Study finds modern relatives of Otzi alive and well in Austria



A team of researchers from Innsbruck Medical University has found 19 modern humans living in Austria with the same genetic defect as the ice-man Ötzi, the APA News Agency is reporting. The ice-man was found by German tourists and is believed to have lived approximately 5,300 years ago.


To Poseidon

I’m a huge ancient greek nerd - Poseidon is the one i find most interesting - this is a Hymn written to him

Letters of Note: How noble a woman's heart can be

Saw this on TV when i was on holiday - great track! Erik Rapp

This is a beautiful poem ‘Tonight I Can Write The Saddest Lines’ 

Softly love and to love softly,
dew upon a sycamore branch
by the creaking gate
where my heart hurries afterwards
through the path of wheat
along the briar, to that stone
under which I lie.

This poem was featured on The Tudors. If anyone knows where it came from or who wrote it, please inbox me. Its utterly beautiful.

Les sanglots longs
Des violons
De l’automne
Blessent mon cœur
D’une langueur

Chanson D’Automne - Paul Verlaine’automne

They flee from me that sometime did me seek
With naked foot, stalking in my chamber.
I have seen them gentle, tame, and meek,
That now are wild and do not remember
That sometime they put themself in danger
To take bread at my hand; and now they range,
Busily seeking with a continual change.

Thanked be fortune it hath been otherwise
Twenty times better; but once in special,
In thin array after a pleasant guise,
When her loose gown from her shoulders did fall,
And she me caught in her arms long and small;
Therewithall sweetly did me kiss
And softly said, “Dear heart, how like you this?”

It was no dream: I lay broad waking.
But all is turned thorough my gentleness
Into a strange fashion of forsaking;
And I have leave to go of her goodness,
And she also, to use newfangleness.
But since that I so kindly am served
I would fain know what she hath deserved.

They Flee from Me - Thomas Wyatt