r/Damnthatsinteresting May 15 '22 Silver 4 Helpful 8 Wholesome 7 All-Seeing Upvote 1 Masterpiece 1 Into the Magic Portal 1

A modern Egyptian man taking a selfie with a 2000 years old portrait of an Egyptian man during the Roman era Image

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u/spookyjornbojoggin May 15 '22

i can’t wait for the 4D version of this photo chain in 2000 years.

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u/WMbandit May 15 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome To The Stars

RemindMe! 2000 years

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u/RemindMeBot May 15 '22 edited 10d ago Silver Helpful

I will be messaging you in 2000 years on 4022-05-15 21:41:09 UTC to remind you of this link

1099 OTHERS CLICKED THIS LINK to send a PM to also be reminded and to reduce spam.

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u/Benj1B May 15 '22 Wholesome

That seems...ambitious

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u/akali_otp May 15 '22 Helpful

I was here, hello future people

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u/_Ol_Greg May 15 '22

Hey future people, how's Elder Scrolls VI?

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u/TheBigerGamer May 15 '22 Silver

Still waiting.

But hey! We got GTA V: Expanded, Enhanced, Revamped, Emblematic, Reworked, Extrapositioned, Rebalanced, Enlightened Premium Platinum Plus for the Playstation MDCIII while we wait.

I'm sure GTA VI will come out any day now. I'm sure of it.

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u/IceZOMBIES May 15 '22

2,000 years later...

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u/PokemonPuzzler May 15 '22

I read that in the SpongeBob narrator voice.

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u/Hungry-Grocery-2646 May 16 '22

Haha same tew thousand yeears latur

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u/Kingbenn May 15 '22

No shit.. me tooo

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u/jadedea May 15 '22

Definitely need to pass this account to my descendants.....

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u/zoeyd8 May 16 '22

OMG how wholesome. I want my account to die with me. Still set 2000 year reminder. XD

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u/shadster23 May 15 '22

MDCIII

that'd be a new playstation coming out about every 10 months.

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u/gottapeepee May 15 '22

That's the future for you! And a PC is outdated every 2 months.

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u/theDimmingOne May 15 '22

Nah, they just started skipping numbers after the Microsoft purchase.

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u/OP-PO7 May 15 '22

Right after that new Duke Nukem game

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u/mcbirbo343 May 15 '22

How’s life in the future? Is Covid still a thing?

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u/Zer0_Tolerance_4Bull May 16 '22

How about Half-Life 3 or GTA VI?

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u/thebinarysystem10 May 15 '22

Due out in 4025

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u/unhelpful_question May 15 '22

RemindMe! 2003 years

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u/TheFizzardofWas May 16 '22

Apparently 2000 years is the cutoff, seems arbitrary

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u/pop_tab May 15 '22

Any day now.

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u/SpaceCaseSixtyTen May 15 '22 edited May 16 '22

I'm here too future people. Please revive me (under the conditions it is not an absolute shit show in the future lol.. a little bullshit is fine)

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u/Pliskinmgs May 15 '22

Hello future people, is Star Citizen finished?

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u/Tinrooftust May 15 '22

You will be reminded in the metaverse.

Hope you have the data so you don’t have to pedal a bike to pay for the picture.

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u/rpportucale May 15 '22

The future is now, old man.

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u/SirAquila May 15 '22

My dear, without ambition, where would humanity be?

Or in the Word of CGP Grey when asked: "What do you want to be remembered for in 400 years."

"I don't want to be remembered, I want to be around."

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u/rob_maqer May 16 '22

Hey future people, if you are reading this — I would like to know how you use your PP?

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u/partaylikearussian May 15 '22

Comment if you’re also reading this in the Quarantined Reddit archives in 4022! Don’t forget to smash that like holo and subscribe to my 24/7 VR livestream! Every new follower gets a free tank of oxygen from Amazon Galactic!

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u/GoCommitDeathpacito- May 15 '22

This is like the credits scene to humanity: an ancient phone in an ancient sand-buried house, a phone still somehow working goes off with this notif

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u/DarthLordRevan29 May 15 '22

Must be a nokia from the 90s, those batteries last forever lol

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u/omgihatemylifepoo May 16 '22

old nintendo batteries too… havent charged my gameboy in like 6 years ~

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u/quebecivre May 15 '22

Ray Bradbury has a short story like that.

