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About Mark Newton

Born in 1981, live in the UK. I write about strange things.


  1. This is him (or her):

  2. When I went to London, I wasn’t into photography, and that was long before digital cameras. I wish I had photos like these, since I loved the British Museum.

    I do remember the Lion…but what I liked more was the winged human/bull–more especially because its partner is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City (and each of them reference the other on their plaques as I recall)

  3. It’s certainly a boon to be able to look back over the photos, jogging my memory and so forth. 

    I believe at the moment half the Lewis Chessmen are at the Met, according to the little sign on display. 

  4. Still?  Or again?  I remember 20 years ago that the Met was loaned the Lewis chessmen. 

  5. It must be again, I think. They tend to do a bit of a tour!

  6. The last image, the soldier, it looks like a warrior from ancient Persia.

  7. Here you go – – from the palace of Darius I, no less… An Immortal!