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March 5, 2019

The origin of cubism 2,000 years before the birth of Picasso

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Above and below, a magnificent relief of a lion in the wall of the remains of the second century B.C.E. Qasr Al-Abd ("Palace of the Slave" in Arabic), located outside Amman, Jordan.

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The first-century C.E. historian Flavius Josephus, in his book "The Antiquities of the Jews," described it as a large white castle into which "animals of a prodigious magnitude" were carved.

[via Atlas Obscura]

March 5, 2019 at 10:01 AM | Permalink


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