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Chianti well preserves 15 centuries of history

An Etruscan well in Cetamura del Chianti, an archaeological site on the property of the Badia a Coltibuono wine-making estate in Tuscany, has proven a cornucopia of historical artifacts from the 300 B.C. through the end of the Middle Ages. The well — which technically is a cistern rather than a well since it isn’t [...]

“For Every Flag Removed…”

Here’s the problem with this logic. It’s not simply a question of whether or not a Confederate flag is flying on a university campus, public building or roadside lamp. Confederate heritage groups can organize and raise as many flags as they want, but they will never be able to counter what is really being rejected.... Continue reading

Pennsylvania Civil War museum fights back

More than a week after Harrisburg, Pa., Mayor Eric Papenfuse attacked the city’s National Civil War Museum  as a financial drain on the city and asked county commissioners to stop giving the museum funds intended for tourism promotion for Harrisburg, museums officials struck back Friday. Read full article >>

Didaskalia 10.14 | Dugdale on ANTIGONICK

Review at Didaskalia:  Antigonick: A new version of Sophocles’ Antigone.

Actaeon | Greek Myth Comix

@Greek Myth Comix Actaeon words by Peter le Couteur, comix by LEJ

Will Rogers on Romans and Pilgrims?

Did Will Rogers really say this? It doesn’t quite work, does it? The only difference between the Roman gladiators and the Pilgrims was that the Romans used a lion to cut down their native population, and the Pilgrims used a gun.” – April 27, 1930 via Tulsa World: Willrogerssays... I have images of a […]

Carabinieri Art Squad Reports Significant Increases in Looting and Fakery | Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues

@Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues Carabinieri Art Squad Reports Significant Increases in Looting and Fakery.

Founders’ Favorite Quotations, part 2

As I explained yesterday, last month a website publishing for the technology world asked more than three dozen company founders to share their favorite quotations from America’s Founders. Some of those were actual quotations from America’s Founders. Show More Summary

Prevention or Cure? Tax Exemptions in a Warfare Context: Miletus and the Low Valley of the Maeander early second century BCE | CHS Research Bulletin

@CHS Research Bulletin Prevention or Cure? Tax Exemptions in a Warfare Context: Miletus and the Low Valley of the Maeander early second century BCE

Plough turns up rare Pictish symbol stone

In May of last year, a farmer ploughing a field in Dandaleith, near Craigellachie in northeastern Scotland, encountered an intriguing obstacle. The landowner reported to the authorities that he had “broken his plough on a rather large stone with some sort of carving on one side,” but he was underestimating it. The solid pink granite [...]

This one hits close to home…..

My world, and welcome to it. The stuff that people feel that they have to share with us at book signings is pretty astounding. Please don’t mistake my sarcasm for a lack of gratitude. I really appreciate it that folks feel like they can approach me and for the most part, I enjoy the interactions. Show More Summary

Founders’ Favorite Quotations, part 1

Last month, Ronald Barba rounded up tech company founders’ favorite quotations from America’s Founders. But are all those quotations authentic enough to invest in? Let’s audit that list.“The purpose of money is to purchase the freedom to pursue that which was useful and interesting.” –Benjamin FranklinThis is a quotation from H. Show More Summary

Sobhuza I

African Ngwenyama (king) who's son, Mswati II, created the Swazi nation. Also known as Ngwane IV.

Mystery of skeleton in Penn Museum basement solved

A skeleton kept in an old wooden box in the basement of Philadelphia’s Penn Museum has regained his history, and what an illustrious one it is. Curator of the museum’s Physical Anthropology Section Dr. Janet Monge knew the skeleton was there, one of 2,000 complete skeletons in the collection, but it had no catalog card [...]

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