Ancient, Minoan Crete. It’s three and a half thousand years old. It’s full of riches. And it’s full of fuel for the imagination.
So a second mine at Grimes Graves has been opened up to the public. To descend into the Neolithic mine requires you to climb down a 12m (40 ft) metal … Continue reading
The discovery of three marvellous gold torcs (twisted collars) and a bracelet found in Staffordshire have hit the news today (28th Feb 2017). They have been dated to about 2,500 … Continue reading
Perhaps you’re reading Robert Harris’ marvellous trilogy on Cicero (Imperium, Lustrum and Dictator), after getting them for Christmas? It’s a wonderful insight into an astonishing time in history, when the … Continue reading
Go on, treat yourself! Come and experience a vibrant dose of the ancient world this Spring! Escape all the modern news and instead explore what really makes us tick; read … Continue reading
NEW COURSE FOR THE NEW YEAR! Join us this coming term as we explore the ancient world in a fresh engaging course, Roman Living by Design: Vitruvian Man in Ancient Rome. … Continue reading
Free Talk from the Muddy Archaeologist – a reward simply for treating yourself and your friends in 2017!
Delighted to be leading the study day at the WI’s marvellous Denman College in Oxford today. It’s a crisp, blue sky day here. Just glorious, in a beautiful setting with … Continue reading
I am delighted to be here, in Split in Croatia, visiting Diocletian’s retirement palace as part of our Voyages to Antiquity ‘Muddy Archaeologist’ cruise. The Emperor Diocletian retired (a rare … Continue reading