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2,000-Year-Old Leopard Face Painting Reconstructed From Egyptian Sarcophagus. Via SmithsonianMagazine:
The ancient Egyptians had a definite thing for cats. In addition to the domestic felines that dominated many households, big cats like leopards got their fair share of reverence, too—or so a new digital reconstruction suggests. Compiled from an analysis of a 2,000-year-old sarcophagus fragment unearthed last year, the image showcases the majestic head of an animal that, to the ancient residents of Aswan, Egypt, once represented great determination and power, reports Mindy Weisberger for Live Science.
Originally part of the coffin’s lid, the leopard’s face would have aligned with the head of the mummy inside, according to a statement. The cat likely acted as a guardian, imbuing the spirit of the deceased with strength on their journey to the land of the dead.
A team led by Egyptologist Patrizia Piacentini of Italy’s Milan State University uncovered the sarcophagus in a necropolis, or city of the dead, that lay more than 15 feet beneath the desert. More than 300 tombs—the product of centuries of Aswan burials that date to as recently as the fourth century A.D.—exist within its boundaries, according to a report from Italy’s ANSA wire service. While some of the necropolis’ residents were entombed in single-occupancy sarcophagi, others were crowded into large rooms such as the one where the leopard sarcophagus was found. In total, the leopard room housed about 30 bodies.
Texas Tech Volleyball
Allison White. Comin’ at ya with a heart of gold.
𝐆𝐄𝐓 𝐓𝐎 𝐊𝐍𝐎𝐖: @allison_white7
— Texas Tech Volleyball (@TexasTechVB) March 3, 2020
Texas Tech Golf
Played our way into contention by shooting the low-round on the final day of the Southern Highlands Collegiate.
Next up is a trip to Phoenix for the GCU Invitational from March 13-14.
— Texas Tech Men’s Golf (@TexasTechMGolf) March 4, 2020
Texas Tech Tennis
Congrats to Nell Miller, who has been named this week’s Big 12 Player of the Week!
— Texas Tech Women’s Tennis (@TexasTechWTEN) March 3, 2020
Lady Raider Basketball
Brittany’s Senior Day.
Be one of the first 7️⃣5️⃣0️⃣ fans inside the USA tomorrow night and get a FREE @lilbrewsie t-shirt‼️
🔴#M2M | #WreckEm⚫️ pic.twitter.com/bW6710pk86
— Lady Raider WBB (@LadyRaiderWBB) March 3, 2020
“I feel very honored and very emotional about the fact that I had the opportunity to be @lilbrewsie‘s coach.”
🔴#M2M | #WreckEm⚫️ pic.twitter.com/qwMwKGht6l
— Lady Raider WBB (@LadyRaiderWBB) March 4, 2020
Texas Tech Baseball
Texas Tech 11, UNLV 2. A mid-week win with one more today. Mason Montgomery moved to 3-0 on the year after going 5.0 innings, giving up 3 hits, 1 run, walking 2, and striking out 3. Connor Queen pitched 3 innings of no-hit ball and Kurt Wilson gave up a run in the 9th. RF Max Marusak went 1-3 with 2 runs and 2 RBI, SS Cal Conley went 2-3 with 2 RBI, 2B Brian Klein went 2-4 with a run and an RBI, and 1B Cole Stilwell went 2-3 with 2 runs. The next game is today at 1:00 p.m.
🔟 Red Raiders collected hits.
8⃣ Red Raiders scored a run.
— Texas Tech Baseball (@TTU_Baseball) March 4, 2020