Shapiku’s cuneiforms

 

An example of Babylonian text, in its original ‘cuneiform’ script from 5,000 years ago, then transliterated into our modern Latin alphabet, then translated into English. Attributed to a ‘Sapiku of Borsippa’ it is a prediction of the future. Sapiku was a 7th century BCE astrologer and priest who was an advisor to the king of that time.

Credits: The Reports of the Magicians and Astrologers of Nineveh and Babylon: Vol II and Babylonian-Assyrian Ittu [Omen] Astrology Before 550 BC via GifCities and Internet Archive, The Visual Astrology Newsletter

Remembrance Sunday 1918-2018

 

 

They shall grow not old
as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them
nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun
and in the morning,
We shall remember them.

Credits: Laurence Binyon, askIdeas

The current political situation in Iraq and Syria

 

A French-language GIF based on an animation showing the various players in the political landscape of Iraq and Syria between 2014-15.

Credits: ISW and Thomas van Linge via GIFER

Hammers: Infinitely hot!

 

 

Even the hammer wielding Norse god of thunder can have his slip-up moments.

Credits: Marvel Studios via Ilario (úquen), Animated Gif and Google+

An attack from above

 

 

Now fury is raining from the skies… and not just rain.

Credits: PEW PEW AND CHILL and Tumblr via Visual and Auditory Elixirs By: Jojo Woods, Sifting Through Variety, Raghuram D, Illusion and Pinterest