#cleopatra with the nose knocked off. I wonder if people still think she was European like the movies betray…
I still think it’s one of the most desperate things whites have done to blacks and to black history. The disrespect is outrageous. They came to our country and mentally could not fathom how these black civilizations could be so great. They literally rode through our lands and shot the noses off of our statues. Why? So that the statues would no longer resemble the African people and they could LIE about the origins of Egypt and countless other civilizations. It was a widespread practice. It’s why statues of Pharaoh’s and their wives have no noses. It’s why the Sphinx has no nose. When I was in middle and high school, we were taught that the noses had fell off due to time and poor craftsmanship! They have literally tried to teach us that our ancestors were shitty builders of noses just to hide their malicious destruction of our heritage. European fears of African peoples had to come from somewhere. I want to know what part of the history is missing. There’s something that they don’t want to be told.
The shade is real
i was taught that the noses fell off as well and actually continued to believe this. in retrospect this makes no sense, considering greek/roman statues pretty much always have intact noses whereas egyptian ones are always conveniently missing theirs. thank you for pointing this out to me, i hadn’t even made that connection until now.
The bolded was me too and I am seriously embarrassed that I never even thought about how that could be false.
Damnnn. I hate myself for not realizing this.
I hate myself even more, since I know the ancient Egyptians created their sculptural works with the idea of permanence in mind. They were literally built to last throughout the afterlife. Notice how the majority of their monumental sculpture is stone-bound, without any protruding elements or breakable appendages. That’s because many of these sculptures were intended to house the life-force (Ka) of those they portrayed. Of their favorite materials were basalt and diorite, both extremely hard stones that were incredibly difficult to carve. Meaning a nose just doesn’t “fall off” because of “poor craftsmanship,” you would literally have to take a hammer to it. Fuckers.
I’m embarrassed and ashamed to add myself to the list of people who where taught that the noses “fell off” as a child and never once stopped to think about how incongruous that was to everything I had been taught about the Egyptian civilizations and their propensity for lasting works of art.
Cleopatra was a descendant of Ptolemy I Soter, who was one of Alexander the Great’s generals. So, she belonged to a very inbred, imperialist Macedonian Greek dynasty that colonized Egypt after the death of Alexander. And, while that doesn’t rule out the possibility that she was mixed or even descended from dark-skinned Greeks, it does mean that the only thing that we actually conclusively know about her ethnic background is that she was Greek.
But this isn’t even a statue of Cleopatra. It’s her son with Julius Caesar, known as Caesarion. Now, there’s absolutely a lot of shady-ass whitewashing that goes down when it comes to Egyptian history, but this is a statue of a person whose dad was pretty much the most famous Roman to ever live and whose mom wouldn’t have considered herself anything but Greek.
So, it’s entirely possible, at least in this specific case, that the nose isn’t missing to obscure anything, but, rather, because it was worn away while it sat underwater in the harbor for literally 1,200 years after enduring and being submerged by a series of earthquakes and tidal waves. I mean, the beak of a falcon-headed crocodile sphinx from the same find was also missing, and I think it’s probably really unlikely that was done on purpose or to obscure anything.
When my boyfriend and I went to the Museum of Contemporary Art we seen this rly cool and beautiful porcelain bust by Ah Xian.
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"your password is weak"
You’re the weak one
And you’ll never know love, or friendship
And I feel sorry for you
Pull my hair and bite my neck
Or just play with my hair and cuddle with me I’m not picky
A relationship is like a house
If a lightbulb goes out, you don’t buy a new house, you just change the lightbulb.
Unless that house is a lying whore
Then you burn the fucker to the ground and buy a better house with lights that you can fucking count on.
This took the best possible turn.
collar bonesdry thinning hair??
a thigh gapdry peeling skin??
Ice cream or
hip bonesdull eyes??
a nice bodydeath??
Think before you
eatencourage others to throw their lives away by posting your pro-ana shit all over the internet where vulnerable naive teenagers can read and imitate your illness
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This needs to be signal boosted so hard.
some people think life is like a roller coaster but my life is more like one of those rides that spin really fast so you’re pinned to the wall and can’t do anything about it
I LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE "YOU LITTLE SHIT" IS A TERM OF ENDEARMENT AND IT’S MAGICAL
When you meet someone who tries their hardest to stick by you regardless of how difficult you are, keep them. Keep them at all costs because finding someone who cares enough to look past your flaws isn’t something that happens every day. — Midnight Thoughts (I got lucky with you)
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