Fresh Ink: Sun Gods

By Carl Zimmer | September 25, 2008 11:42 am

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Thadd writes: “I got this archaeology themed tattoo today, somewhat inspired by your science tattoos.   It was inspired by a relief at Persepolis created under the Persian emperor Darius II.   It depicts a winged sun disk, likely showing the god Ahura Mazda, in this case, but was used as an icon for important deities in Assyria, Egypt, Judah, Urartu, and throughout most of the ancient Near East.”

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Comments (2)

  1. dre

    Love It. the best tattoo ever! congrats my man.

  2. dre

    there should be a link In order for rest of us to put our tats on this page. can you make this happen and if so please let me know.

    [CZ: People with science tattoos can email them directly to me at mail carlzimmer {dot} com. I’ll be picking new ones to feature in the fall]

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A blog about life, past and future. Written by DISCOVER contributing editor and columnist Carl Zimmer.

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Carl Zimmer writes about science regularly for The New York Times and magazines such as DISCOVER, which also hosts his blog, The LoomHe is the author of 12 books, the most recent of which is Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed.

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