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Nataraja with ashta dikpalakas, hoysala ceilings- sadashiva temple, 12th century

mind the light

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Railroad reclaimed by nature

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l o c a t i o n s | mere | england

king alfred's tower (1772)

king alfred's tower, also known as "the folly of king alfred the great" or "stourton tower", is a folly tower, located on the stourhead estate near mere in somerset county. the building takes its name from alfredo the great, king of wessex who lived in the ninth century. the tower stands on kingsettle hill and belongs to the national trust. it is designated as a grade i listed building.

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The massive cyclopean mortarless wall seen at the hill of pnyx in athens which predates everything else seen at the greek acropolis by thousands of years. legend states it was built by giant cyclops.
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The ancient ta prohm temple ruins hidden away in the remote jungles of cambodia.
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Late sassanian falconry intaglio in gold ring. 6th century ad. a lapis lazuli cloison with intaglio bird of prey attacking a duck; set into a later gold finger ring comprising a flat-section hoop with raised borders and median meander band, trumpet-shaped bezel. 10.32 grams, 33.24mm overall, 20.46mm internal diameter (approximate size british v, usa 10 3/4, europe 24.28, japan 23) (1 1/4). from an old german collection formed in the 1970s. a large wearable size.
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The heliopolis obelisk (1878).𓏤

the oldest standing ancient egyptian 𓂋𓐝𓎀𓀂𓀭𓏪 “rmt” obelisk 𓏏𓐍𓈖𓉶 “thn” in existence 𓐍𓊪𓆣, this example dates from the reign of the 12th dynasty king senusret i (𓄊𓋴𓂋𓏏𓊃𓈖) ‘man of wosret’, kheperkare (𓇳𓆣𓂓) ‘the ka of ra is created’, who ruled from 1971 to 1926 bc. it was one of a pair erected to commemorate the heb sed 𓎳𓋴𓂧𓈅𓉳 “ḥb-sd” (30th jubilee - reign) of senusret i.𓏤

it still stands in its original position, now within al-masalla in al-matariyyah, cairo. from album of photographs, egypt, by félix bonfils, 1878.𓏤

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"close your eyes and let the mind expand. let no fear of death or darkness arrest its course. allow the mind to merge with mind. let it flow out upon the great curve of consciousness. let it soar on the wings of the great bird of duration, up to the very circle of eternity." - hermes trismegistus

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It is the 100th anniversary of the establishment of garibaldi park this year....a sliver of time compared to the thousands of years its glaciers, valleys, and forests has been used to connect the surrounding indigenous tribes as vital trails with trade, resource collection, medicines, shamanism, and travel between nations. in 2013, it was the 4th traverse we did, essentially this time connecting harrison lake to cheakamus lake...standing on over 37 summits in less than 14 days, we completed a “south to northwest” traverse of garibaldi park. #garibaldiprovincialpark #traverse #mountaineering #exploration #summit #ancient #trails #indigenous #history #culture #expedition #britishcolumbia #harrisonlake #whistler #cheakamuslake #squamish #climbing #unsupported

