Top Ten Archaeological Sites on the Mediterranean

A while back, The Independent published a list of their top ten archaeological sites in the Mediterranean region. Here’s a list of my favourite sites. I often change my mind on such things, so it’s not a definitive list! And there are, of course, still many parts of the Mediterranean that I have yet to […]


Sagalassos is probably one of the most stunning archaeological sites that I’ve visited recently. I took this picture from the hill above the city’s theatre. A larger version can be found here. It shows the central part of the city. Prominently featured is the reconstructed Heroon (the so-called Northwest Heroon) and the Upper Agora with […]

Rome Update

Today is the city of Rome’s 2759th birthday. For this special occasion, the new Ara Pacis Museum was opened to the public after seven years of construction work. The brand new building is designed by Richard Meier. The new Ara Pacis Museum. Photo: TMK, April 2006. Unfortunately, the construction work has not been completely finished […]

In Rome

I’m in Rome and spending most of my days at DAI. I’ve been struggling a little with my methodological chapter (i.e. chapter 3), but it’s coming along nicely now. Substantial sections of chapters 6 (on the Egyptian material) and 7 (on the imperial cult) have also been written. I’ll also try to keep updates of […]