A partially excavated Great Sphinx of Giza, late 19th century
Seen in the catacombs of Lima, Peru
|—||Jean Cocteau, Le Testament d’Orphée (1960)|
"The headdresses of the Egyptians have great symbolic and emblematic importance, for they represent the auric bodies of the superhuman intelligences, and are used in the same way that the nimbus, halo, and aureole are used in Christian religious art."
- Manly P. Hall
Volcano eruption from the International Space Station
A fortuitous orbit of the International Space Station allowed the astronauts this striking view of Sarychev Volcano (Kuril Islands, northeast of Japan) in an early stage of eruption on June 12, 2009. Sarychev Peak is one of the most active volcanoes in the Kuril Island chain, and it is located on the northwestern end of Matua Island.