jm + graffiti   4

Phoenician Sun God in Eighteenth-Century Ireland? - Beachcombing's Bizarre History Blog
It is the most extraordinary inscription. This mill-stone rock, which once stood on the top of Tory Hill in County Kilkenny in Ireland, has been taken as proof of Carthaginian contact and settlement or at least trade with Ireland in antiquity. The words clearly read (give or take some distorted letters) Beli Dinose, a reference to the Carthaginian god Bel or Baal Dionysus. Extraordinary to think that Phoenicians, in the early centuries B.C. brought their nasty child-killing faith to the green hills of Ireland. Only of course they didn’t… At least not on this evidence. The stone celebrating ‘the lordly one’ actually has a rather different origin.


excellent tale.
phoenicia  dionysus  baal  history  tory-hill  kilkenny  carthage  gods  typos  fail  archaeology  graffiti 
21 days ago by jm
Big data is watching you
Some great street art from Brighton, via Darach Ennis
via:darachennis  street-art  graffiti  big-data  snooping  spies  gchq  nsa  art 
september 2013 by jm
"Are You Human?" urban intervention, 2009
turn CAPTCHAs into cut-outs, mount them in the urban environment, and they blend into the tag landscape. This came up after contemplating "artisanal integers", and the concept of taking something digital and ephemeral and making a hand-made, long-lived physical artifact from it. (via ted byfield)
art  sculpture  captchas  physical  artifacts  tags  graffiti  human  urban 
july 2012 by jm
Mario Kart graffiti in Portland bike lanes
very funny. 'Wait, does this mean that those cyclists that wiped out a few blocks back are going to catch up to me right before I get to my destination, even though I didn't crash once?' (commenter on Kotaku)
cycling  portland  videogames  gaming  mario-kart  graffiti  from delicious
august 2010 by jm

Copy this bookmark:



description:


tags: