Visiting the Dead: Archaeology, Museums and Human Remains
Archaeology / Museums / Reviews

Visiting the Dead: Archaeology, Museums and Human Remains

The British Museum’s Pompeii exhibition has been a rollicking success. It’s been lauded by most critics and the public are evidently lapping it up. But it’s not perfect. As I mentioned in the comments on Anna’s review, I entirely agree with almost everything she says about it: shame about some of the presentation choices but the … Continue reading

Baking / Linguistics / Random thoughts

Linguistics Baking Part III: Phoenician

We’ve been having a ‘Phoenician for Classicists’ seminar in the Faculty this term, for anyone mad *ahem* keen enough to spend their Friday lunchtimes attempting to read inscriptions in a language they don’t know, written in a script that doesn’t represent vowels and in which about half of the consonants look essentially identical to each … Continue reading

Museums / News & Events / Reviews

Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum – Review

The British Museum’s latest blockbuster exhibition has proved incredibly popular – tickets are already sold out until late June, and it’s been getting rave reviews. Going to visit seemed like a good way for a group of classicists to spend the Bank Holiday, so as promised, here are some thoughts arising from the exhibition itself and the lengthy discussions we … Continue reading

Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar

GIS 3/5/13

[Apologies for the lateness of this post (it’s the unexpectedly sunny weather!)] The second GIS of the term took place last Friday and our interdisciplinary crew was presented with two exciting papers: Christina Tsaknaki talked about morning and consolation (and the purpose of poetry) in Ovid’s exile poetry, and Daniel Unruh discussed the ways in … Continue reading