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Linear A scribal hands: JU + K series syllabograms

Source: Linear A scribal hands: JU + K series syllabograms

 
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Posted by on June 11, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Linear A scribal hands: D series syllabograms:

Source: Linear A scribal hands: D series syllabograms:

This post  is from Richard Vallance my  teacher. He  is  now working very hard in order to translate as many Linear A script writings as possible. There will be further series I shall post. You will need to click on the source to read the rest of this post so that you can comment on Richards blog.  Thank you.

 
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Posted by on June 10, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Teapots from Yixing

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I think by now you will all know that my main interests lie with anything to do with archaeology and ancient times, mainly pottery  Therefor it will come as no surprise  that I also like collecting certain antique items, one of which are the beautiful Yixing teapots, of which I only ever managed to obtain two to add to my collection of teapots.

Chinese Yixing Teapot with looped handlec 1900

Yixing Ware Teapot with looped handle c 1900

HISTORY OF THE YIXING WARES

Archaeology reveals that as early as the Song Dynasty (l0th century) potters near Yixing were using local ” Zisha”  (purple sand/clay) to make utensils that may have functioned as teapots.

According to the ‘ Ming dynasty ‘  Zhou Gaoqi , during the reign of Zhengde Emperor, a monk from Jinsha Temple (Golden Sand Temple) in Yixing handcrafted a fine quality teapot from local clay, such teapots soon became popular and the fame of Yixing teapots quickly spread.

These wares…

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Posted by on June 9, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Guest Post: Analyzing Military Tactics in the Iliad by Manousos Kambouris for KORYVANTES

Source: Guest Post: Analyzing Military Tactics in the Iliad by Manousos Kambouris for KORYVANTES

A superb post from   The Shield of Achilles  blog.

 
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Posted by on June 7, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Rita Robert’s translation of an extremely challenging Linear B tablet, KN 903 D a 01

Source: Rita Robert’s translation of an extremely challenging Linear B tablet, KN 903 D a 01

My teacher Richard Vallance, has very kindly published my Mycenaean Linear B translation. Please  click on the link  above to read the complete article.

 
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Posted by on June 5, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Guest Post: Heroes of Troy and Mycenae – Illustrated

Source: Guest Post: Heroes of Troy and Mycenae – Illustrated

 
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Posted by on June 3, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Guest Post: Construction of the Mycenaean Chariot by Rita Roberts

Source: Guest Post: Construction of the Mycenaean Chariot by Rita Roberts

 
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Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Uncategorized

 
 
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