The ring reads “inform brit. museum london sw7”, found by Claire and kindly brought to me.
wee bambi, my cat was extremely interested in him.
skinned, salted, back in freezer while I await an order of formic acid.
It was surprisingly easy to convince my sister to pull over to pick this up (by pull over I mean turn back and kick me out the car while she found somewhere safe to stop) her only condition was that I couldn’t keep it if it had no face or if it was oozing.
The body is in excellent condition, the face, well not so much. I’ll see if she’s worth mounting after skinning.
Good stuff here, especially the material on ritual.
An extraordinary gem is now on view: the brilliant 55.08-carat, champagne-colored Kimberley Diamond.
Cut from a 490-carat crystal, which was found in the 19th century at the Kimberley Mine in South Africa, the Kimberley was originally cut as a 70-carat gem in 1921. To improve on the gem’s proportions and to increase its brilliancy, it was cut to its present emerald cut in 1958.
For more on the origins of diamond—the transparent form of true carbon, keep reading here.
Image © AMNH/D. Finnin
my namesake :)