Okay … can’t resist this one. I’m zonked from the first day of school so I’m idly doing one of my semi-regular checks of ebay items and I come across this:
It is described as a Roman lead relief from the 1th (sic) century A.D. depicting the capture of Vercingetorix. Here’s the original auction … is it just me or does it remind anyone else of:
This one (by Tyrannosaurus Grex) is pretty creative:
The Daily Mail has a nice followup piece to that tattooed-Siberian-princess thing we mentioned a while back (Siberian Princess and her Tattoos) … folks (archaeologists? researchers? journalists?) still seem to be having problems identifying elk:
From the Sofia Globe:
An ancient incense vessel in the shape of a bull’s head, estimated to date from the sixth century BCE, has been found by archaeologists on St Kirik island off the Bulgarian Black Sea town of Sozopol.
The discovery was made on the last hour of the last day of the 2012 summer archaeological season.
Public broadcaster Bulgarian National Television quoted John Stevenson, a Harvard student volunteer working on the dig, as saying that the find was a great surprise and one of the most interesting made this season.
Archaeologist Dragomir Garbov said that the vessel probably was used by the earliest settlers in Apollonia Pontica, an ancient name for Sozopol.
The head of archaeological excavations, Kristina Panayotova, said that the find was “very rare”, the only such incense vessel in the shape of a bull’s head that had been found in Bulgaria.
“This really is the crown of our work on St. Kirik even just for this season,” Panayotova said.
Thirty-five volunteers, including archaeological students from the United States, Canada and the UK, joined in the work on St Kirik island this archaeological season.
- via: Archaeology: Incense vessel in shape of bull’s head found on island off Bulgaria’s Sozopol (Sofia Globe)
… no photo, alas … Past Horizons had a pre-dig announcement which gives some background to the site: Apollonia Pontica Excavations.
Past Horizons: Land near Petra was a green oasis in the past.
Blogging Pompeii: UNESCO’s Director-General at Pompeii and Herculaneum.
Blogging Pompeii: Question about sacred spaces at Pompeii.
About.com Ancient / Classical History: On This Day in Ancient History – The Fall of Rome.
Blogging Pompeii: Vesuvinum 2012 – ancient and modern wine on the slopes of Vesuvius.
American Philological Association: APA Blog : CFP: Aeneid Six and its Cultural Reception.
Worst Professor Ever: Three-Column Layout? Try Six-Column Layout!.
The Classical Anthology: Ovid Metamorphoses 1.525-58 contributed by Anne Dicks.
Illicit Cultural Property: Provenance and the 1970 UNESCO Convention.