18 Powerful Illustrations Of Time In Action

Remember back in grade school when someone being all science-y would stroll in with a big piece of wood and would use its rings to show you when historical events happened? Because, like, trees are old and shit?

Well there's other old shit out there that shows the passage of time and are a helluva lot cooler than a piece of wood.

(Shout out to Tomkat53 for the contest suggestion.)

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Entry by T. S. Obiech

18 Powerful Illustrations Of Time In Action

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Entry by Maclise

-GRACKED-COM L Years of bone growth eventually encapsulated this arrow that had become lodged in a deer's ribcage.

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Entry by jaoafallas

THE FEET OF ST. PETER'S STATUE TOUCHED REPEATEDLY OVER THE CENTURIES IN VATICAN CITY:

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Entry by Busteq

These are the ruins of a town in the Amazon Jungle known as Fordlandia... It was abandoned in 1934. This is how it looks now. CRAGKEDCOM Deom

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Entry by Kalli

OTALACTITES AND STALAGMITES WHEN WATERDRIPS INA CAVE, IT COLLECTS MINERALS. AS THE WATER EVAPORATES, IT LEAVES THE MINERALS BEHIND. THESE FORMATIONS A

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After years of coastal erosion Malta's iconic Azure Window has collapsed. CRACKED COM

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Entry by Maclise

CRACKED Bull Terrier in 1915 Bull Terrier 100 years later

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Entry by T. S. Obiech

THE CITY OF PRIPYAT, MANY YEARS AFTER BEING ABANDONED AS A RESULT OF THE CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR REACTOR DISASTER IN 1986.

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DEVELOPMENT OF NEW YORK CITY 1876 1932 1988 FROM 1876 TO 1988 CRACKEDOON

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Entry by Andrea Meno

Centuries of layers of dirt buried the Moai statues' torsos. CRACKED COM Archeologists determined the torsos weren't hidden deliberately - they were c

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Entry by jaoafallas

CRACKED COM This New York city building is getting a power wash to remove years of accumulated grime.

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Entry by femshep87

Ta Prohm Temple, located in Cambodia, was originally built in C. 1186. At one point, over 2,000 peolple lived here. Now, over time, nature has slowly

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Entry by Alexius08

This is the Quelccaya lce Cap in Peru. The ice cap has a sequence of alternating ice and dust layers, which it has accumulated for the past 0800 years

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Entry by Andrea Meno

18 Powerful Illustrations Of Time In Action

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Entry by never_more

In 2012, militants began bombing the ancient Syrian city of Aleppo, which has existed since 6000 BCE. After 4 years of constant fighting, the city is

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Entry by jaoafallas

JULIET'S STATUE IN CASA DI GIULIETTA IN VERONA, ITALY: so MANY TOURISTS HAVE TOUCHED THIS STATUE OF JULIET FOR LUCK OVER THE YEARS, THE CITY OF VERO

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

These are the stairs in the leaning tower of Pisa. And those curves are the result of 500 years of peopLE walking up and down the tower. When construc

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Entry by Maclise

These gems are actually Fordite, a material formed by hundreds of layers of car paint that built up in old car factories over time.

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