Over the last 18 months, Calliope has noted that the love of reading has been rekindled, some choosing to read with the aid of technology, and others with a copy of a book in hand.
It is easy now to read on the go, but how were important, fragile, and rare books transported in the Middle Ages? Well, in 2018, the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries purchased what is now called the ‘Bodleian Book Coffer’, a rare French 15th Century artifact from the Middle Ages used to t
The recent endearing film, “The Dig”, is based on a true story of the excavation of the Great Ship Burial at Sutton Hoo in 1939, led by Basil Brown who was a self-taught archaeologist. The findings at the site were phenomenal and transformed our understanding of the Anglo-Saxon period. The unearthed ship is believed to be the final resting place of King Raedwald, the 7th Century Anglo-Saxon ruler of East Anglia. The film is an adaptation of the book, with the same title, wri
Ancient snack stall, around 2,000 years old, has been uncovered revealing bright frescoes. Known as a termopolium which is Latin for hot drinks counter.
Archaeologists also found a decorated bronze drinking bowl, called a patera, ceramic jars, that were used for cooking stews, and wine flasks.
Explore Pompeii with ArchaeoMuse. We can arrange for an Archaeologist to take you on your own private dig. Who knows what you may discover! For more information on these new extraordi