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An Archeology Fix
Topic Started: Oct 10 2011, 09:11 PM (742 Views)
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While we await a new Vindolanda season avoid total withdrawal!

The Gallo-Roman Holiday

Regular postings for several weeks to come.

There will be a few minor side effects.....

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Well, now that everyone is in a giddy mood...

Of Obelisks and Empires

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May -- or may not -- have laughed at the "coin with the coconuts" reference. Great post! Never knew there were only ever 30 or so true obelisks.
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Just back from a tour of Turkey where we saw the Obelisk in the circus in Instanbul (Constantinople). They damaged that one in transit too!!
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Since the flurry of activity around sign up time it has been too quiet here.

If you are in need of a rousing archeology fix here is the start of a series of posts that will make Andy's remaining hair stand on end!

The Original Tomb Raider!

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This leaving your mark on historic monuments seems to be onging, this photographed on the wall of a gun emplacement on the remote Loch Ewe. Home of the Arctic convoys during WW2.
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All Greek to me? Slightly older graffiti in Philae temple near Aswan.
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Philae is a site with older and newer stuff. Newer by egyptian standards is Ptolemeic so still pre roman. They spoke greek then. Of course there is still a lot of greek grafitti. Roman too. Hadrian and his wife Sabina visited the famous singing statue. She left a graffito on it. Oh, I suppose she had a slave do the chiseling.

By the way, the island of Philae is pretty much underwater now, all the ancient stuff you saw had been moved to an adjacent island when the Aswan dams created Lake Nassar...

Sabina graffiti

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Belzoni had some adventures at Philae too. Tune in on Wednesday.
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Great adventure stories Tim - just what I need to re-awaken the sleeping digger in these snowy climes.

Seasons greetings from the deep, crisp and even.

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Badger goes to the Vet

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Ave Sucellus!

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