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When on Google Earth 87 10 March 2010

Posted by Troels in : Archaeology, Carnival , 6 comments

I managed to identify Elephantine for When on Google Earth 86 over at AWBG. So without further ado, here’s the 87th edition of WOGE:

Here are the rules:

Q: What is When on Google Earth? A: It’s a game for archaeologists, or anybody else willing to have a go!

Q: How do you play it? A: Simple, you try to identify the site in the picture.

Q: Who wins? A: The first person to correctly identify the site, including its major period of occupation, wins the game.

Q: What does the winner get? A: The winner gets bragging rights and the chance to host the next When on Google Earth on his/her own blog!

Be the first to correctly identify the site below and its major period of occupation in the comments below and you can host your own!

When On Google Earth 69 20 July 2009

Posted by Troels in : Carnival , 10 comments

When on Google Earth makes its third appearance on Iconoclasm with this 69th edition. If you don’t know the rules of the game, please see the quick introduction below. Here’s this edition’s GE image – can you identify the site?

WOGE69

The Rules of When on Google Earth are as follows:
Q: What is When on Google Earth?
A: It’s a game for archaeologists, or anybody else willing to have a go!

Q: How do you play it?
A: Simple, you try to identify the site in the picture.

Q: Who wins?
A: The first person to correctly identify the site, including its major period of occupation, wins the game!

Q: What does the winner get?
A: The winner gets bragging rights and the chance to host the next When on Google Earth on his/her own blog!

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When On Google Earth 67 14 July 2009

Posted by Troels in : Carnival , 4 comments

When On Google Earth is back on Iconoclasm for its 67th edition. I had had a site in mind, but then I decided to digress a little bit from the Mediterranean/Near Eastern “mainstream” of this little game. So without further ado, here’s this edition’s challenge:

WOGE67

Update: Too hard? I’m going to zoom out a little bit and give another clue. The site at hand dates to the same period that I covered in the last edition of WOGE featured on this site.

WOGE67-2

Update 2: I had a feeling this would be difficult…but here’s another clue in the form of a slightly modified photograph showing the archaeological feature in question:

WOGE67-3

The Rules of When on Google Earth are as follows:
Q: What is When on Google Earth?
A: It’s a game for archaeologists, or anybody else willing to have a go!

Q: How do you play it?
A: Simple, you try to identify the site in the picture.

Q: Who wins?
A: The first person to correctly identify the site, including its major period of occupation, wins the game!

Q: What does the winner get?
A: The winner gets bragging rights and the chance to host the next When on Google Earth on his/her own blog!

Last but not least, I’m re-introducing the Table of Victors (below the fold). If you win, please maintain this table and post it with your edition of WhenOnGE. Perhaps someone would be willing to do a central site with the list of winners at some point (this would also make it easier to know which sites have been featured when choosing new ones)? (more…)

When On Google Earth 47 15 June 2009

Posted by Troels in : Carnival , 5 comments

Welcome to When On Google Earth 47, hosted by Iconoclasm. Here’s this edition’s challenge – can you identify the archaeological site?

GoogleEarth

The Rules of When on Google Earth are as follows:
Q: What is When on Google Earth?
A: It’s a game for archaeologists, or anybody else willing to have a go!

Q: How do you play it?
A: Simple, you try to identify the site in the picture.

Q: Who wins?
A: The first person to correctly identify the site, including its major period of occupation, wins the game.

Q: What does the winner get?
A: The winner gets bragging rights and the chance to host the next When on Google Earth on his/her own blog!

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Carnivalesque XXV 25 March 2007

Posted by Troels in : Archaeology, Carnival, Late Antiquity , 4 comments

Carnivalesque ButtonWelcome to Carnivalesque XXV – an ancient/medieval edition. I’m also pleased to welcome you to my blog, Iconoclasm, that mainly deals with issues in late antique archaeology and history. Let’s see what the blogging world has been up to lately.

The Present Past
Mary Beard attended an event in London organized by the Campaign for the Restitution of the Elgin Marbles and was surprised to find that a very sober relationship currently exists between the ‘restitutionists’ and British Museum officials. Meanwhile, here in Athens, the construction of the New Acropolis Museum, set to house the “Elgin marbles” on their eventual return, is well underway. I offered some pictures of the current state of the construction. It’s planned to open before the end of this year. When it does, it’ll stand as a powerful monument for the campaign to return the marbles to Athens.

Dorothy King the PhDiva discussed the conditions of archaeology in contemporary conflict zones.

David at Studenda Mira tackled the complex stratigraphy of the Roman cityscape, in this case the Porta Salaria. He also offered some thoughts on late antique Yemen.

Fiction can be a powerful method of communicating research and making the past feel present. This is demonstrated by Mark Rayner at The Skwib in his post “Thag not got milk!” And what better way to recreate the past than to stir up some medieval dishes from the recipes kindly offered by Gillian Pollack?

The Art of Interpretation
According to much media hype, the tomb of Jesus been located in a Jerusalem suburb. Can it be true? Well, it’s all a matter of interpretation. Jodi Magness on the AIA website delivered a forceful NO, whereas blogger extraordinaire Alun Salt gave us lots of discussion and a podcast over at Clioaudio.

Over at the Archaeolog, Elissa Faro discussed the interpretation of figurines from Crete.

At Philolog, Adam Bravo gave us some thoughts on the Roman emperor Julian’s spin doctor.

At the Movies
The film adaptation of Frank Miller’s 300 has opened in many parts of the world. It has been very successful here in Greece, where last night (when I saw it) the cinema was packed in spite of fierce competition from the Turkey-Greece football game that took place at the same time. Mustafa Akyol at The White Path offers a devastating critique of the movie’s orientalism and portrayal of Sparta as a bastion of democracy. Stephen at Ten Thousand Things gives some tips how to enjoy the movie after all. I have, more or less, come to the same conclusions…

The Gracchi at Westminster Wisdom saw Robert Bresson’s “The Trial of Joan d’Arc”.

Matt Page at the Bible Films Blog discussed depictions of the devil in Hollywood, and Bollywood too.

That’s it for this edition of Carnivalesque. Many thanks to all those that submitted entries! Also, don’t forget that Carnivalesque is looking for future hosts. The next edition will focus on the early modern period.

Carnivalesque coming to Iconoclasm 8 March 2007

Posted by Troels in : Archaeology, Carnival, Late Antiquity , 1 comment so far

Carnivalesque ButtonThe excellent blog carnival Carnivalesque is coming to Iconoclasm on 25 March. This will be an ancient/medieval edition and I believe that it’ll be the first time that Carnivalesque will come live and direct from the centre of the Classical world, i.e. Athens. Please forward nominations for contributions to troelsmyrup AT gmail.com or use the handy submissions form.

The 24th edition (on early modern history) was hosted by The Long Eighteenth, and the 23rd edition (on ancient and medieval history) by Memorabilia Antonina.