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November 24, 2008

Things I’ve seen around the web recently include…

The Lapis Niger in Re-View at

Eternally Cool must be one of the best names you could have for a Rome weblog. This is an announcement that the Lapis Niger, a very ancient and mysterious shrine, is to be opened to the public in 2009.

European Journal of Archaeology » Maltese Archaeology: what future?

The keynote paper from the EAA 14 conference is now online at the EAA’s weblog. It surprised me to learn that Themistokles Zammit was not educated in archaeology.

2008 Counterknowledge Awards –

‘Here’s your chance to give a quack, charlatan, “creative” historian or bogus scientist the place in history they deserve, as winner of The 2008 Counterknowledge Awards. Use the form to vote for the person you deem the most egregious cheerleader for counterknowledge from the past year.’

There’s some interesting nominees.

Got Medieval: Pythonian Pre-History

Carl Pyrdum as the best analysis of the ancient Greek / Monty Python joke press release that was everywhere last week. He also finds a parallel from Chaucer.

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