Sunday, June 23, 2013

Archeology artifacts on white

Israel and the middle east is considered the cradle of civilization
As such there is an abundance of archeological sites and of course artifacts found while excavating these sites
Starting at prehistoric sites like Tel Ubeidiya located 3 km south of Lake Tiberias, in the Jordan Rift Valley, Israel, an archaeological site of the Pleistocene, ca. 1.5 million years ago, preserving traces of the earliest migration of Homo erectus out of Africa. The site yielded hand axes of the Acheulean type. The site was discovered in 1959 and excavated between 1960 and 1974

And in the Carmel Mountain, Nahal Mearot (Cave River) nature reserve containing caves used by prehistoric men for 150 thousand years in three distinct cultures Acheulian culture, Muarian culture and mousterian culture. starting with Homo erectus and ending with Neanderthal

Roman glass bottles and jar 4th century CE

Ancient Canaanite Scarab Seals 2nd millennium BCE

3 pictographic clay tablets with administrative text Uruk Period circa 3000 BCE

The Emperor and Nike. Roman gold coin depicting emperor Vespasian 69-79 CE

And the customary slideshow with a selection of archaeological artifacts

Holyland Archeology. Artifacts on White - Images by photostock-israel .

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Some critics of staged stock images

I stumbled on this pge with a critic of some of Getty stockie images
you know, those beautiful smiling people often looking plasticy

Anyhow, I enjoyed the read and I am sure you will laugh and learn from them

Getty Critic

In short - Pay attention to the details

And one of ours foor good measure - feel free to point out the faults :)

Israel, Dead Sea, tourist cover herself in therapeutic mud in order to benefit from claimed skin care properties of this mud.

See you soon
Ilan Rosen