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Adam Haviaras
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Lived in Windsor, Ontario
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Humour in the Ancient World

This week I'm looking at what the Greeks and Romans thought was funny. 

http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/humour-in-the-ancient-world/
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The Acropolis of Athens

Wonderful painting by Leo von Klenze (1846)
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The Acropolis will always be recognized of as one of the world's great citadels...the architecture is amazing.
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Some brave archaeologists in Iraq
Archaeologists from the UK have been making
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The story of Nineveh...
Islamic State is destroying ancient cities excavated by three remarkable men in the middle of the 19th Century - among them the first Iraqi archaeologist.
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Roman bridges in Sardinia...
When I was planning my archaeological trip to Sardinia I discovered, thanks to vici.org (an Archaeological Atlas of Antiquity I have mentioned here before), that there were many Roman bridges still standing all across the country. Some are left abandoned and almost completely covered with vegetation but others are perfectly preserved. Ancient Roman bridges are an …
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The Amphipolis Tomb

Some of my blog readers have asked about updates on the excavations at Amphipolis. 

Nothing new that I know of, but here is a summary of the finds and theories to date: http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/the-amphipolis-tomb-the-discoveries-and-theories/

Kudos to the great team of archaeologists on-site!
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A short reading from Chariot of the Son.

Hope you enjoy!
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Some painful finds from Blackbeard's ship...
Ahoy! Archaeologists excavating pirate Blackbeard's sunken ship, named Queen Anne's Revenge, recently unearthed from the wreckage various medical devices--and some of them look pretty darn terrifying. Among the grisly finds were a urethral syringe...
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A war camel in the cellar?
A camel, whose intact skeleton has been found in a 300-year-old Austrian cellar, was probably ridden by the invading Ottoman army in 1683.
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The Battle of Thermopylae

Great article here:
Zack Snyder’s 2007 fantasy historical film, 300, has probably made the Battle of Thermopylae one of the most famous battles of the ancient world. It may be pointed out, though, that the film has
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Medieval cemetery discovered in Cambridge...
Archaeologists have discovered more than 1,000 human remains in a burial site under the University of Cambridge.
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Day and night, I'm a writer and historian. At my day job, I'm a public servant championing public libraries.
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Windsor, Ontario - Toronto, Ontario - St. Andrews, Scotland - Glastonbury, England - Montreal, Quebec - Athens, Greece
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Author of historical fantasy/fiction set in the Roman Empire and ancient Greece. writingthepastblog.blogspot.com - Tweet me @AdamHaviaras
Introduction

I am a writer of historical fiction/fantasy with Eagles and Dragons Publishing, trained as an historian and archaeologist. 

For as long as I can remember I have loved the past, stories of ancient peoples and places. Places are portals to the past and so I like nothing more than walking the ground of an ancient site, taking in the details and facts and then letting my imagination take over. 

One day I came to the realization that it would be a great thing to combine two of my favourite things, history and creative writing, to make the past accessible, thought provoking and above all, entertaining. I have studied ancient and medieval history and archaeology, and creative writing since 1991 and obtained an Honours B.A. from the University of Toronto, and a Masters from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. My studies have focussed on ancient and medieval warfare with a very special interest in Arthurian studies.

I'm always interested in connecting with other history lovers, readers, writers and anyone who loves to create art. 

So, drop me a comment or stop by my blog to connect around the virtual hearth fire.

Cheers!


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I am married with 2 kids and I've been lucky enough to travel a fair bit and get some inspiration from ancient sites all over the UK, Europe and North Africa.
Education
  • St. Andrews University, Scotland
    M.Litt. Dark Age Studies, 1999 - 2001
  • University of Toronto
    Honours B.A. Medieval History and Celtic Studies, 1994 - 1998
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Adam Alexander Haviaras