This July, I had the opportunity to visit the excavations at the Ness of Brodgar in Orkney. Now in its eighth season, it is generally considered one of the most important digs to have taken place in the last 50 years and has already dramatically altered our understanding of the prehistory of Western Europe, if not the world. There will be an article coming up. Meanwhile the daily excavation journal is available at the website, Orkneyjar.
The lastest update is a detailed article on the reliefs depicting the Siege of Lachish, uncovered in the 1850s by A. H. Layard at the site of the palace of Sennacherib at Nineveh on the banks of the Tigris in northern Iraq.
|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|
|25 November, 2010||The Step Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara|
|7 October, 2010||Egyptian Mastabas in the Early Dynastic Period|
|20 June, 2010||Egyptian Temples (Revised)|
|5 June, 2010||Stone Circles of Scotland (Revised)|
|24 May, 2010||Ur in the Age of Hammurabi (Revised)|
|26 March, 2010||Hadrian's Wall (Revised)|