- Part 119

Describing the Ancient World

I have been browsing of our ever-growing Flickr group focused on Ancient World sites, artefacts and adventurers exploring, and have been thinking about what the ancient world is all about (power tips for browsing Flickr here). It seems unnecessary to drop a definition on what the ancient world is–but we…

What is the Ancient World?

As we have been developing the Heritage Key online areas, we have tried to find a good working definition of the “Ancient World.” On some levels this is easy to do. We can draw a crude line at the Middle Ages and say everything before that is Ancient. So we…

Rome’s MMDCCLXIIth Birthday Celebrations at the Circus Maximus

The whole world agrees to the fact that ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day‘, yet there’s little consensus on how long it exactly took our ancient romans to construct their home town, let alone when they exactly got their shovels out.A date is easy,all historic sources do agree on April…

Power Tips for Using Flickr

We make a lot of use out of Flickr. It is one of the best community sites and photo sharing servces online. You can make it work even better with a little effort. We use Flickr to do a couple of main things: post and share photos find photos to…

Shooting Stonehenge – Do’s and Don’ts

Do certainly take along a large amount of recording equipment. Especially when you’re a large troop – or a very enthusiast couple – visiting Stonehenge, nothing is stopping you from taking along as many different recording devices as the total amount of arms can carry. Where as device Xmight be…

Dawn at Stonehenge – tips from an amateur photographer

Stonehenge, 5:30 am, beginning of the journey on a sping morning. As we have approached the Stonehenge from a hilltop, I could spot the dark silhouttes of the stones from far away at the middle of the vast ground covered with frost. We wanted to catch the first sunlight over…

Zoom In – A Closer Look at Science at the British Museum

As part of National Science and Engineering Week, the British Museum organised a family event, allowing young and old to meet scientists and conservationists to discover how science unlocks secrets behind some of the Museums most iconic objects. Those attending on Saturday the 7th of March were allowed to handle…

Lightweight Film Camera for general use (or… new toys!!!!)

We’re about to leave for a field trip annex teambuilding annex day-away-from-the-computer-screens to Stonehenge – the one with the large rocks mounted somewhere between 2600 and 1600BC, should there be any doubt – and as we are already dragging along quite a few DSLR’s, some laptops, a bag with cookies…

The Ongoing Saga of Stonehenge

Back in 2000, which was by no means the very start of the ‘Stonehenge Saga‘, the Journal of Architectural Conservation published an article by Elizabeth Young and Wayland Kennet outlining the “national disgrace” that constitutes facilities at Stonehenge. The existing visitor centre was slated for its “grubby car park, tiny…

Prehistoric fish pioneers sex

Sex involving ‘penetration’ is part of life for at least 380 000 000 years.That’s way longer than what we suspected. Internal fertilization was common with prehistoric fishes that lived at old tropical coral reefs during the Devonian, writes Nature, in a article that casts a new light on the history…