Distractions

I was hoping that gaming and stuff might provide some distractions and instead I ended up signing up for a free class at Coursera called “Archaeology’s Dirty Little Secrets.” It looks awesome. I’ve always wanted to take classes in archaeology and never had the chance when I was in college. Read more…

The Eagle

I’m going with a friend of mine to see The Eagle, a new movie based upon Rosemary Sutcliff’s book The Eagle of the Ninth. The movie gets mixed reviews. The review site Rotten Tomatoes gives The Eagle 34%. We’ll see how it is. None of the reviews are really good, Read more…

Mice of Pompeii

The plaster cast figures from Pompeii are pretty famous. The casts are made by pouring plaster into hollows left in the ash by an item that has decomposed (like bodies, wood, etc.). The resulting figures capture the expressions and last moments of the people who were killed by the eruption Read more…

Learn Latin Online

I found a link to an online Latin immersion course, Latinum. The course provides sample tracks along with some text for studying. Sounds interesting. I started studying Latin last fall, but ended up setting it aside due to lack of time and server issues with the course. I learned a Read more…

Maps of War

A Twitter post today mentioned the Maps of War, a site that has history maps with time lines showing the progression of different events overlaid on a map. Two of the maps caught my eye: Imperial History of the Middle East and the History of Religion. I’ve embedded both of them here.

While not much of the site deals with ancient history, the maps do provide an interesting point of view.

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