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World Cup Latin

World Cup fever is sweeping the country, as the men’s England football team are set to compete in what will be their first World Cup Semi-final in most of this graduate body’s lifetime (but let’s not forget that the women’s team did the same as recently as 2015!). To mark the occasion, the Cambridge Classics … Continue reading

The Lego Acropolis: history brick by brick
Archaeology / Classics and pop culture / Museums / Weird and Wonderful

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
Archaeology / History / Travel

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
Archaeology / History / Travel

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