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The Beauty of Bones - 1 by BenHeine The Beauty of Bones - 1 by BenHeine
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A photo I took at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, Greece. Kind of scary... but it's still us.

The above photo has been shot with the Samsung NX10, provided by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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More facts: The National Archaeological Museum in Athens houses some of the most important artifacts from a variety of archaeological locations around Greece from prehistory to late antiquity. It is considered one of the great museums in the world and contains the richest collection of artifacts from Greek antiquity worldwide. It is situated in the Exarhia area in central Athens between Epirus Street, Bouboulinas Street and Tositsas Street while its entrance is on the Patission Street adjacent to the historical building of the Athens Polytechnic.

Here is the entrance of the museum itself:

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Mithy91 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
Great picture (: I too tend to find bones very fascinating.
Ferris101 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is a good photo for two main reasons. The first, being creative, shows what we all have in a clear and crisp manner. Black and white is always the best medium for bones, it brings out detail and a stark contrast which says 'I am looking at the inside of a person.'

Secondly, being an Anthropology student, this photograph is remarkable in that it details, with absolute clarity, the human face profile. I have seen real skulls and skulls in text books - this picture beats the text books hands down. McMinns colour atlas of Human Anatomy should have more pictures like this! :)

And if anyone is interested, this person is a caucasoid, and probably male. The teeth are quite worn down, though complete, so probably was not too young.

Well done you with the camera!
jordanphoto89 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice Shot
i-am-pigwidgeon Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's incredible how accurate the title is. I never did realize how beautiful bones could look.
Noor-al-Haqiqa Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
The lines are so beautiful. One thing I learned long ago when I did body work was that no matter what they look like, basically we all have the same features in our bones.. a dip here, a hole there, ... the structure around the ears and jaw joint is amazingly complex and beautiful. Definitely not scary!
mtsofan Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Way cool. This person died with good teeth; I wonder if it was a young adult.
Korina742 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
You've been featured in Korina's premium feature #4 !

Congrats :aww:
Flummox99 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
bones are baeutiful
Doublecrash Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
Very crisp black and white, Ben. I like a lot this photo.
jaco-m Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
love it:D i dunno why but skulls are so beautiful
BenHeine Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
agree, that one is special because it's several thousands years old, there is a great natural texture
jaco-m Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
yea, treu! it has a perfect texture cuz it has to protect the most important things of a human. his brains. and of course almost all your senses are in it. that may also be one of the reasons i like them so much. there's a whole lifestory behind it
stalker777 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Love it. Very few human bone shots that I love, this one being one of them!
SabethaLamora Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
I have named that skull Ed, I hope you don't mind.
BenHeine Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
SabethaLamora Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
Well, yeah. ^_^
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Date Taken
Sep 1, 2010, 11:37:53 AM