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 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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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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Review of A Day of Fire by Stephanie Dray, Ben Kane, E. Knight, Sophie Perinot, Kate Quinn, Vicki Alvear Shecter

A Day of Fire is a collection of six interconnected stories set in Pompeii on the day Vesuvius blew up. The stories immerse us into a variety of strata of Roman life in this iconic city and build a rich palette of characters.

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