Headlice and rats: Not a nice subject for discussion in polite company, but the unavoidable truth is that lice have been with us since we humans first walked out of Africa some 100,000 years ago on our journey to populate the globe. That is the conclusion of a study comparing the genomes of head lice […]
News extra from Brian Fagan
Nadia Durrani reports on the site of the newly-opened Surgeon’s House in Rimini, north-east Italy
Romanist Neil Faulkner takes us on a tour of the Roman port of Ostia
The Temple Architecture of India Adam Hardy Wiley, £45.00 Unlike Mughal art and architecture, Hindu sculpture and architecture were poorly received by scholars in colonial times, with notable exceptions such as E. B. Havell. They still occupy something of an art-historical ghetto. Writers sympathetic to them have suffered from the life-denying metaphysical preoccupations of the […]
Publications with numerous glossy photographs showing the wonders and beauty of the world in which we live are, these days, ten a penny. However, for those interested in something visually compelling, but with a difference, then this title is highly recommended. The photographs reproduced in this book are, as the authors point out, entirely non-commercial […]
Who was Hadrian? The British Museum’s latest block-buster considers the life of the enigmatic emperor
Snapshot of the Dead Sea Scrolls and their relevance to world history.