This reconstruction of a greek temple is painted on the scaffolding net which surrounds the ruins. Link to original image
Category Archives: How we see history
The turrets were added to the medieval castle by an architect Viollet-le-Duc. In a grand 19th century restoration project, he added pointed cones to the roof tops. These were unlikely to have belonged to the medieval castle, which probably used sloped tiled roove which is suitable for snowy regions. His interpretation of a medieval castleContinue reading “Carcassonne turrets”
10,000 BC, the movie, “inaccurate”
Watching 10 000 BC is an enjoyable experience, partly because it is fascinating to see how the film picks and chooses from different eras, selecting present day hair fashions and orthodontistry on the one hand and Ice Age mammoths on the other. Added to this, it has no concern for geographical reality. When the hero,Continue reading “10,000 BC, the movie, “inaccurate””
High street & heritage
Currys Digital and Robert Dyas hardware store, ubiquitous British high street shops, here are shoe horned into tudor buildings. They sit on the high street in Stratford Upon Avon, famous for being the birthplace of Shakespeare.
The soles of my shoes
I found this image in a 1962 Italian “Encyclopedia of the Woman“.
Darwin and change
A blockbuster exhibition about the life and work of Charles Darwin is taking place at the Natural History Museum in London. In it, there is evidence that the Evolutionists have adapted. The idea which is usually taken for granted as fact, Evolution, now has to defend itself. Speaking from video displays, scientists fend off theContinue reading “Darwin and change”
Eye liner from Ancient Egypt
Part of the identity of the Ancient Egyptian is the wearing of heavy dark make up around the eyes. New research adds another dimension to this. It seems that the eye make up may have helped to prevent disease. Were the Egyptians aware of this? Cleopatra’s eye make-up ‘had health benefits’
Giant crocodile touring show
If you have 10,000 square feet, can accomodate a thirteen foot crate, 4 trucks over forty foot and have circulating security guards, you may be have a chance of staging the exhibit of the Super Croc. This includes a flesh reconstruction, a super skeleton and the kind of field tents used in the excavation. TheContinue reading “Giant crocodile touring show”
The Auroch is the European bison which died out in the 1600s. Their shape is recognisable in the drawings in the cave in Niaux and others. They were aggressive, often revered and the prehistoric people did not eat them. A zoologist in Germany tried to recreate the breed using other similar breeds. This was partContinue reading “Auroch”