Archaeologists in Turkey recently discovered an 11,000-year-old stone carving of a man holding his wiener while fighting off leopards…yes, you read that right.
We’re gonna be talking about the oldest narrative scene we have in documented history and it’s of a man holding his wiener. Yes, I said wiener.
Apparently, the stone two-panel carving was discovered by archaeologists in Turkey in an 11,000-year-old complex. This engraving of a man holding his wiener was found on benches that lined the walls in a communal area.
So this guy holding his dick, though, wasn’t the main focal point of this engraving. There were two panels. Both panels, though, portray a person in the middle facing dangerous animals and this is where the narrative scene comes into play.
So on the left panel, we see a squatting male figure who holds something like a snake kind of in his hand, and he’s going up against a bull.
The right panel, with the man grabbing his schlong, has leopards approaching him from either side. It’s supposed to be a very, like, scary kind of scene a little bit.
These Turkish panels, though, are believed by archaeologists to be the first known progression of a story narrative.
As climate change continues to take a toll on our planet, art insurance is becoming increasingly expensive!!
If you visit a museum or buy an art piece from a gallery, these expenses will trickle down to you, the consumer.
Art insurance around the world is expected in conjunction with climate change. Art insurance is typically bought by art museums, galleries, and collectors to help protect not only against theft and damage to the piece, but also for natural disasters.
Between 1980-2021, there was an average number of 7.7 weather and climate disaster events. That’s just in the U.S.
So, because of this, premiums are expected to rise consistently to match the denser quantity of weather and climate-related disasters.
The worse climate change gets, the more expensive things will be in the world.
Apparently, the British Museum has been in talks with Greece to return the Elgin (Parthenon) marbles!
Negotiations have finally been opened between the chairman of the British Museum and the Greek prime minister…but there’s a catch.
Apparently, the British Museum is currently in talks with Greece to return the (Elgin) Parthenon Marbles.
Greece has been asking for the Marbles back from the British Museum for a very, very long time.
Negotiations between the British Museum Chairman and the Greek Prime Minister have been taking place since November 2021. An insider said that an agreement is 90% complete.
This situation is complicated, though. Apparently, there is an act by the British Parliament that prohibits the museum from selling, giving away, or otherwise disposing of any items in the collection unless they’re duplicates or not needed for study.
Surely, there can be some sort of concession or amendment, though, right?
How about a trip back in time to ancient Rome? Archaeologists recently discovered the remains of 1900-year-old food in the sewers of the Colosseum. The snacks on offer were definitely far different than the snacks you’d find today! 👀
Have you ever been to a sporting event? When you went to said sporting event, did you get something to eat? What was it, like chips, pretzels, hot dogs, cookies, etc.?
Well, if you were in ancient Rome, you would’ve gotten something very different!
Archaeologists found the remains of 1,900-year-old food in the drainage system of the Colosseum in Rome.
The excavation work started in 2021 and archaeologists have since found traces of olives, nuts, meats, cherries, grapes, figs, blackberries, and peaches.
So, if you were ever wondering what an ancient Roman ate, there you go!
Two pieces of furniture from Marie Antoinette sold for MAJOR prices! 👀💰
Two pieces that were from Marie Antoinette’s personal collection were up for auction.
These two pieces, also, have really special meaning to Marie Antoinette’s life.
The first piece that was sold was a beautiful chest of drawers. This piece was created shortly after Marie Antoinette arrived in France, but before she wed Louis XVI.
And this was estimated to sell for €800,000 – €1.2 million, but it actually sold for €942,000 (so, about $945,000).
The other piece that was for sale was a beautiful, pale blue chair. So, this was actually used in the Queen’s small apartment at Versailles.
What’s so special about this chair, though, was that it was one of the last orders the Queen placed before the French Revolution. It was delivered in 1788, a few years before she died. I wonder if she was able to even enjoy it….
It was estimated to sell for €100,000 – €200,000. It actually sold for €906,000, which is around $935,000.
These are such an amazing piece of history! I really hope these ancient Celtic coins can be safely returned!
Somehow, 483 Celtic coins were stolen from a German museum!
These coins date back to 100 BCE and are worth almost $2 million.
They were on display at the Celtic & Roman Museum in Manching, Germany. They were found in 1999 near Manching and are still considered the biggest cache of ancient Celtic gold discovered in the 20th century.
Pretty frickin’ sweet!
This heist took place on a Tuesday morning–so, if you wanna steal anything, I guess Tuesday morning is a great time.
The thieves, first, dismantled a cable in the telecommunciations facility in Manching, which cut off more than 1,000 local connections including phone and internet. So, the entire town was basically out of contact with each other and the outside world!
When this was discovered, police actually thought banks were gonna be targeted, so they sent all their forces there. So, all the patrol cars were at these banks instead of near the museum.
The thieves, then, got access to the exhibition room where these coins were located. They, then, just broke open the display case, took everything, and then made off with them.
The museum, rightly, has remained closed since this happened.
By Amara is a weekly art and history podcast hosted by Amara Andrew. Each week, we’ll take a quick look at the goings on in the art and history world.
This week, we’re looking at the oldest narrative scene which just so happens to depict a 11,000 year old man holding his wiener; a slew of celebrities who are being sued alongside NFT project, BAYC; and over 200 pre-Columbian artifacts were returned to Mexico from the Netherlands!
Plus, I have a very special guest co-host this week, Jeff Sarris!
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