Smithsonian: Historically Hardcore History is so much more bad ass than us
The Evolution of Funerals - Infographic
A graphical history of the evolution of death rituals throughout human history, via MySendoff
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These photographers may have never known the significance of the pictures they took and that millions would be marveling at them in the future. From thousands of images, rare and fascinating look at how different (and similar) life used to be.
Sometimes, one simple picture can tell you more about history than any story you might read or any document you might analyze. these pictures are awesome.<< history is fucked up
Camel on rock carving site in Abar Hima - Saudi Arabia Eric Lafforgue
Writing Begins as a System of Pictographs created by the Sumerians and cuneiform writing began as a system of pictographs written with styli on clay tablets.Writing emerged in the context of temple bureaucracy and record keeping
Alciato: Emblem of Fortune
Diagrammatic workcharts created by Michael Ventris while decoding the Linear B tablets (1951–53). This is a combo syllabic-ideogram system of graphic annotation that he proved to be Greek, as it existed some 600 years before the appearance of the Greek alphabet. Ventris was trained as an architect at the AA and died in a car crash at age 34, just a few years after breaking the code.