by a-c-e-r-v-o

by furything

gristol:

ehh random huge art post reference stylesheets for various eras please excuse any inaccuracies c:

by gristol

fitness-food-and-fandom:

So delicate Flowergirls by Lim Zhi Wei / Love Limzy, Malaysian artist.

these are amazing

by vraieronique

medievalpoc:

distant-relatives-blog:

 The University of Sankoré, or Sankore Masjid is one of three ancient centers of learning located in TimbuktuMaliWest Africa. The three mosques of Sankoré, Djinguereber Mosque and Sidi Yahya compose the famous University of Timbuktu. During the 14th -16th century, Sankore University enrolled more foreigen students than New York University today. 

The Mali Empire gained direct control over the city of Timbuktu in 1324 during the reign of Mansa Kankou Musa also known as Musa I “King of Kings”. He designed and saw the construction of one of Sankore’s first great mosques and the Jingeray Ber Masjid in 1327.The foundations of the previous structure were laid around 988 A.D. on the orders of the city’s chief judge Al-Qadi Aqib ibn Mahmud ibn Umar. A local mandinka lady, esteemed for her wealth, financed his plans to turn Sankoré into a world class learning institution. 

By the end of Mansa Musa’s reign (early 14th century CE), the Sankoré Masjid had been converted into a fully staffed Madrassa (Islamic school or in this case university) with the largest collections of books in Africa since the Library of Alexandria. The level of learning at Timbuktu’s Sankoré University was superior to that of all other Islamic centers in the world. The Sankoré Masjid was capable of housing 25,000 students and had one of the largest libraries in the world with between 400,000 to 700,000 manuscripts.

Today, the intellectual legacy of Timbuktu is neglected in historical discourse. These pages of WORLD history tend to get ripped out.   

Learn more about the surviving manuscripts of the library of Timbuktu and its fate here.

by distant-relatives-blog

noelbadgespugh:

corner tree color

noelbadgespugh:

corner tree color

by noelbadgespugh

Fjaðrárgljúfur. South Iceland

by 13daysiniceland

songsofwolves:

Her hair was a mane of jet-black ringlets that fell to the small of her back, and around her brow was a band of copper suns. Where the Sand Snakes were tall, Arianne took after her mother, who stood but five foot two. She is still a little thing, the captain thought. Yet beneath her jewelled girdle and loose layers of flowing purple silk and yellow samite she had a woman’s body, lush and roundly curved.

*happy birthday m

by songsofwolves

historical-nonfiction:

the Citadel of Qaitbay is considered one of the most important defensive strongholds. It was built in 1477 CE by Sultan Al-Ashraf Sayf al-Din Qa’it Bay (hence the name). It protected Egypt well first under the Mamelukes and then the Ottomans. Unfortunately, as the Ottomans weakened the Citadel did too. In 1798 the French Expedition easily took the fort. Inside, they discovered ome crusader weapons, which dated back to the campaign of Louis IX around 1250! Today, the fort has been restored and is now a maritime museum.

by Wikipedia

annaglover:

Hey, so over on my bad sketches blog this week I’m doing a daily challenge workshopy type deal based on the elements. Head on over to see and join in too!

annaglover:

Hey, so over on my bad sketches blog this week I’m doing a daily challenge workshopy type deal based on the elements. Head on over to see and join in too!

by annaglover

teachingliteracy:

Community Bookstore (by aterkel)

teachingliteracy:

Community Bookstore (by aterkel)

by Flickr / aterkel

by beautifulonfire

joodanjyanaiyo:

ohchsinad:

stillone of the best covers i’ve heard

Damn!!! She does not sing like a child.

by ohchsinad

"

We live in a society that’s sexist in ways it doesn’t understand. One of the consequences is that men are extremely sensitive to being criticized by women. I think it threatens them in a very primal way, and male privilege makes them feel free to lash out.

This is why women are socialized to carefully dance around these issues, disagreeing with men in an extremely gentle manner. Not because women are nicer creatures than men. But because our very survival can depend on it.

"

No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry

The whole article sadly hits very close to home.

(via rosalarian)

by rosalarian

iamaneggplant:

image

One of the BEST YouTube comments

by iamaneggplant

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