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Hodie est a.d. VIII Kal. Oct. 2775 AUC ~ 29 Boedromion in the second year of the 700th Olympiad

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The use of ancient DNA analysis looks set to revolutionise our understanding of the end of Roman Britain. In this episode, we are joined by Professor Duncan Sayer to discuss a major new ancient DNA project and what it can tell us about the origins and family networks of people in post-Roman Britain.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

[Saturday] If it thunders today, it portends drought. There will be an abundant harvest from nut trees but they will be destroyed in late autumn.

[Sunday] If it thunders today it portends the rise of a tyrant from civil unrest, but he will fall and the powerful will be utterly destroyed and inflicted with serious penalties.

… adapted from the text and translation of:

Jean MacIntosh Turfa, The Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar, in Nancy Thomson de Grummond and Erika Simon (eds.), The Religion of the Etruscans. University of Texas Press, 2006. (Kindle edition)