Ancient

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Mummy of Tiye

{"content":{"id":1770,"title":"Weekly Links - Bright New Year Edition","body":"\u003cp\u003eIt's been a long December, etc. etc.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\u003ca href=\"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZULuedsaB9U\"\u003eA two-year-old child solves the trolley problem\u003c/a\u003e.\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\u003ca href=\"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9ywYptCKlg\"\u003eWhat rich people are like probably\u003c/a\u003e.\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003eA recent Wiktionary word of the day was a word for garden bed or plot, that \u003ca href=\"https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%D9%85%D8%B4%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%A9#Arabic\"\u003emade its way, in real time, from Sumerian to Arabic\u003c/a\u003e.\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\u003ca href=\"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04oWysYCN0o\"\u003eAncient Chinese flute\u003c/a\u003e, practically unknown since the 5th century. I really admire people who get really good at really obscure instruments.\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\u003ca href=\"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKOtPR0DZdU\"\u003e\"My grandpa made monkeys illegal in Sweden\"\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\u003ca href=\"https://www.theonion.com/the-biggest-hints-our-sweetheart-dropped-in-2020-that-s-1845811936\"\u003esomething something Onion New Years funny\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\u003ca href=\"http://www.trs-80.org/model-3/\"\u003eAn interesting reason for a home computer to be discontinued\u003c/a\u003e.\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2021-01-03T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2020-12-30T19:14:51.000Z","updated_at":"2021-01-02T13:25:24.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=ancient\"\u003eancient\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=arabic\"\u003earabic\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=iraq\"\u003eiraq\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=language\"\u003elanguage\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=sumerian\"\u003esumerian\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=akkadian\"\u003eakkadian\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=aramaic\"\u003earamaic\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=china\"\u003echina\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=music\"\u003emusic\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=sweden\"\u003esweden\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=animals\"\u003eanimals\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=mythology\"\u003emythology\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=scotland\"\u003escotland\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=twentieth_century\"\u003etwentieth_century\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=the_eighties\"\u003ethe_eighties\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=retrocomputing\"\u003eretrocomputing\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=the_seventies\"\u003ethe_seventies\u003c/a\u003e"}

Weekly Links - Bright New Year Edition

It's been a long December, etc. etc.

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Snefru's Bent Pyramid

{"content":{"id":1718,"title":"Daily Link","body":"\u003cp\u003eI was wondering why the Latin word for 'liver', 'iecur', is so different from the words in all the child languages. It turns out Italian 'fegato', French 'fois', Spanish 'hígado' and so on \u003ca href=\"https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/ficatum#Etymology\"\u003eall come from the Latin word for fig\u003c/a\u003e, apparently because the Romans ate fig-stuffed pig liver, or maybe fig-fattened-pig liver.\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2020-10-26T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2020-10-22T17:33:46.000Z","updated_at":"2020-10-26T19:51:34.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=daily_links\"\u003edaily_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=rome\"\u003erome\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=latin\"\u003elatin\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=food\"\u003efood\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=italy\"\u003eitaly\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=ancient\"\u003eancient\u003c/a\u003e"}

Daily Link

I was wondering why the Latin word for 'liver', 'iecur', is so different from the words in all the child languages. It turns out Italian 'fegato', French 'fois', Spanish 'hígado' and so on all come from the Latin word for fig, apparently because the Romans ate fig-stuffed pig liver, or maybe fig-fattened-pig liver.

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Sappho - Charles Mengin

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Boeotian Sphinx

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Roman bronze representing Silenus

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The Nile - Erté

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Gorgona Guarding the Temple of Apollo, Didyma

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Brutus Receiving the Bodies of his Sons - Jacques-Louis David

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Travelling Heroes: Greeks and Their Myths in the Epic Age of Homer - Robin Fox Lane

The author looks for every shred of evidence he can find about contact with other cultures in the Greek dark ages. While he defends his theories pretty well, they still seem pretty speculative. Sometimes his conclusions are interesting and his enthusiasm is infectious. More often, it's very dry. Once every few dozen pages he sneaks in a truly awful/excellent joke. I don't regret reading it, but I couldn't recommend it.

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Daily Link

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Arezzo Chimera Detail

This thing never fails to blow my mind.

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Cycladic Woman's Head

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Theseus

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Degree