Ancient cultures

Cool beards

Almost every day I load up around 100 tabs in my browser. One of the tabs is a search on Twitter for the phrase “Art Institute of Chicago“. Today this search showed this fun tweet of a couple sculptures with nice beards.

Leprechaun vs Pataikos

Hello little green person. You look like a leprechaun, but you come from Ancient Egypt.

34 excavated cave temples

“Formed from a single block of excavated stone, Kailasa temple is considered one of the most impressive cave temples in India. The enormous structure is one of 34 cave temples and monasteries that are collectively known as the Ellora Caves.” —mymodernmet Since I started my webcomic in 2015, I’ve always wanted to place the setting …

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1st century Ancient Romans held their personal belongings in cute containers

During the first century, what did the Ancient Romans use to hold their stuff? Answer: Very cute containers! The Art Institute of Chicago’s collection has this adorable 1st century Roman container for personal items: I love how this looks like a ceramic container someone would make in a basic ceramics class. Rough around the edges, …

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Did the Jawas get their design inspiration from Peru?

The Jawa Sandcrawler kinda looks a bit like ancient pan pipes from Peru. The angled shape. The worn surface. The rusty color. These two objects from completely different worlds have an odd affinity for each other. Did the this Peruvian musical instrument somehow land on Tatooine? Jawas found it in the desert, and thought the …

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