Here are some reblogs of some of Tim Harding’s favourite recent posts by other writers. (Reblogging does not necessarily entail endorsement of the views expressed).
- Ancient Greek music: now we finally know what it sounded like
- We brewed an ancient Graeco-Roman beer and here’s how it tastes
- What might appear to be common sense is not always based on scientific evidence
- Fifteen years after looting, thousands of artefacts are still missing from Iraq’s national museum
- Relics of colonialism: the Whitlam dismissal and the fight over the Palace letters
- Weighing up the evidence for the ‘Historical Jesus‘
- We found evidence of early humans in the jungles of Borneo
- World’s scientists turn to Asia and Australia to rewrite human history
- Guide to the Classics: Suetonius’s The Twelve Caesars explores vice and virtue in ancient Rome
- How the ‘Warwick egg incident’ of 1917 exemplified an Australian nation divided
- Was agriculture the greatest blunder in human history?
- Friday essay: the recovery of cuneiform, the world’s oldest known writing
- Written in stone: the world’s first trigonometry revealed in an ancient Babylonian tablet
- Gold Rush Victoria was as wasteful as we are today
- Guide to the classics: Thucydides’s History of the Peloponnesian War
- Codebreaking has moved on since Turing’s day, with dangerous implications
- Would we have collaborated with Hitler?
- Terror in London: Western cities will always be vulnerable to these attacks
- Parrot pie and possum curry – how colonial Australians embraced native food
- Surviving 2017 – a user’s guide
- What if Japan had never surrendered during WWII?
- An historic handful of dirt: Whitlam and the legacy of the Wave Hill Walk-Off
- Guide to the classics: The Histories, by Herodotus
- Explainer: what is the 100-year-old Sykes-Picot Agreement?
- If Islamic State is based on religion, why is it so violent?
- Did the Crusades lead to Islamic State?
- Timeline: the history of gravity
- Crimes against the environment: the silent victim of warfare
- On the Banks of the Tigris – a documentary that traces the forgotten history of Iraqi music
- The Horse: reframing the history of human progress
- Global count shows tree numbers have halved since dawn of human civilisation
- Fifty years ago today, Menzies’ call on Vietnam changed Australia’s course
- ISIS is destroying ancient artefacts to send a message of intent
- Harking back: the ancient pagan festivities in our Christmas rituals
- The day Churchill saved Britain from the Nazis
- Historic Heston