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Archaeology wrote:Tut’s Mesopotamian Side

Although the treasure of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun’s grave, one of the most famous archaeological discoveries of all time, was found nearly 100 years ago, researchers are still learning new things about ancient Egyptian society by studying the grave assemblage. In 1922, British archaeologist Howard Carter uncovered the lavish 3,300-year-old tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Now, a German-Egyptian project has analyzed hundreds of embossed decorative gold items from the grave for the first time. The fragmented gold pieces were boxed up shortly after they had been discovered and remained in museum storage until recently.

Experts have painstakingly reassembled the ornamental applications, which would have been attached to objects in the pharaoh’s tomb, such as quivers, bow cases, and bridles. They were surprised to detect decorative motifs foreign to Egyptian art at the time. Scenes such as fighting animals and goats at the tree of life were typical of Mesopotamian art, and their presence on the objects from Tutankhamun’s grave demonstrates how Egyptian artists were cognizant of and influenced by outside cultural styles that had seemingly passed to Egypt through the Levant. Although chemical analyses of the gold artifacts with Egyptian motifs and those with foreign motifs showed that they had different chemical compositions and sources, it is not thought that the eastern-style objects were imported. Instead, they were likely created in workshops specializing in Mesopotamian styles.
https://www.archaeology.org/issues/291- ... utankhamun
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Please stop the service and then restart.
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There's something else goats are good for, but I guess she wanted to keep it clean.
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Very painterly – where is Rubens when we need him? :mrgreen:
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Do you know what happens when you mix human DNA with goat DNA?
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Auckland Council funded $91,000 goat hunt that didn't kill any goats

Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance spokesperson Jo Holmes said it is "absurd expenditure", but the council has defended itself.

In the Hunua Ranges in the 2016/17 year, the council spent $91,742 on goat hunting, according to figures obtained by Stuff through the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act.

A council spokesperson told Stuff that feral goats had been eliminated in the area in the previous five years but "can re-establish a large population from a few remnant individuals".

"This is why it is important to continue intensive surveillance for a couple of years to eliminate any remaining animals that could lead to a resurgence of the population," the spokesperson said.

Ms Holmes disagrees.

"The council is literally paying professional hunters to take bush walks. We hope the exercise was worth it," she said.

"Over the last five years the average per-kill cost was $1600. This is ridiculous considering amateur hunters would happily do the job free of charge, if the council would let them."
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Happy goat.
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Gravity is for lesser creatures.
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It's a goat, right? :)
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↑ What a smug smile! :)



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I'm already an old goat... :|
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OK, stretching the definition.
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Don't try to ram wrong animals into this thread :x
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Shit happens. The older you get, the more often shit happens. So you have to try not to give a shit even when you do. Because, if you give too many shits, you've created your own shit creek and there's no way out other than swimming through the shit. Oh, and fuck.
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They pern to the left. Is that evidence of handedness in rams I wonder. Does the first to tilt his head define the tilt of the other's or do that just do it that way? Is there evidence of right handed tilts?

Handedness in critters has been an interest of mine, another arcane hobby.
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I'd hesitate to infer broad conclusions from just one picture.
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Hence my headache.

What was that about inferring oceans from a drop of water?
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Having some Welsh ancestry, I know a little about sheep farming. Rams are vicious little cunts and the farmers generally kill them for meat or cut their bollocks off before they're too old to breed.

I've seen it done and it's not a surgical procedure.

Think cable clips tied tightly about your scrotum and you'll be close...
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