Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Apotheosis of George Washington or The Fresco of George Washington ascending to the rank of GOD

So today my coworker Tom mentioned that he read about something in Dan Brown's new novel, the Lost Symbol.  Apparently there is an interesting fresco in the eye of the Rotunda in the capitol building.
It is title the Apotheosis of Washington. Apotheosis according to the aoc.gov website is "The word "apotheosis" in the title means literally the raising of a person to the rank of a god, or the glorification of a person as an ideal"

After hearing this piece of awesome, I decided to investigate and found the following:
On the aoc(Architect of the Capitol).gov website, there is a page dedicated to the Apotheosis of Washington.   

Here are two of the images from the hyperlink above:


This image shoes various gods such as Neptune, Venus, and angels etc... 



Upon closer inspection you see George Washington sitting on a throne of sorts with a host of angels. Notice his totally sweet sword in his left hand.


Speaking of conspiracy theories... have you guys noticed that there is a giant Pentagram inscribed into the streets of our capitol.



Notice that the center of the pentagram is the National Geographic Society. They probably have the Stargate hidden under that building.


 

1 comment:

SunJun said...

There's no road connecting Logan Circle to the convention center. We're safe from the apocalypse until they build that final connection (which, given how DC construction operates, will be beyond our lifetimes).