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 History, Archaeology and Writing Wisdom March 26-April 1

Some posts I enjoyed around the web this week: a critique of Kolb on Troy’s location, a collection of 4 novels of ancient times by Stephanie Dray, Libbie Hawker, Rebecca Lochlann, Cheri Lasota, Analyzing skeletons found near Athens to reveal ancient politics and websites most helpful for writers.

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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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