If the colors of the peacock mantis shrimp (Odontodactylus scyllarus) don’t take your breath away, its “punch” will! This critter has one of the fastest recorded punches of any living animal, clocking in at 50 miles per hour to crush the shells of its prey. Beyond its powerful punch, it also has some of the most advanced eyes, with the ability to process ultraviolet, infrared, and polarized light. Spot it in warm waters of the Indo-Pacific Ocean.
Photo: Christian Gloor
20 hours ago
سرستون گاو دوسر از کاخ آپادانا شوش
موزه لوور، پاریس
Column head of Two-headed cow from Shush Apadana Palace
Louvre Museum, Paris
Photo by: @mamallicaa
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سرستون گاو دوسر کاخ آپادانا شوش قسمتی از کاخ با شکوه آپادانا داریوش بزرگ در شوش است. این سرستون بزرگ یکی از سی و شش ستون پشتیبان سقف کاخ آپادانا داریوش بزرگ در شوش میباشد و نمایانگر معماری هخامنشی است که از فرهنگها و تمدنهای مختلف و به صورت سبکی منسجم و مرتبط ایجاد شدهاست.
این سی و شش ستون هر کدام دارای 21 متر ارتفاع هستند که قاعده هر کدام به شکل مربع میباشد که نام پادشاه بر روی آن حکاکی شدهاست.
این سرستون نتیجه کاوشهای مارسل و جین دیولافوا در سالهای 1884 تا 1886 میلادی میباشد. هنگامی که داریوش بزرگ پس از کوروش بزرگ به پادشاهی هخامنشی رسید، شهر شوش را به عنوان پایتخت اداری و اجرایی سراسر قلمرو امپراطوری هخامنشی انتخاب کرد. قدمت این سرستونها به 510 سال پیش از میلاد باز میگردد. این سرستون در موزه لوور نگهداری میشود.
22 hours ago
Our n colleagues at the @maryrosemuseum have declared August the 21st to be #MuseumCannonDay ! For this occasion we did a tour of our fine collection of historical cannons and chose to share this 30-pounder Dutch carronade from the year 1800. Carronades got their names from the fact that they were first produced at the ironworks of the Carron Company in Falkirk, Scotland. This type of cannon was widely used by the British Royal Navy between the 1770s and the 1850s. The design was also applied by many other navies and carronades became a popular defensive cannon on merchant ships of the late age of sail. The carronade were shorter and lighter than other naval guns, needing less powder to shoot. They were thought for short-range but powerful fire. They era ended, like for all other solid shot cannons of the Age of Sail, with the introduction of the exploding shell.
This example was built by the C. Se est company in the city of Liège, in todays Belgium. The carronade served on the fleet of the Batavian Republic (1795-1806). This short lived Dutch state had been founded under the influence of the French Revolution and ended with the coronation of Louis I as king of Holland. Louis I was a younger brother of Emperor Napoléon I.
This carronade and a large part of our collection of cannons stands in the open air section of our exhibition.
Sometimes quilting is this important...
Daniel Derbyshire started making cheese in 1874 and established the D. Derbyshire & Co. in 1879. His company also supplied dairying equipment to farmers near and far. In 1906, he had branches in Montreal and Peterborough. The company also packed milk and solid dairy produce, including cheese in Canada and abroad. The company existed until 1946. .
This is a hardcover ledger issued by D.Derbyshire & Co. for Bryce’s Cheese Factory. It was used to record milk deliveries received from local dairy farmers. It is a valuable research resource as it documents alphabetically a directory of names of farmers that supplied milk and quantity per week. .
Yay for alphabetical resources!
Throughout its years, before becoming part of the museum’s collection, someone has unfortunately used a few of the pages as a scrapbook for cutouts of quilting patterns and covered up some of the original information. Although, the patterns are interesting to look at, the glue has made these pages stiff and wrinkly.