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🛕കാമാഖ്യ; ആർത്തവം ആഘോഷമാക്കുന്ന ഒരു ക്ഷേത്രം🛕 സ്ത്രീ എന്ന വാക്കു പോലും അബല എന്നതിന്റെ ചുരുക്കെഴുത്തായി വായിക്കപ്പെടുന്ന കാലമാണിത്. പക്ഷേ സ്ത്രീയുടെ ശക്തിയെപ്പറ്റി അറിയാൻ പഴയ മിത്തുകളിലേക്കു തിരികെ പോയാൽ മതി, അത്തരമൊരു മിത്താണ് കാമാഖ്യ ദേവീക്ഷേത്രത്തിനു പറയാനുള്ളതും. അസമിലെ ഗുവാഹത്തിയുടെ പടിഞ്ഞാറൻ മേഖലയിൽ നീലാചൽ എന്ന കുന്നിൻമുകളിലുള്ള ദേവീക്ഷേത്രമാണ് കാമാഖ്യ. സതീദേവിയുടെ ശക്തിചൈതന്യം അതിന്റെ ഉഗ്രരൂപത്തിൽ ഇവിടെയുണ്ടെന്നാണ് വിശ്വാസം. അച്ഛൻ ദക്ഷൻ നടത്തുന്ന യാഗത്തിന്, പരമശിവന്റെ ഇഷ്ടമില്ലാതെ സതി പോകുമ്പോൾ അവൾക്കുറപ്പുണ്ടായിരുന്നു, ഇരു ൈകയും നീട്ടി അച്ഛൻ സ്വീകരിക്കുമെന്ന്. പക്ഷേ അതു വെറുതെയായി. സതിയെ ദക്ഷൻ അപമാനിച്ചു. അതിന്റെ ദുഃഖം താങ്ങാനാകാതെയാണ് സതി യാഗാഗ്നിയിൽ ചാടി ജീവനൊടുക്കിയത്. സതിയുടെ കത്തിക്കരിഞ്ഞ ശരീരം കയ്യിൽ എടുത്തു ലോകം മുഴുവൻ അലഞ്ഞു നടന്ന ശിവനെ അതിൽനിന്നു പിന്തിരിപ്പിക്കാൻ മഹാവിഷ്ണു സതിയുടെ ശരീരം പല കഷ്ണങ്ങളാക്കി നുറുക്കി ഓരോ ഭാഗത്തേക്കു വലിച്ചെറിഞ്ഞു. അതിൽ സതിയുടെ യോനീ ഭാഗം വീണ സ്ഥലമാണ് പിന്നീട് കാമാഖ്യ ക്ഷേത്രമായി പ്രശസ്തിയാര്‍ജിച്ചത്. ഇവിടെ ദേവി കാമാതുരയും സ്ത്രൈണ ശക്തിയുടെ കേന്ദ്രവുമായി കരുതപ്പെടുന്നു. സന്താന സൗഭാഗ്യത്തിനായി ഇവിടെവന്നു ഭജനമിരിക്കുന്നവർ നിരവധിയാണ്. ഭാരതത്തിലെ അന്‍പത്തിയൊന്നു ശക്തിപീഠങ്ങളിൽ ഒന്നാണ് കാമാഖ്യ ക്ഷേത്രം. കാമാഖ്യയിൽ യോനീ വിഗ്രഹത്തെ കൂടാതെ ദശമഹാവിദ്യമാരായ മഹാകാളി, താരാദേവി, ഭുവനേശ്വരി, ബഗളാമുഖി, ഷോഡശി, ചിന്നമസ്ത, ത്രിപുര സുന്ദരി, ധൂമാവതി, മാതംഗി, കമല (മഹാലക്ഷ്മി), ആദിശക്തി (ദുർഗ്ഗ) എന്നീ ദേവീസങ്കല്പങ്ങളെയും കുടിയിരുത്തിയിട്ടുണ്ട്. സ്ഥിരമായി മൃഗബലിയുള്ള ക്ഷേത്രവുമാണിത്. എന്നാൽ പെൺമൃഗങ്ങളെ ഇവിടെ ബലി നൽകാറില്ല, ആൺമൃഗങ്ങൾ മാത്രമേ കാമാഖ്യയിൽ ബലിയാക്കപ്പെടാറുള്ളൂ. #vaikkamtemplepadiyoor #kerala #irinjalakuda #thrissur #keralatemple #hindutemple #fest #celebrate #instagood #insta #facebook #photography #indianphotography #vibes #follow #followme #followforfollow #follow4follow #teamfollowback #followher #followbackteam #followall #followalways #followback #follows #followers #kamakhya #assam #ancient #ancienttemple

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Traditional dancers perform a dance at noon 2/2
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The teotihuacan ancient city. the most architecturally significant mesoamerican pyramids built in the precolombian americas. at his zenith around the xith century, it was counted 200 000 habitants, making it the biggest city in america, and one of the top 3 cities in the world.

after it was abandonned, the other tribes rediscovered it and worshipped the place as the thought it was the house of the gods.

