August 24, 2014
allthingseurope:

Royal Palace, Copenhagen (by Ch@rTy)

allthingseurope:

Royal Palace, Copenhagen (by Ch@rTy)

August 24, 2014
allthingseurope:

Trakai, Lithuania (by sandrine77)

allthingseurope:

Trakai, Lithuania (by sandrine77)

August 24, 2014
OTD British troops set fire to the U.S. Capitol

congresscenters:

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On August 24, 1814, during the War of 1812, British troops set fire to the U.S. Capitol, the President’s mansion, and other local landmarks. Read more about this event in Senate history at the Senate Historical Office website.

This drawing by artist, George Munger (1781-1725), shows the ruins of the U.S. Capitol after the British troops attempted to burn the building.

Drawing from the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

August 24, 2014
newshour:

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake hit Northern California on Sunday, centered about nine miles south of the city of Napa.

newshour:

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake hit Northern California on Sunday, centered about nine miles south of the city of Napa.

August 24, 2014

newshour:

Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency following a 6.0 magnitude earthquake which hit Northern California on Sunday. 

August 24, 2014
ancientpeoples:

Faience amulet of goddess Nut 
The goddess is shown sitting on her legs, spreading her wings. She is wearing a crown of horns that enclose the sun. This represents her as the sky goddess. 11.5 x 23.6 in centimeters ( 4 1/2 x  9 5/16 inch.) 
It was found in Abydos, Upper Egypt. 
Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, 21st - 25th dynasty, 1070 - 664 BC.
Source: Metropolitan Museum

ancientpeoples:

Faience amulet of goddess Nut 

The goddess is shown sitting on her legs, spreading her wings. She is wearing a crown of horns that enclose the sun. This represents her as the sky goddess. 11.5 x 23.6 in centimeters ( 4 1/2 x  9 5/16 inch.) 

It was found in Abydos, Upper Egypt. 

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, 21st - 25th dynasty, 1070 - 664 BC.

Source: Metropolitan Museum

August 24, 2014
centuriespast:

View on the Susquehanna near Harrisburg
Thomas Doughty (1793-1856)
ca. 1830
Oil on canvas
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

centuriespast:

View on the Susquehanna near Harrisburg

Thomas Doughty (1793-1856)

ca. 1830

Oil on canvas

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

August 23, 2014

(Source: djauditory, via huffingtonpost)

August 23, 2014
allthingseurope:

Tuscany, Italy (by annabelle.bruckner)

allthingseurope:

Tuscany, Italy (by annabelle.bruckner)

August 23, 2014
breakingnews:

Microbial life found living on exterior of International Space Station
A new report claims that Russian scientists have discovered traces of marine life living on the exterior of the International Space Station (ISS
Read more here

Photo credit: NASA

breakingnews:

Microbial life found living on exterior of International Space Station

A new report claims that Russian scientists have discovered traces of marine life living on the exterior of the International Space Station (ISS

Read more here

Photo credit: NASA