Here’s an awesome little piece of history:
Archaeologists in the Burnt City have discovered what appears to be an ancient prosthetic eye. What makes this discovery exceptionally awesome is the striking description of how the owner and her false eye would have appeared while she was still alive and blinking:
[The eye] has a hemispherical form and a diameter of just over 2.5 cm (1 inch). It consists of very light material, probably bitumen paste. The surface of the artificial eye is covered with a thin layer of gold, engraved with a central circle (representing the iris) and gold lines patterned like sun rays. The female remains found with the artificial eye was 1.82 m tall (6 feet), much taller than ordinary women of her time. On both sides of the eye are drilled tiny holes, through which a golden thread could hold the eyeball in place. Since microscopic research has shown that the eye socket showed clear imprints of the golden thread, the eyeball must have been worn during her lifetime. The woman’s skeleton has been dated to between 2900 and 2800 BCE.
So she was an extraordinarily tall woman walking around wearing an engraved golden eye patterned with rays like a tiny sun. What an awesome sight that must have been.
Reblogging again for reasons that have absolutely nothing to do with Dungeons & Dragons.
This is a white iPhone 4 that I do not want since I have an iPhone already. I’m going to be giving it away for free. No need to pay for shipping or anything, although it does NOT come with a charger or any of the other specs that usually comes with an iPhone.
If you want it, RULES ARE:
- Must be following me
- You must either like or reblog this post
- You can reblog as many times as you want.
- Contest ends on April 29th
I will choose the winner using a randomizer online. I will message the winner when the contest is over in order to get the shipping address, so only enter this contest if you’re comfortable with telling me that information.
That’s all! Good luck!
Only a week left!
It is Verizon :)