Is Poland the ancient cradle of cheese-making?
Archaeologists have long known that cheese is an ancient human invention. Wall murals in Egyptian tombs from 2000 BCE depict cheesemaking, and Sumerian tablets written in cuneiform text seem to describe cheese as well. Our distant ancestors, it seems clear, knew about the wonder that is cheese.
Today, though, cheese lovers have cause to celebrate: New evidence indicates that the invention (…) actually came thousands of years earlier. As described in a paper published in Nature, chemical analysis of prehistoric pottery unearthed from sites in Poland shows that cheesemaking was invented way farther back than originally believed - roughly 7000 years ago.
A team of researchers from the University of Bristol, Princeton and a group of Polish universities came to the finding by examining an unusual group of artifacts from the Polish sites: clay shards that were pierced with a series of small holes. Struck by their resemblance to in modern-day cheese strainers, they chemically tested the material around the holes, and were vindicated to find ancient traces of the kinds of lipids and fatty acids found in dairy products. These ceramics are attributed to what archaeologists call the Linear Pottery culture, and are dated to 5200 to 4900 BCE. [x]
Concert The Rolling Stones in Warsaw
This photo was once WRONGLY described as Warsaw
… but in fact it happened in Zurich / Switzerland [full photo in higher resolution can be seen here -> link]
Utter chaos and pandemonium broke out during a Rolling Stones concert in Zurich, Switzerland, in April 1967 when a few fans tried climbing onstage with the band. One fell, resulting in a fractured skull. The tumult snowballed and eventually devolved into hundreds of fans smashing furniture and setting off smoke bombs. Fifteen arrests were made and 10 were injured. After an incident like this, it’s easy to see why Richards would start (hilariously) wielding his guitar like a weapon against stray fans who wandered onstage—even years later, during a 1981 concert.
The source has a link to youtube under “wielding his guitar like a weapon” but apparently it was taken down, I only found a small “reportage" with Les Sauterelles (called Swiss Beatles back then) featuring more photos from that event.
Waza z Bronocic - the so-called “Bronocice pot” is a ceramic vase incised with the earliest known image of what may be a wheeled vehicle. It was dated by the radiocarbon method to c. 3635-3370 BC and is attributed to the Funnelbeaker archaeological culture (kultura pucharów lejkowatych).
The pot was discovered in 1976 during the archaeological excavations of a large Neolithic settlement in Bronocice by the Nidzica River (ca. 50 km to north-east of Kraków) and is housed in the Archaeological Museum in Kraków, Poland. [read more]
Тіні забутих предків — Сергій Параджанов, 1964
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors
Ukrainian masterpiece directed by Sergei Parajanov