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amnhnyc:

In the current exhibition, The Power of Poison, objects once believed to protect against poisoning are on display. This spiral fossil comes from the shell of an ammonite, an extinct animal related to a modern nautilus. Such fossils were once known as “snakestones” because of their coiled shape—some artisans even carved snakeheads for them to enhance the resemblance, as seen above. In instances of snakebites and other poisonings, ammonites were thought to have curative powers.
Learn more about poison’s role in myth and legend. 
Jul 2, 2014 / 276 notes

amnhnyc:

In the current exhibition, The Power of Poison, objects once believed to protect against poisoning are on display.
This spiral fossil comes from the shell of an ammonite, an extinct animal related to a modern nautilus. Such fossils were once known as “snakestones” because of their coiled shape—some artisans even carved snakeheads for them to enhance the resemblance, as seen above. In instances of snakebites and other poisonings, ammonites were thought to have curative powers.

Learn more about poison’s role in myth and legend. 

wiflfagrl:

160/365 by ummatiddle on Flickr.
Jun 29, 2014 / 51 notes
selahannsaterstrom:

[Frieke Verle]
Jun 29, 2014 / 4 notes

selahannsaterstrom:

[Frieke Verle]

Jun 29, 2014 / 311 notes

iamjapanese:

Birgitte Thorlacius(Danish, b.1947)

here and here

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cabinporn:

Abandoned A-frames in Lago General Carrera, Chilean Patagonia.
Contributed by Joanna Young.

the colors in this photo are amazing
Jun 27, 2014 / 2,034 notes

cabinporn:

Abandoned A-frames in Lago General Carrera, Chilean Patagonia.

Contributed by Joanna Young.

the colors in this photo are amazing

Jun 26, 2014 / 182 notes

theparisreview:

Katie Paterson’s century-long Future Library art project contemplates the full scale of the publishing process.

mmequaintrelle:

#Wavellite is found in fine specimens at Laharran Quarry near Cork. (by Crazy Dave Green) #mineral #geology #science
Jun 26, 2014 / 287 notes

mmequaintrelle:

#Wavellite is found in fine specimens at Laharran Quarry near Cork. (by Crazy Dave Green)
#mineral #geology #science

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visualcortex:

1897 Antique Coral Reef Illustrationvia pinterest
Jun 26, 2014 / 8 notes

visualcortex:

1897 Antique Coral Reef Illustration
via pinterest

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Simon Alexandre-Clement Denis - Study of Clouds with a Sunset near Rome (detail)
Jun 26, 2014 / 17,333 notes

Simon Alexandre-Clement Denis - Study of Clouds with a Sunset near Rome (detail)

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amnhnyc:

Found in 1873 near Solnhofen, Germany, this was the first fossil to show the complete wings of a pterosaur. Unearthed from a bed of limestone, this remarkably well-preserved skeleton belonged to Rhamphorhynchus muensteri, a long-tailed, dagger-toothed pterosaur from the Late Jurassic. The fine sediment fossilized not just the bones, but the tissues that formed the wing surface. The animal’s wings were partly folded, forming wrinkles that can still be seen.
See many more pterosaur fossils in the exhibition Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs, now open at the Museum. 
Jun 25, 2014 / 541 notes

amnhnyc:

Found in 1873 near Solnhofen, Germany, this was the first fossil to show the complete wings of a pterosaur. Unearthed from a bed of limestone, this remarkably well-preserved skeleton belonged to Rhamphorhynchus muensteri, a long-tailed, dagger-toothed pterosaur from the Late Jurassic. The fine sediment fossilized not just the bones, but the tissues that formed the wing surface. The animal’s wings were partly folded, forming wrinkles that can still be seen.

See many more pterosaur fossils in the exhibition Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs, now open at the Museum. 

Jun 25, 2014 / 1,491 notes
Jun 20, 2014 / 2,506 notes

fyeahbookmarks:

by Silvia Cairol

i wish i’d thought of this.

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Jun 17, 2014 / 366 notes

juxtapozmag:

'Unity' and other Installations by Bohyun Yoon http://bit.ly/1lvjI3C

I’m kind of just in awe of the dismembered body parts hanging from the ceiling, let alone the implications on the wall.

Jun 16, 2014 / 341 notes

hifructosemag:

Surreal paintings by Filipino artist Rodel Tapaya incorporate mythology from his native country. See more on Hi-Fructose. 

socks-studio:

Dacha Rusha Project by Roman Manikhin
http://socks-studio.com/2014/03/24/dacha-rusha-project-by-roman-manikhin/
Roman Manikhin works on an ongoing project of investigation on Russian traditional architecture of the countryside. His works are made with cardboard printing. Dachas (country cottages) in USSR were designed and built by the owners themselves depending on building material available, general…
Read more on:
http://socks-studio.com/2014/03/24/dacha-rusha-project-by-roman-manikhin/
drawing, traditional, vernacular architecture, Architecture, Art, Territories
Jun 16, 2014 / 44 notes

socks-studio:

Dacha Rusha Project by Roman Manikhin

http://socks-studio.com/2014/03/24/dacha-rusha-project-by-roman-manikhin/

Roman Manikhin works on an ongoing project of investigation on Russian traditional architecture of the countryside. His works are made with cardboard printing. Dachas (country cottages) in USSR were designed and built by the owners themselves depending on building material available, general…

Read more on:
http://socks-studio.com/2014/03/24/dacha-rusha-project-by-roman-manikhin/

drawing, traditional, vernacular architecture, Architecture, Art, Territories

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