This week brought to light (for me at least) some rather interesting notes on projects ongoing around the world. The first, and of course my favourite, is this piece from the Smithsonian about Wolfgang Neubauer’s non-invasive archaeological work on Carnuntum in Austria, particularly the ludus or gladiator school near the amphitheatre there. The second, which I stumbled on quite by accident after deciding to check out rogueclassicism.com for the first time in ages, about the search for the provenance of a Gospel purportedly to be of Jesus’s wife.
So how ’bout them apples?
And, with that, here’s the rest of this week’s roundup. Enjoy!
The remains of four people found in the back of a shop in Pompeii were discovered with jewellery and money, despite evidence of looting at the site.
Evidence of bitumen collection from Russia has been identified in the molecular remains inside an amphora.
Archaeological reconstruction of funeral rites for a shaman in Israel from 12,000 years ago yields all kinds of new information.
Evidence of what could prove to be a remarkable cooling system for working men and animals in Carthage’s circus.
Antibiotic resistant bacteria is not a new thing, as evidence from mummies from Peru and Italy suggest.
From the Atlantic:
A short and delightful video on new techniques designed to non-invasively read papyrus scrolls from Pompeii and Herculaneum.