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Fragmentary Friday: The Sons Came Second

As early as Herodotus (4.32) it was doubted that the epic that told the story of the sons of the Seven Against Thebes was by Homer. 116 more words

Greek

Fragmentary Friday: The Thebais

We have the remains of an ancient epic called the Thebais that was attributed to ‘Homer’ by multiple sources in antiquity (although most scholars today, following Aristotle, agree that ‘Homer’ = Iliad and Odyssey or something like that). 247 more words

Greek

Theban Necropolis

During spring semester 2010, I, along with several other students in my introduction to GIS course, worked on the Theban Necropolis mapping project in association with… 45 more words

Archaeology

Tel el-Amarna, lost city of Egypt

In the middle 14th-century BCE, the 18th-Dynasty pharaoh Amenhotep IV broke with many centuries of tradition, when he proclaimed the sun disk Aten to be the god of gods. 361 more words

Egypt

Two Pillars

Bible:

In front of the house he made two pillars thirty-five cubits high, with a capital of five cubits on the top of each. He made chains like a necklace and put them on the tops of the pillars, and he made a hundred pomegranates and put them on the chains. 589 more words

Lessons on human rights from Ancient Greece

The Antigone Collective presents a 2000-year-old play that explores human rights and a fight against oppression – Antigone by Sophocles, Upstairs at the Gatehouse, 8-10 August, as part of Camden Fringe 2016. 236 more words

Camden Fringe

The Lady Tentdinebu

© Rory Gavin 2016

In the National Museum of Ireland there lies a very special lady. Her name is Tentdinebu and she is Ireland’s oldest resident. 246 more words

Egypt