A Break

The “Byzantine Esplanade” at Caesarea Maritima, Israel, discussed in one of the articles below. Photo: TMK, June 2009. Things have been slow on this blog, not only recently, but for a while. This will not change in the near future (although posts may randomly appear), due to a little thing called Dissertation. Instead, I will […]

Oxford Seminar

If you find yourself in Oxford in early March, here’s your chance to hear something of what I’ve been doing lately (instead of blogging, that is…): The Roman Discussion Forum Faculty of Classics, University of Oxford Week 7, 04 March 2009 Troels Myrup Kristensen (Aarhus) “Archaeology of Response: Christian destruction of sculpture in Late Antiquity”

Breaking the Forma Aedificii Gatesensis

To state that almost all extant Roman sculpture is fragmented in one way or another is fairly banal. To answer why, when and how it was broken is anything but. Differentiating between the many different ways that fragmentation of sculpture occurs has been one of the main challenges of my thesis work. There are several […]

The Erechtheion and the Process of Christianization

I have previously talked about the Parthenon and the possibility that its metopes were damaged by early Christians. Just this week Bill Caraher (thanks!) put me on to the work of Alexandra Lesk, whose PhD dissertation was on the Erechteion and its reception over 2500 years. I was, of course, especially happy to read her […]