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Mary Harrsch
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Attended University of Oregon, Eastern Oregon State College, Southwestern Oregon Community College, Butler County Community College, Bandon K-12 Schools
Lives in Springfield, OR
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Review: Master and God by Lindsey Davis
A history resource article by Mary Harrsch  © 2015 The very first book written by Lindsey Davis I ever read  was The Course of Honour about the relationship between the Roman emperor Vespasian and his mistress, the freedwoman Antonia Caenis, set against the...
A history resource article by Mary Harrsch © 2015. The very first book written by Lindsey Davis I ever read was The Course of Honour about the relationship between the Roman emperor Vespasian and his mistress, the freedwoman Antonia Caenis, set against the backdrop of Vespasian's rise to power ...
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Why did the "optimus" princeps Trajan admire Nero?
A history resource article by Mary Harrsch  © 2015 Recently, I watched Dr. Steven Tuck 's lecture on the Pompeii earthquake of 62 CE from his course " Pompeii: Daily Life in an Ancient Roman City " recorded for The Great Courses .  Dr. Tuck mentioned that t...
Anyway, I was intrigued enough to research the history of Ostia further on JSTOR and stumbled across a research paper, "Nero's Quinquennium: The Ostian Connection", by Oxford scholar M.K. Thornton that appeared in the journal Historia in 1989. Although it made no mention of a tsunami-like ...
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Review: The Amber Road by Harry Sidebottom
A history resource article by Mary Harrsch  © 2015 Last summer when I reviewed "The Wolves of the North", I expressed my fear that death stalked one of my favorite literary characters (who was also a real historical figure), Marcus Claudius Ballista , and I...
A history resource article by Mary Harrsch © 2015. Last summer when I reviewed "The Wolves of the North", I expressed my fear that death stalked one of my favorite literary characters (who was also a real historical figure), Marcus Claudius Ballista, and I was afraid to read Book 6 in ...
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Roman remains of ancient Gaul: Nimes (Nemausus)
An ancient history resource article by Mary Harrsch  © 2015 The Tour Magne is the remains of one of the Roman tours built during the reign of Augustus. Image courtesy of Wikipedia. In May, 2013, I had the opportunity to travel to southern France to explore ...
The Maison Carree, an example of Vitruvian architecture built in 16 BCE now houses an information center and theater
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Review: Sword of Rome by Douglas Jackson
A history resource article by Mary Harrsch  © 2015 When we left Gaius Valerius Verrens at the end of Book 4 of the "Hero of Rome" series of novels by Douglas Jackson , Valerius was attempting to elude the Roman Emperor Nero 's assassins in Antioch and escap...
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Mysterious burial of fetus with 17th century Danish Bishop
A history resource article by Mary Harrsch  © 2015 Although I usually read and write about the study of Egyptian mummies, I received a press release about Lund University's current research on the mummy of it's 17th century founder, Bishop Peder Winstrup an...
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Most extensive WWI patriotic posters collection slated for auction
A history resource article by Mary Harrsch  © 2015 As someone who appreciates history-related images, I enjoyed viewing examples of one of the most extensive collections of World War I poster art that will be coming up for auction next month.  Examples of t...
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The Boxer among 50 Hellenistic Bronzes in Getty Center exhibit
A history resource article by Mary Harrsch  © 2015 Terme Boxer photographed at the Palazzo Massimo alle Terme in Rome, Italy by Mary Harrsch  © 2009. 1st century BCE Roman copy of 3rd century Greek original by Apollonius  I was excited to read that one of m...
I was excited to read that one of my favorite ancient bronze sculptures, "The Terme Boxer", is part of an exhibit of 50 large scale Hellenistic bronze sculptures at the Getty Center in Los Angeles on display until November 1, 2015. I have been fortunate to see the sculpture twice at the Palazzo ...
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Getting the Scoop on Pre-Clovis Poop - The Investigations Continue
A history resource article by Mary Harrsch  © 2015 Ancient American.  Photo by Mary Harrsch © 2004. Recently, one of my friends posted a Smithsonian Magazine  article to my Facebook timeline about new DNA research linking prehistoric Amazon populations in B...
A history resource article by Mary Harrsch © 2015 Ancient American.  Photo by Mary Harrsch © 2004. Recently, one of my friends posted a Smithsonian Magazine article to my Facebook timeline about new DNA research linking pr...
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Review: Britain's Bloodiest Dynasty: The Plantagenets (DVD)
A history resource article by Mary Harrsch  © 2015 For 300 years the Plantagenets murdered, betrayed, and tyrannized an England just emerging from the chaos and violence of the Middle Ages.  This dynasty also produced some of England's most legendary (and o...
A history resource article by Mary Harrsch © 2015 For 300 years the Plantagenets murdered, betrayed, and tyrannized an England just emerging from the chaos and violence of the Middle Ages.  This dynasty also produced some of...
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Review: Archaeology Hotspot : Egypt by Julian Heath
A history resource article by Mary Harrsch  © 2015 I just finished the first book in a new series, "Archaeology Hotspot: Egypt" by Julian Heath.  The book's subtitle, "Unearthing the Past for Armchair Archaeologists" describe its target audience and, althou...
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AHC's Gunslingers returns for 2nd Season
A history resource article by Mary Harrsch  © 2015 Last year I reviewed a couple of episodes of the AHC original docuseries, "Gunslingers".  Now, I see the American Heroes Channel's series returns for a 2nd season in July: " The 19 th -century territory wes...
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photographer, writer, editor, software designer, database solutions designer, website designer
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photographer, writer, editor, software design, database solutions designer, website designer
Employment
  • Self - Freelance
    Writer/Photographer, 2008 - present
  • University of Oregon
    Director of Network and Information Systems, 1988 - 2009
  • Ron Sticka, Attorney
    case analyst, 1988 - 1989
  • Restaurant Management Company
    asst to the VP, Grandy's Division, 1985 - 1988
  • Last Frontier Ranch
    Owner, 1978 - 1984
  • Burns Times-Herald
    Photojournalist, 1979 - 1982
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Currently
Springfield, OR
Previously
Bandon, OR - Burns, OR - Wichita, KS - San Diego, CA - 29 Palms, CA
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"What we do in life echoes through eternity"
Introduction
I am passionate about technology, education and history, particularly ancient history.  I am constantly exploring ways to use technology to enhance the learning environment and am particularly ecstatic when I can develop a technology to advance the study of ancient history.Follow me on Twitter!  Comments or Questions:  mharrsch@uoregon.edu
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Member of the Emerald Photographic Society and Nature Photographers of the Pacific Northwest
Education
  • University of Oregon, Eastern Oregon State College, Southwestern Oregon Community College, Butler County Community College, Bandon K-12 Schools
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Female
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Maiden Name: Mary Lou Turner