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Medieval Mongolian Powdered Milk and Other Wonders: The Works of Samuel Purchas

History is a journey. Known paths are trekked and new ones are explored as we travel towards understanding our past. This theme –historical research as a pilgrimage- was recognised and propagated by the cleric Samuel Purchas, who in the 1620s published the four large tomes which constitute… 1,151 more words

Early Modern History

My contributions to Ancient History Encyclopedia's blog

Almost two years ago I was asked to contribute to the Ancient History Encyclopedia website. Needless to say I was very honored to join this team of ancient history experts. 62 more words

Archaeology Travel

AD 70 - Titus occupies and plunders Jerusalem

7 September – On this day

Before he became the emperor of Rome Vespasian had been appointed to subdue the Jewish rebellion against the emperor Nero and had begun campaigning in AD 66. 107 more words


Archaeology in Israel (2)

In the first part of this article, I explained how information from ancient sources is not always confirmed by archaeology. In asymmetric situations like these, “maximalists” assume that the information from written texts can be accepted: this is supposed to be reliable unless archaeology contradicts it. 131 more words

Ancient History

Archaeology in Israel (1)

The study of the ancient world is so fascinating because all those cultures, nations, tribes, states, and civilizations share one characteristic: a great shortage of data. 210 more words

Ancient History

The fall of Lucifer

In the first issue of Ancient History Magazine, I will be reviewing Adam, Eve, and the Devil. A New Beginning by Marjo Korpel and Johannes de Moor. 226 more words

Ancient History

Cyrenaica, part 5: Simon of Cyrene

Cyrene was the hometown of many famous Greeks. Eugammon was the author of an important but lost poem about the events after the homecoming of Odysseus, the… 120 more words

Ancient History