A World Away from Rome: Teotihuacan

Street of the Dead from the “Pyramid of the Moon”, Teotihuacan, Mexico. “Pyramid of the Sun” in the background. Photo: TMK, December 2007. I think it’s fair to say that whatever Europeanist biases remaining within me received some final and (hopefully) fatal blows by visiting Teotihuacan in December. The site, roughly contemporary of the Roman […]

A Magic Figurine in Brussels

Musées Royaux d’Art et d’Historie, Brussels. Photo: TMK, July 2006. I have a particular fondness for Greco-Roman ‘magic’ figurines, including those that acted as ‘voodoo’ dolls. There’s a good collection of them in the Kerameikos Museum in Athens. I particularly like this example in Brussels, especially since it was donated by none other than the […]