Moop
re: chromophobia... of course these chromophobes idolized a Greek/Roman past full of cool white marble.... which we've since discovered was actually a gaudily painted riot of color!

medievalpoc:

OMG!!! I FORGET PEOPLE DON’T KNOW THIS!

Yes, all those aloof, “pure” white statues from Ancient Greece?

They actually looked like this:

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Vinzenz Brinkmann, much to the apparent chagrin of Westerners everywhere, used ultraviolet light to reveal the original paint schemes of these statues that the millennia had washed away.

And to underscore the Chromophobia?

Check out this graphic that i09 made for their leading image for this story:

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You can check out a video here to learn more about the methods used to discover the original paint schemes of these statues and reliefs.

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georgetakei:

Now they’ve gone stone gold silent. Oh Myyy

georgetakei:

Now they’ve gone stone gold silent. Oh Myyy

"Nasa validates ‘impossible’ space drive"

Consider how many of the technologies we rely on today that were once written off as impossible, or laughed at pseudoscience (like a majority of Tesla’s inventions, including radio and the AC motor).

maybe now …open mindedness will begin to grow within the scientific community, and innovation will flourish :D

Maybe this is a crazy question, but how did Europeans know what Africans looked like? I know that some of the paintings here are of North Africans/Middle Easterners, but others clearly depict people born south of the Sahara. I've heard of Prester John but I never imagined that medieval Europeans were aware that Prester John would have had brown skin. Am I missing something?

medievalpoc:

Like. There are a lot of things I could say here. But I’m just going to do my best to answer your question, and the answer is either very simple or very complicated, depending on your current point of view.

1. “They” knew what people with brown skin looked like because people with brown skin had been there literally THE ENTIRE TIME. Some (and father back, ALL) of “them” had brown skin themselves.

2. “People with Brown Skin” and “Europeans” are not separate and mutually exclusive groups.

3. No matter how far back you go, the mythical time that you’re looking for, when all-white, racially and culturally isolated Europe was “real”, will continue to recede from your grasp until it winkles out the like imaginary place it is.

We can just keep going back. In every area, from all walks of life, rich and poor, kings and peasants, artists and iconoclasts, before there were countries and continents, before there were white people.

Russia, 1899:

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Switzerland, c. 1800:  [fixed link here]

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Netherlands, 1658:

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Poland, 1539:

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Germany, 1480s:

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Spain, 1420s:

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France, 1332:

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Scotland, England, France, 1280s:

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France, 1220s:

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England, 1178:

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Belgium, 1084:

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Greece, c. 1000:

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Spain, 850s:

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Throughout Europe, 800s-500s:

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England, c. 300 AD:

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Scotland, c. 100 AD:

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Italy, 79 AD:

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Greece, 170 B.C.:

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Greece, 300 B. C.:

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Greece, 400s B.C.

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Greece, 500s B.C.:

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Egypt, 1200s B.C.:

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Crete (Minoan), 1600 B.C.:

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Crete (Minoan), early 2000s B.C.:

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Romania, 34,000 B.C.:

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The time when “EVERYONE” in Europe was White does not exist. They knew what people with brown skin looked like because they were there. They knew what “Africans” looked like because they were there, and they weren’t “they”, they were us, or you. I think what you’re missing is something that never existed.

WOW. What a timeline! :o

OMG!!! @millsustwo @ustwo -I’m looking forward to this :D.

#MonumentValley #UPDATE

OMG!!! @millsustwo @ustwo -I’m looking forward to this :D.

#MonumentValley #UPDATE

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This is better than going to the seasonal section of CVS and setting off 10 animatronic holiday things all at once!

#vintage #contest from @instructables -looks like fun!

#vintage #contest from @instructables -looks like fun!

Made a #HappyBirthdayTESLA shirt —fitting that it’s also the day of the #WorldMakerFaire Town Hall Meeting @kickstarter HQ.

Hopefully I can catch the tail end of it :D.

#ElectricJesus #tesla #TShirt #teeShirt #teslanomicron #nikola #AC #westinghouse #make #maker #makerfaire #radioshack #radio #tandy #ironOn

Made a #HappyBirthdayTESLA shirt —fitting that it’s also the day of the #WorldMakerFaire Town Hall Meeting @kickstarter HQ.

Hopefully I can catch the tail end of it :D.

#ElectricJesus #tesla #TShirt #teeShirt #teslanomicron #nikola #AC #westinghouse #make #maker #makerfaire #radioshack #radio #tandy #ironOn

#MakerFaire Town Hall swag.

#make #maker (at Kickstarter HQ)

#MakerFaire Town Hall swag.

#make #maker (at Kickstarter HQ)