The Monster Compilation of Free Online Resources for Classical Studies – Update

Featured image: Muse reading a volumen (scroll), at the left an open chest. Attic red-figure lekythos, circs. 435-425 BCE. From Boeotia. Collection of the Louvre Museum, Paris. Photo by Jastrow (2006) via WIkimedia Commons (here)  25 July 2019 Update Classical studies is the interdisciplinary study of the ancient Mediterranean world, including archaeology, language, literature, culture, history,…

Material evidence of religious violence

I’ve been talking to people recently about what the material evidence of a major change in society looks like. Today, I will briefly discuss the example of the material evidence of the change in religion that occurred in Late Antiquity, when Christianity became the dominant religion in the Roman Empire. This change was brought about…

In memory of Khaled al-Asaad

Today, 1 January, marks the birth of Khaled al-Asaad near the temple of Bel in Palmyra, Syria in 1932. He became interested in archaeology from a very young age, and studied history at the University of Damascus. He joined the Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums in Damascus, and served as Director of Antiquities of…

Happy Solstice!

Happy Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere! Happy Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere! Image: Mosaic from Roman Ucetia, Modern Uzès, France © Denis Gilksman/ INRAP, 2017. Image source: INRAP (X) Archaeologist: Philippe Cayn.   License: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 More about this archaeological site: https://www.inrap.fr/en/discovery-antique-uzes-12596

Vanilla Extract Discovered at 3,000- to 4,000-year-old Canaanite Tomb

Vanilla extract has been found in offering jugs from a tomb near the palace of the Canaanite city-state of Tel Megiddo, in modern-day northern Israel. Read More ->  Featured Image: Tel Megiddo, UNESCO World Heritage Site. Photo by Liorca, 2016 via Wikimedia Commons (X) License: Featured Image: C BY-SA 4.0

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

Artifact provenance: The gable was found in 1881, and the rest in 1885, South Shields. Now in the collection of Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum, South Shields. The inscription reads: To the spirits of the departed (and) of Victor, a Moorish tribesman, aged 20, freedman of Numerianus, trooper of the First Cavalry Regiment of Asturians (Iberian), who…

The Monster Compilation of Free Online Resources for Classical Studies

  Featured Image: Muse reading a volumen (scroll), at the left an open chest. Attic red-figure lekythos, circs. 435-425 BCE. From Boeotia. Collection of the Louvre Museum, Paris. Photo by Jastrow (2006) via WIkimedia Commons (here) 170+ links – Updated 20 March 2018 Classical studies is the interdisciplinary study of the ancient Mediterranean world, including archaeology, language,…

Fragments of mosaics from the Great Baths of Dion

greek-museums: Archaeological Park of Dion: Fragments of mosaics from the Great Baths of Dion, a building complex with a bathhouse, a small theater and an odeon, built in the 2nd century A.D. It was destroyed by an earthquake in the 3rd century A.D The baths’s suspensurae, a system of underfloor heating. These small columns would…