9 Jan 2017 First Clothes (The Lendbreen tunic and Tarkan Dress), Viking Bread, No Plan (recent David Bowie music video), Bernard Cribbins (Dr. Who)

Good afternoon to you wherever and whenever you are tuning in here. I hope this moment finds you sound in mind, body and spirit. I’m feeling really well today. I had some time out in my “chamber” and took all my crystals out so they could enjoy the blue, wind and light too.

My quest for the extraordinary took my thoughts to “what was the first piece of clothing?” This lead me to Norway and to Egypt! Since I’ve started getting back into the History Channel show Vikings and looking back at my family history which stretches very thin back to Switzerland and the “old country,” I have found myself curious about the people and culture of those times. I could listen to the people in the tunic video all day!  Such a beautiful language!  I think that’s what is surprising to me in Vikings is how beautiful the voices are of such a warrior people are.

https://thornews.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/norways-oldest-robe.jpeg

This finding is unique, even in an international context, says scientist about a 1700 years old robe that is found in Jotunheimen.

This garment was probably woven for a wealthy man. The robe is about 1700 years old and the fabric of lambs wool has a particularly fine quality. There is also used a relatively sophisticated type of weaving technology to produce it.

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Source Internet: 1700-yr-old-robe-found-in-jotunheimen-norway

– One can only wonder what kind of social level these folks had, says Marianne Vedeler Associate Professor at the Museum of Cultural History to NRK.

Kjortelen fra Lendbreen – The Lendbreen tunic

Published on Nov 30, 2015

Reconstruction of Norway’s oldest garment. Rapid melting of glaciers over the past few years has resulted in hundreds of old archaeological items emerging from the ice in Oppland, Norway, On the 4th of August, 2011 archaeologists from Oppland County and Museum of Cultural History, Oslo found what at first glance appears to be a rolled-up piece of fabric, It turns out to be a well-preserved tunic from around AD 300. Norway’s oldest garment, dating back 1700 years. This film shows the reconstruction of the tunic, the way it may have been done, 1700 years ago.

A little history lesson about Vikings and the foods they ate which included bread.

Archaeology Gastronomy: Viking Bread (min 6:46 min when demonstration of bread making begins)

World’s oldest Dress, the Tarkan dress is 5,000 years old ( it was found by Flindus Petrie in 1911-1913 in ruins of Tarkan, Egypt).

Source Internet: oldest-dress-tarkan-egyptian

Source Internet: oldest-dress-tarkan-egyptian

Egyptian Dress is the Oldest Piece of Clothing on Earth

A man I loved and admired for much of my life reduced to Sound and Vision…this is a haunting video to me.

David Bowie – No Plan

 

I found this message from my spin of the World Prayer Wheel quite profound!

http://www.worldprayers.org/prayerwheel/index.html

This is the beginning of a new day. I can waste it or use it for good. What I do today is important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever, leaving in its place something I have traded for it. I want it to be a gain, not a loss; good, not evil; success, not failure — in order that I shall not regret the price I paid for it today.

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Special note just because Kyle and I love this guy!  Just love him with David Tennant.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Cribbins

Bernard Joseph Cribbins, OBE (born 29 December 1928) is an English character actor, voice-over artist and musical comedian with a career spanning over seventy years. He came to prominence in films of the 1960s, and has been in work consistently since his professional debut in the mid-1950s.

Cribbins narrated The Wombles, a BBC children’s television programme that ran for 60 episodes between 1973 and 1975, and played the pretentious guest Mr. Hutchinson in “The Hotel Inspectors” episode of Fawlty Towers (1975), and the belligerent barman in Alfred Hitchcock‘s Frenzy (1972). He also recorded several novelty records in the early 1960s and was a regular and prolific performer on the BBC’s Jackanory from 1966 to 1991. Having appeared as Tom Campbell, a companion to Doctor Who in the 1966 feature film Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D., Cribbins also appeared four decades later as Wilfred Mott, a companion to television’s Tenth Doctor

 

 

 

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