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Day 2 of #egypt highlights--sakkara: step pyramid, tombs, dashur pyramids, the bent pyramid and memphis
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Another look at this village i'm piecing together, built around ancient dwellings of people long forgotten. .
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My new project pharaoh.... and it's glow in the dark.

i'm one of those people who love ancient culture...and also greek, roman and egyptian mythology

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This one is another one i really enjoyed, and i love the result (especially the background. it reminds me a lot of an old photograph?) the fact that it’s one of my favorite statues—nike, goddess of victory—probably helps! (any guesses on where the nike swoosh came from?) #sorryimlate #lifehappens #oops #penandink #inkart #inkdrawing #inktoberday #inktober2019 #inktoberchallenge #inktober #art #artist #artistsoninstagram #sketch #illustration #drawing #instaart #artoftheday #sketchoftheday #halloween #autumn #inking #inkingart #everydayishalloween #arizonaartist #thechallengethatwillnotbenamed #ancient #nike #statue #greekmythology

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Dream catchers are traditionally used to protect sleeping people from nightmares. hang one near you or above you while you sleep for a peaceful nights rest 😴🙏🏽👁

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Angkor wat : another bucket list✔️
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Study ..... han tombs at tiger pavilion in xinmi china.
pictorial representations of a high society life in the han dynasty (206 bce - ace 220).
notice, interestingly, the working servants painting lacks colour. the han pleople tried to take their life with them, to the next world. .... photos from a wechat friend in zhengzhou, henan, china.

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“allow your mind the opportunity to take up permanent residence in the grace of your sacred heart.” ~anon i mus
🧘🏻‍♀️ a portrait of a young tamil girl - eliza ruhamah scidmore ca. 1907.
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comment 0 star 7 54 minutes ago

อุทยานประวัติศาสตร์ผศรีเทพ si thep historical park #historical #ancient #kmer #issan #building #landscape #sithep #atier #alien #cultural #nature #naturepark #park #museum #thailand #photography #autumn #season #fall

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Hatshepsut as a man pharaoh with the fake beard and the. hatshepsut as her more feminine self! #art #ancient #ancientegypt #nyc #nyc #vibe #museum #day #photo #culture #history

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Stone tablets, how different the ancient civilisation was, and what an impression they made to last thousands of years. i wonder if the 10 commandments moses received looked a bit like these and how long it took to carve them and carry them down mt. sinai. #historical #ancient #texts #srilanka

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#qutbshahitombs#tombs#charminar#golkonda#photography#click#captures#nature#ancient#trees#sunset#love#

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Marvel at the beauty of ajanta caves ! ajanta caves are a set of rock - cut buddhist monuments built into the hills overlooking a river gorge take a virtual tour of this man - made wonder !
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the ajanta caves are 30 rock - cut buddhist cave monuments which date from the 2nd century bce to about 480 ce in aurangabad district of maharashtra state of india .
area : 8 , 242 ha unesco world heritage site inscription : 1983 unesco
site id : 242 inscription : 1983 ( 7th session ) heritage designation : world heritage site
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#唐人塚古墳
#石棺 の蓋が失われていますが本体は綺麗に残っております。
隣は広大な大寺院#賞田廃寺跡 近隣に#神武天皇 の高島宮候補地や#備前国総社宮 #備前国庁跡
少し東の龍ノ口山の尾根には#内行花文鏡 #三角縁神獣鏡 を出した有名な#備前車塚古墳 が在り、麓には#大神神社 #古代 #吉備 #備前国 の栄華を感じる素晴らしい土地です
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Muharram festival in india 🙁
muharram: referred to as the day of ashurah (lit. "the tenth"), the day on which husayn ibn ali was martyred in the battle of karbala. shia muslims spend the day in mourning, while sunni muslims fast on this day, commemorating the rescue of the peopleof israel by musa (moses) from pharaoh.

