The Lego Acropolis: history brick by brick
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The Lego Acropolis: history brick by brick

If you find time to visit only one of Athens’ many museum collections, make it the Acropolis museum. Right in the centre of the historic city, this award-winning museum houses over 4,000 objects from the Acropolis — the fortified hill in Athens, most famous for its fifth century B.C. marble temples. The Parthenon, in particular, … Continue reading

Island hopping around Greece, volume 2: Andros, Naxos, and Paros
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Island hopping around Greece, volume 2: Andros, Naxos, and Paros

Continuing on from last time, here’s the next thrilling instalment of my Greek Island hopping fieldwork adventure. Having been left abandoned on the shores of Mykonos in the last episode, I was soon back on the road (/the sea). Next stop: more of the Northern Cyclades. Andros Andros is the northern-most of the Cycladic islands, … Continue reading

Island hopping around Greece, volume 1: Mykonos, Delos, and Tinos
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Island hopping around Greece, volume 1: Mykonos, Delos, and Tinos

For the next few months —and thanks to the generosity of my funding body— I’m on a Greek Odyssey. As part of my PhD fieldwork, I’m visiting the archaeological sites and museum collections from some of the Cyclades, Dodecanese, and Northern Aegean islands. These groups of islands comprise some of 6000 islands in the middle … Continue reading

Review: Romano-Germanic Museum, Cologne
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Review: Romano-Germanic Museum, Cologne

When I’ve not been busy visiting Christmas markets, eating Currywurst, or wearing Lederhosen, I’ve been using my weekends in the Rhine-Ruhr region to do a bit of sightseeing. Although you might not expect it from the heart of industrial Germany, there’s certainly plenty on offer here for the ancient historian or archaeologist. Bonn’s LVR-LandesMuseum, for … Continue reading