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by nicolas.fox
Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:38 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Finally some heartwarming news ...
Replies: 6
Views: 2650

Re: Finally some heartwarming news ...

Sorry for being so slow, it's been hectic (new job). The pictures are online in the Photos section of the board, so go there for more information on what exactly I've posted. Here's a direct link though: http://s982.photobucket.com/user/nicolas_photobucket/library/Seleucia%20-%20Pamphylia?sort=2&pag...
by nicolas.fox
Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:11 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Archaeological Magazines
Replies: 3
Views: 2660

Re: Archaeological Magazines

Settled for Current World Archaeology. It looks pretty good after a first read. Very satisfied with it... So if anyone has a similar thirst for a good magazine, here you go.
by nicolas.fox
Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:05 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Finally some heartwarming news ...
Replies: 6
Views: 2650

Re: Finally some heartwarming news ...

I'll have to postpone the pictures at least 5 days, I have a last minute trip to Bratislava and I don't have access to my pictures there.

See you soon!
by nicolas.fox
Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:32 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Finally some heartwarming news ...
Replies: 6
Views: 2650

Re: Finally some heartwarming news ...

Yup. I have a photobucket account, I upload pictures there from time to time (I have two links in the photo section: Aachen, Germany and Ancient Kameiros, Greece). I try to upload sites which are lesser known as well. Because the internet has become THE source of knowledge, I think it's important to...
by nicolas.fox
Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:41 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Finally some heartwarming news ...
Replies: 6
Views: 2650

Re: Finally some heartwarming news ...

Hi Barracuda! This is actually the Temple of Apollo at Didyma (Didymaion), modern Didim. The temple was the holiest sanctuary of Miletos, they had a 17km long sacred way from the city to the temple. It's basically what the Temple of Artemis (Artemision) was to Ephesos. If you're interested, I have a...
by nicolas.fox
Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:46 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Finally some heartwarming news ...
Replies: 6
Views: 2650

Finally some heartwarming news ...

From this morning's (well, it's morning for me anyway) news updates: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-10/uom-doa100913.php I really don't have any questions about it, or any debate topics going along with it. I'm just happy to see some good news, instead of destruction and negligence. I'v...
by nicolas.fox
Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:22 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Charlemagne and Christianity (Musings about Pagan Spolia)
Replies: 10
Views: 6834

Re: Charlemagne and Christianity (Musings about Pagan Spolia

Interesting points. It still makes me wonder how they could live with the obvious contradiction(s), both on an intellectual (theologic) and personal level. I guess the ruling class did not care at all, it just had to look to the public eye that they were devout Christians (maybe they had to have the...
by nicolas.fox
Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Charlemagne and Christianity (Musings about Pagan Spolia)
Replies: 10
Views: 6834

Charlemagne and Christianity (Musings about Pagan Spolia)

Last Tuesday I visited Aachen, the modern German city in which Charlemagne spent most of his time (and died). And although the Carolingian Era buildings (Cathedral, City Hall, Grashaus, ...) were very impressive and the Christian art was very nice (and shiny!), I was again struck by the importance o...
by nicolas.fox
Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: Show us your photos of archaeological sites!
Topic: Kameiros (Rhodos)
Replies: 6
Views: 12667

Re: Kameiros (Rhodos)

I think Michelle just put them up again, I'm going to check them out tomorrow!
by nicolas.fox
Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: New timeline for origin of ancient Egypt
Replies: 3
Views: 2451

Re: New timeline for origin of ancient Egypt

That's great! I need to really look into this tomorrow...
by nicolas.fox
Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: The 'Glory' of Bulgarian Archaeology
Replies: 4
Views: 1848

Re: The 'Glory' of Bulgarian Archaeology

It's kind of a strange development. In the middle of the 19th century everyone was doing archaeology, and people were spending money on it like crazy. I guess it was kind of a fad (like pet rocks in the 70s, what was up with that?) but it worked. Every newspaper that respected itself had a section s...
by nicolas.fox
Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Roman Nanotechnology
Replies: 19
Views: 12796

Re: Roman Nanotechnology

Not really sure if you should compare literacy rates from Dante's and Gutenberg's time to Roman or Greek times. My bet is that the rates were higher before the rise of Christianity, so I agree with your sources but I don't see how they're related to centuries before.
by nicolas.fox
Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:45 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Roman Nanotechnology
Replies: 19
Views: 12796

Re: Roman Nanotechnology

The definitive study on ancient literacy is William Harris' Ancient Literacy and he generally comes down between the 5-10% range. Ha! That takes me back (not too long though). We had to read this book during my Master History studies. None of the professors agreed with what Harris had to say about ...
by nicolas.fox
Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:12 am
Forum: Show us your photos of archaeological sites!
Topic: Kameiros (Rhodos)
Replies: 6
Views: 12667

Re: Kameiros (Rhodos)

I will visit Ephesos for the 2nd time at the end of September. That place is great, I hope you visited the Austrian (covered) excavations, the insulae, as well. I really need to visit Ephesos while touring Turkey by car, so I have a full day to explore the site. Can you imagine only 15% is uncovered...