This thesis surveys the evidence for Romano-British houses, with an emphasis on the imported and urban traditions that witness the influence of empire on province.
The evidence presented in this thesis is used to test the hypothesis that a reliable and affordable supply of light fuel and lighting equipment was a major constituent in Roman urban living.
The British Museum’s Egypt: Faith After the Pharaohs launched a little over two weeks ago and received resounding critical acclaim. Curator Elizabeth O’Connell discussed some of the important themes and pieces selected for the exhibit in her recent talk, Curator’s Introduction to Egypt: Faith and the Pharaohs.
This is a review of the Ancient Lives: New Discoveries exhibit at the British Museum until November 30th, 2014.
Who invented it? Why are there so many myths about it? Why has it played such a part in art? And, perhaps closer to more mundane concerns, why do we need guides?
A review of my visit to the Ancient Egyptian gallery at the British Museum, London, England.
This dissertation attempts to explain how Romans achieved the remarkable feat of furnishing Rome with wine from the 1st century BCE until the late 3rd century CE.
Researchers at The Open University (OU) and The University of Manchester have found conclusive proof that Ancient Egyptians used meteorites to make symbolic accessories.
However, the theory concerning fertility behaviour during the Late Roman Republic that has been put forward by Brunt depends largely on such viewpoints as have become controversial in the discipline of demography. Rather than purely economic and rational in scope, decision making processes – such as those concerning marriage and procreation – are embedded in specific cultural and social settings that affect outcomes through the creation or upholding of practical, structural, normative or perceived constraints.
In an initial attempt to investigate what variations in comparative scale meant to the ancient Egyptians who created and viewed Egyptian art, I have considered the limited case of the wife represented with her husband in reliefs and paintings in his tomb chapel.