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Mummy medicine: how ancient bodies can help create modern cures

Mummy medicine: how ancient bodies can help create modern cures | Classical musings | Scoop.it
Medical experts trying to treat illnesses like malaria, heart disease, and tuberculosis are turning to an unexpected population of study subjects for answers: ancient mummies.

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What can we learn from Roman graffiti? - Telegraph

What can we learn from Roman graffiti? - Telegraph | Classical musings | Scoop.it
Sifting through ancient Roman graffiti for a new book, Harry Mount found its prevailing themes – sex, wine, money, politics – movingly familiar.
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Why the West Plunders Greece - Huffington Post

Why the West Plunders Greece - Huffington Post | Classical musings | Scoop.it
Why the West Plunders Greece Huffington Post Athenaios, a Greek writer of the second century who was close to the Roman imperial ruling class, reported the Romans sucked life out of their victims: stealing their achievements and letting them rot in...
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How my training in Classics helps my work as a journalist | Classical Association Blog

How my training in Classics helps my work as a journalist | Classical Association Blog | Classical musings | Scoop.it

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Herodotus: the first non-fiction

Herodotus: the first non-fiction | Classical musings | Scoop.it
Herodotus's Histories dealt with the clash of civilisations – east v west.

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The Top Ten Scandalous Women in Ancient Rome:Finale | Latin Language Blog

The Top Ten Scandalous Women in Ancient Rome:Finale | Latin Language Blog | Classical musings | Scoop.it
"Women who behave rarely make history." Take a Look to See Who Made Top Three!
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Visualising Epic on the Tabulae Iliacae, with Michael Squire

Visualising Epic on the Tabulae Iliacae, with Michael Squire | Classical musings | Scoop.it
Last week we posted the first half of an interview with Dr Michael Squire from King's College London, about his work on Philostratus' Imagines. Here in Part 2 he tells us about  a fascinating group...
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ARCHAEOLOGY - Ancient city witholds the secrets of olive oil

ARCHAEOLOGY - Ancient city witholds the secrets of olive oil | Classical musings | Scoop.it
The most important olive oil production center of the Mediterranean, which was discovered in 1910 by European archaeologists, still remains unknown even to many of the locals in the region
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Latin, poetry and the greenhouse effect – Telegraph Blogs

Latin, poetry and the greenhouse effect – Telegraph Blogs | Classical musings | Scoop.it
The lessons took place in a makeshift greenhouse, even though not a trace of green could be detected amidst the withering flowers and dusty, desiccated twigs.
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Best reason to learn Latin? To read the words that were written by great poets and authors.

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We Speak to the Curator of Brooklyn Museum's "Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt"

We Speak to the Curator of Brooklyn Museum's "Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt" | Classical musings | Scoop.it
Yekaterina Barbash gives Catster the lowdown on the ancient kitties in this remarkable exhibit.
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Is anyone else's favourite bit of CLC2 the cat jumping on the goons?

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Peloponnese, Greece: Ancient Mycenae

Peloponnese, Greece: Ancient Mycenae | Classical musings | Scoop.it
A city-state dating back to the 16th Century BC, this was the center of the ancient Mycenaean civilization and is the location of the famous Mycenaean Acropolis.
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The Classics are Dead! Long Live the Classics! Mary Beard’s New Book

The Classics are Dead! Long Live the Classics! Mary Beard’s New Book | Classical musings | Scoop.it
Cambridge professor Mary Beard thinks the classics have always been dying. Nick Romeo explores their many resurrections.
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A slice of Bath: What did the Romans ever cook for us? - The Independent

A slice of Bath: What did the Romans ever cook for us? - The Independent | Classical musings | Scoop.it
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Why you should learn a dead language

Why you should learn a dead language | Classical musings | Scoop.it
Learning a dead language might not be as useless as it sounds

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Alexander's horse in a Punjabi town

Alexander's horse in a Punjabi town | Classical musings | Scoop.it
Legend has it that Bucephalus is buried in Phalia, district Gujrat. Is that why droves of its citizens have emigrated to Greece, asks Saroop Ijaz
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Arte-Factual: Tomb Raider Anniversary: Athenian Owl Figurine

Arte-Factual: Tomb Raider Anniversary: Athenian Owl Figurine | Classical musings | Scoop.it
In the last edition of Arte-Factual, I wrote about the Gayer-Anderson cat statue and its virtual counterpart seen in the original Tomb Raider. This time around, I will be looking at an artefact tha...
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Rome’s Start to Architectural Hubris

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In excavations outside Rome, at the site of the city-state Gabii, archaeologists think they are catching a glimpse of Roman tastes in monumental architecture 300 years before the Colosseum.
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Share it like Cicero: How Roman authors used social networking

Share it like Cicero: How Roman authors used social networking | Classical musings | Scoop.it
One of the stories I tell in "Writing on the Wall" is about the way the Roman book-trade worked. There were no printing presses, so copying of books, which took the form of multiple papyrus rolls, ...
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