Roundup of Archaeology and History Jan 24-Feb 2

My roundup of archaeology and history: Archaeology lecture for Phoenix area, Urusula LeGuin’s “remarkable spirit”, info about BBC/Netflix show Troy: Fall of a City, Reese Witherspoon on “female heroes that have always been in the shadows and now are coming into the light,” and the earliest ochre “crayon” found under a peat bog/ancient lake

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Weekly Roundup of Archaeology and History September 23-October 13

Here is my roundup of archaeology and history: Variations on the myths of Ishtar, the original goddess of love and war and a mysterious Luwian tablet, now translated, tells of a Trojan prince and his naval battle with Ashkelon, and I include photos from Madrid’s National Archaeology Museum’s extraordinary collection

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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 Archaeology, History and Historical Fiction Jan 7-13

Here’s my weekly roundup: Mycenaean shaft grave creates a new view of Mycenaean/Minoan relations, Hagia Sophia’s acoustics, Menorah carved into cave indicates a 2nd Temple hideout, Troy gets a museum, 2016 dig finds at Paphos Cyprus

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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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