Growing squabs

It turned out we had two eggs, and now they are fat little squabs (see in order of events, Pigeon culture, Pigeon news 2 and And now we have an egg). I've been photographing the nest every morning. If you click on the first image, you can follow through the days. We realised we had two eggs on July 6, … Continue reading Growing squabs

Taking away the poles

There are some things about Stonehenge that are taken for granted by those who know the place well, yet are not known by a wider public. One of these concerns how some stones in the past were propped up with wooden poles, and later re-positioned in concrete footings – a topic picked up by ND … Continue reading Taking away the poles

James Bridges at Stonehenge

Is anyone watching out for early depictions of Stonehenge? Like illustrations of Easter Island, they come and go through salerooms, and every so often something pops up that can help us understand part of the story. My friend Paul Stamper has directed me to a new catalogue from RG Watkins Books & Prints in Somerset. … Continue reading James Bridges at Stonehenge

Seven things about Sekhemka

1. It’s beautiful The best analysis of the statue is by TGH James. An Egyptologist at the British Museum, he described it in full, for the first time, in 1963, after someone had tipped him off about it (“The Northampton statue of Sekhemka”, Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 49, 5–12). According to James, the man is … Continue reading Seven things about Sekhemka