Category Archives: Archaeology

Fun link for Friday – Babylonian Poems you can HEAR!

As an archaeologist one of the things we can’t recover are the sounds of the past. Languages, accents and music are very difficult to reconstruct. Being able to understand a language is very different from hearing and appreciating all the … Continue reading

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Travel Series: My Night on Mt. Sinai

This story took place in April of 2007, on the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. Although I understand that it is not the safest place to travel at the present, 5 years ago it was a popular destination. The main tourist … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Beacon at Alexandria

I first read The Beacon at Alexandria, by Gillian bradshaw in 1999 when I was in Grade 11; it had been leant to me by my latin teacher as ‘a book that I should like’ – I didn’t just like it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ladies of the Field

Ladies of the Field: Early Women Archaeologists and Their Search For Adventure, by Amanda Adams. Recently I have needed something to remind me of why I love archaeology and why I do what do.  This book has done that for me … Continue reading

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Fun link for Monday: “Bath Is Illuminated As Part Of The 2012 Cultural Olympiad”

In 2007 I completed an internship at the Roman Baths (Bath, UK) as part of my MA programme. The Baths, and the city itself are amazing places, and I fell in love with both immediately. I hope some day soon … Continue reading

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My offering to the Jerash Nymphaeum, Jordan

In 2004, while on field school in Jordan, we would spend most Saturdays traveling to many of the countries rich archaeological sites – in other words – It-Was-Awesome! On one particular Saturday we drove north to the area around the … Continue reading

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Mithraeum site in London is on the move again

The infamous archaeological Mithraeum site in London, UK is on the move again. It was moved in the 1950s/60s to it’s current location and will now be returned. The Roman Britain collection, which I have been working with, was donated … Continue reading

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