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Repititiationes ~ 02/08/16

Oudna (Uthina) — S.J.A.Turney (@SJATurney) February 7, 2016 It was Pliny who claimed that hedgehogs roll on apples in the autumn, so as to store them up for the winter… More Summary

Repititiationes ~ 02/07/16

#History #Humour #Mythology — Ancient History (@ahencyclopedia) February 7, 2016 Camels resting in front of the Treasury, known locally as Al Khazneh in Amman, Jordan #ttot #travel — Yishai Mullins (@YishaiMullins) February 6, 2016 @YishaiMullins @DorothyKing Same place, different camels. Show More Summary

Repititiationes ~ 02/06/16

Dating early Christian papyri: old and new methods | Faces&Voices — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) February 6, 2016 What the L? Super Bowl simply isn’t the same without Roman numerals | More Summary

Repititiationes ~ 02/04/16

#2P61 On Friday we will discuss Eleusinian Mysteries: a cult of Demeter & Persephone (who was Queen of underworld). — Nadine Brundrett (@BrundrettNadine) February 4, 2016 Gustave Moreau (1826-1898) Cleopatra 1887. Show More Summary

Repititiationes ~ 02/03/16

Rome reveals apartments with historic views rented for a few euros a month — Justin Walsh (@jstpwalsh) February 3, 2016 He puts his toga on one…shoulder at a time. -Simmons — #NotBrandy (@TheMightyQueen) February...Show More Summary

Repititiationes ~ 02/02/16

Celebrate #SerpentDay with this Carnelian intaglio of a lion-headed serpent. — metmuseum (@metmuseum) February 2, 2016 Cast + crew of "Mojada," 2015 theater production at the #GettyVilla,...Show More Summary

Repititiationes ~ 02/05/16

More by the hacker and the professor at Perseids Project… — Perseus DL (@PerseusDigLib) February 5, 2016 Congratulations to the winners of the WCC's Best Paper Presentations of 2015: Best Pre-PhD Paper: Anna…...Show More Summary

Happy Birthday, Teddy Bear!

On November 14th, 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt was hunting bear in Mississippi with a party including Mississippi Governor Andrew Longino, several reporters and guide Holt Collier. Collier, born a slave in 1848, was a bear hunter of almost legendary status. He’d hunted bear from Texas to Alaska, killing thousands of them. He claimed to have [...]

Buy Michelangelo’s country villa

A drop-dead gorgeous villa in Tuscany that once belonged to the Renaissance genius Michelangelo Buonarrotti can be yours today for a mere $8,441,193. Nestled in the verdant Chianti hill just 22 miles from Florence and nine miles southwest of Siena, this masonry villa looks frozen in time, like Michelangelo might storm up any second and [...]

Medieval ship raised from Dutch river

An early 15th century merchant ship was raised from the river IJssel near the Dutch city of Kampen, about 60 miles northeast of Amsterdam, on Wednesday. The wooden ship is 20 meters (66 feet) long, weighs 50 tons and is a type of vessel known as a cog, a single mast flat-bottom ship that was [...]

Early Roman wall fresco found in London

Archaeologists with the Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) have discovered the remains of an elaborate wall fresco from the late 1st century A.D. which makes it one of the earliest extant frescos in Roman Britain. The team was excavating in advance of construction of an office building at 21 Lime Street in central London when [...]

Remains of monumental Roman arcade discovered in Colchester

The remains of a monumental Roman column arcade 120 meters (394 feet) long have been unearthed in the old town center of Colchester in Essex, England. The Colchester Archaeological Trust has been excavating the site on 97 High Street in advance of construction of a new apartment building. The site was known to be inside [...]

Massive illegal dumpsite found in Roman catacomb

Roman police have discovered tons of refuse, everything from household trash to industrial waste, illegally dumped in the 2nd and 3rd century A.D. catacombs of Tor Fiscale, an archaeological park in east Rome. Situated on the Via Latina near the junction with the ancient Appian Way, the Tor Fiscale park is part of the vast [...]

Earliest evidence of fermentation found in Sweden

Archaeologists excavating a 9,200 year-old settlement on the banks of the long-defunct Lake Vesan near the Baltic Sea coast in Sölvesborg, southern Sweden, have discovered evidence of a massive fish fermentation operation. They found pine bark and an incredibly dense concentration of fish bones, about 30,000 of them per square meter. Underneath the fish bone [...]

Rare complete first edition 17th c. sex manual for sale

Aristotle’s Masterpiece, not a masterpiece nor by Aristotle, was a manual of advice on sex, childbirth and infant care first published in 1684. Its anonymous author took the name of the famous ancient Greek philosopher to give his material an air of intellectual and scientific authority. Aristotle’s Problems, a book about health and sex in [...]

No mammoth at the 1951 Explorers Club dinner

Founded in 1904 by a group of explorers, naturalists and journalists including Adolphus Greely and Frank Chapman, The Explorers Club held annual black tie banquets in New York where members supped on exotic foods while speakers regaled them with tales of that year’s adventures. The 47th Explorers Club Annual Dinner (ECAD) held on January 13th, [...]

Researchers to seek DNA in USS Houston trumpet

The USS Houston, a heavy cruiser that was President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s favorite ship, was the flagship of the U.S. Navy’s Asiatic Fleet not once but twice. FDR visited it no fewer than four times, logging thousands of miles of travel on board. It was even retrofitted with special elevators and handrails for the President’s [...]

CFP: «Cupis volitare per auras» Books, libraries and textual transmission from the Ancient to the Medieval World (Graduate conference)

PROLEPSIS First International Postgraduate Conference «Cupis volitare per auras» Books, libraries and textual transmission from the Ancient to the Medieval World University of Bari (Italy), 27th – 28th October 2016. Confirmed keynote speaker: Stephen J. Show More Summary

UK wants to keep Lawrence of Arabia’s robes and dagger

A magnificent presentation dagger and set of silk robes that belonged to T.E. Lawrence, also known as Lawrence of Arabia, have been placed under a temporary export bar by UK Culture Minister Ed Vaizey. The silver-gilt dagger was a gift from Sherif Nasir, cousin of Emir Faisal, given to T.E. Lawrence in 1917 after the [...]

Van Gogh Museum’s exceptional French print collection online

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam first got into the French turn-of-the-century prints when it bought 800 exceptional examples from a German private collection in 2000. Since then the museum has made a point of acquiring more outstanding pieces. There are just under 1,800 French prints from 1890-1905 in the Van Gogh Museum now, but [...]

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