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Adam Parker

Adam Parker

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Adam Parker is a final-year PhD student at the Open University researching the materiality of magic in Roman Britain and an Associate Collections Curator at York Museums Trust. He has published widely on the materiality of ancient magic.

“A Lady of York”

“A Lady of York”

The life and times of the Ivory Bangle Lady

A high-status grave from Late-Roman York is better known as the “Ivory Bangle Lady”. Analyses of her remains and her grave goods have helped us to understand her biography. In this article, Adam Parker explores what we understand of her life of wealth and migration to Roman Britain.

Written by Adam Parker

Medusa at the edge of Empire

Medusa at the edge of Empire

Images of the head of Medusa, the mythical gorgon beheaded by Perseus, were used throughout the Classical world as a symbol of power and protection. In this article, Adam Parker explores her presence in Roman Britain, at the edge of the Roman Empire.

Written by Adam Parker

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