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Category Archives: Ancient history

Sand’s The Invention of the Diaspora: Shattering a National Mythology?

Tel Aviv University historian, Prof. Shlomo Sand, author of new book Matai ve’ech humtza ha’am hayehudi? (When and How Were the Jewish People Invented?; Resling, in Hebrew) is sure to … Continue reading

24 March, 2008 · 13 Comments

Protect Iran—and the world’s—priceless treasures

This short but important piece was written for the Guardian and was picked up by the Sydney Morning Herald (6 March). Let’s hope they are not in the line of … Continue reading

8 March, 2007 · 12 Comments

Ben’s Marilyn Willendorf

Love it. The ancient fertility symbol Venus of Willendorf updated, Marilyn style. Thanks Ben.

10 February, 2007 · 2 Comments

Sophisticated ancient computer bedazzles

What a marvel. Only have time to excerpt extracts below at present but couldn’t pass up highlighting this amazing discovery of extraordinary ancient technical sophistication. Ian Sample, Mysteries of computer … Continue reading

1 December, 2006 · 1 Comment

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"