The title is something about "Soft Rains Will Come. "

Edit: found it. "There Will Come Soft Rains." https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/There_Will_Come_Soft_Rains_(short_story)

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u/not_Harvard_moves May 16 '22

Among the ruins, one wall stood alone. Within the wall, a last voice said, over and over again and again, even as the sun rose to shine upon the heaper rubble and steam: “Today is August 5, 2026, today is August 5, 2026, today is…”

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u/sbtokarz May 16 '22

Oh wow I loved The Martian Chronicles when I had to read it in middle school. This was the one story that stuck with me, thanks for reminding me of it.

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u/WMbandit May 15 '22

Thanks bud, see you then.

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u/TechGuy95 May 15 '22 edited May 15 '22

Are you going to have your consciousness uploaded to a virtual world?

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u/lesbiantelevision May 15 '22

The virtual world is my consciousness... I have ascended.

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u/Wokanoga May 15 '22

Bro what if Reddit still exists in 4022?

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u/emeraldcitynoob May 15 '22

Best spot for alien boobas.

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u/ManfredsJuicedBalls May 15 '22

And alien cats

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u/Sagax388 May 15 '22

Domesticated xenobiology? Hell yea

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u/Jimmy-Pesto-Jr May 15 '22

alien felines, or alien pussy?

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u/LunaticOnTheGrasss May 15 '22

Yea good luck with that.

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u/ChazJ81 May 15 '22

But will anyone actually get the message?

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u/kararkeinan May 15 '22

Maybe someone on the coasts of Kansas.

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u/spiritsarise May 15 '22

Best comment, you wit!

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u/TutankaDon May 15 '22

Oooh.. the beautiful methane coasts in Kansas, UCD, Titan.

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u/LogicalShark May 15 '22

Can't wait

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u/megtwinkles May 15 '22

See ya on the flip side ✌️

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u/Agreeable-Yams8972 May 15 '22

Apparently your one in 7 bilion or something like that, wonder how many dudes like him were walking on this earth like him or people with similar features like us

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u/MrGrampton May 15 '22

dam so I'm not her one and only after all 😔😔😔

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u/Hahawney May 16 '22

I’m sorry.

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u/BenjiSpaceAdventure May 15 '22

Correct, you can't wait.

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u/norsurfit Interested May 15 '22

Ye Olde NFT

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u/Impossible-Cod-3946 May 15 '22

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Their comment is copied and pasted from another user in this thread.

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u/turtleneckless001 May 15 '22 edited May 17 '22

Thanks and everything but who buys mugs from a reddit link..

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u/MadMadBunny May 15 '22

Oh hello fellow time-traveller!

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u/Greenfieldfox May 15 '22

Looking forward to meeting you yesterday.

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u/NicodemusAwake13 May 15 '22

I thought we agreed not to talk about this yesterday.

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u/Greenfieldfox May 15 '22

Not yet, but we will.

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u/JTB696699 May 16 '22

I already said no tomorrow.

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u/IneptOrange May 16 '22

Ah crap, sorry, missed the meeting way back tomorrow

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u/jluicifer May 15 '22

“There can only be one” — Highlander.

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u/Impossible-Cod-3946 May 15 '22

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u/W7b7 May 15 '22

Jehewzwuwb I’m from the stone age ooga booga!

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u/substandardpoodle May 16 '22

The bartender says “Get out of here! We don’t serve your kind!“

A time traveler walks into a bar.

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u/_oldcook_ May 15 '22 Helpful

Your fam got to get out more bro

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u/OrganizerMowgli May 15 '22

Yeah somebody get this man a 23&me test so we can see the results

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u/[deleted] May 15 '22

It’s Egyptian all the way down.

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u/Ladies_Pls_DM_nudes May 15 '22

Wait, It's all Egyptian?

always has been

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u/tomphas May 16 '22

you kid but I'm half Egyptian and I was 49% on my test, my cousin from the Egyptian side had around 98%. Egyptians don't mess around

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u/WornOutMeatCurtins May 16 '22 edited May 16 '22

My husband is Egyptian and took both 23 and me and ancestry. His people are all from Alexandria as far back as the family kept record. Considering it's such a historic trade point. I was sure he would have some Spanish or Italian. Greek..... something.

Nope.

That motherfucker got 99% Egyptian as fuck.

Then we had the "NO, cousin fuckin is not a thing the rest of the world does. Stop" talk.

