Bread & Circuses is having a break for a couple of weeks while I move back to Europe. The Internet connection gets cut off tomorrow and there is a vast amount of packing to do. Normal service should resume around August 24.
A (previously) unpublished passage by the Coptic
writer, Abu’l Makarem which deals with the plight of the defeated
ordinary crusaders in Egypt after the failure of the Second Crusade on Roger Pearse's blog
And finally, the difference between actual archaeology and Indiana Jones
Back in April Bread & Circuses wrote rather sceptically about a couple of Roman structures, possibly kilns, found in Otford, Kent. Diarmaid Walshe, who headed the dig, has taken the time to clarify at length the findings of the dig and the media coverage