Spot the difference: early 19th century edition
Archaeology / Travel / Weird and Wonderful

Spot the difference: early 19th century edition

Google Earth: with a few clicks, we’re ‘holidaying’ anywhere in the world without ever leaving home – the ultimate in ‘armchair’ travel. While the technology is relatively new the concept certainly isn’t, and for ages past the human race have told stories which can transport them to far away lands without the hassle of passports, … Continue reading

When in Rome: a classicist’s guide to combining historical and culinary culture
Travel

When in Rome: a classicist’s guide to combining historical and culinary culture

Classicists visiting Rome are faced with a barrage of different guides, maps and plans of the city and its classical sites (Amanda Claridge’s Rome: An Oxford Archaeological Guide comes particularly recommended). Whilst wandering the city I have, however, come to realise that what many of these guides lack is advice on how to combine your … Continue reading

Where have all the tourists gone?
Archaeology / Random thoughts / Travel

Where have all the tourists gone?

According to the Culture and Tourism Provincial Directorate, the site of Ancient Ephesus welcomed nearly 2 million visitors in 2013. That’s around two thirds of the total visitor population to archaeological and heritage sites in the whole İzmir region: around the same number of people who visit the Athenian Acropolis or Pomepii per annum, and … Continue reading