Category Archives: Archaeology

Almost Lost in Wiltshire

When it comes to ticking things off that I want to do, I’m not so brilliant. I really shouldn’t create lists like that, because I only end up ignoring them. Lists are for shopping and Saturdays where you have heaps … Continue reading

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Lofty

Two museums, lots of walking, a ride in a funicular – today was great! But I may have damaged my feet a bit more than I’d like… Starting off early again, I hit up the National Archaeology Museum, only a … Continue reading

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Dreaming

This morning I woke up pretty early and lay in bed gazing up at the Lycabettus Hill. I learnt today that Lycabettus Hill was created as Athena was attempting to make the Acropolis even higher. She got distracted and dropped … Continue reading

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The Romans Started the Essex Thing…

Posting this several months after the event…  We went to Colchester at the end of July – a Roman wall and a chance for some exploring enough to get us out of London for the day and into Essex. Colchester … Continue reading

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Rocks and Stones

Ireland is decorated very prettily with heaps and piles of rocks – some still look like castles or keeps, some a vague shadow of the past. Above is part of the Rock of Cashel, a place of Kings and religion, … Continue reading

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Trying to Leave. And Failing

Sadly, holidaying in Italy had to end. We had 3 nights in Florence, in the city, and for our final morning we decided to do a bit of shopping, a bit of eating and a little bit of basilica gazing before … Continue reading

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