Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Sometimes it's good if you read German.

For these links, for instance - all interesting, all German-only (sorry!), but at least the first one has pictures you might enjoy if you don't understand the text.

The salt mines at Hallstatt have a brand-new webpage: http://www.nhm-wien.ac.at/hallstatt. It's not really picture-heavy, but there is a small slideshow with some impressions right at the frontpage, including a close-up of one of the textiles.

Rainer Schreg has posted the last installation of his blogpost series about "Archäologische Quellenkritik" (source criticism in archaeology), with a very interesting example about how sources might mislead us using chesspiece finds. 

Third and last link topic: Modern science made it possible to read charred papyrus rolls from Pompeii - without unrolling them. Yay for X-rays! Here is the German-language article from Spiegel. The original publication about this project is in English, titled "Revealing letters in rolled Herculaneum papyri by X-ray phase-contrast imaging" (paywall, abstract is free).


Anonymous said...

Here's a link to the story from BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-30888767


a stitch in time said...

Thanks Heather!