r/interestingasfuck • u/Happy_Policy_9990 • 24m ago
Traditional lacrosse was a war practice sport it was sometimes played to settle inter-tribal disputes and involved 100-1000 players
https://www.history.com/news/lacrosse-origins-native-americans This is also Canadas true national sport
r/interestingasfuck • u/TheNutCracked • 1h ago
In the early 20th century when archaeologist Howard Carter uncovered the tomb of the legendary Egyptian pharaoh, Tutankhamen. Among the treasures found within the tomb were a pair of sandals.
The sands of time have a peculiar way of preserving history, often revealing fascinating artifacts from ancient civilizations. One such extraordinary discovery was made in the early 20th century when archaeologist Howard Carter uncovered the tomb of the legendary Egyptian pharaoh, Tutankhamen. Among the treasures found within the tomb were a pair of sandals that have since captivated the world, providing a glimpse into the life and opulence of a bygone era. These 3,300-year-old sandals shed light on the enduring legacy of King Tutankhamen and the profound craftsmanship of ancient Egypt.
In 1922, Carter's excavation efforts in the Valley of the Kings led to the unearthing of Tutankhamen's tomb. Nestled amidst a vast array of treasures, the sandals stood out as a testament to the exquisite craftsmanship of the period. Made from strips of gold and carefully woven reeds, these sandals were designed to adorn the feet of the young pharaoh during his journey to the afterlife.
The sandals found in Tutankhamen's tomb provide valuable insights into the cultural and religious practices of ancient Egypt. The presence of gold in their design is significant as it represents the pharaoh's divinity and status as a ruler. Gold was considered a symbol of the gods, and its use in the sandals emphasized Tutankhamen's connection to the divine realm.
The reeds used in the sandals held spiritual meaning as well. In ancient Egyptian mythology, reeds were associated with the concept of rebirth and regeneration. By incorporating reeds into the sandals, Tutankhamen's journey to the afterlife was believed to be facilitated, ensuring his eternal existence in the realm of the gods.
The construction of Tutankhamen's sandals showcases the remarkable skill and attention to detail possessed by ancient Egyptian artisans. The strips of gold were meticulously woven, creating an intricate pattern that adorned the sandals' surface. This meticulous craftsmanship is a testament to the mastery of goldsmiths during the period.
Additionally, the sandals were designed with practicality in mind. The soles were crafted from palm leaves, which provided comfort and durability. The meticulousness of the design, combined with the choice of materials, indicates that the ancient Egyptians valued both aesthetics and functionality.
After their discovery, Tutankhamen's sandals underwent extensive preservation efforts to ensure their longevity. Today, these ancient artifacts are carefully housed in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, where they continue to inspire awe and wonder among visitors from around the world.
King Tutankhamen's 3,300-year-old sandals offer a remarkable window into the ancient Egyptian civilization's artistry and spirituality. They represent more than just a fashion statement; they symbolize the power and divinity of a pharaoh and serve as a tangible link to a civilization that existed millennia ago. These sandals remind us of the rich heritage of Egypt and the importance of preserving our shared history for future generations to appreciate and learn from.
r/interestingasfuck • u/ZestycloseAge4 • 1h ago
For those of you who live in the plains, Mount Rainier in Washington can be easily seen from 162 Miles, (270 Km,) away on a clear enough day. Note also only the peak is visible due to the earth's curvature at this distance. (OC)
r/interestingasfuck • u/HelMort • 2h ago
Amazing footage of a volcanic eruption from a drone view
r/interestingasfuck • u/generousdoc • 5h ago
the sunset in Ontario during the wildfires
r/interestingasfuck • u/iamayeshaerotica • 5h ago
‘Ama’u is a fern endemic to every major hawaiian island and it’s usually found in wet forests. The new fronds are often colored red as a way to block harmful rays from the sun.
r/interestingasfuck • u/sylvyrfyre • 5h ago
The first gene therapy for muscular dystrophy nears approval
r/interestingasfuck • u/TheEndOfNether • 6h ago
The Sun Is Red. What. The. F*ck
Air quality is really Bad currently, the sun looks absolutely insane in person. It’s like the apocalypse is here
r/interestingasfuck • u/asilvertintedrose • 6h ago
(Phú Hòa, Vietnam) This basalt rock formation is caused by volcanic material interacting with the sea, resulting in 35K stone columns all over the beach.
r/interestingasfuck • u/keubs • 6h ago
Apple accidentally (?) did a shot for shot remake of a scene from minority report in their Vision Pro announcement
r/interestingasfuck • u/Aum888 • 6h ago
2nd flight transporting migrants arrives unexpectedly in Sacramento, California
r/interestingasfuck • u/Aum888 • 6h ago
Jury finds Dublin, California prison manager guilty on all counts of sex abuse
r/interestingasfuck • u/Pent-Cent • 6h ago
Working super Mario Brothers for nes reddit edition
r/interestingasfuck • u/Fear910 • 7h ago
Standing Waves middle of a city (Ennetbaden, Switzerland)
r/interestingasfuck • u/Sophachair101 • 7h ago
No idea what this means but these two bobtails were circling for over an hour
r/interestingasfuck • u/DragonfruitOdd1989 • 7h ago
A military whistleblower, David Grusch, the co-lead for UAP analysis, representative to the Pentagon UAP Task Force and former member of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency speaks about what he claims are Non-Human Intelligence Vehicles and Bodies being kept secret by the US Government.
r/interestingasfuck • u/theillini19 • 7h ago
This is what our Moon would look like if our eyes were super sensitive to the subtle colors of its minerals. Picture I took of this month's Strawberry Mineral Moon.
r/interestingasfuck • u/test_account_47230 • 7h ago
Huge 7m Sleeper Shark
r/interestingasfuck • u/Neolithique • 8h ago
Interior of a plane belonging to Imperial airways, the British commercial long-range airline, in 1936.
r/interestingasfuck • u/geoxol • 9h ago
Homo naledi were burying their dead at least 100,000 years before humans
r/interestingasfuck • u/Steve_Hufnagel • 9h ago
Chastity belts: When the knight left for the Holy Lands on the Crusades, his Lady would wear a chastity belt to preserve her faithfulness to him.
r/interestingasfuck • u/Cautious_Shop_4680 • 9h ago
While in Canada the "father of radar" was reportedly caught speeding by a police officer using a radar-gun
r/interestingasfuck • u/Brutal_Deluxe_ • 10h ago
Racing for the regional championship in Cerda, Italy
r/interestingasfuck • u/MackWired • 10h ago
Remember June 4th
r/interestingasfuck • u/joelkeys0519 • 10h ago
This intact human brain and spinal cord is IAF every time I see it.
Part of an exhibit at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. I’m always amazed when I see this up close.