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Book Review: The King’s Grave

The King’s Grave:  The Discovery Of Richard III’s Lost Burial Place And The Clues It Holds, by Philippa Langley & Michael Jones It is remarkable the extent to which the discovery of the body of Richard III has led to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Digging For Richard III

Digging For Richard III:  The Search For The Lost King, by Mike Pitts For someone who is not the biggest fan of Richard III, I have read a lot about him [1].  I’m not sure why this is the case.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Riddle Of The Labyrinth

The Riddle Of The Labyrinth:  The Quest To Crack An Ancient Code, by Margalit Fox The author of this book, in providing a detailed and thoughtful look at three people whose efforts were crucial in solving the puzzle of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Carthage: A History

Carthage:  A History, by Serge Lancel But is it a history?  There is no doubt that I would enjoy reading a good narrative history of Carthage if it could be found, but this book is heavy on archaeology, heavy on … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Archaeology Of Jerusalem

The Archaeology Of Jerusalem:  From The Origins To The Ottomans, by Katharina Galor and Hanswulf Bloedhorn This particular book is one that seeks to toe a difficult line between showing appreciation for all aspects of the past and wrestling with … Continue reading

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Book Review: Greeks (Ancients In Their Own Words)

Greeks (Ancients In Their Own Words), by Michael Kerrigan This book is a very short one (barely over 50 pages) and meant for younger readers, but for older readers who want to read about what the ancient Greeks said and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Bible As History

The Bible As History, by Werner Keller This is a book I might not have read had I not challenged myself to read a large quantity of books originally written in German and translated into English.  This is the last … Continue reading

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Book Review: Exploring Prehistoric Europe

Exploring Prehistoric Europe, by Chris Scarre I found this to be an odd but mostly enjoyable volume, and the oddness I found in it is rather instructive.  This book sits at an unusual point, and that is that it is … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: The Dead Sea Scrolls: Part 2

Great Courses:  The Dead Sea Scrolls:  Part 2, by Professor Gary A. Rendsburg At times it is necessary to get to the end of something before one can come to a final determination about how you think or feel about … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: The Dead Sea Scrolls: Part 1

Great Courses:  The Dead Sea Scrolls:  Part 1, by Professor Gary A. Rendsburg As someone who has a profound interest in the Judaism of the second temple period as well as in the interpretation of ancient texts (and not-so-ancient ones) … Continue reading

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