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Relief of unknown god found in Turkey

University of Münster archaeologists excavating the ruins of a medieval monastery near the southeastern Turkish city of Gaziantep have discovered a basalt stele carved with a figure of a previously unknown deity. The monastery of Mar Solomon (Saint Solomon) was built in the early Middle Ages over the remains of the Roman-era temple to Jupiter [...]

Black Confederates in the Journal of the Civil War Era

Looks like the latest issue of The Journal of the Civil War Era is being mailed to subscribers. The Professional Notes section features my essay, “Black Confederates Out of the Attic and Into the Mainstream,” which briefly explores the evolution of the myth, its diffusion on the Internet, and why academic and public historians ought […]

Young Representative Claiborne

This month a New York district made Elsie Stefanik, at age thirty, the youngest woman ever elected to the House of Representatives. (The previous holder of that record was Elizabeth Holtzmann, also from New York.)That news prompted a Boston 1775 reader to ask me who was the youngest man ever elected to Congress. Show More Summary

Happy 239th, Marines! Here’s to “Chesty”… and with a Civil War tie-in.

Ask any Marine, and he/she will know the significance of Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller… period. Likewise, it should be no surprise that the legend of “Chesty” finds its way to the kids of Marines. And, so it goes with me. I don’t know when, exactly, but… it was probably before I was nine, when I thumbed my […]

Howard Carter the artist

Before Howard Carter became the world-famous archaeologist who discovered the tomb of King Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings, he was an artist. In fact, it was pretty much all he knew how to do. Howard, the youngest of 11 children of Samuel and Martha Carter, was sick a lot in his youth. The [...]

RepiTitiationes ~ 11/08/14

#clsblgs The Battle of Frogs and Mice, Part 5: Dying Mouse Curses Coward Frog | Sententiae Antiquae http://t.co/9xTWgiRZFT — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) November 8, 2014 Kurdish performer brings Homer to life http://t.co/ffmRsV2qnt...Show More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 11/07/14

The Pueblo Chieftain | It’s all Greek to the Steel City Theatre http://t.co/BFQ3qpOiVA — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) November 7, 2014 A lesson in immigration policy from the cradle of democracy http://t.co/JL1Qc5JpzA — rogueclassicist...Show More Summary

Repititiationes ~ 11/06/14

#clsblgs Current Epigraphy » Postdocoral Research Position at Vienna (Epigraphik / Documenta Antiqua) http://t.co/tfvgnKL78O — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) November 6, 2014 #clsblgs Dorothy King's PhDiva: Today In 355: Julian the...Show More Summary

Repititiationes ~ 11/05/14

Looting Matters: Hecht and Haverford College http://t.co/AGrGVHFFiI — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) November 5, 2014 Anne Hooton, archaeological illustrator/artist | Zagora – Powerhouse Museum http://t.co/eGirSMg2Yp — rogueclassicist...Show More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 11/04/14

[catching up a bit... a day at a time] CFA November Newsletter http://t.co/gIwiA3LtEY — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) November 4, 2014 Thirty to fifty percent of Islamic State’s assets come from antiquities trafficking?.. WTF? |...Show More Summary

Standing Up For Citations (follow up)

Last month I posted a brief item about a couple of reviews of Karen Abbott’s new book, which took issue with her citations. Both Jonathan Yardley and Ashleigh Whitehead Luskey pointed out that a few passages lacked proper citation or that specific sources deserved further interrogation to support corresponding claims. I was most interested in... Continue reading

Top hairstyles 2015

http://tophairstyles2015.com/ Posts Category: best product Finding The Best Hair Products For Wavy Hair Category: Celebrity Hairstyles For Curly Frizzy Hair As Celebrities: The Carrie Bradshaw’s Style Category: Long Hairstyle Cute Hairstyles...Show More Summary

“Washington Elm” Exhibit in Cambridge

On Thursday, 13 November, the Cambridge Historical Society hosts an opening reception for its special exhibit on “The Washington Elm,” featuring the photography of Bruce Myren (one example shown here).That elm, as I’ve discussed, was associated in the late 1800s with a moment on 3 July 1775 when Gen. Show More Summary

Recreating Tullio Lombardo’s Adam after the fall

On the evening of Sunday, October 6th, 2002, the medium density plywood pedestal supporting the 15th century marble statue of Adam by Tullio Lombardo in the Velez Blanco Patio at the Metropolitan Museum of Art buckled. All 770 pounds, six feet three inches of Adam fell, hitting the ground hard and breaking into 28 large [...]

Articles from The University of Warrick, UK

I received a note recently from the University of Warrick, UK, asking me to provide a link to one of their journal articles, which introduces an unknown Roman writer named Bryson Arabus. The link to that article follows:Bryson Arabus...Show More Summary

Nine Years Blogging

It’s becoming more and more difficult to remember a time when my interest in the Civil War did not somehow connect to blogging. Nine years ago I had just completed a Master’s degree, including a thesis on William Mahone and the battle of the Crater, at the University of Richmond. I thought blogging might give... Continue reading

Battlefield Archeology Lecture in Lexington, 11 Nov.

Minute Man National Historical Park and the Friends of Minute Man are proceeding with a big project to clear and interpret the portion of the park that became known as “Parker’s Revenge.” Based on testimony from veterans of the Battle of Lexington and Concord and local traditions, that area is thought to be where the Lexington militia under Capt. Show More Summary

Yorkshire Hoards on Google Art Project

The Google Cultural Institute and the York Museums Trust have joined forces to create an exhibition of hoards discovered in Yorkshire. The Yorkshire Hoards exhibition gives audiences the chance to view buried treasure from the Bronze Age (1000 B.C.) to the Civil War (1650 A.D.). The entries are arranged in chronological order so you can [...]

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