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The Serpent Column
Sunday, June 28, 2020 12:47:19 PM
The Serpent Column is one of three remaining monuments of the Hippodrome of Constantinople. It now stands halfway between the Obelisk of Theodosius and the Masonry Obelisk, revealing the location of spina of the Hippodrome which was once extensively decorated with monuments and sculpture. It was probably brought to the Hippodrome during the reign of Constantine (306-337 AD), though it is possible it was moved to its current location at a later date in the Byzantine era.
The Serpent Column was originally part of a victory tripod, which was dedicated to the Sanctuary of Apollo in Delphi by the Greeks after their victory over the Persians in the Battle of Plataea in 479 BC. This bronze monument consists of three snakes twisting around each other to form the column shaft. Originally three heads branched out from the top of the intertwined snakes of the column, but they were all knocked off by 1700. The headless and neckless column now has a height of 3.53 meters. Although several unreliable legends blaming various individuals such as Sultan Mehmet II or a drunken Polish ambassador, the circumstances in which the column lost its heads are unknown. The upper jaw of one heads - now at the Istanbul Archaeological Museums - was discovered in 1848 and its wide, flat head probably acted as a support for the golden tripod. The precise appearance of this tripod, though, is debated. The tripod or its bowl could have rested on the heads of the snake. Originally the heads had bronze tongues between their open jaws and their hollow eyes once had glass inlay.
To read more -https://www.thebyzantinelegacy.com/serpent-column
Stonewall Riots Begin (1969)
Sunday, June 28, 2020 12:44:03 PM
The Stonewall riots were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations by members of the gay community in response to a police raid that began in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City
Melvin Kaminsky, AKA Mel Brooks (1926)
Sunday, June 28, 2020 12:18:18 PM
Humour is just another defence against the universe
Lily Festival (Festa dei Giglio)
Sunday, June 28, 2020 10:18:23 AM
n a small town in the south of Italy lives a big tradition. The town of Nola is known throughout Italy for its amazing Lily Festival held every year in late June. The highlight of the festival is carrying large Gigli throughout the town on the day of the festival. Gigli are large wooden obelisks measuring twenty-five meters high. The Gigli are shaped as intricate lilies in commemoration of the festival.
hit the rocks
Sunday, June 28, 2020 10:11:06 AM
(idiomatic) To be at a low point in one's pursuits.
Sunday, June 28, 2020 10:00:58 AM
synonyms: Callous, pachydermatous
A fearful man is always hearing things.
Sunday, June 28, 2020 9:51:37 AM
Look and you will find it - what is unsought will go undetected.
The Kelvin Water Dropper
Saturday, June 27, 2020 12:57:37 PM
Kelvin Water Dropper
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The legendary Lord Kelvin made electricity from water with this ingenious electrostatic generator.
William Thomson, often better known as Lord Kelvin, was one of the most influential scientists of the nineteenth century. His interests were diverse; he made significant contributions to mechanics, mathematics, magnetism, electricity, thermodynamics and hydrodynamics. One of many testaments to Thomson’s innovative nature is the device presented in this tutorial, usually referred to as a Kelvin water dropper. Invented in the 1860s, it is an ingenious sort of electrostatic generator.
"BTK" Serial Killer Dennis Rader Pleads Guilty to 10 Murders (2005)
Saturday, June 27, 2020 12:54:51 PM
this guy reminds me off DEXTER tv series.
Lafcadio Hearn (1850)
Saturday, June 27, 2020 12:52:45 PM
We owe more to our illusions than to our knowledge”
― Lafcadio Hearn
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