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Like a Tramp 2016

Hello to all Blog readers! First off, I hope that you had a happy and peaceful Christmas with those that you love. I would like to say thank you to so many of you for sponsoring me in the past … Continue reading

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Complete set of A Short History of Byzantium audio for sale

There is a very rare opportunity to purchase the complete and unabridged audiobook of John Julius Norwich’s “A Short History of Byzantium”, brilliantly narrated by John McDonough. The audiobook consists of 16 cassettes in very good condition offering 23.5 running hours; I … Continue reading

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Monks’ Secret: Asbestos Lurking Beneath Byzantine Wall Paintings

Hundreds of years before asbestos became ubiquitous in the construction industry, Byzantine monks used the fibrous material in plaster coatings underlying their wall paintings during the late 1100s, new research shows. By Joseph Castro First published in Live Science, April … Continue reading

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Walking home for Christmas like tramps

Last year many of you made generous contributions to help me raise £2,500 for the homeless charity Shelter. This year I am almost doubling the distance I walk, and the nights out sleeping rough in the cold December weather, to … Continue reading

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Annual Lecture of the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies: Byzantium’s first encounters with the Turks

Apologies for the very late notice but if you are in London tomorrow, 5 November, try to make the Annual Lecture of the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies which will be held in the Anatomy Lecture Theatre (K6.29), … Continue reading

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The big dig – the much delayed tunnel under the Bosphorous

By Elif Batuman First published in The New Yorker, 31 August 2015 When it came to choosing the exact location of the first tunnel spanning the Bosporus—the narrow strait that divides the European and Asian sides of Istanbul and links … Continue reading

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What did those Byzantine Emperors look like?

I found a way of having images of all the emperors in one place! Visit the Et Tu Antiquities website for a poster.

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