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About ritaroberts

I am a retired archaeologist. I have worked on Minoan pottery in Crete. I have also worked on Roman and Medieval pottery in England. I enjoy Archaeology and History, also Geology and collecting fossils .I am now studying the Minoan/Mycenaean scripts writings.
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Cuneiform reveals shared birthplace – The Archaeology News Network

 
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Posted by on December 10, 2019 in Uncategorized

 
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Ancient Greek necropolis discovered during roadworks in Sicily – The Archaeology News Network

 
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Posted by on December 3, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

KONOSO, the Journal of Aegean Bronze Age Studies

KONOSO, the Journal of Aegean Bronze Age Studies

I have Re-blogged this link for anyone interested.

KONOSO the Journal of Aegean Bronze Age Studies




KONOSO, the Journal of Aegean Bronze Age Studies, is an academic journal in the field of Bronze Age studies focused on the Bronze Age syllabaries Minoan Linear A, Mycenaean Linear B and Arcado-Cypriot Linear C, as well as on the Bronze Age civilizations in Minoan Crete, with specific reference to the Minoan capital, Knossos, and to Mycenae and the Mycenaeans.  Aegean studies on the Cycladic civilization and pre-Minoan and Mycenaean studies are also covered. To be updated, more to come. This is merely a tentative introductory text. Vol. 1 of this annual journal will be published in late 2020. Richard Vallance and Alexandre Solcà

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Posted by on December 2, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

A Bitter Sweet Visit With My Doctor

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Following a routine HBA1c and cholesterol test recently, I was called back to my doctor to discuss a rise in my cholesterol. My HDL had increased from 0.9 to 1.4 and my LDL had also risen. My doctor, who two years ago said that my decision to start a low carb diet was stupid and unsustainable, explained to me that I was no longer considered diabetic but I now need to take a statin. No acknowledgement of my success at reversing diabetes, now his focus was cholesterol. I responded to his ‘concern’ by pointing out that my total cholesterol of 6.0 would have been considered as normal before the guidelines were lowered to a threshold of 5.0 by a panel of ‘experts’ with links and interests to the statin industry (Statin Wars) and thus making millions more people eligible to be put on statins. I also pointed out that my…

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Posted by on November 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

 
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via Farmer discovers giant Byzantine-era pithos in central Turkey – The Archaeology News Network

Farmer discovers giant Byzantine-era pithos in central Turkey – The Archaeology News Network

 
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Posted by on November 19, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Ancient Cup awarded to 1st Marathon winner Spyros Louis returned to Greece

A German university returned to Athens a ancient Greek cup awarded as a prize to the marathon winner in the first modern Olympics of 1896. The Greek Culture Ministry said Wednesday that the 6th cen…

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Posted by on November 14, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Fine Wine & a Piss-Poor Vintage

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Topic: Wine -What’s in a bottle

wineTwo corked seventeenth-century wine bottles, one found on a wreck off the coast of the Netherlands, the other in the foundation of a demolished house in England, have yielded strikingly different contents: a rare example of 350-year-old Portuguese wine, and a putrid concoction of urine and hair designed to harm witches who cast spells.

The wine, possibly the private stash of a naval officer, was recovered from a Dutch warship sunk in the Wadden Sea, a shallow sound between the North Sea and the Netherlands coast. The onion-shaped green bottle is among the oldest corked bottles ever found with its wine intact.

The wreck was investigated by the Netherlands Institute for Ship and underwater Archaeology (NISA), a government-sponsored team that since the late 1980s has been conducting surveys of the Wadden Sea to inventory the more than 500 vessels, mainly Dutch, that are thought…

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Posted by on November 14, 2019 in Uncategorized

 
 
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