Reading (and writing) between the lines of history
Archaeology / Random thoughts / Travel / Weird and Wonderful

Reading (and writing) between the lines of history

The rest, they say, is history. And then some. For the next three months, I’m swapping the fens of Cambridge for the industrial heart of the Ruhr valley in western Germany, and my new pied-à-terre is the Institute of Archaeology at the Ruhr Universität in Bochum. While I’m here, I’m looking through the paper archives … Continue reading

Review: Archaeological Museum of Thebes
Archaeology / History / Museums / Reviews / Travel

Review: Archaeological Museum of Thebes

Reporting live from the trowel’s edge… For the next six weeks, Ricarda and I are sweating it out in the middle of the Greek countryside, all in the service of academic discovery and for the advancement of human knowledge. We’re part of a team excavating a Mycenaean chamber tomb in Boeotia, a synergasia (collaboration) project … Continue reading

The Lion King – from Rome to Stratford-upon-Avon
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The Lion King – from Rome to Stratford-upon-Avon

Thatched roofs, cream teas, sonnets and soliloquies: Stratford-upon-Avon really is a wonderful pocket of Englishness nestled in the West Midlands. One could do much worse than to break away from the helta-skelta-of-wherever and pay a quick visit, as do 2.5 million people every year – and as I did for a weekend as my ‘summer … Continue reading