The Pagan King: The Sutton Hoo Ship Burial & The...
Great men and women are often memorialized by great monuments and burial rites. The construction of these monuments vary the world over, but comfort and status in the afterlife remain prevalent. A sumptuously adorned mortuary chamber constructed atop a ship buried in eastern England is one of these great monuments. Sutton Hoo has stood since the first part of the seventh century as a testament to...
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ealdleoht: Please help me replace my camera that was stolen in the UK. Consider buying a print, sharing with your friends. Any photos I’ve taken through out the years are available for purchase as prints, so if you don’t see something you’d like, please just let me know and we’ll work it out. Please reblog!
Tomorrow we leave the Youth Hostel to head to Stonehenge. We get unprecedented exclusive access to the center of the ring, which will be incredible. Home soon! I’m excite to see my family and friends.
Anonymous asked: So will you have an english accent when you get back? John B and Judith are coming over for Dinner with a bunch of folks on Wednesday 29AUG2012. If you are around you and Mark should join us. (Va. BQ Chick).
a very brief update
Today we went to my favorite place ever, Sutton Hoo. For those of you who don’t know, Sutton Hoo is an archaeological site located near the Eastern shore of England, at the mouth of the Deben River. A number of large burial mounds containing Anglo Saxons have been excavated through-out the 20th century by a number of different people and institutions. I wrote an extensive research paper on...
Anonymous asked: Soo good to read your posts. The whole dinner thing sounds very Harry, through and through. We are anxious to know that the embassy will let you back into the country, let us know how that goes. LYL DA
Pictures to follow!
Thoughts on a Tuesday Night
I must catch up! Last week we had formal hall on Thursday, which is a decidedly English tradition that more schools could benefit from in the US. Essentially, formal hall is where all the students dress up and meet the faculty and research fellows (who are in their gowns!) for drinks and a fancy, plated and served meal. We met our instructors (including) the venerable Sir Paul Mellars, Sheila...
Thoughts & prayers are in Aurora.
Short and sweet update. The venerable (unofficially anyway) Sir Paul Mellars gave 2 connected lectures on human origin and early stone tool industry. He made cracks about Lewis Binford arguing with him via publications throughout the 1970s on their various conclusions. Fabulous lectures, great anecdotal evidence. In awe. Also just gave an informal and brief tutorship to a classmate regarding...
Anonymous asked: HI Jordan, your mom says hello.
Anonymous asked: Mom and Dad are hoping for another post soon. It is July 14th, and nothing since July10th. LYL. DA
I am now in Cambridge (yay!). It is a forty minute walk from the train station to Corpus Christi and then another ten minutes to Newnham House (Where I am Staying) and with my three heavy bags, it was really, REALLY fun. I should have taken a cab…but I tried to tough it out. I am exhausted from it now today. Last night we had champagne with the College Master and a handful of our tutors....
It is almost 11am here on Monday AM and I have been very productive. I bought a train ticket to cambridge for this afternoon, I picked up a new phone, I made an appointment to get a new passport and had a coffee! I’m still sad and heart broken over the loss of my brand new camera, but my dear friend Josh (who lives in manchester) is letting me borrow his Nikon DSLR for the remainder of my...