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Due to the seal’s small size and veining on the stone, many of the miniature details are only clearly visible via photomicroscopy. Courtesy of The Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati

This will probably be the only time I feature a piece of art with all dudes on it, but this find is amazing.

“What is fascinating is that the representation of the human body is at a level of detail and musculature that one doesn’t find again until the classical period of Greek art 1,000 years later,” explained Davis. “It’s a spectacular find.”

Even more extraordinary, the husband-and-wife team point out, is that the meticulously carved combat scene was painstakingly etched on a piece of hard stone measuring just 3.6 centimeters, or just over 1.4 inches, in length. Indeed, many of the seal’s details, such as the intricate weaponry ornamentation and jewelry decoration, become clear only when viewed with a powerful camera lens and photomicroscopy.

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Mashable’s scientific approach to the Marvel shirtless scene. Read full post

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It’s a small dump today because this week has been terrible. Read full post

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Available from UK Etsy store wandrstore

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Roxanne Gay interviews Nicki Minaj

Minaj’s public image and personas are carefully curated. The tabloids have assiduously tracked her professional and personal lives and I restrain myself from asking about her ex Safaree Samuels, who appears on “Love & Hip Hop,” a reality television series about the music industry, and if she would ever give Drake a shot. (I restrain myself greatly.) I don’t know that anyone but her inner circle knows who Nicki Minaj really is.

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Available here on Etsy

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The Seitō women at a New Year’s party in 1912. Courtesy of Jan Bardsley/Public domain.

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