I download the nick app so I can watch the new episode of Korra on my lunch break. I go to the video, and it says “sorry, video not available.” And now I have to go back to work with no Korra. Stupid nick.com
#cleopatra with the nose knocked off. I wonder if people still think she was European like the movies betray…
I still think it’s one of the most desperate things whites have done to blacks and to black history. The disrespect is outrageous. They came to our country and mentally could not fathom how these black civilizations could be so great. They literally rode through our lands and shot the noses off of our statues. Why? So that the statues would no longer resemble the African people and they could LIE about the origins of Egypt and countless other civilizations. It was a widespread practice. It’s why statues of Pharaoh’s and their wives have no noses. It’s why the Sphinx has no nose. When I was in middle and high school, we were taught that the noses had fell off due to time and poor craftsmanship! They have literally tried to teach us that our ancestors were shitty builders of noses just to hide their malicious destruction of our heritage. European fears of African peoples had to come from somewhere. I want to know what part of the history is missing. There’s something that they don’t want to be told.
The shade is real
i was taught that the noses fell off as well and actually continued to believe this. in retrospect this makes no sense, considering greek/roman statues pretty much always have intact noses whereas egyptian ones are always conveniently missing theirs. thank you for pointing this out to me, i hadn’t even made that connection until now.
The bolded was me too and I am seriously embarrassed that I never even thought about how that could be false.
Damnnn. I hate myself for not realizing this.
I hate myself even more, since I know the ancient Egyptians created their sculptural works with the idea of permanence in mind. They were literally built to last throughout the afterlife. Notice how the majority of their monumental sculpture is stone-bound, without any protruding elements or breakable appendages. That’s because many of these sculptures were intended to house the life-force (Ka) of those they portrayed. Of their favorite materials were basalt and diorite, both extremely hard stones that were incredibly difficult to carve. Meaning a nose just doesn’t “fall off” because of “poor craftsmanship,” you would literally have to take a hammer to it. Fuckers.
The Sphinx was apparently still intact in 1798. How do we know that? Because Vivant Denon, a then-famed French artist, archaeologist, and Egyptologist, traveled to Giza just to draw it. Here is how he drew it.
I think it speaks for itself, don’t you?
The coverup is tremendous, insidious, and so entrenched in the dominant culture’s consciousness, I am afraid and disheartened it will never be undone. I hope I am wrong.
Great website about this issue, which uses various documents throughout the ages to track down who might have defaced the Sphinx and why:
I’m glad this post and convo exists. One of the most popular posts of mine was me saying that Cleopatra was mixed and it got reblogged so much only for angry white folks to tell me I was wrong and that she was anything BUT brown.
When you’re sitting in the parking lot of your job on a beautiful, Saturday morning…Praying that a meteor falls on the place…
The symbolic meaning of the Raven
The symbolic meaning of the Raven in Native American Indian lore describes the raven as a creature of metamorphosis, and symbolizes change/transformation.
In some tribes, the Raven is considered a trickster because of its transforming/changing attributes.
NickandMore: Nickelodeon has pulled the last 5 scheduled new airings of “Legend of Korra” for Book 3. Episode 8 will air this Friday the 25th at 8pm, but then there are no further scheduled new airings. No word yet on when the episodes will air (x)
Bryke: KORRA NO CANCELLED. MOVING TO DIGITAL. WE’LL TALK AT SDCC. THANKS FOR CARING (X)
I finished her. Well, I finished building her. Now I begin a life time of filling her.