Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Ancient mummy had 1,100 year old Adidas boots


A Mongolian 'seamstress' died after a blow to the head and went to the afterlife with four changes of clothes, her sewing kit, a horse and a ram's head. But it's the boots that really stand out:


And the embroidered bag is cute too:


The woman is believed to be of Turkik origin, and the burial is one of the most complete ever found.
Based on samples experts believe that the mummy dates back to the 10th century, but DNA and radiocarbon testing is still awaited.

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Mealtime Swim

A "good things come to those who wait" story. 



It took four years for French photographer Louis-Marie Preau to capture this image of a Eurasian beaver. Each evening, wearing snorkeling gear and weights, he would lie motionless on the riverbed for two to three hours. Finally, one evening, his patience paid off.

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Conserving Dürer's Triumphal Arch

Albrecht Dürer’s 1515-17 “Triumphal Arch” was made with 195 woodblocks on 36 sheets of paper and is one of the largest prints ever produced. The process of cleaning, mending, and assessing the condition of the paper was a colossal task.



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