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u/[deleted] May 16 '22

Cousin fucking is totally a thing the rest of the world does (Or did). It's actually quite common in the middle east and parts of Asia still. It's not quranically prohibited so cousins can wed. Hell it's still legal in like the UK.

It's only as of late with the whole development of easy travel that people have considered that perhaps a family reunion is not the best place to find a spouse and perhaps should be considered incest if you fuck the child of your parent's sibling.

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u/brentistoic May 15 '22

Old dude might have made it to the americas cuz he looks like John Leguizamo

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u/AbstractAirplane May 15 '22

Underneath the stone layers the pyramids are actually blue steel.

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u/pork_fried_christ May 15 '22

There’s also Ferrari, and Le Tigre.

Le Tigre is a lot softer, more of a catalogue look. They used it for footwear sometimes.

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u/visope May 15 '22

It's all just one look.

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u/Mr-Sister-Fister21 May 16 '22

Doesn’t anyone else notice this?? I feel like I’m taking crazy pills!!

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u/PokemonPuzzler May 15 '22

For some reason I read that as El Tigre. Which is weird because I never watched that cartoon.

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u/LordEdgeward_TheTurd May 15 '22

I'm sorry that good looking people like us made you throw up and feel bad about yourself

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u/ZeichenRyan May 15 '22

What

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u/nomnaut May 15 '22

They’re both making Zoolander references.

Instead it turned into an internet fight.

Move along. Nothing to see here.

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u/BassCreat0r May 15 '22

Man, honestly surprised how modern the actual style of the portrait is (minus the damage of course). I'm just so used to seeing portraits with that dark yellow shading, or somewhat stylized. But this one looks like something a college student would post on /r/pics.

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u/Mushy_Slush May 15 '22

Nah, there's a lot of this stuff. There's some realistic paintings of soldiers in Macedonia from BCE times. I too used to think that like people didn't understand proportions/light and stuff in paintings until renaissance times but I think the middle ages people just got really lazy or something. I guess stylized if you're being charitable lmao.

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u/NorthwestSupercycle May 15 '22

It was finding examples of the more naturalistic art from Greco-Roman times that in fact inspired the Italian Renaissance artists. Collapse of the western Roman Empire and turn towards provincial and religious art are cited as causes towards the more flat style of medieval and Byzantine art. It takes a lot of time and training to train artists which requires a lot of infrastructure dedicated to it. The flat religious paintings were good enough in the eyes of the people at the time since it conveyed the religious ideas and did not care that it was not realistic.

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u/DeliciousWaifood May 15 '22

Yeah, without a big rich civilization there's no place for people spending their whole life studying art, let alone having access to the texts and works of historical artists.

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u/fireinthemountains May 16 '22 edited May 16 '22

It's still not entirely necessary in order to become an artist capable of some form of representational/still life art. Old West bros in colonies or building trains or mapping rivers, and so on, living it rough, kept journals and doodles and that's enough to develop a skill.

One of the primary human skills that comes out of reservations in the US is art, and we ain't got shit. We didn't have access to texts or references of historical artists either. Just eyeballs and some sort of marker - sometimes that's a pencil, or off brand sharpies, or bic pens, or a stick in the caked prairie dust, or a brush made from a few stands of hair painting on clay.

I'm not about to talk too much about conspiracies, since it's not a catch-all explanation for everything, but it is important to keep in mind: suppressing the knowledge of higher forms of xyz (art, trade, agriculture, infrastructure, architecture etc) is a method of revisionist history, used to restructure understanding of a race/demographic/area as being uncivilized.

It depends on what kind of art you mean. If you want fresco scenes in a church, sure, that requires a certain setting with the right structure. Just skill in recreating a face, or shading though? You don't need everything for that. At that point the most common limitations are just whether you know how to make a certain pigment or not, and some pigments require a form of technology in order to exist like mining and so on. lead was a big deal as a paint color for a while. many pigments might as well be a form of old school alchemy like chromium oxides and copper acetate.

(I am a visual artist, a painter. My major isn't art history, but I did study it as a part of my sociology and anthropology path, and have read many an art history book as part of my other path as an artist.)

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u/Mousey_Commander May 15 '22 edited May 15 '22

A lot of it was deliberate abstraction/stylization, you can see even in most dark age/medieval art and manuscripts a ton of technical skill, it's just not directed towards realism. I've seen reasons thrown around a lot online, from there being was a deliberate shift away from the "pagan" art styles during the rise of christianity, cultural intermingling leading to experimentation, as well as the change in popularity of certain styles any culture goes through over time (an empire that lasts 1000 years can go through a lot of different fads). Certainly not as simple as "everyone in the dark ages was too stupid/lazy to do realistic proportions anymore."

