Roman Legionary Tile with Canine Imprint, Roman Province of Pannonia, c.  2nd-4th century AD

A Roman legionary building tile (baked orange clay brick) with the imprint of a dog’s footprint, likely the pet of a legionary soldier or local camp dog who stepped on it while it was drying prior to baking. The tile 6 x 7 x 1.25 inches, the print 2 x 3 inches. The print quite clear with excellent detail including the claw marks. Some ancient calcified deposits in the impressions attesting authenticity. Quite rare.

Pannonia was an ancient province of the Roman Empire bounded north and east by the Danube, coterminous westward with Noricum and upper Italy, and southward with Dalmatia and upper Moesia. Pannonia was located over the territory of the present-day western Hungary, eastern Austria, northern Croatia, north-western Serbia, Slovenia, western Slovakia and northern Bosnia and Herzegovina.

thebiffyboffin and i adopted this cutie yesterday. of course we had to name him biffy!



no power in the ‘verse can stop me


I can’t stand these fucking people with these fucking family window stickers on their cars a murderer is gonna come into your fucking house and you’re gonna try to hide your kids in the fucking closet and he’s gonna be like naw bitch I saw your fucking mini van I know you have six more kids where are they


1912, Titanic in colour. Colorised by Anton Logvynenko


perks of being short

  • can be picked up
  • perfect spooning
  • good at hiding
  • can ride mini ponies
  • low ceilings/doorways not a problem

cons of being short

  • pants are too long
  • not an arm rest
  • cannot reach
  • cannot reach
  • cannot reach


art history meme: (1/5) movements - The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

The Pre-Raphaelites were a group of English painters, poets, and critics that were founded in 1848. The group’s intention was to reform art by rejecting what it considered the mechanistic approach first adopted by Mannerist artists who succeeded Raphael and Michelangelo.

Lady Godiva by John Collier, 1897

Lady of Shalot by John William Waterhouse, 1888

Hylas and the Nymphs by John William Waterhouse, 1896

God Speed! by Edward Leighton, 1900

Ophelia by John William Waterhouse, 1889



I almost forgot my briefcase!

it contains important lab results