The Scythians – cheese, gold and false beards

I'm a little late to party on this one, but I've finally managed to get to the 'Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia' exhibition at the British Museum (the tickets were a gift from a family member). We managed to get an early, week-day slot, and I'm very glad we did - the last few BM... Continue Reading →

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Codebreakers and groundbreakers

From 24th October to 4th February, the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Museum of Classical Archaeology are putting on a joint exhibition called Codebreakers and groundbreakers. The exhibition was inspired by the links between linguistics and codebreaking, and the links between Classical linguistics and Bletchley Park. As the Fitz puts it: A pioneering and interdisciplinary exhibition, Codebreakers and... Continue Reading →

Sicily – Culture, Conquest and Battering Rams

Last week I enjoyed a nice afternoon off, checking out the British Museum's "Sicily: Culture and Conquest". I highly recommend it - the displays are fascinating, though somewhat crowded (as always). The exhibition focusses mainly on the Greek and Norman periods of Sicilian history, so go with that in mind if you're expecting lots of... Continue Reading →

Celtic and the Celts

On Monday I finally got to see the British Museum's exhibit Celts: Art and Identity. It's a stunning collection, and if you can still get down to see it (or can see the re-jigged version when it transfers to the National Museum of Scotland), you should definitely catch it. Laura Cumming gives a great review here, with pictures... Continue Reading →

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