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u/MKQueasy May 16 '22

It's actually more to do with the medium than artistic skill or knowledge. At the time the popular medium was egg tempera paint. It couldn't hold as much pigment as oil and dried fairly quickly but also lasted for a fairly long time. It also left the painting flat and opaque. The quick drying also made it more difficult to blend colors together.

It was also during that time most people just didn't value realism. Religious art was made to inspire awe of the divine within viewers and artists focused on evoking that feeling rather than being accurate to reality. The Renaissance shifted focus to naturalism as religion became less important than the emerging appreciation of science and nature.

Oil paint became popular during the Renaissance and superseded tempera, which could hold more vibrant and denser pigments and allowed for much more control of the paint on the canvas, which then allowed for more naturalistic transitions of light and color.

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u/BassCreat0r May 15 '22

lol well, TIL. Thanks for the info. Pretty interesting, definitely going to check some more out.

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u/5-in-1Bleach May 15 '22

I'm going to guess that it's more about the status of the civilization. If a civilization flourishes enough, there's more wealth to have more artists spend more time getting trained, and more time to study past results and improve. And more artists who can teach students.

Roman Empire had enough wealth for this. Renaissance Europe had enough wealth for this. Middle Ages Europe? I really don't know how wealth was distributed or how much there was, but it seems that they were generally 'not well to do' as the saying goes.

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u/VerumJerum May 15 '22

Although abstract art has always changed, since it can very dramatically, "photographic" realistic art meant to depict things as accurately as possible would generally not vary as much - because the purpose is not creative liberty but accuracy to reality, much of which looks the same today as it did in times of yore.

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u/Cashewcamera May 16 '22

Most of that dark Yellow shading is just the aging of the medium, usually the paints or the varnish in response to a myriad of environmental factors. At the conception of the artwork the colors would have looked much different.

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u/nonamesleft79 May 15 '22 edited May 15 '22

I’m a little skeptical of this. It would be maybe the best painting of its type and it doesn’t seem to readily come up in google searches.

If it were authentic then the painting is much more impressive to me than the Mona lisa

Edit: I found what looks like a version of this photo in the attached article. It seems changed or touched up slightly but the original is still amazing.

https://www.amusingplanet.com/2019/01/the-ancient-portraits-of-fayuum-mummies.html?m=1

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u/inaft May 15 '22

I've seen a number of paintings like this from ancient Egypt at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. I'm pretty sure the one in this picture is actually there. They're legit.

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u/tjw_85 May 16 '22

It's authentic. The Fayum mummy portraits are really impressive. Some of them are extremely good. Obviously, as with any art, you have to take into account that they cover a period of several centuries and lots of different artists, using tools of varying quality, being paid differently. A wealthy person living in Roman Egypt will have been able to pay a more skilled artist, compared to a poorer person. But the one shown by the op is real. They're my favourite pieces of art as, to me, they bring the past to life in a way other pieces can't.

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u/VVVVagabond May 15 '22

Thank you for being the only comment here that notices this. I have never seen such a realistic painting like that from that long ago. It almost makes me doubt the authenticity of this because I have literally NEVER seen anything like it, and looking at art from antiquity is a hobby of mine

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u/xiaorobear May 16 '22

This is the standard style of mummy portraits on wood from the Roman era, there are hundreds like this- they're all amazing!

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

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u/VVVVagabond May 16 '22

This is actually incredible. Thank you so much!

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u/SavageHoliday May 15 '22

2000 year old dude lookin mad dissapointed that’s what the future of his family look like

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u/Veronicon May 15 '22

I see John leguizamo

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u/socalification May 15 '22

It’s the same cut he’s rocking when he plays as Luigi in that old Super Mario brothers movie

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u/WeimSean May 15 '22

hahaha I was thinking the same thing and then I scrolled down and saw this.

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u/demacnei May 16 '22

Yeah …. He is bright and shiny, and now upset and sleep deprived.

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u/twoteenmr May 15 '22

The dude in the portrait is pretty attractive

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u/PeopleRFuckingDumb May 15 '22

Pharoahgram filters

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u/niktemadur May 16 '22

InstagRAm

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u/Wsemenske May 15 '22

More so than the modern guy too

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u/Gusbus0001 May 15 '22

The portrait was probably idealized.

