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Ancient Artefact of the Day: A bronze statuette of a griffin battling with a human figure, perhaps intended to be an Arimaspian, ca. 125-75 BC. #AAOTD #Griffin

Image: J. Paul Getty Museum (96.AB.152)
The provenance of this piece is not clear, although its small size (7.9 cm high) is suggestive that it may originally have been a an attachment to a large bronze vessel.
Certainly as early as the seventh century BC, griffin heads were used as decorative elements on cauldrons. This example is particularly fine, found in the bed of the Kladeos river at Olympia in 1914, associated with the sanctuary of Zeus.

Image: Metropolitan Museum (1972.118.54)
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Die extrem rechte Bewegung mobilisiert über unterschiedliche Ansprachen und Narrative. Neben den hauptsächlichen Mobilisatoren „Emotionen“ und „Ressentiments“ gibt es noch einen weiteren, der bisher zu wenig Beachtung erfährt: Die Untergangserzählung (Thread) (1)
Hört man den wichtigsten Protagonist*innen der extremen Rechten, von PEGIDA über die Identitären bis hin zum parlamentarischen Arm der #AfD zu, dann zieht sich ein Narrativ durch fast alle wichtigen Reden: Deutschland geht unter. Es stirbt. Das Volk der Deutschen stirbt aus (2)
Beispiel 1 Bernd #Höcke in Dresden, Januar 2017, bei seiner "Denkmal der Schande"-Rede: "Unser liebes Volk ist im Inneren tief gespalten und durch den Geburtenrückgang sowie die Masseneinwanderung erstmals in seiner Existenz tatsächlich elementar bedroht." (3)
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So I’ve been wanting to be play this game..Finally going to do it...
1. (#Damon & #Elena) #Delena |You want a love that consumes you. You want passion and adventure, and even a little danger..#TVD
2. (#Liam & #Steffy) #STEAM | No one can stop us. You know why? Because we are written in the damn stars.
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