Originally posted by grobi77
reply to post by lonewolf19792000
Sure, Hitler only rotated it 45° (I hear, he did it because this way it's more dynamic)
But it didn't seem to bring him fortune
Originally posted by pryingopen3rdeye
reply to post by benrl
they missed a bit with lead pipes? and yet flouride is classified as MORE poisonous then lead........
puts them in better shape then america
btw portland just passed into law water flouridation not sure if you knew bout that one,
beaverton has been doing it for years.edit on 9/19/12 by pryingopen3rdeye because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by BurningSpearess
I have no idea; I do believe that this floor is from Petra (the ruins and at one point one of the 7 wonders of the world) in Jordan...
It may be the planet Saturn, but to me it looks like an eye, more specifically: ʿayn al-ḥasūd, عين الحسود, "the eye of envy"???
I am amazed by the mosaics in Petra, but also, the ones in Madaba, Jordan that create a mosaic map of the holy lands...even at that time depicting places that others only became familiar with because of the mosaic itself...so not just an art form, but a historical teaching tool all in one....
Originally posted by SLAYER69
Humongous Roman mosaic found under farmer's field in Turkey (+video)
So far, the researchers have revealed about 40 percent of the mosaic. The floor is in 'pristine' condition, and would have fronted an open-air marble swimming pool flanked by porticos.
The mosaic, which once decorated the floor of a bath complex, abuts a 25-foot (7-meter)-long pool, which would have been open to the air, said Michael Hoff, a University of Nebraska, Lincoln art historian and director of the mosaic excavation. The find likely dates to the third or fourth century, Hoff said. The mosaic itself is an astonishing 1,600 square feet (149 square meters) — the size of a modest family home.
"To be honest, I was completely bowled over that the mosaic is that big," Hoff told LiveScience.
I found this to be a cool story. They've only excavated about 50% so far. But it seems to be almost complete and very well preserved considering it's about 2,000 years old. I can't wait to see the whole thing. Here is the video.
edit on 19-9-2012 by SLAYER69 because: (no reason given)