700BC-650 BCE Tridacna squamosa shell carved with a human head on the apex and two incised winged sphinxes in a register on the edge of the inner side; lotus buds and flowers in the space above the sphinxes with a band of hatched or plain triangles framed by parallel lines defining the inner edge of the field; assembled from fragments; the shell served as a container for cosmetics. E.MED -PHOENICIAN found probably in Vulci Italy, exact production site unclear British Museum
Cover art for Michael Moorcock’s The Queen of Swords, the second book of the Corum.
The end of the elopement.
From The Cornhill magazine vol. 13, January to June 1866, London.
The look of pure fury on his face, the top hat cast disdainfully to the floor; everything about this picture is perfect!
The Papist Devil, “Ego sum Papa” (I am the Pope). From a Reformation handbill against Pope Alexander VI, Paris, late 15th century.
The Phoenician language is the oldest of the Semitic Languages. It was believed to have been created from Egyptian Hieroglyphics. Many ancient civilizations adopted it because the Phoenicians were travelers who brought the language with them and taught others. It is considered the mother of modern writing with possibly the first written characters dating back to 2,000 years B.C or maybe even earlier. The Phoenician language has no vowels within it. It is read right to left horizontally and was the original language used to translate the Holy Bible.