Spring at RSPB Ham Wall, Somerset

RSPB Ham Wall, a wetland environment in the heart of the Somerset Levels, bursts into life at this time of the year, and at a recent trip I managed to capture a few of the current inhabitants. RSPB Ham Wall, June 2021Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly at RSPB Ham Wall, June 2021Blue damselfly at RSPB Ham Wall, … Continue reading Spring at RSPB Ham Wall, Somerset

The Young Memnon, British Museum

The Younger Memnon is one of a pair of colossal granite heads from the ancient Egyptian Ramesseum mortuary temple in Thebes. It depicts the 19th Dynasty Pharaoh Ramesses II wearing the Nemes head-dress and a circlet of uraei. The back pillar is inscribed with vertical registers of hieroglyphs giving the name and titles of the … Continue reading The Young Memnon, British Museum