Weekly Roundup of Archaeology and History November 18-Dec 8

My weekly roundup of history and archaeology: a haunting mold for Phoenician funeral masks, reconstructing ancient Greek music, and Neolithic bones show women did the heavy labor despite earlier assumptions they stuck to light domestic tasks (surprise, surprise…)

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Weekly Roundup of Archaeology and History November 6-10

My weekly round up of history and archaeology (with a little humor thrown in this week): Emily Wilson’s translation of the Odyssey brings a woman’s smart view to the ancient poem, making medicines at the Palace of Ebla, exquisite warriors carved on a Mycenaean seal from the Griffin Grave and canine noir cartoon for the mystery & dog lovers

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Weekly Roundup of Archaeology and History October 21-27

My weekly roundup of history and archaeology: Caligula’s mosaic taken from his pleasure boat on Lake Nemi returns from a stay in NY hiding as a coffee table and the antikythera device, an ancient Greek model of the cosmos, gets a clear analysis on the ASOR blog.

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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, K├╝ltepe’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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