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Unlooted Tomb from Aigai/Vergina

I was hoping we’d hear more about this find … from eKathimerini: An ancient tomb along with burial offerings, allegedly belonging to a man who died around the time of Alexander the Great, has been unearthed at the ancient city of Aigai, in northern Greece. The archaeologist in charge of the excavation at Aigai, Aggeliki […]

John Trumbull’s Entrance Exam

Yesterday I described the accomplishments of young John Trumbull, son of a Westbury, Connecticut, minister. His mother, daughter of another clergyman, taught him from an early age.Then, as he wrote about himself, Trumbull started toShow More Summary

‘Antique’ Roman Glass (and Persian Items) in a Fifth Century Japanese Tomb!

Very interesting item from Asahi Shimbun: A glass dish unearthed from a burial mound here is the first of its kind confirmed to have come to Japan from the Roman Empire, a research team said. A round cut glass bowl, discovered with the glass plate, was found to have originated in Sassanid Persia (226-651), the […]

Mycenean Finds from Bodrum

From Hurriyet: New artifacts have been found during excavations in Bodrum’s Ortakent and Gümü?lük neighborhoods. The artifacts will shed light on the history of Bodrum Peninsula, according to officials. The Bodrum Underwater Archaeology Museum Director Emel Özkan said that they had discovered 49 artifacts from the Mycenean era. Show More Summary

Interesting ‘Unknown Divinity’ from Turkey

From a WWU Münster press release: Münster archaeologists excavated a unique Roman relief depicting an unknown god in an ancient sanctuary in Turkey. According to a first assessment, the one and a half metre (five feet) high basalt stele which was used as a buttress in the wall of a monastery shows a fertility or […]

RepiTitiationes ~ 11/11-12/14

#clsblgs ROMARCH: American Academy in Rome Summer School in Roman Pottery 2015 « [quem dixere chaos] http://t.co/gVaFlcuybn — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) November 11, 2014 conf International symposium | Odisej ponovno plovi http://t.co/fbjJ0Dy5Dl...Show More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 11/10/14

The Four Hundred–Mad Dog 21/21: Pandora's Pithos http://t.co/2X9tZ3Ohfo — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) November 10, 2014 Military Monday–“@OnlineRome: Example of a Roman military diploma; and here's more info: http://t.co/Y0jGKOTyQA...Show More Summary

RepiTitiationes 11/09/14

#clsblgs Bestiaria Latina Blog: Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: November 9 http://t.co/2DTsbbfwn1 — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) November 9, 2014 New issue of Trends in Classics Volume 6, Issue 2 (Oct 2014) http://t.co/5eldf93rkP...Show More Summary

Wreck of SS Ventnor, ship carrying 499 Chinese dead, found

The wreck of SS Ventnor, a ship that went down in 1902 carrying the remains of 499 Chinese gold miners from New Zealand back to their homes in China’s Guangdong province, has been found. The ship was discovered 21 kilometers (13 miles) west of Hokianga Harbour under 150 meters (492 feet) of water. The general [...]

To find a cavalry battlefield… on the back roads of Frederick County, pt 3

Alright… so where is the portion of the battlefield, of November 12, 1864, where the 7th Virginia saw their heaviest fighting of the day? As I mentioned yesterday… after coming to the aid of the 11th Virginia Cavalry, on the south bank of Cedar Creek, the 7th and the 12th moved to Middle Road to […]

Henry Ruffner’s Ghost Story (“A Screech”)

A Screech Amongst the earliest settlers in the Kanawha valley was george Alderson, who had been a man of the woods from his youth. Though not much of a scholar, yet he could read, write, and cast up accounts, which, altogether was more than the majority of his sylvan contemporaries could do. He was a […]

One narrow vision… followed by a more remarkable set of 19th century observations by Brantz Mayer

I read, somewhere recently, about how someone holds such low regard for Harper’s Ferry… because… as this person sees things… the site interprets John Brown as a hero. It’s actually odd, but John Brown only crosses my mind a couple of times when I visit (which, as regular readers know, is often) Harper’s Ferry, and when he […]

John Trumbull: “this weird urchin”

Last week I shared a portrait of John Trumbull (1750-1831), the author of M’Fingal and Connecticut jurist. He was a child prodigy, according to the biographical introduction to the 1820 collection of his work (which he apparently wrote...Show More Summary

Scaffholding for Capitol Dome restoration finished

Scaffolding around the cast iron Dome of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., has been completed so that the full restoration of the Dome can begin. The construction of the scaffolding system is an impressive project in its own right. More than 52 miles of metal piping and two miles of wood planking form 25 [...]

“America Is Not the Greatest Country in the World”

A couple weeks ago this short clip from the HBO series, “The Newsroom”, was posted by a couple of my Facebook friends. I’ve never seen the show so I don’t know much of anything about the storyline beyond the obvious. The topic of American Exceptionalism has come up on this blog before and it always […]

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