Dreams, Ramblings, and other Miscellany

A collection of things I find interesting, along with some random Fangirling. Also, cats. Lots of cats.
thistle-thorn:

I remember this show! Jack Horkeimer : Star Hustler (later the name was changed to Star Gazer because internet searches were going to an adult magazine.
The show was corny, in a way, but I will always remember Jack’s infectious interest of the night sky.
And always remember, Keep Looking Up.

I loved this! It was always so great to see these little astronomy snippits. I usually caught it late at night on PBS, I think? Thanks for bringing it back!!

thistle-thorn:

I remember this show! Jack Horkeimer : Star Hustler (later the name was changed to Star Gazer because internet searches were going to an adult magazine.

The show was corny, in a way, but I will always remember Jack’s infectious interest of the night sky.

And always remember, Keep Looking Up.

I loved this! It was always so great to see these little astronomy snippits. I usually caught it late at night on PBS, I think? Thanks for bringing it back!!

(Source: starscream-and-hutch)

poppypicklesticks:

tenaflyviper:

Since the original article has since been deleted (I can’t imagine why…), you can still view it here.

While ancient Egyptians were, by all accounts, black, the fact remains that their civilization was under foreign rule for the last 340 years before its collapse.  There are literally numerous funerary coffins from that time period—different from a traditional Egyptian sarcophagus—that bore portraits depicting the person inside.  These are referred to as Fayum mummy portraits.  They are clearly a departure from Egyptian practices and artwork, and are considered as direct Roman influence, so yes:  There is quite a lot of evidence as to the Greek and Roman occupation of Egypt.

As for Cleopatra, even her name is of Greek origin.  As mentioned above, she was part of the Ptolemaic dynasty of Greek rulers that served as Egyptian pharaohsThe land would be later ruled over by Romans, Arabs, and Muslims.  It is not known who her mother is, but it is speculated that even her mother may have been part Macedonian, and not fully Egyptian, thus putting even the suggested quarter of Egyptian heritage into question.  While both queens Hapshetsut and Nefertiti were of pure Egyptian lineage, Cleopatra was not.

For further reading:

http://www.womenintheancientworld.com/cleopatra.htm

http://www.webexhibits.org/pigments/intro/antiquity.html

http://realhistoryww.com/world_history/ancient/Greek_Period.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ptolemaic_Kingdom

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greeks_in_Egypt

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/regy/hd_regy.htm

http://www.egypt-tehuti.org/articles/greeks-in-ancient-egypt.html

http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/online_research_catalogues/ng/naukratis_greeks_in_egypt/introduction/greek%E2%80%93egyptian_relations.aspx

Or, if you’d like even more information, I’m pretty sure I’ve got a few books around here on the subject.

But seriously:  Please do not make a post about the history of anything unless you are knowledgeable enough about it that you are not presenting a false account of someone else’s civilization.

thank you 

(via bishies-and-yaoi)