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  1. Crispina

    Greek Fire

    I never realized this was a real thing. Only on Game of Thrones, did I see this. LOL Very interesting. Thanks for sharing it.
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    Movie, "Julius Ceasar"

    I happened across this on YouTube and found it quite good. The acting is well done, the sets, the pace.
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    Missing posters

    I have been thinking of two posters, Nephele and Sam. I've forgotten Sam's forum name, but he was a guide at Hadrian's wall in England. Nephele would give us our Roman names. I suppose they went to Facebook? I don't do FB. Just curious as to how they are doing, esp. during this pandemic.
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    Missing posters

    I just haven't seen anything I feel qualified to comment upon Ha, sounds like me. All I can say is I find everything so interesting and "thanks for posting". Which I really AM thankful. 😊
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    Daily life: Dog and wine

    Love it.
  6. I never knew the Romans invaded Arabia. Will watch later, thanks for posting.
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    Roman houses still inhabited

    That is amazing.
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    Colosseum Floor Continues

    I can only imagine even more throngs of tourists! (if I could, I'd be one of them)
  9. Makes me wonder why mosaic walls aren't found during excavations. Or are there? Perhaps the workmen didn't have a reliable medium to adhere them vertically. Seems they should have tho with their knowledge of cement.
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    Hot-air balloon in the Egyptian city of Luxor

    We did a Nile cruise, but not on a big ship. Most amazing was watching the sunset from the boat. One second the sun was above the horizon, the next it literally dropped out of sight. OT: Also a small group of us elected to take a bus trip across the desert to Abu Simbel, four hours each way. The stars in the night sky.....never saw stars like that before and will probably never again.
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    Hot-air balloon in the Egyptian city of Luxor

    Never been in a hot air balloon, too many accident stories keep me away. However, I agree to the right person it would be a breath taking adventure. Perhaps better than being kidnapped by a camel driver and held for ransom as I was when I visited the pyramids. Well, sort of. The camel ride was part of the tour. The part where my camel driver led me away from the group and then demanded bakeesh or he wouldn't let me off wasn't. I paid the man. Back on the bus I may not have been the only one. The guide asked if anyone had paid their camel driver "extra" for any reason. I kept silent because I was embarrassed! No one else raised their hand either. 🤐
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    Podcast on Roman eye care

    Enjoyed it. Now I need to find photos of ancient Roman "eye stamps". ETA: I found this: https://www.ypsyork.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/News-34-Roman-eye-medicine-box.pdf
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    Reassessing Egyptian Queen Nefertiti

    Thank you for the article with further info. Very interesting.
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    Reassessing Egyptian Queen Nefertiti

    I have never read any of this information before. The sculptor's actual studio was found with portrait heads? How exciting. Thank you so much. ETA: I would love to visit The Egyptian Museum of Berlin. Have you been there?
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    Reassessing Egyptian Queen Nefertiti

    I've watched numerous docs on her. One suggested that the bust was a fake, modern made, not ancient. I wonder where it was excavated from? I don't remember actually hearing if it was just found in the ground all by itself or in a tomb or ruins of a temple. Perhaps just discarded because of her being considered a heretic? Thanks for sharing the video.
  16. This sounds interesting. Will revisit later.
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    Missing posters

    Oh good. And I think I remember that Sam was "Northern Niel"?
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    Pompeii commercial

    Yes, I like that one.
  19. That wasn't so bad, I was entertained. However, the ending confuses me. Why was Armenias(sp?) allowed to go free with a hand shake?? Thanks for sharing.
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    Naples: Ancient City Underground

    Thanks for sharing. I always have a difficult time visualizing what ruins would have looked like before. The theater - I don't see it there. How did they decide it was "Nero's theater"?
  21. The photos are really beautiful. It is a fine balance about preserving antiquity and improving access to the public So true.