Ancient art

9 06 2013

I’ve always loved ancient history and archeology and such … and tonight on a television show I saw this: the Knowth Flint macehead.

The craftsmanship is astonishing. Just astonishing.

from National Museum of Ireland; click on image for original source

from National Museum of Ireland; click on image for original source

You can do lots of reading and research if you’re moved to (some more information here and here) … but I only wanted to share its gorgeousness.

I also found this image … it shows some more of the detail of the carving.

click for original source

So special.


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