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Thursday 8 February 2007

Faded signage

Oh, how I hate the word signage. So unnecessary, when the ordinary word signs works so well.

I’ll drop that subject, lest I come across as grumpy and pedantic, and distract you with a beautiful collection of faded signage.

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Tuesday 10 February 2004

A parcel from Thailand

Writing about last month’s special place sent me casting the net for the books of Dr Jaroslav Poncar. There is one at the State Library of Queensland (hidden away in the stacks), and another in the Queensland University of Technology Library (at a campus on the other side of town).

Amazon has some of his books, but not the one I found in a Bangkok bookshop.

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Friday 19 September 2003

Antiquity loss

I’ve already noted the American-led forces’ failure to protect the Iraq Museum in Baghdad from looting during the recent unpleasantness, despite clear warnings. <irony>But there is a happy sequel to the story, thanks to the vigilant efforts of a Joint Interagency Task Force</irony>. You can read a transcript of a briefing on the investigation of antiquity loss from the Baghdad Museum given by classical scholar Colonel Matthew Bogdanos, leader of the task force.

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Saturday 8 March 2003

Iraq’s archaeological heritage at risk

The Archaeological Institute of America has urged protection of Iraq’s archaeological heritage:

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Friday 15 November 2002

Rock art under threat

Robert Bednarik has published this web page about the threatened destruction of a rich collection of Indigenous rock art in north-western Australia:

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Sunday 28 July 2002

Concealed shoes

Things you find on the net: Concealed shoes and garments:

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Monday 13 May 2002

Hedmarksmuseet

The Hedmarks Museum in Hamar is one of the oldest ar­chea­ol­o­gical sites in Norway yet contains many examples of extraordinarily sensitive modern architecture.

Timo Arnall has a series of panoramas made with digital camera images informally stitched together. The pictures, the buildings, and the place, are all full of interest.

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