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The Uffington White Horse

Sketch of Uffington White Horse

Sketch of Uffington White Horse

 

The stylized Uffington White Horse is a hill figure in England.

Hill Figure:
An image cut into the turf of a hill.

Where:
Uffington is located in Oxfordshire, England.

Meaning of the Image:
The meaning of the figure is unknown.

Age:
The figure may be about 3,000 years old.

The Lines:
The lines of the image are filled with white chalk.

Source and for Additional Information:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uffington_White_Horse

Lynn 🙂
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Posted by on August 18, 2017 in History

 

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Owl of Chauvet Cave in France

Sketch of Owl

Sketch of Owl

 

An image of an owl is engraved in France’s beautiful Chauvet-Pont d’Arc cave.

Where:
The cave is located in southern France (Ardeche).

When Discovered:
The cave was discovered in 1994.

Interesting Owl Feature:
The owl appears to be looking backward.

Age:
The engraving may be about 30,000 years old.

Documentary:
The film Cave of Forgotten Dreams is a wonderful documentary about Chauvet cave.

Sources and for more information:
https://www.britannica.com/place/Chauvet-Pont-dArc
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chauvet_Cave
http://www.bradshawfoundation.com/chauvet/owl.php (includes a photo of the actual cave owl)

Lynn 🙂
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Posted by on June 28, 2017 in History

 

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Fibonacci Numbers

A little history

Named After:
Leonardo of Pisa (also known as Fibonacci)

Fibonacci:
Italian Mathematician

His Dates:
c. 1175 – c. 1250

Book:
The number sequence was included in his book Liber Abaci (1202).

India:
The sequence was described previously in India.

Fibonacci Numbers:
Starting with 1, 1 the next number in the sequence is the sum of the two before it.

1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, etc.

For Example
1 + 1 = 2
1 + 2 = 3
2 + 3 = 5

The 0 is now often included as well.

Fibonacci Numbers in Popular Culture Includes:
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown.

 

Sources:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibonacci_number
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibonacci
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibonacci_numbers_in_popular_culture

Lynn 🙂
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https://lynnshistoryblog.wordpress.com

 

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Posted by on June 16, 2017 in History

 

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The Nazca Lines in Peru

Nazca Lines Hummingbird Sketch

The mysterious Nazca Lines are a group of large geoglyphs in southern Peru

Geoglyph:
An image created on the surface of the earth

The Nazca Lines Include:
Geometric shapes, animals, trees, and other images

Meaning of the Nazca Images:
Their meaning is unknown

Who Created:
The Nazca culture may have created the lines (the culture flourished from about 100 BC to 800 AD)

How Were the Nazca Lines Created:
It appears that pebbles on the surface were removed, revealing the lighter ground beneath

 

Sources:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazca_Lines
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazca_culture
https://www.britannica.com/place/Nazca-Lines

For my 6 cave art/rock art and the Milky Way theories please visit:
https://lynnshistoryblog.wordpress.com

Lynn 🙂

 

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Posted by on June 10, 2017 in History

 

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Flowers and the Artist Monet

Claude Monet:
French Impressionist Painter

Monet’s Garden:
Located in Giverny, France

Art Movement:
The term Impressionism derives from Monet’s painting Impression, soleil levant (Impression, Sunrise)

His Dates:
1840 – 1926

His Works Include:
Water Lilies (series)
Rouen Cathedral (series)
Haystacks (series)
Poplars (series)

 

Source:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude_Monet

For my 6 cave art/rock art and the Milky Way theories please visit:
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Lynn 🙂

(please note, the flower above is not from Monet’s garden)

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Posted by on May 3, 2017 in History

 

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Horses of Pech Merle in France

Horse Panel Sketch

Horse Panel Sketch

There is a fascinating horse panel in the cave of Pech Merle in France.

Where:
The cave is located in southwest France

Panel Images:
There are two horses facing in opposite directions and many other markings – including black and red dots and six hand stencils

Meaning:
The meaning of the images is unknown

Interesting Rock Formation:
Part of the rock is in the shape of a horse’s head (see sketch top right)

Date of Images:
The images may date from about 25,000 BC

 

Here is a Wikipedia link for more information about Pech Merle
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pech_Merle

For my 6 cave art/rock art and the Milky Way theories please visit:
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Lynn 🙂

 

(Please note, this is not an exact sketch)

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Posted by on May 1, 2017 in History

 

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A Purple Cave Painting in Spain

Sketch of Cave Painting

Sketch of Cave Painting

There is an image of a bison painted in a pretty purple/violet color in Spain’s Cave of La Pasiega.

Where:
The cave is located in northern Spain (Puente Viesgo/Cantabria)

Cave Complex:
La Pasiega is in a group of caves that includes El Castillo, Las Monedas, and Las Chimeneas

Meaning/Color:
The meaning of the cave painting is unknown

Age:
The painting may be more than 20,000 years old

 

Here is a Wikipedia link for more information about the Cave of La Pasiega:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cave_of_La_Pasiega

For my 6 cave art/rock art and the Milky Way theories please visit:
https://lynnshistoryblog.wordpress.com

Lynn 🙂

 

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Posted by on April 25, 2017 in History

 

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