Hatching an Idea by keyana tea I took this when Lexi came to visit NY in March, but I never got around to putting it together till my portfolio review last week. Also, Today is Lexi’s birthday so if you get a chance you should definitely wish her a happy one!:)
This is from my final project for my Photo class. I asked participants to write something about themselves that contributed significantly to who they are as a person, but is something that someone may be surprised to hear just looking at them. I will be continuing this project indefinitely, so if you’d like to participate look out for open calls!
WHOA WHEN DID THIS GET 450 NOTES NOTHING IVE EVER POSTED HAS EVER GOTTEN THIS MANY NOTES BEFORE BRB DYING
So Emily is an amazing photographer, this photo project of hers is incredible, so check out these photos from her project!!!
A 2500 year old mummy that had some amazing tattoos.
NO FUCKING WAY.
YO HOLD ON.
IT GETS BETTER.
This mummy, found in the Altai mountains of Siberia, is actually that of a young woman who died at about the age of twenty-five; she is thought to have been a member of the Pazyryk tribe.
She was buried with six horses and two similarly-tattooed men (the horned griffon that decorates her shoulder also appears on the man buried closest to her, covering most of his right side), possibly escorts. She was also wearing a horse-hair wig, silk, and elaborate boots, which is all a level of ceremony that would have likely only been accorded to a woman of high rank. You didn’t get inked like this unless you were very important, and had worked your way up to that importance.
…Hence, of course, the references to her by researchers as ‘The Ukok Princess,’ although due to the lack of weapons in her grave they have concluded that the woman was in fact a healer or a storyteller.
And now I’m all consumed with curiosity: Who was she? What amazing things did she accomplish? Why these symbols, and what did they mean? Who were the two men alongside her?
The most informative article about it can be found here, although I would completely eat up any other information you guys could find.
#awesome stuff #history
Oooh the Altai Mountains….
duuude I want a story on her STAT
Awesome! Body modification is so interesting and it dates so far back in history, too! I’d love to read more about this as well!