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atraversso:

Photoset: by James Losey

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theanimaleffect:

No photos please by JasonBrownPhotography on Flickr.

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bemusedlybespectacled:

peachmagic:

ok but imagine harry giving teddy his invisibility cloak right before he leaves for hogwarts and telling him all about the mischief their dad’s used to get up to with it. teddy asking why he didn’t save it for james or albus or lily and harry just saying “well you’re the oldest it’s only fair” and for a second teddy forgets that he’s “just a godson” and really feels like a part of the weasley-potter family.

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"They can keep their heaven. When I die, I’d sooner go to Middle-Earth." ― George R.R. Martin

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distant-relatives-blog:

 The University of Sankoré, or Sankore Masjid is one of three ancient centers of learning located in TimbuktuMaliWest Africa. The three mosques of Sankoré, Djinguereber Mosque and Sidi Yahya compose the famous University of Timbuktu. During the 14th -16th century, Sankore University enrolled more foreigen students than New York University today. 

The Mali Empire gained direct control over the city of Timbuktu in 1324 during the reign of Mansa Kankou Musa also known as Musa I “King of Kings”. He designed and saw the construction of one of Sankore’s first great mosques and the Jingeray Ber Masjid in 1327.The foundations of the previous structure were laid around 988 A.D. on the orders of the city’s chief judge Al-Qadi Aqib ibn Mahmud ibn Umar. A local mandinka lady, esteemed for her wealth, financed his plans to turn Sankoré into a world class learning institution. 

By the end of Mansa Musa’s reign (early 14th century CE), the Sankoré Masjid had been converted into a fully staffed Madrassa (Islamic school or in this case university) with the largest collections of books in Africa since the Library of Alexandria. The level of learning at Timbuktu’s Sankoré University was superior to that of all other Islamic centers in the world. The Sankoré Masjid was capable of housing 25,000 students and had one of the largest libraries in the world with between 400,000 to 700,000 manuscripts.

Today, the intellectual legacy of Timbuktu is neglected in historical discours. These pages of WORLD history tend to get ripped out.   

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theatticshoppe:

Today is July 17, and there 105 days till Halloween!
(source - with lots of diy examples)

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kateordie:

bevsi:

if-dementors-were-pink:

can we just take a moment to imagine little cute nine-year-old hermione reading matilda

and peering into this book about a smart, bookish girl who could move things with her mind

and then can you imagine her concentrating very hard on the books on the bookshelf and slowly, slowly, getting them to move

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Sometimes I get huffy about tumblr but then I see that 260,000 people got the same kind of chills I did reading this…

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omgthatdress:

Evening Dress

Jeanne Lanvin, 1937

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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