Issue 37

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Athens Revisited

A walk through the heart of Athens, taking in the latest archaeological gems, but ably avoiding the crowded Acropolis

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Salento

Richard Hodges tours the Salento in South Italy; there he finds a clash of civilizations and some intriguing Medieval graffiti

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Rape of Mesopotamia: Behind the Looting of the Iraq Museum

The Rape of Mesopotamia is not an exaggerated title, unfortunately. His book is an ‘autopsy of a cultural disaster’, writes Lawrence Rothfield, a former director of the Cultural Policy Center at the University of Chicago, an institution long associated with Mesopotamian archaeology. Indeed he draws heavily on the experience of McGuire Gibson, his archaeologist colleague […]

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Milk Jug was a Goat: Two Families, Two Caribbean Islands, 1635-1987, the

This is a book about those members of two English families who were long resident in the islands of St Kitts and Nevis, one from the earliest days of the English settlement and the other from the latter part of the 18th century. Both families contained men who were highly placed in the governance, administration […]

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Architecture of Roman Temples: The Republic to the Middle Empire

The starting point of Stamper’s book is his reconstruction of the original Temple of Jupiter Optimus aximus on the Capitoline Hill in Rome, built c.525-509 BC. Part of the aim of his reconstruction is to take account of recent archaeological work on the site and to situate the temple more comfortably within the construction techniques […]

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Sutton Hoo

The Sutton Hoo ship cemetery was one of the ideological forging-houses of early Medieval kingship in Europe. Here we discover how kings were first made.

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