Curiosity Cabinet

Three Things I’m Curious About This Week #28

These modern tapestries and embroideries that were inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry.

A visitor takes in a tapestry that is stretched between pillars to showcase its entire 120 meter length.
The Keiskamma Tapestry portrays 300 years of African history. Photo by Anthea Pokroy via BBC.

These Roman glass perfume bottles are 2000 years old. They were meant to be broken to be used.

Six glass birds in blue, orange, and clear glass. The body of the bird is designed to hold perfume.
Photo via archeohistories via Twitter.

These stunning photos of endangered wildlife such as the ground pangolin (by Jen Guyton), featured in a new book by renowned wildlife photographers.

A ground pangolin, which resembles an anteater covered in scales, curls up on the ground.
A ground pangolin, one of many species of endangered wildlife. Photo by Jen Guyton via The Guardian.