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Friday, 21.04.2017

Ancient Egyptians described their gods as having gold skin and lapis-lazuli hair, eyebrows, and eyelids. The colorful glass of this eye, which was once part of a human-shaped coffin, imitates the costly blue stone. Its color implies that the deceased passed all the necessary ordeals and is now among the gods and equated with Osiris.

Right Eye from an Anthropoid Coffin, 1539-30 B.C.E. Obsidian, crystalline limestone, blue glass, 13/16 x 2 5/16 x 1 in. (2.1 x 5.8 x 2.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum.

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Social Media Investigation


Bellingcat uses open source and social media investigation to investigate a variety of subjects, from Mexican drug lords to conflicts being fought across the world. Bellingcat brings together contributors who specialise in open source and social media investigation, and creates guides and case studies so others may learn to do the same.

Eliot Higgins is the founder of Bellingcat and the Brown Moses Blog. Eliot focuses on the weapons used in the conflict in Syria, and open source investigation tools and technique.

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