Category Archives: dams and alternative energy

A weekend of archaeopolitcs in Bergen

On 21 November, we organized the round-table seminar Cultural heritage in conflicts and politics – Ethical dilemmas for archaeologists at the University of Bergen (Norway). The seminar was a response to how the cultural heritage in the eastern Mediterranean and the Middle … Continue reading

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Good angels and bad angels…

Today the Greek Orthodox Church is celebrating the Angels and Archangels uniting the celestial and terrestrial realms according to (some sections of the) Christian faith. Angels can be both good and evil, like the news that the “angels” of ancient … Continue reading

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News from England after the trip to England

We said in the previous post that we would be in England last weekend and that subjects related to Sudan would come out. After a first week of work at our base in Bergen, it is time to recollect these … Continue reading

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Commemoration of Kajbar

We have often commemorated persons and events from our blog. This week is a really special one. I could write about my own five-years’ adventure since I came to Bergen, which coincided with a commemorative seminar for Tomas Hägg, both … Continue reading

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Past days, past dams

Friday was a blessed day indeed: on the one hand the “opening” of the holy month of Ramadan and on the other the day that the Greek Orthodox Christianity venerates Prophet Elijah. The cult places of prophitis Ilias in Greece … Continue reading

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On the 14th of March 2012…

…it so happened that we finished a book that we had long been reading in its various sections that are of our interest. The book was printed in 1962 in the United States of America, the author was the late archaeologist Walter Ashlin … Continue reading

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Sacrifices and Ancestors

The title of the present entry has a heroic aura, for quite often the ancestral past is crowned in the consciousness of the future generations with the glory of a sacrifice offered in order that the land or the nation … Continue reading

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