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TiciaVerveer, to random Dutch
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The frozen ground of the Altai Mountains preserved this beautifully detailed Scythian woman's boot for over 2,300 years.
The leather boot was decorated with a red woollen braid, with leather figurines and gold-leaf, possibly depicting ducklings.

Photo credit Sergei I. Rudenko/ Washington University. https://depts.washington.edu/silkroad/museums/shm/shmpazyryk.html?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTAAAR0ruczzG1TpZNqVjz9f4QTey_xlsE6VBN4lG5Ksn2yIsiJLTskn3YmqLj8_aem_AUMB1uCQewdUjL6CCmCwVIVAZrmdIQWfkLHBl3kxfHKhgRX32RKoM_r-74pNj9e98a2JsxuHlI5ga2jS98bsidwh

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A Middle Palaeolithic incised bear bone from the Dziadowa Skała Cave, Poland: the oldest marked object north of the Carpathian Mountains

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305440324000372?via%3Dihub

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@TiciaVerveer

Wow - between 115-130 thousand years old. That’s amazing!

TiciaVerveer, to random Dutch
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Neolithic site in Orkney to be reburied after 20 years of excavation.

After one final dig, Ness of Brodgar is to be covered up to protect it for future generations.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/article/2024/may/11/orkney-ness-of-brodgar-neolithic-site-reburied-after-excavation

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@TiciaVerveer

I hope they also bury a plaque or something, explaining what they did and why - so they don’t cause a conundrum for future archaeologists! 🧐

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: the mortuary temple of at Deir el-Bahri. The temple is located on the west bank of the Nile at Luxor, close to the Valley of the Kings. Hatshepsut was a female pharaoh of the 18th dynasty, she reigned from ca. 1473-1458 BC.

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@ninawillburger

I’ve always had a soft spot for Hatshepsut.

Who is the photographer - was it you? 👍👍

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@ninawillburger

Good job!

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fabula murina (mouse story) CLII
Silvius volat (Silvius is flying)! Fusca corvicula eum circum hortum vehit (Dusky the little crow is transporting him around the garden). quamquam anxii sunt, mures Silvio acclamant (although they're worried, the mice cheer for Silvius)

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🎶 "He flies through the air with the greatest of ease,
The daring young mus (fond is he of cheese!)" 🎶

What a good sport Dusky is! And poor Minimus & Minima - they must be clutching each other in mild terror at their son’s daring exploits. Good on them for letting him explore…

😱🙏😋

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fabula murina (mouse story) CL
Silvius mel e flore lonicerae libat (Silvius sips nectar from a honeysuckle flower). apes prope flores suaveolentes bombitant (bees buzz near the sweet-smelling flowers). mus et apes flores partiunt (mouse and bees share the flowers).

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@Minimus

Bombilating bees! 🥰

Love it.

🎶 "Summertime, and the nectar is sweet;
Bees are buzzin’; the honeysuckle is high.
Ohh, your daddy’s not rich but your mamma’s good-lookin’
So hush little mus, don’t you cry." 🎶
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(With sincere apologies to George & Ira Gershwin.)

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Sometimes you just need your teddy bear on a walk.. 😊

Dog with its teddy bear

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@buitengebieden

Darn tootin’ you do! 🥰

TiciaVerveer, to random Dutch
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@TiciaVerveer

The Dark Side of the Farce… 😉🤣

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fabula murina (mouse story) CXLV
Minimus, Minima et Silvius diēs Bellorum Stellarum celebrant (Minimus, Minima and Silvius celebrate Star Wars day).
vis tecum sit! (May the Force be with you!)


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@Minimus

Epic! 👏👏👏👏

Coming to you from a long time ago in a mouse hole far, far away…

That is simply wonderful - so creative! And as always, the details: Minima’s 'cinnamon buns' ‘do 🤣 and little Baby Yoda…! 🤣 And Minimus is just the epitome of cool, a true Jedi.

Vis tecum sit!

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For , an adorable amulet, made of carnelian. Because of their numerous offspring, were considered a symbol of fertility.
From Qau el-Kabir, Old kingdom (c. 2700 BC – c. 2200 BC), now at the Manchester Museum.

Photo: https://egyptmanchester.wordpress.com/tag/frogs/

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@ninawillburger

He just begs to be cuddled! 🥰

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fabula murina (mouse story) CXLIII
Minimus abest, et Silvius arma invenit (Minimus is out, and Silvius has found his army kit). quamquam Silvius vix videre potest, et gladius tatae gravis est, laetus est (Although Silvius can hardly see , and Daddy's sword is heavy, he's happy)!
#fabulamurina

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@Minimus

😱 eek! Be careful, minimusculus!

I foresee a kind but stern lecture in Silvius’ very near future, and I think I know what Minimus’ next woodworking project will be…! 🤣

(I’ve read that the archaeologists at Vindolanda unearthed a number of small wooden gladii from the site - it would seem that our little mus is discovering a favourite pastime! 😋🥰)

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Oh no. Where is @Minimus tonight?!

