About me

My name is Troels Myrup Kristensen. I am an associate professor of classical art and archaeology in the Department of History and Classical Studies at Aarhus University, Denmark.

I work on ancient visual culture (including iconoclasm!), ancient Mediterranean pilgrimage (Greek, Roman and late antique sanctuaries and how we study them), and the meanings of “classical heritage” in the contemporary world. A selection of my publications can be found here.

On this blog, I typically publish brief, often tangential research notes and all sorts of obscure marginalia, including archaeological photography.¬†Much of the research described in early posts on the blog (written between 2005 and 2010) ultimately led to the publication of my 2013 dissertation book, “Making and Breaking the Gods: Christian Responses to Pagan Sculpture in Late Antiquity.”¬†