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Lycurgus Cup (wikipedia.org)
16 points by 3131s 9 months ago | hide | past | favorite | 2 comments

This is from the Jonathon Blow talk currently on the front page:


The cup's context in the talk is that J Blow is discussing how technology is not guaranteed to increase over time, but that we regress as well. The Lycurgus Cup was created in Roman times and showed extremely high levels of technology and skill, to a degree that could only have been achieved by repeated refinement. This technology was then lost.

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