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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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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