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Death in the garden: prisoner graffiti from a forgotten war.
In the 1980s a strange and unnerving painting came to light
in Ontario, Canada. The painting was executed in a naive eighteenth century style
and appeared to show a birds-eye view of a large red-brick Elizabethan style
mansion. In itself the image of the bu...
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Taper Burn Marks: Fighting fire with fire...
  Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot
live without a spiritual life.                                                                                                                                   Buddha As your drive eastwards from the ...
Taper Burn Marks: Fighting fire with fire...
Taper Burn Marks: Fighting fire with fire...
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Graffiti as art? Yes, and how I got it so very, very wrong...
Graffiti. Is it bad? Is it good? Is graffiti even a 'thing'.
Is it destruction? Is it art? Does it have meaning and function beyond the
immediate act? Beyond the paint dubs and scratches on the wall? Is it something
we should treasure, or something that sho...
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The Voynich manuscript: medieval secrets left in plain sight
It is one of the great mysteries of the medieval world. A
beautifully illustrated manuscript that has survived over five centuries of
being passed from owner to owner, before finally ending up in one of the
greatest university libraries in the world. It has...
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The terror of technology...
This has been a week of technology. We are, the media tells
us, on the brink of a robotics revolution (N.B. this does not preclude the
possibility of other revolutions happening as well. Just saying...). A robotics
revolution that will bring change to the h...
The terror of technology...
The terror of technology...
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Archaeology volunteering v.2.0
( Over the last few months
I've read an awful lot about volunteering in the archaeological sector. A lot
of it has been interesting, but almost all of it has been written from an archaeologists
perspective. It has also dealt with what you might call 'tradit...
Archaeology volunteering v.2.0
Archaeology volunteering v.2.0
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Archaeology volunteering v.2.0
( Over the last few
months I've read an awful lot about volunteering in the archaeological sector.
A lot of it has been interesting, but almost all of it has been written from an
archaeologists perspective. It has also dealt with what you might call 'tradit...
Archaeology volunteering v.2.0
Archaeology volunteering v.2.0
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Dead Saxons on your doorstep: the archaeology of the personal...
There is the moment. The few seconds that drag out to last a
thousand years, and in which time piles up against the gates of reality. Held
there. It is 'the' moment. The moment you are standing in a muddy field, up to
your knees in brown slime, with the inc...
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Why Witch Marks aren't just for Halloween...
So all the signals are telling me that Halloween must be
fast approaching. How can I tell, you might well ask? Is it the sudden
proliferation of bright orange and totally inedible pumpkins wherever you look?
Perhaps it's the sudden filling of every availabl...
Why Witch Marks aren't just for Halloween...
Why Witch Marks aren't just for Halloween...
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Where is all the smut? The tricky questions about medieval graffiti...
So I'm standing before the audience, lecture over, trying to
answer the questions posed by the audience. Some are brilliant questions -
things that hadn't even occurred to me. Others are more expected. The questions
that get asked almost every time. So comm...
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