This weekend marked the start of the 2012 Olympics, a spectacle with 10,500 Olympic and 4,200 Paralympic athletes in competition across 26 sports, from handball to taekwondo to the good old-fashioned pentathlon. The Olympics we’re familiar with today are an… More»
It’s World Turtle Day! ‘Nuff said.
- Pendant bell: turtle, A.D. 800-1200, Pre-Columbian. Gold. Dallas Museum of Art
- Turtle Group, early 19th century, Kano Tomokazu. Wood with inlays. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, lacma
- The Entry of the Animals into Noah’s Ark, 1613, Jan Brueghel the Elder. The J. Paul Getty Museum