Weekly Roundup of Archaeology, History and Historical Fiction July 22-28

My weekly roundup of archaeology and historical fiction: excavation at Carchemish dug by Lawrence of Arabia seeking tourists, new mosaic at Antalya Turkey depicting Iphigenia’s sacrifice, Netflix casts creatively for Troy: Fall of a City, can historical fiction be feminist without messing with history (yes, it can!).

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Weekly Roundup of Archaeology, History and Historical Fiction July 15-21

My weekly roundup of archaeology and history: Mysterious night ceremonies at Neolithic Hendraburnick Quoit, evidence for sliding backdrops at ancient Greek theaters, ancient Near Eastern leaders wrote justifications for their deeds and misdeeds–sometimes with modern political echoes.

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Weekly Roundup of Archaeology, History and Historical Fiction July 8-14

My weekly roundup of posts from around the web: Pompeii renovations open the house of mysteries and other buildings, the secrets of Roman cement’s longevity, virtual unrolling of burned Pompeii scrolls, Hippocrates text found in Egypt’s St. Catherine’s monastery and Aztec skull towers contained women and children–blowing standard theory.

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Weekly Roundup of Archaeology, History and Historical Fiction June 10-16

My weekly roundup of posts I enjoyed: Cemetery at Amarna reveals child labor and abuse, DNA from mummies reveals changes over time in Egyptian connectedness to other peoples, cat fur for coats in Medieval period–yuck, Roman bath comes to light in Chichester and ASOR blog on Sumerian art’s influence on modern art

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Weekly Roundup of Archaeology, History and Historical Fiction May 20-June 2

My weekly roundup of posts I enjoyed: adventures at Phoenix Comicon, modern disaster for a Roman arch, mummification materials found in Middle Kingdom tomb, new Cairo Museum toting Tut’s treasures across the city, mass grave from Thirty Year’s War, Trojan period finds in Western Turkey, Getty Museum’s Palmyra online exhibit, Gamla dig in Israel

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Weekly Roundup of Archaeology, History and Historical Fiction May 13-19

My weekly roundup of posts I enjoyed: Mary Beard’s review of 2 novels based in Greek myth, the finds from building metro in Thessaloniki Greece from Alex the Great to Roman, Alex Tizon’s essay “My Family’s Slave” and etiquette ancient Egyptian style

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