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The Black Stone  |  Saudi Arabia  |  Mecca  |  Kaaba Festivals  |  Islam  |  Photo by Haga Library

The Black Stone | Saudi Arabia | Mecca | Kaaba Festivals | Islam | Photo by Haga Library

Seal impression F14247 from rubbish deposits beneath house D12.9  |  Amara West project: archaeological dig of Nubian ruins  |  One specific seal has been used at least ten times. Its pattern is particularly easy to recognize as it consists of two rows of tiny animals: hippos, crocodiles, bulls and a sphinx are part of this ancient menagerie. With one exception, they were all found in a rubbish deposit beneath house D12.9 in the western suburb.

Seal impression F14247 from rubbish deposits beneath house D12.9 | Amara West project: archaeological dig of Nubian ruins | One specific seal has been used at least ten times. Its pattern is particularly easy to recognize as it consists of two rows of tiny animals: hippos, crocodiles, bulls and a sphinx are part of this ancient menagerie. With one exception, they were all found in a rubbish deposit beneath house D12.9 in the western suburb.

Freemasonry influenced a number of the fraternal groups that were formed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and indeed many fraternal groups were founded by Masons. The Radio Orphan Annie Secret Society (1937) shows the influence that such groups had on popular culture as well.

Freemasonry influenced a number of the fraternal groups that were formed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and indeed many fraternal groups were founded by Masons. The Radio Orphan Annie Secret Society (1937) shows the influence that such groups had on popular culture as well.

How symbols become symbols, or what keeping atoms in harmony has to do with language acquisition. (The Bomb and the General: A Vintage Semiotic Children’s Book by Umberto Eco circa 1966)

The Bomb and the General: A Vintage Semiotic Children’s Book by Umberto Eco circa 1966

How symbols become symbols, or what keeping atoms in harmony has to do with language acquisition. (The Bomb and the General: A Vintage Semiotic Children’s Book by Umberto Eco circa 1966)

Melencolia  |  Albrecht Durer  |  The magic square in Melancholia It has been called the Jupiter square because of the numerical values. The sum 34 can be found in the rows, columns, diagonals, each of the quadrants, the center four squares, and the corner squares (of the 4×4 as well as the four contained 3×3 grids). This sum can also be found in the four outer numbers clockwise from the corners (3+8+14+9) and likewise the four counter-clockwise.

Melencolia | Albrecht Durer | The magic square in Melancholia It has been called the Jupiter square because of the numerical values. The sum 34 can be found in the rows, columns, diagonals, each of the quadrants, the center four squares, and the corner squares (of the 4×4 as well as the four contained 3×3 grids). This sum can also be found in the four outer numbers clockwise from the corners (3+8+14+9) and likewise the four counter-clockwise.

Egypt  |  Funerary symbols and signs as they were used by each dynasty  |  Taken from The Folklore of Ancient Egyptian Monuments by L.V. Grinsell, 1947

Egypt | Funerary symbols and signs as they were used by each dynasty | Taken from The Folklore of Ancient Egyptian Monuments by L.V. Grinsell, 1947

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