The Setting & Rising of the Temple of Isis

Originally posted on Isiopolis:
The forced closing of the Temple of Isis at Philae during the reign of the Byzantine Christian Emperor Justinian (527-565 CE) is generally considered to mark the end of Egyptian religion. The Temple of Isis (formerly on Philae, now on Agilkia); photo by Ivan Marcialis from Quartucciu, Italy and used under…

Theme Week: Gaulle Edition!

Originally posted on tiaras and trianon:
True, Mme. Vigée LeBrun’s portrait La reine en gaulle went over like a lead balloon with the French public. Their queen had been immortalized in what essentially was her underwear. It wasn’t just the gossamer nightgown that set her critics off; the rose in her left hand gualled* them…