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Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki:

A selection of mosaics found throughout Thessaloniki, displayed in a reconstruction of a Roman residence situated at the garden of the museum. (4th century AD)

Mosaics appear in Greek space during prehistoric times and up until the Hellenistic period they are constructed with colourful pebbles. During the Roman period we have the appearance of “tesserae”, the cube tiles made of a variety of materials. Motifs range from floral and geometrical designs to elaborate scenes taken from mythology.

All I can think is that these designs would make some truly great carpets.

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vacilandoelmundo:

It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.”

—Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

Read more about the photos at the NASA Earth Observatory: 1, 2, 3

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amnhnyc:

This fearsome 17-foot-long Xiphactinus audax is ready for #FossilFriday!
Alive during the Late Cretaceous (about 85 million years ago), Xiphactinus and its relatives were large predators with strong jaws and many teeth. Xiphactinus swam in the great inland sea that covered most of North America at the end of the Age of Dinosaurs. This specimen was collected in Lane County, Kansas. 
Find Xiphactinus in the Hall of Vertebrate Origins. 

amnhnyc:

This fearsome 17-foot-long Xiphactinus audax is ready for #FossilFriday!

Alive during the Late Cretaceous (about 85 million years ago), Xiphactinus and its relatives were large predators with strong jaws and many teeth. Xiphactinus swam in the great inland sea that covered most of North America at the end of the Age of Dinosaurs. This specimen was collected in Lane County, Kansas. 

Find Xiphactinus in the Hall of Vertebrate Origins

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theravingcelt:

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So it’s taken me 1 year, 9 months, and 18 days, but I’ve finally managed to catfish 600 of my fellow bloggers to include my own personal narrative into their weekly lives. For this I am especially grateful. I know this site has it darker more vitriolic corners, but then again so does that…