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u/Ab_Stark May 15 '22 edited May 16 '22

They had filters back then too.

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u/Dry-Ad-9144 May 15 '22

Dorian Gray

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u/Ryboticpsychotic May 15 '22

Phrygian Gray.

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u/upsidedowntoker May 15 '22

Nah the painting hasn't aged. He's more like Dorian Gray 2.0 he got it right .

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u/Pees_On_Skidmarks May 15 '22

The Man From Earth

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u/Hapless_Asshole May 15 '22

Fantastic movie. Not for people who like a lot of action. I'd kinda like to see it staged as a play. I wonder, though -- which would be the greater union violation, having stagehands play the moving guys, thus hacking off Actors' Equity; or having burly actors schlepp the furniture, arousing the ire of IATSE?

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u/DookieToe May 15 '22

Probably related.

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u/Joverby May 15 '22

humans in general have very low genetic diversity compared to other animals. so most likely related by not "that many" extensions, yes.

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u/DookieToe May 15 '22

That’s cool! Is that why we all still have wisdom teeth?

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u/Joverby May 15 '22

we still have wisdom teeth because we needed them and our jaws shrinking is a relevantly new thing.

check into it: after the industrialization of food human jaws started shrinking (because we chew far less) and it became a heritable trait. Unfortunately our teeth didnt get the memo.

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u/DookieToe May 15 '22

I just think it’s interesting that some people don’t have any or fewer wisdom teeth than the rest of us.

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u/Freckled_Boobs May 15 '22

I am one of them. Never developed any wisdom teeth. After the hell I have seen others go through with them, I'm beyond grateful.

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u/migle75 May 15 '22

Same! We’re an advanced breed.

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u/monk12111 May 15 '22

all of mine are growing in at once :) So i was told by my dentist a year or two ago... he also said "good luck" and to expect pain but its all good so far.

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u/geobloke May 15 '22

My dentist told me that my jaws were very primitiveso the my wisdom teeth could still fit. The best complisult I've ever received

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u/wildboarsoup May 15 '22

Yeah, some breeds of dogs look nothing like each other, while humans look largely the same, even across all races

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u/Glassavwhatta May 15 '22

it's likely we all are

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u/DookieToe May 15 '22

I mean, if you go back far enough, but I’m not calling all vertebrates blood brothers.

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u/GREATD4NNY May 15 '22

Probably cloned

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u/anonymous037104 May 15 '22

Probably from Egypt

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u/DookieToe May 15 '22

Probably.

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u/ccclaudius May 16 '22

Actually, they look quite different. Missing the painting’s cheekbones, tall stature, etc.

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u/BigBoiMina May 15 '22

Source and more information: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fayum_mummy_portraits . And: Mysterious Fayum Portraits Book by Euphrosyne Doxiadis

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u/WikiSummarizerBot May 15 '22

Fayum mummy portraits

Mummy portraits or Fayum mummy portraits are a type of naturalistic painted portrait on wooden boards attached to upper class mummies from Roman Egypt. They belong to the tradition of panel painting, one of the most highly regarded forms of art in the Classical world. The Fayum portraits are the only large body of art from that tradition to have survived. They were formerly, and incorrectly, called Coptic portraits.

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u/Gaflonzelschmerno May 15 '22

Those are extremely realistic, I had no idea artists back then were so skilled

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u/NorthwestSupercycle May 15 '22 edited May 16 '22

Roman painting was quite advanced and noted for realistic style. It is just that little of it actually survived because they are done on wooden panels, or parchment which is unlikely to survive. There's written accounts that the art collections of several Emperors were well known and respected but we only have descriptions of the art while none of it remains.

It was finding these old style naturalistic paintings that inspired Italian Renaissance artists to try to copy them.

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u/seanbnyc May 15 '22

They both have curly hair!

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u/TahaymTheBigBrain May 16 '22 edited May 16 '22

Hotter weather evolves curlier hair, natives to North Africa usually have it. I’m half Algerian and I have curly hair, and my Moroccan and Egyptian friends have curly hair as well. However it’s not always, I have a Tunisian/Algerian friend and she has straight hair, it’s fascinating how genetics works

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u/MrGulo-gulo May 16 '22

That's about it. I dont think they really look that much alike.

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u/lunacyinc1 May 16 '22

Looks like the Wish product picture vs what you actually recieved meme

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u/jharms1983 May 15 '22 Wholesome

I'm assuming they're getting sick of people telling them their ancestors were black.

