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Archaeologists have unearthed a 2,000-year-old toilet seat at a Roman fort near Hadrian’s Wall. Now they are looking for the loo over which it sat, hoping that the Roman soldiers may have accidentally dropped things into it. The Grand Hotel … Continue reading
The Ferdinandeum (our provincial museum) is hosting an exhibit of early sacrificial offerings found in and around the Alps for military purposes (g*). This is evidently something that people did over millennia — gave up offerings of weaponry and other … Continue reading
Excavations in Lower Austria have uncovered Bronze Age grave of a metalsmith — and it seems, the artist metalworker was a woman (g). The remains of the 45-60 year old woman (whose gender and age were determined by the skull … Continue reading
… before the new giant wrecked floating resort hotel. Photo taken in 2010. I continue to hope that this can be cleaned up as efficiently as possible, and that nothing goes wrong in the process. And that the families who … Continue reading
>A day trip to Inning am Ammersee. Which is very pretty indeed. Above, Inning’s historical claim to fame, I guess. “On November 15th, 1021, Emperor Henry II passed through Inning with 60,000 men, on the way to Italy, and he … Continue reading
>Can you make out those snow-capped mountains in the background? (Click on the picture to enlarge.) This is my favorite lake in the region, although it’s ringed with exclusive and outrageously expensive little towns. There’s something about the landscape and … Continue reading
>To be honest, I heard about this island for the first time about three months ago. It’s very small, and because of that it’s not a “destination” for many people. The locals and the Italians who vacation there want to … Continue reading
>The beau and I are driving down for a short vacation on the Italian coast next week. The apartment we are renting looks nice in the pics, but it’s absolutely BYO Everything — towels, sheets, blankets, coffee machine, soap sponges, … Continue reading
> A few weekends ago I was given the opportunity to hang around a group of divers from the Bavarian Society for Underwater Archaeology as they “unearthed” an Iron Age logboat from the lake bed of Starnberger See. The boat … Continue reading