Macedonians on Display

This is another one of those BBC reports with an unfriendly-to-embed video … it is mostly about finds from Vergina, with sort of a tease about the Alexander exhibition at the Ashmolean: here’s the short blurb that accompanies it:

Some of the finest ancient treasures of Greece have gone on display, in Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum in Britain, even though some of the discoveries have never been seen by Greeks.

They have been unearthed in a royal complex belonging to Alexander the Great and his father Philip.

Archaeologists have determined that Alexander’s Macedonians were not only great warriors but revolutionary builders as well.

Malcolm Brabant reports from Vergina in Northern Greece.

More on the exhibit in an earlier report from the BBC (which I don’t think I mentioned):

Also Seen: Chariot Racing at Jerash

I can’t seem to embed this one in a friendly way (if I do it via vimeo, it automatically plays every time you visit rc … annoying), so go to the following page to see a very nice BBC report of the chariot racing (and other Roman activities) in the restored Hippodrome at Jerash … I’m pretty sure we mentioned something similar a year or so ago, but it seems a bit better now: