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, History and Historical Fiction August 20-26

Here are some posts I enjoyed this week: sensational Bronze Age finds at Hala Sultan Tekke on Cyprus, Roman mosaic of Poseidon in Turkey uncovered, Olympian not Olympic cycling, ancient synagogue in Galilee and the discovery of a secret tunnel at the venerable dig at Alacahöyük Turkey

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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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Weekly Roundup of History, Archaeology and Writing Wisdom Jan 9-15

Some posts I enjoyed this week around the web: Cynthia Robertson on what makes a book brilliant, Bronze Age find in Britain preserved liked Pompeii, what the Iliad tells us about war from Caroline Alexander, Maya royal burial at El Zotz and book humor.

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Weekly Roundup of History, Archaeology and Writing Wisdom August 8-14

Posts I enjoyed this week: Ancient Greek Inventions, archaeology in Turkey both Neolithic and Late Bronze Age, Shona Patel’s Flame Tree Road and Kate Quinn’s Lady of the Eternal City, Nailing your Email Subject Line by Sharon Bially

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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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Weekly Roundup of History, Archaeology and Writing Wisdom October 25-31

I’m a day or so late putting up my weekly post of my favorites around the web. I’ve been getting myself back into the habit of writing my full word count everyday with a lot less daily book promotion, and … Continue reading