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November 25, 2022

Fascinating Illustrations Show Size Difference Between Prehistoric Animals and Modern Descendants

Growing up next to a zoo, Roman Uchytel always had a passion for animals. Eventually, after graduating from art school, he married his professional training with his personal passion to create Prehistoric Fauna. Together with his wife Alexandra, Uchytel runs this incredible website where he shows off recreations of prehistoric animals next to their modern descendants, taking care to note the vast size differences.

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November 25, 2022

Breathtaking Vistas Come Alive in Vivid Thread-Painted Embroidery Art

From palm tree-dotted beaches to peaceful green meadows, Cassandra Dias journeys to beautiful destinations through her embroidery practice. Since 2020, the California-based artist has channeled her love for traveling and natural vistas—fueled by the coronavirus pandemic—into immersive hand-stitched creations. At a distance, it is hard to tell that these artworks are made with a needle and thread.

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November 24, 2022

Here’s What the Monumental Rosetta Stone Says

The Rosetta Stone is one of the most famous ancient Egyptian artifacts. The 1,680-pound granodiorite stone was first discovered in 1799 by a French soldier on Napoleon's Egyptian campaign. The military mission—which also served as a convenient mechanism for colonial pillaging—brought the giant slab to Europe. By 1802, the stone fell into the hands of the victorious British, and it has sat in The British Museum ever since.

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