Mondays are hard.

Ease yourself into the week by checking out some of the more amusing classics and archaeology related sites around the internet. Try to get some work done after lunch. Reddit has some excellent archaeology threads; my favourite is the conversation about archaeology and “alternative theories”, i.e. any of the nonsense you…

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Get Your Freak On with Chelsea Gardner

This is our second interview with one of the graduate students involved in Prof. Siobhán McElduff’s class on Roman Spectacle. Chelsea is  a third-year Ph.D. student in Classical Archaeology at UBC, and is actually responsible for getting the ball rolling on our current efforts to digitize the artifact and squeeze collections  in the…

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Interview with a Classicist – Part 1 Christian Brady

Christian Brady is a 2nd year MA Classics student at UBC and recently took part in Prof. Siobhán McElduff’s class on Roman Spectacle. As part of the course, each student had to produce a digital humanities project on some aspect of Roman Spectacle. Christian chose to produce a podcast called “Prometheus Unbound“. In…

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Tablet Transliteration and Translation

Cuneiform Clay Tablet in the George T.H. Fuller Collection, Dept. of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies, UBC     Provenance: possibly Puzrish-Dagan (ancient Drehem, southern Iraq) Date: Ur III period, c. 2100-2000 BCE Subject: receipt for the delivery of livestock (and oil?).           TRANSLITERATION  …

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