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An Old Dilemma

Inside Urim there is death, outside it there is death. Inside it we are to be finished off by famine. Outside it we are to be finished off by Elamite weapons.

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Ancient

Cross-Post: New Manouchehr Khorasani Book Crowdfunding

Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani needs funds to print his latest book, on black-powder firearms in Iranian museums. The title will be Persian Fire and Steel: Historical Firearms of Iran… 102 more words

Modern

The Kindness of Strangers

On Friday a book arrived from the Magazin, which is what Austrians call the closed stacks or off-site storage of a library. Unlike other things which come from a magazine, it was not packed in an airtight box and covered in oil or grease, but I did have to do something else before it was ready for action: cut the pages open. 256 more words

Modern

Halifax sculpture: John Greer's "Origins"

Located in downtown Halifax Nova Scotia, outside the NS Art Gallery: “Origins” (1995).  What a pleasant surprise! Tucked around the corner, just outside the NSAG entrance. 12 more words

Art

Ancient History Does Not Have Journal Rankings

Over on Crooked Timber, John Quiggin asks:

As far as economic research is concerned, less is more. More precisely, an academic economist with a small number of publications in top-rated journals is better regarded by other economists than one with an equal (or even somewhat larger) number of ‘good journal’ publications along with more research published in less prestigious outlets.

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Modern

Baijuu

A rainbow of bottles of baijuu, i.e. Chinese moonshine.

Traditional

A Paradise

παράδεισ-ος -ου, masuline noun, from Avestan pairidaēza-, Old Persian +paridaida-, Median +paridaiza- (walled-around, i.e., a walled garden), an enclosed park or pleasure-ground …

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Ancient