poppypicklesticks:

tenaflyviper:

Since the original article has since been deleted (I can’t imagine why…), you can still view it here.

While ancient Egyptians were, by all accounts, black, the fact remains that their civilization was under foreign rule for the last 340 years before its collapse.  There are literally numerous funerary coffins from that time period—different from a traditional Egyptian sarcophagus—that bore portraits depicting the person inside.  These are referred to as Fayum mummy portraits.  They are clearly a departure from Egyptian practices and artwork, and are considered as direct Roman influence, so yes:  There is quite a lot of evidence as to the Greek and Roman occupation of Egypt.

As for Cleopatra, even her name is of Greek origin.  As mentioned above, she was part of the Ptolemaic dynasty of Greek rulers that served as Egyptian pharaohsThe land would be later ruled over by Romans, Arabs, and Muslims.  It is not known who her mother is, but it is speculated that even her mother may have been part Macedonian, and not fully Egyptian, thus putting even the suggested quarter of Egyptian heritage into question.  While both queens Hapshetsut and Nefertiti were of pure Egyptian lineage, Cleopatra was not.

For further reading:

http://www.womenintheancientworld.com/cleopatra.htm

http://www.webexhibits.org/pigments/intro/antiquity.html

http://realhistoryww.com/world_history/ancient/Greek_Period.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ptolemaic_Kingdom

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greeks_in_Egypt

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/regy/hd_regy.htm

http://www.egypt-tehuti.org/articles/greeks-in-ancient-egypt.html

http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/online_research_catalogues/ng/naukratis_greeks_in_egypt/introduction/greek%E2%80%93egyptian_relations.aspx

Or, if you’d like even more information, I’m pretty sure I’ve got a few books around here on the subject.

But seriously:  Please do not make a post about the history of anything unless you are knowledgeable enough about it that you are not presenting a false account of someone else’s civilization.

thank you 

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the-droid-im-looking-for:

my favourite thing about the star wars movies (besides han solo) how everyone reacts to luke and leia being related in pretty much the same way but with varying levels of surprise

there’s luke, who’s shocked but not really

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leia, whose not shocked at all

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and then, best of all, han

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier Trivia Click gifs for more trivia in captions

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ppendragon-s:

Catherine Tate being her flawless self during the show “Never Mind the Buzzcocks” (Episode 12, Season 23)

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vvhitehouse:

awwww-cute:

Show off

THE LITTLE PAW SHOWING THROUGH THE BOWL IM WEAK

vvhitehouse:

awwww-cute:

Show off

THE LITTLE PAW SHOWING THROUGH THE BOWL IM WEAK

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bustysaintclair:

meowdypurrtner:

its really important for men to stand up to other men who say terrible and sexist shit

because sexist men dont listen to what women have to say

literally the most important thing men can do if they want to call themselves feminist allies 

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marquesadesantos:

eebees:

bobbycaputo:

adulthoodisokay:

jcangy:

besideyoudear:

Call Me Maybe in the musical style of Mumford & Sons

this is brilliant

I AM SO ANGRY THAT I LISTENED TO THIS WHOLE THING

This is ridiculous. Oh my god.

I feel more like it’s a marriage between Mumford & Sons and The Lumineers?

oh my gwd help this is amazing.

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The Alnwick Poison Garden is pretty much what you’d think it is: a garden full of plants that can kill you (among many other things). Some of the plants are so dangerous that they have to be kept behind bars. [x]

I’ve been there…

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