Issue 41

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Bodies in the Bog

One freezing January, in the depth of the Cold War, I visited the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (now re-newed as St Petersburg). I broke away from the official Intourist guide, who was marching everyone towards the Rembrandts, in order to find the frozen Altai burials from Pazyryk. While the crowds, mostly Russian schoolchildren, filed respectfully past the works […]

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Akrotiri

Akrotiri is an archaeological monument to the rich commerce, connections, and culture of the Middle Bronze Age Mediterranean

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