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Blue Tourmaline and Quartz

Cuprite with Chrysocolla and Malachite from the Congo
by Dan Weinrich

The World’s Oldest Crown 
The crown was discovered in a remote cave in the Judaean Desert near the Dead Sea in 1961 among hundreds of other objects from the period. Known as the ‘Nahal Mishar Hoard’, more than 400 objects were discovered by Pessah Bar-Adon and his fellow Israeli archaeologists in the cave which became known as the ‘Cave of the Treasure’. The ancient relic, which dates back to the Copper Age between 4000–3300 B.C., is shaped like a thick ring and features vultures and doors protruding from the top. It is believed the crown played a part in burial ceremonies for people of importance at the time. 

"A candle loses none of its light by lighting another."

- Rumi (via cosmofilius)

(Source: shaktilover, via cosmofilius)


Hilma af Klint, The Dove, No.13 1915
Parthenon necklace