Phleps, a blood vessel, vein, atery
Portrait of an elderly man
Portrait is made on sycamore wood. Material used is tempera. The man is flanked by Egyptian gods; on the right the god Horus and on the left the goddess Hathor. 38 cm high and 22.4cm wide ( 14 15/16 x 8 13/16 inch.)
Egyptian, made in the Roman Period, around 250 AD.
Source: Metropolitan Museum
A young symposiast plays the game of kottabos, in which one flings the last of one’s wine at a target while calling out the name of one’s beloved. Interior of a red-figure Attic kylix signed by the potter Pamphaios; painter unknown; ca. 510 BCE. Now in the Louvre.
New tests on human bones hidden in a Spanish cave for some 400,000 years set a new record for the oldest human DNA sequence ever decoded—and may scramble the scientific picture of our early relatives.
Analysis of the bones challenges conventional thinking about the geographical spread of our ancient cousins, the early human species called Neanderthals and Denisovans. Until now, these sister families of early humans were thought to have resided in prehistoric Europe and Siberia, respectively.
Cat, fox, and monkey.
1525-1550. French. MS Douce 135. (via)