Roman London - real and imagined

Roman sites in the UK, not having benefitted from 2,000 years of lava preservation, do need a little help to bring them to life. The...

Doomed either way?

A visiting friend wanted to see the famous local doom today, a piece I find intriguing but unsettling. I don't like to think of past...

Workhouse Woes

I came across this fascinating piece of needlework today at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, part of the Norfolk Museums, while out...

Substance over Style

Here's a news story https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44779492?SThisFB about a newly uncovered Homeric inscription that is going...

Nothing to see here

Radio broadcasts can have no place in a picture research blog but the last in this season's In Our Time was about William Morris. Worth a...

Living La Vida Lenta

I'm wondering whether it took the stonemasons of the 1st century BCE less time to carve the frieze on the Basilica Aemilia Massimo than...