senryu – Parthenon’s marbles = les marbres du Parthenon


senryu – Parthenon’s marbles = les marbres du Parthenon

Parthenon’s marbles
stuffed in the British Museum  – 
hall of horrors!

Parthenons marbles 620

les marbres du Parthenon
dans le British Museum  – 
quelle salle d’horreurs !  

Richard Vallance

The theft of the Parthenon marbles by Lord Elgin and the British from 1801 to 1812 is one of the most appalling crimes of highway robbery in all history! It is a filthy act of depredation, and it deserves nothing less than our condemnation and scorn. But of course the British at the British Museum are disgusting idiots who simply cannot see the writing on the wall!

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Digital enhancement of Linear A & B tablets: #2 Linear A tablet KH 5 (Khania)


Digital enhancement of Linear A & B tablets: #2 Linear A tablet KH 5 (Khania)

Here is the digitally enhanced version of KH 5:

Linear A tablet KH 5 Khania digitized

versus the original photo of it as found on the Internet:

Linear A tablet KH 5 Khania original

The original photo is severely underexposed, fuzzy and definitely off-colour.

Digital enhancement of Linear A & B tablets: # 1 Linear A tablet ZA 14 (Zakros)


Digital enhancement of Linear A & B tablets: # 1 Linear A tablet ZA 14 (Zakros)

Lineat A tablet digitally enhanced

So many photographs of both Linear A and B tablets on the Internet are of such poor quality that they are often practically illegible, even when the entire inscriptions are extant. Photos are underexposed, fuzzy and off-colour. I have taken it upon myself to correct as many of these flaws as I possibly can. The results are sometimes nothing short of spectacular and usually very good. I hope everyone who uses them enjoys them to the fullest. You have my permission to reproduce them, but please do not alter their appearance. The amount of work I have to pour into each digitization can run to at least one hour.