1. ancientpeoples:

    Clay figurine of enemy

    This clay figurine is a bound captive or enemy and was used in temple ritual to destroy the enemy. The spell written on this figurine is done in red because red was associated with destruction. After the ritual these objects would be destroyed. 


    Source: Rijksmuseum van Oudheden Leiden 

  2. ancientpeoples:

    Bird Brooch

    6th Century AD


    (Source: The British Museum)

  3. ancientpeoples:


    200 BC - AD 1300

    Calima (Yotoco)

    (Source: The British Museum)

  5. ancientpeoples:

    Decorating and Firing the Predynastic Pot.

    Brian Zimerle of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago explains and demonstrates the techniques that would have been used by Egyptian predynastic potters in the Naqada II period. 3/3.

  6. ancientpeoples:

    Making a Predynastic Egyptian Style Pot.

    Brian Zimerle of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago demonstrates and explains the techniques that would have been used by potters in the Egyptian predynastic period (c. 6000-3000 BC). 2/3.

  7. ancientpeoples:

    Perfume bottle

    1st-2nd Century AD

    Roman Imperial

    Width: 12.7cm 

    Height: 12.7cm

    (Source: The British Museum)

  8. ancientpeoples:

    Leather shoe

    Late Antique (?) - Early Islamic Period Egypt (?)

    (late) 3rd (?) - 10th (?) Century AD

    (Source: The British Museum)

  9. ancientpeoples:

    Stamp-cylinder seal 

    The seal shows mythological scenes, a god is sitting on a throne on the left of the image before five other gods that approach him, one of these gods has two faces. On the right of the image a deitie is slaying a fallen enemie, while two other enemies are burning on a pyre.

    Anatolian, Hittite Period, 1650 - 1200 BC. 

    Location is unknown but it is said to have been found on Cyprus. 

    Source: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


  10. oupacademic:

    Five tips to better ensure a long, healthy singing career, from Dr. Rachael Gates, co-author of The Owner’s Manual to the Voice: A Guide for Singers and Other Professional Voice Users.

    1. Speak well. Singers are trained to sing well, not speak well. Often their singing voices are healthier…