Thursday, October 17, 2013

Greek Tragedy in Prisons, Lead Coffin & Richard III, Engrave Phallus & Reconstructed King Tut Tomb

Teaching Greek Tragedy in Prisons
Dr. Nancy Robinowitz discusses at length her experience with the American prison system and the inmate's appeal to different tragedies. She discusses the distinct differences between the women likes and dislikes versus those to the men's. It is a very interesting find which calls as testimony Greek Tragedy playwrights' ability to call forth human emotion and identity that even "criminals" can detest or attest to. Which are plays do you think are their favorites? Learn more here.

Lead Coffin found new Richard III
The discovery of two bodies were found near Richard III (who was discovered earlier this year) and one the bodies is thought to be female. However, there is still mystery surrounding who were these figures within history and why were they buried so close to Richard III. Also, the discovery of the lead coffin leads one to believe that its noble patron must near by. However, all these answers will have to wait until tests reveal the answers. The rest of story can be found here.

Engraved Phallus may help determine Aosta's Foundation Date

Two phalluses (phalli) were discovered on a stone wall in Aosta along with the symbol of a spade and Capricorn. These symbols lead archaeologist to believe that the city was found during the winter solstice period  by Augustus Caesar roughly around 25 B.C.E The entire article may be found here.

King Tut's Tomb Reconstructed for Tourists

The original site of King Tutankhamen's tomb is bombarded with visiting tourist every year. So, conservationist have decided to build near the ancient tomb a reconstruction of the tomb with all its glory. It is a smart move to allow more tourists visit for longer periods without running a risk of destruction. Read on it here.

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