Tag: archaeology

Scottish bronze age settlement modeled in modern Lego

A new Lego installation in Caithness, Scotland, is helping children to understand local archaeology.  It also shows that if you can imagine it you can probably model it in Lego. The number of bespoke Lego bricks and other components that are

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 01/02/16

The story of the ‘Domus Dei’ of Portsmouth: commonly called the Royal Garrison Church by Henry Press Wright As someone interested in local history I was aghast when I discovered we only had one ancient pamphlet on this subject in

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End of the World?

We’ve decided to post this ahead of time.  Just in case. If the end of the world does happen today you won’t be able to read this posting in any case. If not, here are some links to keep you

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Current Archaeology

In a former life this member of the TOTD team used to be an archaeologist. Whilst my career now lies in the world of libraries it’s still nice to keep up with the latest developments in British archaeology. Current Archaeology

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Locating London’s Past

This site allows you to search a wide variety of digital historical resources, such as records of crime, plague deaths and archaeological finds, and plot these onto different base maps, including John Rocque’s well known map of London from 1746.

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China

Today, Thing of the Day is at another Cultural Awareness course, this time discussing working with Chinese Students. Here is a World Heritage site about the Terracotta Warriors that were exhibited at the British Museum a few years ago in

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Historvius

Historvius describes itself as ‘a community-based historic destinations directory run by history enthusiasts who are passionate about the web.’ It is still in beta at the moment but is shaping up to be a great website. You’ll find a directory

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Book of the Dead Game

Here is a game from the British Museum website to go with their very interesting Book of the Dead exhibition: http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/all_current_exhibitions/book_of_the_dead/puzzle_game.aspx

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Book of the Dead

Following on from yesterday’s post, it would be unfair not to mention another exhibition being held at the British Museum about the Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead: http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/all_current_exhibitions/book_of_the_dead.aspx

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A History of the World in 100 Objects

Today marks the conclusion of the series from the BBC and the British Museum to chart the history of mankind using one hundred objects from the collections of the British Museum. This fascinating documentary has used objects from civilisations all

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