From the Editor's Desk: Upcoming issues for 2022
Ancient History 40Release: July 25, 2022 Theme: Hadrian's Wall 1900 Hadrian's Wall is one of the most famous Roman structures in the world. It's been 1900 years since the Emperor Hadrian ordered a wall built on the northern frontier in AD 122. This issue looks at the significance of its construction during Roman times and its enduring importance today.
- The reasons behind the construction of Hadrian's Wall
- The logistics of constructing a 135km wall and who built and maintained it
- The original purpose of the wall and how this shifted over time
- Garrison life: soldiers at the Wall
- Non-military communities and trade along the frontier
Ancient History 41Release: September 25, 2022 Theme: Tut 100 In November 1922, Egyptologist Howard Carter stumbled across the discovery of a lifetime: the miraculously preserved tomb of King Tutankhamun. The discovery had a profound impact on Egyptology and culture at large. The discovery of "king Tut" reignited Egyptomania and an interest in Egyptology. The ramifications of this event still reverberate today. This issue will celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of King Tutankhamun's tomb and look at where Egyptology is headed in the next 100 years.
- The discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb, the fearsome "curse", and a look at the archaeological methods of the 1920s
- What was the impact of this discovery on Egyptology?
- The Legacy of Tutamkhamun: What can Tutankhamun's tomb tell us about his rule
- Tutankhamun and the New Kingdom pharaohs
- Egyptology 2122: The next 100 years – where are we going?
Ancient History 42Release: November 25, 2022 Theme: Oracles of the Ancient World: It's that time of year again when we wonder what the future holds as we go out with the old and ring in the new. For the final issue of 2022, as we settle into another holiday season and begin to look towards the New Year, what better topic could there be than ancient oracles? In this issue, we explore why people consulted Oracles and their important role in ancient societies.
- What types of Oracles were there and which gods were consulted?
- A look at Hero Oracles
- Necromancy: seeking advice from the dead
- Healing Oracles: seeking a cure for illness
- Talking in your sleep: oracles through incubation
- Ancient authors on oracles and prophecies, such as Artemidorus of Daldis' "Oneirocritica” and the Sibylline Books.
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