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The Truth is Out There

How often do you believe something without question? I spent an interesting evening with the Egypt Society of Bristol earlier this week, listening to John Wyatt’s talk on the Birds of Ancient Egypt.  Afterwards someone mentioned that they’d never questioned one … Continue reading

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Prehistoric Painting

While trawling the Web I came across a fascinating feature about a newly discovered 58,000-year-old ochre powder production site at Sibudu in South Africa.   South Africa certainly isn’t the only place to find ochres, as they are common across the … Continue reading

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Woodchester Mosaic – Part 2

Here’s a detail of the aforementioned 4th century Roman mosaic at Woodchester.  This photo shows the original, and you can see there’s a significant amount of damage to the mosaic – about 40% in total.  Most of the damage was caused by grave digging … Continue reading

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