Month: June 2010

The Internet and Poor Ancient History Information

The website has been awarded the 2010 Oikos Prize for popularizing Ancient History by the Dutch national research school of classicists. In his acceptance spech titled “Ancient History, Poor Information, and the Internet” the site owner, Jona Lendering explains why the quality standards of information about ancient history have fallen over the years, and what needs to be done to improve the situation.

Exhibition: Book of the Dead

London: The British Museum is hosting an exhibition about the Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead. The ‘Book’ was not a single text but a compilation of spells designed to guide the deceased through the dangers of the underworld, ultimately ensuring eternal life. The exhibition is on display from 04 November 2010 to 06 March 2011. Tickets are on sale now.