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 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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