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I fucking love this painting. St John the Baptist, 1516, Leonardo Da Vinci

I fucking love this painting. St John the Baptist, 1516, Leonardo Da Vinci

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#da vinci  #leonardo da vinci 
this guy (a bit of a nod to kate beaton)

this guy (a bit of a nod to kate beaton)

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one of mine

one of mine

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my dad painted/drew these weirdos on easter eggs

my dad painted/drew these weirdos on easter eggs

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"The indoctrination is so deep that educated people think they’re being objective."
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sand-written:

The Baba Khalifa shuttle / C - Jalal Abuthina

sand-written:

The Baba Khalifa shuttle / C - Jalal Abuthina

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valya-dudycz-lupescu:

Map of Ukrainian pysanka (Easter Egg) styles by region.

valya-dudycz-lupescu:

Map of Ukrainian pysanka (Easter Egg) styles by region.

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historyofarmenia:

Photo: Traditional Armenian Easter Eggs Dyed with Red Onion Skins 
Since it is Easter, it is only suitable to dedicate a post to it. Easter (Zatik in Armenian) is the favourite and the most anticipated holiday in the Christian world. Just like all Christians, Armenians have their traditions surrounding this festival. Cracking eggs is also a part of the Armenian tradition. This is not a claim that cracking eggs started in Christian Armenia, it just explains how and why Armenians do it:
"Following the crucifixion on Good Friday, the Body of our Lord Jesus Christ was wrapped in a white shroud and placed inside a rock-hewn tomb. The front of the tomb was sealed with a heavy stone, and because it was the Sabbath, the disciples were not able to embalm the body properly. Early on Sunday in the morning, women came out to the tomb hoping to complete the burial, but they were astonished to see that the stone in front of the tomb had been cracked open. When they entered the tomb, they saw the emptied shroud, and were told by the angels that Jesus was not there. He is risen!
As Armenians commemorate the miracle of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, we exchange the joy with our family and friends by re-enacting the amazing discovery of the emptied tomb on that first Easter. Traditionally, we use onion skins to dye boiled eggs a rich red color (signifying the blood of Christ). The exterior of the hard boiled egg represents the tomb which contained the crucified Body of our Lord. Holding the egg in our right hand, we greet one another saying, “Krisdos haryal i merelots” meaning “Christ is risen from the dead!” and the others answer, “Orhnyal e harutyun’ Krisdosi” meaning “Blessed is the Resurrection of Christ!” Then, one person strikes the top of the other person’s egg to re-create the sound of that “crack” which opened the tomb. As we remove the shell, we see the egg white which recalls the burial shroud. Then, we remove the shroud to reveal the golden joy of Life, Hope and Resurrection symbolized by the yolk.
May the joyfulness of this Armenian tradition of cracking eggs perpetuate the glory of the Resurrection in our lives on this day and always. Happy Easter!”
Source: Rev. Dr. George A. Leylegian

will post a couple photos soon of the eggs i dyed with my sister and my dad last night :)

historyofarmenia:

Photo: Traditional Armenian Easter Eggs Dyed with Red Onion Skins 

Since it is Easter, it is only suitable to dedicate a post to it. Easter (Zatik in Armenian) is the favourite and the most anticipated holiday in the Christian world. Just like all Christians, Armenians have their traditions surrounding this festival. Cracking eggs is also a part of the Armenian tradition. This is not a claim that cracking eggs started in Christian Armenia, it just explains how and why Armenians do it:

"Following the crucifixion on Good Friday, the Body of our Lord Jesus Christ was wrapped in a white shroud and placed inside a rock-hewn tomb. The front of the tomb was sealed with a heavy stone, and because it was the Sabbath, the disciples were not able to embalm the body properly. Early on Sunday in the morning, women came out to the tomb hoping to complete the burial, but they were astonished to see that the stone in front of the tomb had been cracked open. When they entered the tomb, they saw the emptied shroud, and were told by the angels that Jesus was not there. He is risen!

As Armenians commemorate the miracle of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, we exchange the joy with our family and friends by re-enacting the amazing discovery of the emptied tomb on that first Easter. Traditionally, we use onion skins to dye boiled eggs a rich red color (signifying the blood of Christ). The exterior of the hard boiled egg represents the tomb which contained the crucified Body of our Lord. Holding the egg in our right hand, we greet one another saying, “Krisdos haryal i merelots” meaning “Christ is risen from the dead!” and the others answer, “Orhnyal e harutyun’ Krisdosi” meaning “Blessed is the Resurrection of Christ!” Then, one person strikes the top of the other person’s egg to re-create the sound of that “crack” which opened the tomb. As we remove the shell, we see the egg white which recalls the burial shroud. Then, we remove the shroud to reveal the golden joy of Life, Hope and Resurrection symbolized by the yolk.

May the joyfulness of this Armenian tradition of cracking eggs perpetuate the glory of the Resurrection in our lives on this day and always. Happy Easter!”

Source: Rev. Dr. George A. Leylegian

will post a couple photos soon of the eggs i dyed with my sister and my dad last night :)

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Today in the Armenian Genocide Timeline →

medzyeghern:

4/20/1915

The first large-scale arrests of Armenians are made in Diyarbekir upon the orders of Governor-general Reshid.

4/20/1915

Twenty Armenian Social Democratic Hnchak Party members are brought to the Central Prison in Constantinople to face court martial. They are hanged publicly on June…

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artarmenie:

Տղամարդու նստած ֆիգուր
թուղթ, ջրաներկ, տուշ47,2x29,5 սմ
By Jirayr Oragyan ( 1902 - 1962)

artarmenie:

Տղամարդու նստած ֆիգուր

թուղթ, ջրաներկ, տուշ
47,2x29,5 սմ

By Jirayr Oragyan ( 1902 - 1962)

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"Think about all the birds that are important to Armenians: there are songs and poems about them, like the crane and swallow. You just think about Armenians as birds who build nests that get knocked down again and again and again, and they just keep rebuilding them; they move to another place and rebuild."
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