The Muddy Archaeologist's Blog

Blog by Gillian Hovell, The Muddy Archaeologist www.muddyarchaeologist.co.uk

British Museum Scythian Exhibition

It’s begun! The Scythians at the British Museum is this winter’s ‘Must See’ exhibition. These fantastic tattooed horseback archers and axe-wielding warriors occupied all of Central Asia, from Siberian tundra … Continue reading

September 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Goodnight, Ness of Brodgar

ORKNEY in August As the archaeologists put the Ness of Brodgar to bed for the season, Orkney has wallowed in sunshine. At least it did yesterday. This gave us a … Continue reading

August 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

TOUR GREECE & CRUISE THE AEGEAN with The Muddy Archaeologist in 2018 and get a free talk to a Society/group of your choice.

Ever wanted to travel the greatest sites in Greece and sail around Aegean with your very own friendly, tame archaeologist and ancient historian? This is your chance – Gillian Hovell, … Continue reading

August 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

5,000 year old Castlerigg Neolithic Stone Circle

Castlerigg Stone Circle perches high in the Lake District in Britain. The circle was built c. 3,000 BC in the Neolithic.  It was the time of the early farmers in this area, … Continue reading

August 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

MINOAN CRETE – A VIRTUAL TOUR

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.

June 17, 2017 · 2 Comments

MINE OPENED AT GRIMES GRAVES: DESCEND INTO THE NEOLITHIC

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

March 12, 2017 · 1 Comment

IRON AGE GOLD TORCS FIND What’s the Fuss About?

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

February 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Cicero, the Greatest Orator

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

January 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Travel to the Past this Spring!

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

January 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Living by Design in Ancient Rome – New Course

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

December 28, 2016 · Leave a comment