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 History, Archaeology and Writing Wisdom June 25- July 1

Some posts I enjoyed this week from around the web: Sarah Johnson’s review of Twain’s End, everything about ISBN numbers, history behind forbidden love in Game of Thrones, acoustics of Epidauros Greek theater, Ann Patchett’s 75 best books

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Weekly Roundup of History, Archaeology and Writing Wisdom Nov 28- Dec 4

Posts from around the web that I enjoyed this week: speculation about the Amphipolis tomb as commemorating Hephaistion, Caroline Alexander’s new translation of the Iliad and an open access collection of gorgeous Greek museum books fr Latsis Foundation, the latest is Mycenae.

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Weekly Roundup of History, Archaeology and Writing Wisdom Sept 12-18

Some posts I enjoyed this week: this year’s finds at Minoan Zominthos, Crete, the abandoned district of Famagusta, Cyprus in the news and fiction from Sarah Johnson, 100 hundred words for “slut” by Jo Ann Butler, resurrecting Nero’s Domus Aurea and who knew elephants lived in Arcadia, Greece?

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Weekly Roundup of History, Archaeology and Writing Wisdom June 21-25

I’m off to the Historical Novel Society Conference in Denver. Here are the posts I enjoyed this week: “Twitter Novel” cartoon fr Janet Rudolph, humorous very bad reviews for Grey via January Magazine, Catherine of Aragon and Blackfriars by Nancy Bilyeau, 6 million dog mummies found in Egyptian dig, Greek mystery religion fr Samothrace exhibit at Athens Acropolis Museum & Sonoran spring photos by Melissa Crytzer Fry–gorgeous!

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