Balnuaran of Clava Central Prehistoric Ring Cairn, nr. Inverness, Scotland.
Balnuaran of Clava Central Prehistoric Ring Cairn, nr. Inverness, Scotland.
Production date: 1350-1521
Field Collection by: William Bullock
Provenience unknown, possibly looted
Stone (basalt?) seated figure of Xochipilli, with arms crossed over the knees.
This week in Audio News from Archaeologica (1/4): Researchers discover ancient cuneiform inscription and image of Babylon’s last king. Find out more on our website, here: https://bit.ly/audio-news-archaeologica or listen on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2PilzfW.
Medain Salih is a pre-Islamic archaeological site located in Medina Region, Saudi Arabia. Second largest city of Nabatean Kingdom during 1st century AD, under rule of Nabatean king Aretas IV Philopatris (9 BC– 40 CE), who made Madain Saleh kingdom's second capital, after Petra.
This edition of Scottish Curios comes in the form of a film. Roxburgh was one of Scotland's five principle cities in the medieval period. Where did it go?
[18 minute watch]
MEMORABILIA: ARCHAEOLOGY OF HYRULE FANZINE | 🌿 LEFTOVERS OPEN ON AUGUST 5TH 🌿
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Today, I'll be making a simple cherry pudding recorded in the 14th century AD - from the region of the Holy Roman Empire! Cherries were (and still are) a very popular fruit to eat, given the extensive range at which they can be grown. The original recipe is recorded in The Forme of Cury - a 14th century English manuscript - but the origin of this recipe likely comes from a central European source, given the variety of recipes recorded here.
In any case, let's now take a look at The World That Was! Follow along with my YouTube video, above. Consider supporting me on Patreon if you like my recipes!
500g fresh ripe red cherries 200ml red wine 100g white sugar 1 tbsp unsalted butter 100g soft white breadcrumbs salt Edible flowers (e.g. clover, lavender, etc)
Method 1 - Prepare the Cherries
To begin with, we need to wash, de-stem, and stone the cherries. Do this by cutting into them carefully with a knife, before using your thumb to dig out the stone. Do this to about half a kilogram of cherries.
When your cherries have been stoned for their sins, place them into a bowl, along with 100ml (or a cup) of red wine - I used a merlot here, but a sweet dessert wine would work nicely. On top of this, also add about 50 grams of white sugar. Mix and mash everything together until it forms a very thick, lumpy soup.
2 - Cook the Pudding
At this stage, place a tablespoon of butter into a large saucepan or pot. Place this over a high heat until it starts to melt. At this point, place your breadcrumbs and cherry-wine mix into the pot, along with another 50g of sugar. Mix everything together. If it's looking a little dry, add in another cup of wine. Put this onto a medium-high heat and let it cook away for about 10-15 minutes. Keep the whole thing stirring as you cook it, so nothing sticks and burns onto the pot.
3 - Cool and Serve
The pudding should thicken up considerably, and act like a porridge when it's done. Let everything cool a little, before spooning into a bowl of your choice. The original recipe claims that you should decorate it with edible flowers.
The finished pudding is super sweet and flavourful. The breadcrumbs soaked up the cherry juice and wine mixture and became fantastically smooth, with a sharp undertone (thanks to the wine). If you wanted to make an alcohol-free alternative, you could use some grape juice instead!
The pudding itself can also be used as a pie or tart filling, and firms up quite nicely if baked.
While the remains of boarding schools victims are being returned to their families for proper burial, I think it’s high time that the remains of Matoaka (Pocahontas) were returned to her tribe so that she can rest alongside her ancestors and family - not in an unfamiliar land. With all the dna testing and technology of today, they should try to figure out what grave belongs to her so that she can be returned
📚🌂Here are some great quotes from the fourth novel in the Amelia Peabody mystery series, Lion in the Valley, written by Elizabeth Peters.📚🌂
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So hey, I need everyone to go read this article written about the Hobby Lobby artifact theft saga, in the style of The Epic of Gilgamesh.
Hear the tale of United States of America v. Approximately Four Hundred Fifty Ancient Cuneiform Tablets and Approximately Three Thousand Ancient Clay Bullae.
