The Muddy Archaeologist's Blog

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

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

Megalithic Malta

Malta, an island at the centre of the Mediterranean. A land littered with huge megalithic temples, built 6,000 years ago. Older than Stonehenge, and more ancient than the pyramids of Egypt.

April 20, 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

Christmas Offer from the Muddy Archaeologist: Free Talks!

Free Talk from the Muddy Archaeologist – a reward simply for treating yourself and your friends in 2017!

December 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Roman Ruins – study day

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

November 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Bergen’s Stave Church & the North Sea

A remarkable stave church was our next visit.  Many years ago I visited one of these entirely wooden churches in Sognefjord, further north in Norway; we even attended the Sunday service in … Continue reading

June 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Bergen, Norway & Grieg

On leaving Shetland, we headed to Norway, across the North Sea.   This journey was quite surreal – hardly a ripple to seen or felt.  I couldn’t help but consider that, … Continue reading

June 14, 2016 · Leave a comment