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Prince George meets a bilby named after him at Taronga Zoo in Sydney
Relief depicting the eagle-headed Assyrian god Nisroch (the word for eagle in Arabic is Nisr) on the walls of the Northwest Palace of king Ashurnasirpal II in Nimrud (883-859 BCE). The god Nisroch is associated with the Assyrian king Sennacherib, who conquered and destroyed Babylon and Judah in 700-701 BCE. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY.
Photo by Babylon Chronicle
MARC MARON ‘The social media generation’
Nine Wonderful Words About Words from 25 things you had no idea there were words for
I DIDNT REALIZE I NEEDED THIS IN MY LIFE
Tomoe Gozen, female samurai and badass.
- lived from around 1157 to 1247
- fought in the Genpei War (1180–1185)
- the only historical account of her is the The Tale of Heike, an epic retelling of the struggle for supremacy between the Taira and Minamoto clans in the war
- however, her grave and one of her handmaiden’s graves exist today, so she was probably real
- Tomoe was described as extremely beautiful (of course)
- a superb archer and swordswoman, both riding and on foot
- was “a warrior worth a thousand”
- she also rode unbroken horses down cliffs!
Give it to me
For anyone who needs boat references for art or fic.
North Korea held its annual marathon in Pyongyang on April 13, but this time they opened up the event to foreign tourists. I watched as residents lined the roadsides to watch with curiosity as these visitors, some tattooed, some surprisingly overweight, one in jeans, and all of them smiling and high-fiving the local people, as they made their way to the finish tape.