archaicwonder:

Luristan bronze daggers - Iran, circa 9th-7th Century BC
One with flanged hilt still holding the remains of a wood inlay, terminating in an openwork cage-pommel; another with long triangular blade and penannular guard; and three examples with flanged hilt and fan-shaped knob.
In the 3rd and 4th millennium BC, migrant tribes settled down in the mountainous area of the Zagros Mountains of Iran. The Kassites, an ancient people who spoke neither an Indo-European nor a Semitic language, originated in Luristan (aka Lorestan).
Luristan was invaded and settled by the Iranian Medes in the 2nd millennium BC. The Medes absorbed the indigenous inhabitants of the region, primarily the Elamites and Kassites, by the time the area was conquered by the Persians in the 1st millennium BC. Luristan was successfully integrated into the Achaemenid, Parthian and Sassanian empires.

archaicwonder:

Luristan bronze daggers - Iran, circa 9th-7th Century BC

One with flanged hilt still holding the remains of a wood inlay, terminating in an openwork cage-pommel; another with long triangular blade and penannular guard; and three examples with flanged hilt and fan-shaped knob.

In the 3rd and 4th millennium BC, migrant tribes settled down in the mountainous area of the Zagros Mountains of Iran. The Kassites, an ancient people who spoke neither an Indo-European nor a Semitic language, originated in Luristan (aka Lorestan).

Luristan was invaded and settled by the Iranian Medes in the 2nd millennium BC. The Medes absorbed the indigenous inhabitants of the region, primarily the Elamites and Kassites, by the time the area was conquered by the Persians in the 1st millennium BC. Luristan was successfully integrated into the Achaemenid, Parthian and Sassanian empires.

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amarilloo:

hedendom:

Galdrakver (‘Little Book Of Magic’)

The ‘Little Book Of Magic’ is a seventeenth-century Icelandic manuscript, written on animal skin and containing magical staves, sigils, prayers, charms and related texts.

It is known to have once been owned by Icelandic Bishop Hannes Finnson who was alive from 1739 until 1796 and known for having a vast library containing many volumes of magic related texts and manuscripts.

Full manuscript here.

I spy a ægishjálmur

silhouetteofagirl:

I’m not one for retail therapy, but look at these tights!

kimberlite8:

Kirsty White’s cover design of Patrick Suskind’s Perfume for the 2010 Penguin Adult Book Design contest. I wish this cover was the commercially available one.

(Source: behance.net, via opsci)

sixfeettallboys:

In Bloom by Jason Hetherington for Observer Magazine

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hippiepiegypsybird:

Magpies can look like boring black and white birds until they open their wings and reveal their beautiful blue and green feathers <3

hippiepiegypsybird:

Magpies can look like boring black and white birds until they open their wings and reveal their beautiful blue and green feathers <3

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irisnectar:

Handmade statement jewelry by Passionflower To Wear. Enjoy your organic jewelry for 3-4 weeks and then plant your succulents to enjoy forever!

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lefthandedjanice:

This rock is the best fucking rock. It’s the best colour and it’s frosty which is my favourite and it makes these super cute stalagmites that look like Mario hills. It’s called Chrysocolla and it’s amazing.

lefthandedjanice:

This rock is the best fucking rock. It’s the best colour and it’s frosty which is my favourite and it makes these super cute stalagmites that look like Mario hills. It’s called Chrysocolla and it’s amazing.

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