Category Archives: Archeology

“The Story of Us, Then”

BBC Two is currently running a series of programmes on History. Last night kicked off with the first episode of a series called Ancient Worlds, fronted by historian and archaeologist Richard Miles. I thought it was very good. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Compare and Contrast

BBC Four had a couple of history programmes on tonight. First up was Terry Jones on the Celtic civilisation that existed in Europe around the time of Caesar. Then we had Dan Snow on How the Celts Saved Britain. Frankly, … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice At Newgrange

Here’s a fascinating post about the tomb at Newgrange in Ireland, where the rays of the rising sun on the winter solstice strike inside the tomb chamber. There’s also a live webcast of the winter solstice at Newgrange in 2007. … Continue reading

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The Island Of Forgotten Diseases

And, while we’re on the wonders that can be thrown up by the internet, let me just draw your attention to this entry from Geoff Manaugh over at BLDGBLOG: The Island of Forgotten Diseases. It’s like something out of J. … Continue reading

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The Ramírez Codex

BibliOdyssey has a wonderful entry on the Ramírez Codex. Gawd, I love the internet…

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The Antikythera Mechanism – Part II

Further to my mention of the Antikythera Mechanism, here’s a link to the article in Nature about it.

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The Antikythera Mechanism

Alun, over at his Archaeoastronomy blog, comments on the news that a team of scientists appear to have unravelled the workings and purpose of the Antikythera Mechanism. It’s a remarkable relic, and an interesting story.

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