Below are all the items that were published in June 2017.
There’s been lots of talk lately about immigration. Here’s a look at the topic from the point of view of early Rome.
Racing – in pretty much any form – was no less popular two thousand years ago than it is today.
This tortoise I heard before I saw it, grazing away in this field. Possibly Testudo marginata or marginated tortoise? In ancient times, a common type of lyre was fashioned from the shell of a tortoise. Photographed in Volos, Thessaly.
A discussion centred on a votive relief in the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes that looks older than it really is.
This picture was taken in Volos, Thessaly, where lizards are found almost anywhere. Definitely a member of the genus Podarcis, most likely Podarcis muralis or the common wall lizard. This one allowed me to get very close; a natural model!