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23,000-year-old limestone Venus found in France

Archaeologists excavating the Renancourt neighborhood of Amiens in northern France have unearthed a small artifact of large historical significance. It’s a limestone statuette of a female figure with exaggerated breasts and buttocks of a type known as a Paleolithic Venus. She’s 23,000 years old, an artifact of the late Gravettian culture found in France and [...]

Flint axe with wood handle found at Lolland dig

The tally of marvels unearthed at the Fehmarn Belt Link tunnel construction site on the Danish island of Lolland seems to get longer every weeks. We can now add a flint axe with an intact wooden handle to the flint dagger with the intact bark handle and the 5,000-year-old human footprints around the hazel stick [...]

Rare Shakespeare first folio found in French library

One of only 233 known copies of the First Folio edition of Shakespeare’s plays has been discovered in the library of Saint-Omer, a small town in northern France 30 miles south of Calais. Rémy Cordonnier, director of the medieval and early modern collection, found it this September when looking through the library’s stack for materials [...]

The Great Harbor at Carthage

What is a Cothon? A cothon is a man-made harbor originated by the ancient Phoenicians. Technically, a cothon is a man-made island at the center of a harbor, but because this island was typically included in the harbor design, its name eventually became the general term for the type of harbor. Show More Summary

Hoard of Roman silver found in The Hague

Archaeologists excavating the future site of the Rotterdamsebaan access road in The Hague announced on Friday that they’ve unearthed a Roman-era pot containing a hoard of coins and jewelry. The contents of the pot were discovered fused together in a large lump of metal. Conservators were able to separate the individual parts of the mass [...]

This Day in Ancient History ~ ante diem vii kalendas decembres

ante diem vii kalendas decembres 2348 B.C. — the Great Flood begins (according to someone’s reckoning!) 250 A.D. — martyrdom of Mercurius 251 A.D. — martyrdom of Moses of Rome  

RepiTitiationes ~ 11/24/14

#clsblgs Dorothy King's PhDiva: Today In 380: Theodosius Made His Formal Entry into Constantinople http://t.co/B0j7MLJS89 — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) November 24, 2014 Looting Matters: Cycladic Figures from the Keros Haul and...Show More Summary

Norfolk museum acquires Bronze Age dirk used as doorstop

When a farmer turned up a hunk of bent bronze while ploughing a field in East Rudham, Norfolk, 12 years ago, he had no idea he’d found an archaeological treasure. He used the four-pound object as a doorstop for years. In 2013, the object was reviewed by Andrew Rogerson, Senior Historic Environment Officer of Norfolk’s [...]

RepiTitiationes ~ 11/23/14

#clsblgs Tibullus, Elegies Book 1, 10: 33-44: Life is Short Enough, War is Fing Crazy | Sententiae Antiquae http://t.co/PVuUjWnbiv — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) November 23, 2014 #clsblgs Bestiaria Latina Blog: Latin ProverbsShow More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 11/22/14

Baby Minotaur and distinctly unimpressed Pasiphaë. https://t.co/wZ0zOn5mFk pic.twitter.com/grxPmk9u8x — The Classics Library (@stephenjenkin) November 22, 2014 @fond_ras @CarolineLawrenc might I suggest a lamp would depict harbour with a lighthouse…. Show More Summary

Leaning Tower of Bad Frankenhausen saved

The funding cavalry has arrived to save the dangerously leaning tower of the Church of Our Dear Ladies on the Hill in the Thuringian spa town of Bad Frankenhausen. The 14th century bell tower, built on a chalk foundation over subterranean salt deposits that get washed out by the springs that put the Bad in [...]

Medal of Honor awarded to Gettysburg hero 151 years later

Union Lieutenant Alonzo Hersford Cushing died at Gettysburg on July 3rd, 1863. On November 6th, 2014, he was awarded the Medal of Honor, the highest military decoration in the country, for his heroism on that field of battle that day. It has taken 151 years and a campaign of more than three decades for Cushing [...]

RepiTitiationes ~ 11/21/14

Blogging Pompeii: Article on Herculaneum's boat http://t.co/gIIW1UnbrT — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) November 21, 2014 SIAC Newsletter 70 (22/2014) | Tulliana News http://t.co/RNfoKcXhTd — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) November...Show More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 11/20/14

#clsblgs Dorothy King's PhDiva: Today In 284: Diocletian Became Emperor http://t.co/FfAYse7EzB — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) November 20, 2014 Memorial held for UH M?noa Latin Professor Kendall Inada – Ka Leo O Hawaii: News http://t.co/Ssqh9yKPKf...Show More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 11/19/14

#clsblgs Dorothy King's PhDiva: Today In 461: Libius Severus Became Emperor http://t.co/Bhht3aXdD6 — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) November 19, 2014 #clsblgs Bestiaria Latina Blog http://t.co/9GmhctzwFT — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist)...Show More Summary

Ludus duodecum scriptorum Board from Turkey!

Interesting item from Hurriyet … it says “game pieces” but the photo that accompanies the story seems to be more about a ‘game board’: Two game pieces from the Roman era 1,800 years ago have been found in the ancient city of Kibyra, in the southern Turkish province of Burdur’s Gölhisar district. “We don’t have […]

RepiTitiationes ~ 11/18/14

#clsblgs Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: De-Reconstruction of Apulian Vase in the Getty http://t.co/FA5GyCud68 — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) November 18, 2014 #clsblgs Dorothy King's PhDiva: Katerina Peristeri's...Show More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 11/17/14

#clsblgs Filming in Herculaneum (Bread & Circuses) http://t.co/tkWpKwiBR3 — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) November 17, 2014 #clsblgs Blogging Pompeii: Call for participants: Apolline Project http://t.co/3NZbIasJig — rogueclassicist...Show More Summary

RepiTitiationes 11/16/14

#clsblgs A Lazy Ciceronian Sunday (Epistulae ad Atticum, 2.6.1) | Sententiae Antiquae http://t.co/ChvqlJG3Iv — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) November 16, 2014 Manitou Messenger : Festival celebrates study of classical languages http://t.co/7sDpVSCHll...Show More Summary

RepiTitiationes 11/15/14

Give Me a Bit of Paratragedy: Strattis' Phoenician Women | Department of Classics http://t.co/WuONXwGWRz — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) November 15, 2014 #clsblgs Bestiaria Latina Blog: Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: November...Show More Summary

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