Weekly Roundup of Archaeology and History September 23-October 13

Here is my roundup of archaeology and history: Variations on the myths of Ishtar, the original goddess of love and war and a mysterious Luwian tablet, now translated, tells of a Trojan prince and his naval battle with Ashkelon, and I include photos from Madrid’s National Archaeology Museum’s extraordinary collection

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Weekly Roundup of Archaeology and History Sept 9-15

My weekly roundup of history and archaeology: a list of best book review blogs, newly discovered Egyptian tomb of a goldsmith, Kültepe’s 23,000 clay tablets of early Anatolian writing, 7,000 yr old ceramic storage silo model reveals economic power in Jordan Valley, and a new, pretty amazing Mycenaean rock cut chamber tomb with untouched remains and grave goods.

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Weekly Roundup of Archaeology and History August 19-25

My weekly roundup of posts about archaeology, history and historical fiction: now it’s antimony that caused the fall of the Roman empire, Canaanite temple excavated w/ ceramic masks, figurines & stelae, conserving Herculaneum’s frescoes w/ xrays that reveal the chemistry & the high status of lemons among Romans.

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Weekly Roundup of Archaeology, History and Historical Fiction August 12-18

My weekly roundup of archaeology, history and historical fiction: the year’s calendar for AZ Historical Novel Society’s meetings, Iron Age multi-lingual stela in Spain proves mysterious, a post suggesting YHWH and Dionysius the same god, and writing advice about staying invisible with deep POV

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Weekly Roundup of Archaeology, History and Historical Fiction August 5-11

My weekly roundup of archaeology, history and historical fiction: Neolithic monumental ritual space in Near East Gobekli Tepe in detail, Sarah Bond’s review of summer’s best archaeological finds, Egyptian Pharaoh was a literal giant? and huge Iron Age female stone statue gets some dubious interpretation (in my humble opinion)

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Weekly Roundup of Archaeology, History and Historical Fiction July 29- August 4

My weekly roundup of posts about archaeology and history: digging up Norse kings or gods in Sweden, Roman barracks in the subway, a new tomb in Egypt, archaeology in Egypt and Nubia, the genetics of Mycenaeans and Minoans, the Chinese epic horse show to tell the Trojan War

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