Online resources for the Aegean Bronze Age

The Lion Gate at Mycenae via Wikimedia Commons by David Monniaux Now in the final months of MA Dissertation on Climate Change and Hydraulic Construction in Bronze Age Tiryns, I have been thinking about what comes next. I have also been thinking about the accessibility of Aegean Prehistory and what trusted resources are available for … Continue reading Online resources for the Aegean Bronze Age

More podcasts for ancient historians and archaeologists

Since graduating at the end of 2019, I have been listening to more and more podcasts about the ancient world, and although I have been returning to some of my old favourites, I have been expanding my horizons and listening to a greater variety. Hellenistic Age Podcast: This podcast is another retelling of the Hellenistic … Continue reading More podcasts for ancient historians and archaeologists

Read and Review: J. Donald Hughes | Sustainable Agriculture in Ancient Egypt (1992)

The study of sustainable agriculture has never been more pressing due to the effects of the Climate Crisis. The Late Donald Hughes did more than most to show that stability and growth can only be achieved when working with the natural environment. This article aims to show that the stability of Egypt was down to … Continue reading Read and Review: J. Donald Hughes | Sustainable Agriculture in Ancient Egypt (1992)

A Year in Review: 2019

2019 has been the first full year that Musings of Clio has been running, and it has given me lots of lessons about how increase my audience and improve my writing. I branched into writing study guides. As well as this, I have started to write about a broader range of topics, including Thrace, Egypt … Continue reading A Year in Review: 2019

Object Study: A Peculiar Mummiform Figure

This is my last post of my series 'Egyptian Society and Culture' as my module has now finished. I have found studying Egypt immensely interesting and has broadened my viewpoint considerably. This post is an object study of a strange object in the British Museum.  The object can also be viewed here. EA63979                                                               1936,0711.3 Dimensions: … Continue reading Object Study: A Peculiar Mummiform Figure

Watch and Review – Dr Gil Stein | Sweet Honey in the Rocks: Bees, Beekeeping and Honey in the Ancient Near East (2016)

The talk can be accessed from the Oriental Institutes YouTube page here.  Stein’s talk had the aim of filling a gap in the knowledge of the Near East and Egypt, as honey is the most cited ingredient in ancient medical texts, but little has been written about bees and beekeeping. His talk was split into … Continue reading Watch and Review – Dr Gil Stein | Sweet Honey in the Rocks: Bees, Beekeeping and Honey in the Ancient Near East (2016)

Read and Review – Dr Katharina Zinn | Literacy in Pharaonic Egypt (2018)

For this week’s task I have to review Katharina Zinn’s article ‘Literacy in Pharaonic Egypt: orality and literacy between agency and memory (2018)’ in 250 words. I include her abstract below: “The article presents a new conceptual framework for understanding literacy in ancient civilisations to conceptualise ‘literacy’ more broadly as a cultural and social practice. … Continue reading Read and Review – Dr Katharina Zinn | Literacy in Pharaonic Egypt (2018)

Object Study: A Sickle with Flint Blades in the British Museum

Another Object Study on something in the British Museum, this time a sickle with flint blades. Museum Number: EA52861             Registration Number: 1914,0414.1 Dimensions: Height: 11.5cm | Length: 28.5cm Depth: 20.5cm | Weight: 267g Site: Thebes Context: Unknown, donated by George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon (of Tutankhamun fame) Date: 18th … Continue reading Object Study: A Sickle with Flint Blades in the British Museum