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The "Heroon" at Sagalassos (Turkey)

One of the monuments that dominate  the northwest corner of the Upper Agora at Sagalassos is a “Heroon.”

A “Heroon” is a Greek term that refers to a monument that was built in honor of a hero.  229 more words

Places In Turkey

Lodhi Gardens

I had only been in India for a few days and yet I feel like I had already accomplished so much there. New Delhi is really an amazing city filled with so many different people, colors and smells. 364 more words


Speaking about Tombs in 2016 - Beowulf, Weland and Cathedral Tombs

I’ve just signed up to do three public lectures at the Grosvenor Museum, Chester. These are part of the Department of History and Archaeology’s Grosvenor Lunchtime Lectures. 309 more words

Archaeologies Of Death And Memory


Egypt detects ‘impressive’ anomaly in Giza pyramids

Maram Mazen, Associated Press

Updated 3:56 pm, Tuesday, November 10, 2015


CAIRO (AP) — Two weeks of new thermal scanning in Egypt’s Giza pyramids have identified anomalies in the 4,500 year-old burial structures, including a major one in the largest pyramid, the… 349 more words


Egypt antiquities officials scoff at Carson pyramid claims

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian antiquities officials on Monday scoffed at claims by Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson that Egypt’s ancient pyramids were not built as pharaonic tombs but used to store grain. 388 more words


Cemetery visit

MY WIFE WAS born at home and delivered by her father who was a physician. The town was Uruapan where they lived briefly before relocating to the nearby village of Taretan. 372 more words


Ben Carson: Egyptian pyramids built for grain storage, not as tombs

Ben Carson has long believes that the Egyptian pyramids were built not as tombs for the pharaohs but as grain storage.

The belief comes from the Biblical story of Joseph, who advised the pharaoh to store away seven years’ worth of grain against a famine that would last seven years after the same amount of time filled with plentiful harvest, reports… 187 more words