Hypocaust in the late 4th-early 5th century Western Bathhouse at Scythopolis (Baysan / Beit She’an), Israel. Photo: TMK, June 2009. Here’s a pretty cool French blog on Near Eastern bathing culture from antiquity to today: Balneorient, run by a research project with the same title. Its latest post reports on the discovery of a 5th […]
Painting of saint in the Festival Hall of Thutmose III, Karnak. Photo: TMK, May 2007. The French institute in Cairo has just announced the first online version of their database of the Karnak cachette, a massive haul of sculpture unearthed at Karnak between 1903 and 1907: L’IFAO a le plaisir de vous annoncer la sortie […]
Beware the dog! A warm welcome to the House of the Tragic Poet in Pompeii? Photo: TMK, May 2005. I may (or may not) get back to blogging some more in the near future. This is just a quick post to point to the very useful ‘Blogging Pompeii‘ blog. The list of the contributors to […]
Nude fishing. Detail from a mosaic in the Antakya Archaeological Museum. Photo: TMK, August 2003. I was pleased to read, over at the Antiochepedia, that plans are underway to digitize and make available online the Princeton Antioch Photo Archive. This would create a wonderful resource of over 5,000 images of late antique sites and monuments […]
I have recently discovered these two very cool websites on Egyptian archaeology: Description de l’Égypte – the whole thing online with high-resolution scans! Digital Karnak – helpful to understand the complex chronology of this massive site.
A street in Ostia. Photo: TMK, March 2006. Luke Lavan, Axel Gering and their team have recently begun excavations in Ostia, the harbour city of Rome. They will be looking at the late antique street system and use of urban space. They have also just launched their blog: Berlin-Kent Ostia Excavations.
Big news! Bryn Mawr Classical Review gets an RSS feed. Update 11 August: And a blog!
European Journal of Archaeology volume 10.1 has just appeared online. It includes a special reviews section, ‘Archaeological Engagements: New Media and Beyond’, edited by yours truly. The seven contributions that make up this section all explore the engagement of archaeology in new media and a number of contemporary cultural phenomena such as computer games and […]
Professor Ross Scaife, founder of the Stoa Consortium, passed away on Saturday. This is indeed sad news. I was in touch with Ross when I contributed to the Stoa Image Gallery from 2005 to 2006 and on those occasions always found him to be enthusiastic about all things old and new. Byzantinists and Late Antique […]