Citanda: Lod Mosaic Coming to the Met

via the Commentator

via The Commentator – Lod Mosaic Comes to the Met.

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Galaxy Zoo Meets the Oxyrhynchus Papyri?

Saw this inter alia in a piece in Time Magazine:

Researchers from other disciplines have begun approaching the Galaxy Zoo team for help sorting their own masses of information. With Galaxy Zoo’s assistance, the Royal Observatory Greenwich just launched Solar Stormwatch, which asks volunteers to track solar explosions captured on video by NASA’s STEREO spacecraft. The idea is eventually to be able to predict these flare-ups, which interfere with satellites and endanger astronauts. Another project will task volunteers with translating the famous Oxyrhynchus Papyri, a cache of 50,000 Ptolemaic-era manuscript fragments from Egypt. Yet another will analyze footage of the New Caledonian crow in the wild. (It’s one of the few nonprimate species to create and even modify tools.)

via Classifying Every Known Galaxy — in Just Three Weeks – TIME.

Anyone know anything about this? I can’t find any mention about Oxyrhynchus at the Zooniverse project page

Possible Redesign

Currently rogueclassicism is a three-column blog. I’m pondering going to a four-column template in order to incorporate a number of items that I post to twitter which might be of interest which generally don’t get ‘full treatement’ at rc. Would four columns be ‘too much’? (the template provided would put content in the left column and it would be porportionately narrower … some photos I’ve previously posted are a bit too wide for this layout; I’m more concerned whether it might be too difficult for folks to read; this site has an example of the layout (obviously not content)).

If you have an opinion, feel free to comment …

Vergina Restoration Project

Brief item from the ANA:

A restoration project of the royal mecropolis and the palace-city of Aigai within the larger archaeological site of Vergina, north-central Greece, will be financed with seven million euros by the National Strategic Reference Framework NSRF. Vergina is the burial site of ancient Macedonian kings, including the tomb of Philip II.The project, scheduled to be completed by 2013, includes beautification works to further promote the archaeological site.

via Vergina royal necropolis restoration project | ANA.