"Rise up, Lord, may your enemies be dispersed and those who hate you flee from our face."
A strip of gold once studded with a gem bears the same biblical quotation in Latin on each side: Moses’ declaration, translated above, as the Israelites journeyed out of Sinai. The object may have decorated the arm of a cross prized by recent converts to Christianity. From the Staffordshire Hoard.
Post remembrance day is a good time to highlight what is a growing problem on European battlefields—that of what, for lack of a better term, we can call thano-collecting. Essentially, the looting of the Western and Eastern front of both world wars for material culture that shows a direct connection with violence and death.
An archaeological discovery in suburban Istanbul could soon force a rewrite in history books as new research has shown that the early Hittites actually ventured onto the European continent, having previously been assumed to have remained only in Asia.
“Istanbul has a new historic peninsula…