below an underground cave. The Well of Souls, thought to be located on the Jerusalem site known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary, may contain the fabled and elusive Ark of the Covenant. This is the sacred vessel that, according to biblical account, contained the original Ten Commandments tablets that God gave to Moses at Mount Sinai as the ancient Israelites wandered the desert. In Raiders of the Lost Ark, the intrepid Indiana Jones finds the Ark of the Covenant in a room called the Well of Souls, though in the Hollywood version the site was relocated from Jerusalem to the ancient Egyptian city of Tanis. No Archaeological Evidence Shimon Gibson, senior fellow at the W.
Ballochroy, Kintyre - the standing stone alignment and its astro How to find : On the A83, 18km south of Tarbert. The site is not visible from the road. A track which you can walk up leads off the main road at NR726527 and climbs the hill to a large barn. The stones are visible in the field beside the barn. Leave your dog in the car. 11 Colorful Phrases From Ancient Roman Graffiti When the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum were suddenly consumed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 C.E., many of their buildings were so intimately preserved that modern archaeologists can even read the graffiti scribbled onto their ancient walls. See if any of these remind you of a twenty-first century bathroom. 1. “Philiros spado.” "Phileros is a eunuch."
What is Chrome Plating Unlike "sacrificial" coatings like zinc plating or galvanizing where porosity or a hole or bare edge may be no big deal, porosity in nickel-chrome plating is a disaster that doesn't merely fail to protect the steel, but greatly accelerates the corrosion of the steel. Chrome plating is a "barrier layer" plating; once the barrier is breached by a pinhole, very rapid rusting is unavoidable. A low quality chrome plating job with pinholes or porosity is much much worse than no plating at all; the plating electrochemically forces the underlying steel to rust. Poor quality plating that is already showing tiny signs of rusting when you buy it is a manufacturing defect; return it, and don't let them harass you about "chemicals in your bathroom"! It is they who have chosen to distribute defective items; costly returns are the only way you can influence their policy of selling garbage.
Venus of Hohle Fels 2 views of the Venus of Hohle Fels (true height 6 cm (2.4 in)) The Venus of Hohle Fels (also known as the Venus of Schelklingen; in German variously Venus vom Hohlen Fels, vom Hohle Fels; Venus von Schelklingen) is an Upper Paleolithic Venus figurine hewn from ivory of a mammoth tusk found in 2008 near Schelklingen, Germany. It is dated to between 35,000 and 40,000 years ago, belonging to the early Aurignacian, at the very beginning of the Upper Paleolithic, which is associated with the earliest presence of Cro-Magnon in Europe. It is the oldest undisputed example of human figurative prehistoric art yet discovered, in terms of figurative art only the Zoomorphic Lion man is older.
Ballochroy Alexander Thom, known for his work on Stonehenge, maintained that the great length between the stones and the features of distant landscape lent precision to pinpointing the midsummer and winter solstices for ancient observers. These three stones are considered the most spectacular set of megalithic monuments that cluster around south Argyll. The three mica schist stones were measured at 11 ft 6 in, 9 ft 10 in and 6 ft 7 in (3.5, 3.0 and 2.0 m) in height.