Mosque at Medina Azahara near Cordoba Spain


On the weekend of January 15-17, Gayle will be leading a small group to New York for conducted tours of the Egyptian collections of the Metropolitan Museum and the Brooklyn Museum which, between them, house some of the finest antiquities from that ancient land. Right now, until January 24, the Met is featuring a wonderful Middle Kingdom exhibition that is not to be missed. Accomodation will be in a four-star beaux arts hotel within walking distance of the Met. The cost will be $475US exclusive of air fare. For more information, visit Ancient Egypt Alive.


There have been no new articles in well over a year (retired life is very agreeable) but there are a number of irons in the fire. There will be a heavy emphasis on Scottish archaeology which is presently in a very dynamic phase due to the spectacular discoveries being unearthed on the Ness of Brodgar in Orkney. Much of what we know of the European Neolithic, let alone the British or Scottish, and is going to require a severe rethink of the whole subject. Stay tuned.

Ness of Brodgar, 2015

Latest Updates

6 May, 2014 Caesar and the Britons
15 October, 2013 Exploring Ancient Britain
30 August, 2012 The Siege of Lachish (Revised)
8 June, 2012 Skara Brae, A Neolithic Village in Orkney (Revised)
20 April, 2012 Knossos & the Palaces of Crete (Revised)
19 November, 2011 Norman Sicily
15 January, 2011 Delphi & the Oracle of Apollo