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John Bartram
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Studying cultural layers
Studying cultural layers

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Four million readers in just over a year. I'm one happy bunny!
My Profile in Quora: https://www.quora.com/profile/John-Bartram
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We've learned a lot in the last few years and this helped crystallise my thinking.
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A list of my posts and answers on the Emperor Nero, and the secret history of his true role in the making of new religions.
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Three million readers since I began posting last summer:
https://www.quora.com/profile/John-Bartram
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This guy could not be more wrong:
"It's not my thing," admits the 60-year-old British film-maker. "I don't know how to do it. I don't have any interest in it. I'm not of the generation that does it. I was one of the last people I knew to get a phone."
I'm 67 and have worked with computers since the 1960s; I was online and made a site open to public interaction in the early 1980s (a world first?); 18, 19 years ago I was modding games and over a million were downloaded by the public.
IMO, young people generally know next to nothing of IT, as they just download apps and vids onto their phone and tablet.
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John Bartram commented on a post on Blogger.
The recent release of the UK's inquiry into the invasion of Iraq reveals a long series of bad decisions by a lot of important people, in government, intelligence, diplomacy and the military. As the reasoning behind the war is unveiled, so many of the decision-makers keep shifting their arguments, as they try to defend their original decision. This is both GroupThink and Cognitive Dissonance, phenomena identified in a number of public disasters.

We see the same in religions, religious belief and the mythologies generated to justify impossible positions. Archaeologists and historians need to escape this.
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John Bartram commented on a post on Blogger.
This is my final post on this period, which identifies how the deification of Antinous is a vital step in formulating the principal divine man of the New Testament. I also name the most appropriate and likely inspiration for using parody in that (Chrestian) compendium.

#romanempire   #syria   #Egypt  #nile  #Lucian #Bardaisan  #Rome #Jerusalem  #Aelia   #Zeus   #Deus   #God   #archaeology   #history   #Mesopotamia   #Edessa   #Arab   #Syriac   #Aramaic   #resurrection  
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From Adonis, a local corn deity, to the Greek god of love and desire, to Adonai - Lord - a series of syncretisms not uncommon across the Levant.

#history   #archaeology   #mythology   #panhellenism   #roman_empire   #antinous   #christianity  
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Reviewer for the Cambridge University Press
I've become a reviewer for this academic publisher. The first book is on its way to me and others will follow, within my area of interest.
I'm surprised and delighted :)

#publishing   #peerreview   #academia   #academicpress   #history   #archaeology  
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