This wooden figurative statue with a number of mask-like faces was carved thousands of years ago, and preserved for millennia in the acidic, antimicrobial environment of the Shigir peat bog in the Ural Mountains in Russia. New dating techniques place the statue at nearly 12,000 years old.
Museums are often misconstrued as dusty and lifeless — the least likely place to find something hot and steamy. But the Ancient Near East section in The Israel Museum’s Archaeology Wing features rare erotic art from the land between the rivers (Tigris and Euphrates), which predates India’s Kama Sutra by over 1,500 years.
Exclusive Interview W/ Wednesday Mourning (Oddities – San Francisco)
-MAD: Ms. Wednesday, it’s a pleasure to speak with you today! I’m a big fan of ODDITIES, and ODDITIES: San Francisco, of which you are a cast member. Haven’t missed an episode yet! For those who aren’t yet familiar with the show, can you please give a brief run-down of what people can expect, air time and station?
-WM: “Oddities San Francisco” follows the staff and transactions of Loved to Death, a oddity store located in the unusual Height-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco. Our second season finale will air October 29th at 10 pm on the Science channel.