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Racton Man: warrior chief, early bronze adopter

The year was 1989. Milli Vanilli had three number one singles and a metal detectorist discovered a bronze dagger blade and a few rivets on Racton Park Farm, near Westbourne, outside Chichester, West Sussex. A subsequent excavation of the find site unearthed the complete skeleton of an adult and three full bronze rivets that had [...]

RepiTitiationes ~ 12/06/14

#clsblgs Does cultural diplomacy deter human rights violations? — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) December 6, 2014 Provenance Issues: Some Thoughts – Part 1 | Faces&Voices More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 12/05/14

How to read (or over-read) an ancient monument | Monuments of Roman Greece — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) December 5, 2014 #classcon How to Be Intoxicated – Special Reports – The Chronicle of Higher Education More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 12/04/14

#clsblgs Blogging Pompeii: Review articles: Journal of Roman Archaeology, volume 27, 2014 — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) December 4, 2014 Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: Die Zeit on ISIL...Show More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 12/03/14

‘Dead languages’ find life at USF | The Oracle — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) December 3, 2014 Did people really think Elgin's removal of marbles was legal — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist)...Show More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 12/02/14

#clsblgs Bestiaria Latina Blog: Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: December 2 — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) December 2, 2014 I love the fact that Lil Wayne's daughter's name is Reginae, but if her name is in the genitive, doesn't that make her more of a princess? — Sarah Bond (@SarahEBond) December 2, 2014 Oscar Wilde's marginalia in […]

RepiTitiationes ~ 12/01/14

Cyprus and the Balance of Empires | The Archaeology of the Mediterranean World — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) December 1, 2014 #clsblgs ~ Euripides on a Sick Country: fr. 267 (Auge) | Sententiae AntiquaeShow More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 11/30/14

#clsblgs Dorothy King's PhDiva: Obscure Roman Emperors: Probus — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) November 30, 2014 Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: Antiquity Collection: "Preservation" or Destruction? More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 11/29/14

The Supersyllabogram PU in Knossos Tablet KN 424 R q 12. Cloth for whom? | Linear B, Knossos & Mycenae — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) November 29, 2014 #clsblgs The Supersyllabogram PU in Knossos Tablet KN 424 R q 12. Show More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 11/28/14

… a rather slow day … Looting Matters: Due Diligence at Christie's: time for change? — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) November 28, 2014 Summer School in Ancient Languages — rogueclassicist...Show More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 11/27/14

#clsblgs More Fine Photos by Rita Roberts of Linear B Tab… | Linear B, Knossos & Mycenae — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) November 27, 2014 #clsblgs Bestiaria Latina Blog: Latin Proverbs...Show More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 11/26/14

The Timeless Battle of the Sexes | Theater | Shepherd Express — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) November 26, 2014 Advance Review: Ody-C #1 is a Truly Epic Adaptation | More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 11/25/14

Doing some catching up … Maps, Part I: Defining and Explaining our Past, Present and Future | AntiquityNOW — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) November 25, 2014 ‘Classics on TV: Great American Playwrights’, aShow More Summary

Vast archive of kimono stencils found in Dresden museum

The Kunstgewerbemuseum (Museum of Decorative Arts) in Dresden has rediscovered an unparalleled archive of Japanese kimono stencils in its storage depot. More than 15,000 katagami stencils, elaborately carved paper stencils used to print patterns on kimono fabric, had slumbered uninterrupted by curatorial interest in 92 neatly stacked and numbered cases for 125 years. This is [...]

In Explorator 17.35

I’ve done this sporadically in the past and honestly don’t know why it isn’t a weekly thing, especially now that I’m generally swamped at school and have neglected the blogging in favour of tweeting of late … in any event, here are some items from my Explorator newsletter’s edition du jour which might be of […]

The Roman Assault on Carthage and the Role the Great Harbor played in it.

The Third Punic War was the inevitable result of treaty that was too restrictive and a long standing feud that couldn't be mitigated. After defeat in the Second war in 202 B.C, Carthage was prohibited from attacking any friend of Rome and also required to pay reparations to the victor. Show More Summary

Newly shiny Bedale Hoard at Yorkshire Museum

The Bedale Hoard, a trove of Viking silver and Anglo-Saxon gold discovered by metal detectorists in a field near Bedale, North Yorkshire, in May of 2012, is now on display at the Yorkshire Museum after months of conservation. It dates to late 9th or early 10th century and contains almost 40 pieces: 29 silver ingots, [...]

Rijksmuseum acquires Adriaen de Vries bronze

I love it when a museum wins an auction bidding war. The institution in question is the Rijksmuseum which has just bought Bacchic Figure Supporting the Globe, a bronze statue by Adriaen de Vries, for $27,885,000 including buyer’s premium at The Exceptional Sale in Christie’s New York saleroom. Three phone bidders engaged in a four-minute [...]

Egyptian glass beads found in Bronze Age Danish burials

An analysis of blue glass beads found in Bronze Age burials in Denmark has revealed they were made in Egypt and Mesopotamia. It was the color of the beads that first caught the eye of Moesgaard Museum archaeologist Jeanette Varberg. She was looking through stores of ancient artifacts to see if there were any objects [...]

Wreck of San Francisco’s worst maritime disaster found

When the SS City of Rio de Janeiro struck the shoals of Fort Point in San Francisco Bay early morning on February 22, 1901, 128 of the 210 souls aboard perished. It was 5:00 AM and the Bay was wrapped in one of those blinding fogs that are its trademark. Visibility was literally zero. Captain [...]

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