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Beyond El Dorado: Power and Gold in Ancient Colombia – Review

This British Museum exhibition certainly lived up to its name, with a stunning collection of golden artefacts – plus some equally nice if less shiny ceramics and textiles – created by the various different peoples who lived in what is now Colombia before the Spanish conquest in the 16th century C.E. As expected from the … Continue reading

Making Ancient Pancakes

Making Ancient Pancakes

For my birthday this year I was given the British Museum’s Classical Cookbook, by Andrew Dalby and Sally Grainger. I haven’t had a chance to read through it fully yet, but it all looks very impressive (though could have done with more pictures – I don’t understand cookbooks without photos!) But this isn’t a review. … Continue reading