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Archaeoden Relaunch

Research Leave Ahoy 

Greetings scurvy dogs to another archaeodeath blog, this time with a vaguely contrived nautical theme.

I am currently enjoying my first research leave awarded without the support of external grants by my University since I began working here in 2008. 884 more words

Archaeology

Ludus duodecim scriptorum Board from Turkey!

Interesting item from Hurriyet … it says “game pieces” but the photo that accompanies the story seems to be more about a ‘game board’:

Two game pieces from the Roman era 1,800 years ago have been found in the ancient city of Kibyra, in the southern Turkish province of Burdur’s Gölhisar district.

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Archaeology

The Bible -- Not Like Archaeology -- Always True, Always Reliable

The Bible in the British Museum

This article is not about the British Museum, but like my last one, it does relate to Biblical archaeology.  I wrote on a find at a Roman Temple at Omrit, near Caesarea Philippi, and since I like the picture, I decided to include it again.   1,324 more words

Bibliology

THINGS I LOVED / HATED THIS WEEK #88

LOVE:

Graham Norton Show:

I’ve long had a fantasy of living in London, which I’ve told you about frequently enough. It involves working at the British Museum, having a flat near Kensington Palace, eating pasties every day, and exploring the massive city. 2,312 more words

Television

Mosaics Revealed at Ancient Greek City of Zeugma in Turkey


Archaeologists discovered three unique mosaics at the Ancient Greek city of Zeugma, in south Turkey, near the borders of Syria.

The ancient city of Zeugma was originally founded as a Greek settlement by Seleucus I Nicator, one of the generals of Alexander the Great, in 300 BC. 178 more words

Ancient History