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Máscara tamoko. vestimenta utilizada nos rituais e festas dos povos de etnia wayana apalai. as fibras são de curiá e o rosto elaborado de casca de madeira e cera de abelha. os apalai habitavam à margem direita do rio amazonas na região de macapá. os wayana ficaram por muito tempo na região do alto jari. a relação entre os dois povos começou no século xviii e ainda mantém juntos suas histórias, mitos, cosmologias e linguísticas. 📨 valores e informações inbox
decoração étnica amazônica
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The snake primarily represents rebirth, death and mortality, due to its casting of its skin and being symbolically "reborn". over a large part of india there are carved representations of cobras or nagas or stones as substitutes.

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Many of the fallen angels fell from grace because they fell in love with the mortal women and chose their fall because they could not leave their mate. they also showed many of these humans skills and talents. a****l is another fallen one whom taught humans how to craft swords, knives and shields. his name means "god strengthens" and he is one of the chiefs over the fallen. in his fallen identity, he has 7 serpent heads, 14 faces and 12 wings. he is also the angel who refused to bow to adam and spoke "why should a son of fire (angel) fall down before a son of clay." #thefallen #lore #text #ancient #a****l #fire #angels #angelology #mythology #inthebeginning #hell #heaven #mdtraditional #fallenones #thefallen #battles #mortals

comment 0 star 13 1 hour ago

Ez rampage with am
game name: dota 2
fps: 90(lock while recording)
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Kek lok si temple, the largest buddhist temple in the region, was high on my list of places to visit in penang for the chinese new year festive 🧧
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i think it’s possibly the prettiest temple i’ve ever visited, each section of kek lok si has its own charming style and the temple and it’s compound were a surprisingly a good place during our penang trip
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i have shared a few more visuals in my ‘malaysia’ highlights and i’m gonna take this opportunity to wish all of you a great happy chinese new year and may the new year bring you and your family good health, blossoming prosperity and longevity
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<<my research series>>
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“how did ancient koreans make their maps perfectly without satellites? o_o?”
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step 1 : you need special machines when you make a map. ancients koreans also made special mapmaking machines. they were called 기리고거(grigogeo) they needed and made these kinds of machine as many as possible every time when they made a new map.
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step 2 : then they had to send the machines to each of the 160 of local provinces of korea and make 160 local maps. .

step 3 : they put all the 160 local maps on a huge table together. then they were able to see their land’s real shape and details. . [4th picture - 1400’s map symbol rules of korea]
map icons of city, school, hospital, castle, city hall, military zone, port, shipbuilding yard, city wall, city gate, empty castle, mountain, hill….

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"budham sharnam gachhami" - i go to the budhha for refuge...
the tawang monastery is the second largest buddhist monastery in the world founded in ce 1680 known as "celestial paradise in a clear night". situated near the top of a mountain, at an elevation of 3000 mtrs, with a commanding view of the tawang river valley, which comprises snow-capped mountains and coniferous forest. one of the top places to visit before you die... . .
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comment 29 star 375 March 2019

The old caravan town of djenne, on the shores of the sahara where during the middle ages, wealthy empires thrived on the gains from long distance trade across the desert. an 800 year old mosque, the world's largest adobe building, still stands proud in a town that time seems to have forgotten.
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comment 75 star 663 March 2019

7 metre tall buddha (or possibly, buddhist monk) statue, carved out of a rock face in sri lanka, alongside a reclining and a sitting buddha. part of one of the 100+ temples built by a 12th century king. this king, parakramabahu i, was quite the organizer. he unified sri lanka's 3 kingdoms and 3 buddhists schools, and got rid of all the corrupt monks; built vast irrigation schemes; and undertook military campaigns in india and burma. he felt that "not even a little water that comes from the rain must flow into the ocean without being made useful to man."
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comment 15 star 552 February 2019

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wisdom is represented by the elephants who are the sacred animals to hindus being form of the deity ganesh, one of the most popular gods in the hindu religion's pantheon having an elephant-head who rides atop a tiny mouse... 🐘🐁 showers blessings... 😄
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comment 11 star 200 January 2019