This was the Hobby Lobby, the gathering place of many crafts
And briefly high-end cookwares but only briefly
Where men might come from many leagues distance and say in wonder, “This is a Hobby Lobby!”
And obtain many cubits of fabric for crafts projects ordained by Ea or by Ishtar
I’m in love with the woman who wrote this. I genuinely want to kiss her on the mouth.
: • Luni Archaeological Site, Liguria @museoarcheologicoluni | www.luni.beniculturali.it 28|07 Luna, Roman town, 177 BC. [ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luni,_Italy ] . Overview | Pre-selected pics, more to follow [likely]: 1. Capitel | Tempio Capitolino zone. 2. Foro | Market, annex part. 3. Foro | Market, annex. 4. Domus Affreschi | Food storage. 5. Domus Affreschi. 6. Foro | Detail. 7. Tempo Capitolino | Capitolium, Detail. 8. Capitolium. 9. Il Tempistica di Luna | The Moon Temple. 10. Anfiteatro. Site Map | Legenda : https://postimg.cc/ZBsGGGk0 . LSA&M | PH.©MSP | 28|07|19 6240X4160 300 Photographed objects is the property of LSA&M and subject to the Museum copyright. All tags & descriptions ©LSA&M. [No commercial use] . . #luni #luna #liguria #archaeologicalsite #archaeologicalmuseum #sitoarcheologico #ancientcity #roman #romancity #ancientroman #etruria #ligure #romanperiod #romanworld #excavations #heritage #ancient #antiquity #antica #archaeology #archeologia #archeologiaromana #ancienthistory #ancientarchitecture #architectonic #museology #italianmuseums #museumphotography #archaeologyphotography #michaelsvetbird lsa&m @museoarcheologicoluni 28|07|21 ph.©msp @michael_svetbird (at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Luni e Zona Archeologica) https://www.instagram.com/p/CR8YB0Uof8T/?utm_medium=tumblr
Etruscan terracotta head and draped woman Southern Etruria - Unknown Date
I'm not sure where these statues are now, but here's the article I found with them:
"Italy Seeks Ancient Loot From Symes Trustees By Suzan Mazur “The collection represents a selection of objects from a larger collection formed by Maurice Tempelsman, a diamond merchant resident in New York, over the past twenty-five years. The individual pieces come from a variety of sources, although the largest number were provided directly by, or were bought legally through, Robin Symes of London. All have been legally imported into the U.S. The collection is currently in the Museum.” — Acquisition Notes of Getty Museum antiquities curator Arthur Houghton cited in The Medici Conspiracy. Among the high profile clients of British antiquities dealer Robin Symes was Maurice Tempelsman — one of the pillars of the Eastern Establishment (Council on Foreign Relations, Africa-America Institute, long-time beau of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and “friend” of former Clinton Secretary of State Madeleine Albright); Leon Levy & Shelby White and the Metropolitan Museum of Art were customers too. Symes bought his pieces primarily from now-convicted antiquities smuggler Giacomo Medici, the man who sold the Euphronios Sarpedon vases to Bob Hecht. In a reversal of fortune beginning with the accidental death of Symes’s long-time business partner and companion Christo Michaelides ten years ago at a dinner party in Italy hosted by Levy & White and then many months in prison in the UK — Symes, once the prince of the ancient art trade, is now bankrupt. And Italy is asking for restitution of some 1,000 artifacts from Symes’s Trustees in Bankruptcy, according to Maurizio Fiorilli, the lawyer for Italy’s Ministry of Culture who negotiated the return of the Euphronios krater and other treasures from America’s museums. Although Symes destroyed most of the documents related to his business partnership with Michaelides, there is still an indelible photo trail. Here is a sampling of the pieces Italy seeks as part of its cultural patrimony. In many cases there is an exact match of objects in the Medici polaroids seized during police raids on Medici in Geneva and of objects in the Symes hoard photographed by the Italian Ministry of Culture."
andrew vc: oh to fall into a deep but dependable love with someone who shares your same archaeological passion but has a job which ensures you both have funds to continue the excavation and identification work that the two of you actually want to do