(God forbid poor Helen should have a night off…! 🤣🥰😉)

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fabula murina (mouse story) CXL
Silvius mentham prope patrem hilariter vibrat (Silvius is waving mint cheerfully near his father). Minimus abhorret: mures mentham timent (Minimus recoils in horror: mice are afraid of mint)!
#fabulamurina

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@Minimus

Oh no! 😱

(Don’t tell the mures, but I’m rather partial to mint tea…! 🤐👀)

ninawillburger, to philosophy
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This dog wasn't shot in a gravel pit: a burial of a . The beloved animal was buried with a vessel, its head was bedded on a piece of leather.

A life without is possible but pointless.

From Cologne, 1st AD.

Photo: Römisch-Germanisches Museum Köln

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@ninawillburger

So very true!
I knew there was a reason I liked you, Nina! 😉🤣

TiciaVerveer, to random Dutch
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Athens swallowed up by orange haze from Sahara dust storm

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/apr/24/athens-dust-storm-orange-sky-greece

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@TiciaVerveer

Not good - glad my lungs & I aren’t there. Poor Athenians!

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fabula murina (mouse story) CXXXV
Silvius matrem in culina adiuvat (Silvius is helping his mother in the kitchen). Minima manubrium molae trusatilis versat et triticum molit (Minima turns the handle of the quern and grinds wheat). Silvius farinam colligit (Silvius collects the flour).

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@Minimus

That’s a brilliant quern stone, and I love their little aprons!
Again, it brings back memories of childhood, helping my mother when she was baking - but we didn’t have to grind our own flour like the mures!

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Passover potsherd from Elephantine, Egypt.
This letter was written in Aramaic on a potsherd (ostraca) c. 2,475 years ago at the settlement of Elephantine, Egypt, home to a Jewish community.
It contains one of the earliest known references to the Jewish festival of Passover.

commemorates the escape of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt, led by Moses through the wilderness back to the land of Canaan.

https://www.ashmolean.org/collections-online#/item/ash-object-741928

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@TiciaVerveer

Some things never change! 😋

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It's ! In 2017 caves from the on the Swabian Jura became UNESCO World Heritage Site. Humanity's earliest portable art was found in those caves. The tiny (3.7 cm) but amazing figure of a woolly mammoth carved in mammoth ivory some 40,000 years ago was discovered at the Vogelherd cave.

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@ninawillburger

The skill of the carver, to capture the essence of the animal in such a minimalist way, is truly amazing. ❤️

TiciaVerveer, to random Dutch
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Hazara have a rich oral tradition, which has been passed down through generations. I wrote in 2021 of a dragon slayer but most of all on how this community has faced tremendous hardships. They have been oppressed,persecuted,face genocide & government indifference https://ticiaverveer.medium.com/precarious-life-the-fate-of-the-hazara-people-in-afghanistan-e63143f9c1e5?source=social.tw

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@TiciaVerveer

Great article, Ticia, thank you.

If only it were less heartbreaking. We need less religion in the world, and more love & understanding. 🙏

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fabula murina (mouse story) CXXVIII
Silvius ramulum mali perite scandit (Silvius is skilfully scrambling up an apple branch). quam pernix musculus (What a nimble little mouse!)

Stop-motion animation of Silvius, the baby Latin mouse, climbing up a budding branch of an apple tree

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@Minimus

Brilliant! The amount of work that goes into this is incredible - we are so fortunate to have a window onto the mures’ world. 🥰

What a pernix musculus, indeed! The wee rascal - I hope Minimus is down there somewhere keeping a careful eye on his adventures. 😉 And it was definitely cold enough to be wearing his cloak again, so Minima clearly supervised proceedings before he left the mus hus. 🤣

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Denmark's historic old stock exchange building in the centre of Copenhagen has been engulfed by fire.

The 17th Century Børsen is one of the city's oldest buildings and onlookers gasped as its iconic dragon spire collapsed in the flames.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-68824189

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@TiciaVerveer Oh, no. I hope they save it, or rebuild.

TiciaVerveer, to random Dutch
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Vandals caused irreparable damage to 1,000-year-old Creek and Cherokee rock carvings in northeast Georgia, reports Mark Price for the Charlotte Observer.
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/someone-destroyed-1000-year-old-indigenous-art-georgias-chattahoochee-national-forest-180977453/

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@TiciaVerveer

I’d be inclined to cause irreparable damage to them. I hate this sort of thing.

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fabula murina (mouse story) CXXV
nonne aranea in aere pendet (Is the spider floating in the air)?. Silvius propius spectat: Minimus caudam tenet ne cadat (Silvius takes a closer look: Minimus holds his tail so he doesn't fall)! aranea in tela tenue sedet (The spider is sitting on a delicate web)

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@Minimus

I hope Minima & Minimus have told the the story of Arachne…! 😱

(And for a latter-day/future arachnid adventure, I wholeheartedly recommend Adrian Tchaikovsky's Children of Time. 👍👍)

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fabula murina (mouse story) CXXIII
Minima loculum rubrum Silvio suit (Minima has sewed a red satchel for Silvius). laetissimus est (He is very happy). cras Silvius et mus laneus una hortum explorabunt (Tomorrow Silvius and the woollen mouse will explore the garden together)!

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