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October 29, 2014

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9:29 AM | NEW BOOK: "La Description de l'Egypte" de Jean-Jacques Rifaud (1813-1826)
Marie-Cécile BRUWIER, Wouter CLAES, Arnaud QUERTINMONT (Eds), "La Description de l'Egypte" de Jean-Jacques Rifaud (1813-1826), Éditions Safran288 pages, 28 x 38 cm (collection Connaissance de l'Égypte ancienne, 16)ISBN: 978-2-87457-076-659 euroshttp://www.safran.be/proddetail.php?prod=RIFAUD 
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9:21 AM | BOOK REVIEW: Dialogues with the Dead
David Gange, Dialogues with the Dead: Egyptology in British Culture and Religion, 1822-1922. Classical presences.   Oxford; New York:  Oxford University Press, 2013.  Pp. ix, 357.  ISBN 9780199653102.  $150.00.Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2014.05.36Reviewed by Daniele Salvoldi, Freie Universität, Berlin​

October 27, 2014

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1:08 PM | Roman Gladiators Drank Ash Energy Drink
This ash beverage was served after fights and maybe also after training to help ease body pain. Continue reading →
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10:57 AM | Paleolithic Cave Art in Indonesia and Spain.
Earlier this month an article was published in Nature revealing some new evidence of Paleolithic cave art. The most famous and probably well known cave art is the Lascaux Caves in France with depictions of large animals spanning the cave walls. Plenty of other examples of palaeolithic art has been found in Europe, especially in France and Europe […]

October 24, 2014

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12:20 PM | Landsjö Castle Plan Develops
I’m giving a talk on Landsjö castle to the Kimstad Historical Society next week, and while preparing my presentation I made a sketch plan of this summer’s discoveries regarding the plan. The ruin just barely breaks the turf, so we didn’t know much about the castle’s layout beforehand except that it had a 60-metre straight…
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5:47 AM | Week 26 Volunteering at The Royal College of Surgeons
So after a week away from the college I was back with the bones and getting my head around Aldlib. I wasn’t here last week as it was my birthday so my boyfriend and I celebrated by going to Thorpe Park. It was awesome! My first task the day was to update the Adlib entries […]

October 23, 2014

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7:20 PM | Mysterious 4,000-Year-Old 'CD-ROM' Code Cracked
Scholar says he's figured out a portion of the code on the ancient 'Phaistos disk.'
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6:10 PM | Who needs an osteologist? (Installment 19)
Welcome back to Who needs an osteologist?  Today, we have a special fantasy-chimera edition thanks to my husband, who was recently at GitHub HQ in San Francisco for an all-company meeting.  He snapped this picture of the "skeleton" of the famous GitHub Octocat:Felis octocatus skeleton at GitHub headquartersOctocat in the fleshThe sign below the display reads, "Octocat Skeleton. Felis octocatus.  This piece, which GitHub was lucky enough to receive from an anonymous donor, is the […]
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