After a long time away from the tessera and tools I’ve managed to get back in touch with my materials and produce a new set of coasters. Produced in my usual way (10 x 10 cm and felt backed) these … Continue reading
A couple of days ago, the discovery and excavation of a Roman tombstone at Cirencester (Gloucestershire) – largely undamaged and still in its original setting (in situ, as the professionals say) – has been publicised in no unspectacular terms.
Did I say rare? I meant ‘super-rare‘ of course: thank you, Huffington Post, for keeping it real.
At any rate, the Gloucestershire Echo is confident: the tombstone makes ‘archaeological history‘. And of course, wherever something has been found, the ubiquitous, inevitable, and pointless claim that this site is ‘a Pompeii’ must be made (however silly or inappropriate) – like here on the webpages of Culture 24.
Time to step back a bit and to look at the object in question –…
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