Category Archives: History

Tomb of Roxana

Here is an exciting archaeological discovery. Several years ago I outlined a book on Roxana I wanted to write, but put aside. This spurs me to pick that project back up and finish it. Greek tomb at Amphipolis is ‘important … Continue reading

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Oldest, Most Genetically Intact New World Skeleton

Adding this Naia article here as research for my next Drake novel: Oldest most complete, genetically intact human skeleton in New World

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Lost Maya City Mapped

The Lost Maya City of Noh Kah Has Been Mapped, via modern technology. Hooray! Kind of… as I have stated for many years. Though it is a city still “eaten by the jungle,” we can now see the architectural groupings … Continue reading

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Ancient American Aborigines?

I’m reading a book on ancient American (N, Central, and S) Indian tribes for a forthcoming book project when something occurred to me. Looking at pictures of the Ica tribes of Colombia, they seem to look very much like Aborigines. … Continue reading

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The Peabodys Enter History

What a shame that archaeologist and writer Barbara Mertz has passed away. I absolutely love her Amelia Peabody mysteries, which not only have Egyptology galore, but are witty as can be. The humorous and romantic interplay between her protagonists couple … Continue reading

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Rediscovering Cleopatra and Antony’s Twins

This is interesting to me because I once outlined an historical novel (perhaps series) based on the lost son of Julius Caesar and Cleopatra. This could tie in directly, or be related to it as a side series. Very interesting. … Continue reading

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Dahlian Treasures

Richard Hobbs writes of the importance of scholarship and true authorship in this revealing essay on Roald Dahl and the Mildenhall Treasure. Also, a good reminder to read all things Dahlian. A brilliant author.

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