Weekly Roundup of Archaeology, History and Historical Fiction Dec 17-23

My weekly roundup of posts I enjoyed: extinction of the shellfish that produced ancient purple dye, clarification about the lost ancient Greek city–not so lost, Bronze Age grave of girl in elaborate diadem tells a sad story, mythology in Harry Potter

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Weekly Roundup of Archaeology, History & Historical Fiction Dec 3-9

My weekly roundup: suggestive frescoes at Pompeii opened up for Christmas viewing, Bernard Cornwell interview, hilarious Italian Medieval history at the hands of Tinney Heath, fragment of Hermes on a red figure vase, writing my purpose with some help from Donald Maass

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

My weekly roundup of posts I enjoyed this week: Lost works of Greek tragedy might be more about magic, sex and happy endings; cuneiform tablet cookies; Hypatia, Alexandria’s female scholar and Obama’s reflections upon visiting the Acropolis.

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Weekly Roundup of Archaeology, History and Historical Fiction October 29-Nov 11

Posts I enjoyed from around the web: a Hittite village to be built at the UNESCO site of Hattusa (otherwise known as the capital of the Hittite Empire), really, really old maps (maybe), recreating the Queen of Sheba’s perfume (also used by one of my characters, a blind woman you’ll really like), the cosmopolitan world of Late Bronze Age Cyprus and the Old World might not have chatted with the New World as early as some people think.

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