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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: 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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USS Constitution slated for three-year restoration
A history resource article by Mary Harrsch  © 2015 The celebration of George Washington's birthday aboard the USS Constitution in Malta harbor.  Oil on canvas by James G. Evans.   Courtesy U.S. Naval Academy. Over 20 years ago I had the opportunity to tour ...
A history resource article by Mary Harrsch © 2015 The celebration of George Washington's birthday aboard the USS Constitution in Malta harbor.  Oil on canvas by James G. Evans.  Courtesy U.S. Naval Academy. Over 20 years ag...
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Taharqa, The Black Pharaoh exhibit coming to Copenhagen April 26, 2015
A history resource article by Mary Harrsch  © 2015 As someone who became fascinated by the Nubian period in ancient Egypt after watching " The Silver Pharaoh ", an episode of "Secrets of the Dead" on PBS, I was especially excited when I received a press rel...
A history resource article by Mary Harrsch © 2015 As someone who became fascinated by the Nubian period in ancient Egypt after watching "The Silver Pharaoh", an episode of "Secrets of the Dead" on PBS, I was especially exci...
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Acorn TV to feature "World War One: The People's Story"
A history resource article by Mary Harrsch  © 2015 Today I received an email about the upcoming release of " World War One : The People's Story".  The documentary aired in the UK last August and will now be released on DVD on April 14, 2015. It will also be...
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Did Claudius die accidentally of poison mushrooms or marital treachery?
A history resource article by Mary Harrsch  © 2015 Bust of the Roman Emperor Claudius Photographed at the Museo Archaeologico Nazionale di Napoli in Naples, Italy by Mary Harrsch © 2007 Note: This is a crosspost of an article originally posted to my other h...
Note: This is a crosspost of an article originally posted to my other historical blog "History's Medical Mysteries". "He ate and drank in excess regularly, rarely leaving his dining room until he was "stuffed and soaked". This caused him to gain considerable weight in later years and produced ...
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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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Churchill - De Gaulle Exhibit opens in Paris
A history resource article by Mary Harrsch  © 2015 Winston Churchill at Madame Toussaud's Wax Museum in London.  Photographed by Mary Harrsch © 2006 To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of famous British statesman Winston Churchill and the 70th ...
A history resource article by Mary Harrsch © 2015 Winston Churchill at Madame Toussaud's Wax Museum in London.  Photographed by Mary Harrsch © 2006 To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of famous British statesman ...
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Review: "Avenger of Rome" by Douglas Jackson
A history resource article by Mary Harrsch  © 2015 As the third novel in Jackson's "Hero of Rome" series opens, we find Gaius Valerius Verrens, Hero of Rome, has not escaped the clutches of the depraved emperor Nero .  The praetorian prefect killed at the e...
A history resource article by Mary Harrsch © 2015. As the third novel in Jackson's "Hero of Rome" series opens, we find Gaius Valerius Verrens, Hero of Rome, has not escaped the clutches of the depraved emperor Nero. The praetorian prefect killed at the end of "Defender of Rome" has been ...
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Review: Defender of Rome by Douglas Jackson
A historical fiction review by Mary Harrsch  © 2015 Gaius Valerius Verrens has returned to Rome after surviving the brutal Boudiccan Revolt in Britain.  Although his emperor, Nero, has bestowed upon him the corona aurea , pronouncing him a hero of Rome, Val...
A historical fiction review by Mary Harrsch © 2015. Gaius Valerius Verrens has returned to Rome after surviving the brutal Boudiccan Revolt in Britain. Although his emperor, Nero, has bestowed upon him the corona aurea, pronouncing him a hero of Rome, Valerius finds Nero's court filled with ...
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Typhus, Typhoid Fever or Avian Influenza? What plague killed the father of the Parthenon?
A history resource article by Mary Harrsch  © 2015 Portrait of Pericles 1st century BCE Roman copy of 5th century BCE Greek original from Lesbos .  Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Note: this is a crosspost from one of my other history blogs, History's M...
A history resource article by Mary Harrsch © 2015 Portrait of Pericles 1st century BCE Roman copy of 5th century BCE Greek original from Lesbos.  Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Note: this is a crosspost from one of my ot...
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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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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
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  • University of Oregon, Eastern Oregon State College, Southwestern Oregon Community College, Butler County Community College, Bandon K-12 Schools
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Maiden Name: Mary Lou Turner