Seqenenre Tao II, (also called Sekenenra Taa) at Cairo Museum, Egypt. The pharaoh of the 17th dynasty was killed on the field of battle. The image shows the marks from the axe blow and the two spear thrusts that brought about his death. Continue reading »
Ivan Bilibin was born in 1876 in St. Petersburg, Russia. His first inspiration for illustrating fairy tales came from the Russian folktales he was told growing up. He also had a great love for the remote Russian countryside, and incorporated the Russian landscape into many of his illustrations. Continue reading »
A Jakarta, Indonesia-based creative, known as ‘ponypork’ on Instagram, constantly explores new ways to experiment with various art forms and self-expression, and visualizes his enticing journey through his unique, on-going photo series that literally depicts the concept of being “hands-on”. Continue reading »
Earth’s lost frontier, the deepest part of the oceans where the pressure is like three SUVs sitting on your little toe, is about to be explored first-hand. In the next several days, James Cameron, the director of “Titanic,” “Avatar” and “The Abyss,” will dive nearly 7 miles deep, to the Mariana Trench in the South Pacific, in a one-man sub he helped design.
The DEEPSEA CHALLENGER makes its first test dive in February. (National Geographic, NOAA) Continue reading »
Mount Whitney, California; The 3D map is produced from images taken by the ASTER camera aboard Nasa’s Terra spacecraft. The 3D effect is created by taking ‘stereo pairs’ of two slightly offset images. Continue reading »