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via Thanks to nanotechnology, Henry VIII’s favorite warship gets facelift

Thanks to nanotechnology, Henry VIII’s favorite warship gets facelift

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Posted by on August 23, 2018 in Uncategorized

 
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via Poster from one of the earliest public movie screenings is heading to auction

Poster from one of the earliest public movie screenings is heading to auction

 
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Posted by on August 22, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Evans, Knossos and the Minoans – Facts and Forgeries

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When you look at the advertisments for Crete, usually provided by the Greek tourist board, a huge amount of publicity is given to the ‘great Minoan civilisation’ discovered by Arthur Evans at the turn of the 20th century. Coach tours are offered to Knossos, the disneyland of archeology, where Evans poured concrete to recreate his ideas of what this fine civilisation meant.

He has written about a ‘pax Minoica’ a society that lived in peace under a matriarchal dynasty based on the legend of King Minos. A society of art and bull jumping and palaces with plumbing. It all sounds rather dreamlike. Perhaps it was.

After all, Evans invented the Minoans. The name came from the legend of King Minos who demanded Athenians to offer annual tribute to Crete of young men and maidens to be fed to the ‘minotaur’, the legendary half man half bull imprisoned in the labyrinth…

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Posted by on August 20, 2018 in Uncategorized

 
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via Golden horse head adds twist to ancient Roman history – The Archaeology News Network

Golden horse head adds twist to ancient Roman History

 
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Posted by on August 20, 2018 in Uncategorized

 
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via Archaeologists are excavating Sheffield Castle, one-time prison of Mary, Queen of Scots

Archaeologists are excavating Sheffield Castle, one-time prison of Mary, Queen of Scots

 
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Posted by on August 18, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Ancient Octagon-Shaped Tomb Reveals Morbid Tales from Mongol-Ruled China

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Posted by on August 14, 2018 in Uncategorized

 
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via Excavations of the Greek theatre and Hellenistic-Roman quarter of Agrigento, Sicily – The Archaeology News Network

Excavations of the Greek theatre and Hellenistic-Roman quarter of Agrigento, Sicily – The Archaeology News Network

 
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Posted by on August 11, 2018 in Uncategorized

 
 
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