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 History, Archaeology and Writing Wisdom Feb 13-19

Join me Feb 25-28 at Left Coast Crime. Here are some posts from around the web that I enjoyed this week: badger turns Bronze Age archaeologist, Roman restaurant in France, the Homer reading club talks Achilles and Harper Lee memories.

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Myth & Folklore: Where Did Mighty Achilles Get his Start?

The heroes of the Trojan War probably have origins in history, but there’s also been an infusion of myth and legendary grandeur. In a post on Unusual Historicals, I explore an idea of mine that the development of Achilles was significantly influenced by the Hittite myth of Telipinu.

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Weekly Roundup of History, Archaeology and Writing Wisdom Dec 13-19

Favorites around the web this week. In archaeology: a bronze age tomb in Thessaly, Greece, an exhibit of pre-classical Greece in France, 8,000 yr old Israeli olive oil, recreating Egyptian bread. In historical fiction: a post about his fic series with some of my favorite authors in it, a review of All the Light We Cannot See, & insulting people like a good historical fiction writer.

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