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u/PrinceOfEgypt May 16 '22

Yes we are.. we may be brown, but there’s definitely a difference between Egyptians and other Africans. I have green eyes, my kids have green and blue.. ver distinctly different from both white Europeans and black Africans.

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u/sunics May 16 '22 edited May 16 '22

Idk if the fayum portraits are the best example for the appearance of Ancient Egyptians since it was only the elite that could afford this, and at this stage they were primarily of Greco-Roman extraction and culture. At least what I have read is that the Ancient Egyptians didn't look a particular way, and they were phenotypically diverse. The position of populations in the nile roughly correlated to Subsaharan or Eurocentric(for lack of better term) features.

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u/_eldeeb May 16 '22

It's tiring bro

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u/decheme13 May 16 '22

Thank you! It is very tiring and racist.

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u/KoisziKomeidzijewicz May 16 '22

always cringe when people say the modern descendants of ancient cultures aren't the "real" people from those cultures

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u/Mikesgames21 May 15 '22

Whoa! That’s a little frightening!

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u/Malakai0013 May 15 '22

His arrival was foretold. The chosen one returns.

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u/Skilleto91 May 15 '22

That portrait is so good you look at portraits from about 200 years ago or less and they look fucking horrible and barely look like people.

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u/cuarritas May 15 '22

John Leguizamo?

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u/ReservaAcero211 May 15 '22

That’s who i see as well

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u/ammygy May 15 '22

He’s the Roman’s version of an Egyptian NPC

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u/Tinkmat May 15 '22

Painting lookin like Lewis Hamilton

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u/AKD_FIRE May 15 '22

RemindMe! 1999 years 364 days 11 hours

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u/megakungfu May 16 '22

its been 2000 years and all i have to show for it is a receding hairline

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u/ufodrone May 16 '22

that guy wishes he'd look like that portrait.

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u/Fareeday May 15 '22

Tbh looks like two different people

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u/Adseg5 May 15 '22

Makes sense

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u/Daviskillerz May 15 '22

Plot twist: he’s time traveler

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u/marioaprooves May 15 '22

Or immortal. Take your pick

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u/Makuntisichi May 15 '22

That's actually a Roman Egypt period sarcophagus (coffin) cover. It was fashionable to paint a realistic likeness of the deceased on the front of the box. We have so many good and not so good examples, including numerous men, women and children. Morbidly realistic but fascinating.

Google "Fayum Mummies" for a few examples.

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u/iamah0logram May 15 '22

RemindMe! 1000000000 years

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u/wdt158 May 16 '22

That’s worth the price of paying for 23&me lol

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u/skettimagoo May 16 '22

Time traveler

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u/MoroccoGMok May 16 '22

Drunk security guard trying to push him back into wall

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u/BackgroundField1738 May 16 '22

They drew that 2000 years ago?

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u/lordoflotsofocelots May 16 '22

I was there. Three thousand years ago.

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u/ovensandhoes May 15 '22

Close but the painting dude is thinner and more attractive

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u/Elcactus May 15 '22

It's not like the people commissioning paintings back then didn't want a bit of embellishment to make them hotter either.

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u/nwoh May 15 '22

Being bad at Photoshop back then could get you killed.

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u/[deleted] May 15 '22

Kim John Il looks more attractive in paintings as well

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u/InstanceAcademic149 May 15 '22

King John II, duke of North Korea

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u/AdamantEevee May 15 '22

But on the other hand, he's dead

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u/Winter_Practice2192 May 15 '22

They had a better diet back then! Discover it and make millions! $$$💸💸💸

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u/ThemboForYourThots May 15 '22

Yea I was gonna say he's flattering himself a little bit

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u/BananaSlamYa May 15 '22

As well as having a noticeably different nose and brow structure. They look related, sure, but no way would I confuse the two to be the same person.

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u/Dumplinguine May 15 '22

Reminds me of that cheddar man story

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u/Shoeshin May 15 '22

I wouldn't be surprised if they're related, it's like one of those 'my daughter looks exactly like my grandmother' photos.

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u/david_ranch_dressing May 16 '22

I don't see resemblance

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u/tentaclepenisfather May 15 '22

I don't see a similiarity that makes this even remotely interesting...

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u/trwwy321 May 15 '22

The guy on the left is hotter

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u/apellcjecker May 15 '22

He knew it was picture day

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