August 2015 in Review

This is an index and summary of the things I’ve talked about over the last month. Links for multi-post subjects go to the first post (even if it’s before this month), you can follow the internal navigation links from there.



“Plantagenet England 1225-1360” Michael Prestwich. Part of the New Oxford History of England.

“The Middle East: The Cradle of Civilisation Revealed” Stephen Bourke. Part of the Thames & Hudson Ancient Civilisations series.

Total: 2


Defining Beauty (Exhibition at the British Museum) – Greek sculpture as aesthetic objects.

Indigenous Australia Enduring Civilisation – Exhibition at the British Museum about Australian art and culture as a continuous thing before and after the British arrived.

Total: 2


Brunel – In Our Time episode about Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the Victorian engineer.

The Earth’s Core – In Our Time episode about what is known about the Earth’s core and how we know it.

Matteo Ricci and the Ming Dynasty – In Our Time episode about the Jesuit missionary Matteo Ricci who went to China in the 16th Century.

Sappho – In Our Time episode about Sappho, the ancient Greek poetess.

Total: 4


“The Slaughter Court in Sety I Temple, Abydos” Mohammed Abu el-Yezid – talk at the August EEG meeting.

Total: 1


Egypt Holiday 2014: Walk from the Valley of the Kings to Deir el Medina.

Egypt Holiday 2014: Colossi of Memnon.

Egypt Holiday 2014: Mortuary Temple of Seti I.

Egypt Holiday 2014: Valley of the Queens.

Total: 4