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by marcus
Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Guennol Lioness
Replies: 9
Views: 5675

Re: Guennol Lioness

Hope you are feeling better, Marcus. I'm in the process ofuploading episode 4 of the David Adams series - it has a bit of archaeology in it about Alexandria on the Oxus. Fab! I haven't been able to watch any of the programmes yet, as I had a dodgy wireless router and consequently couldn't stream-vi...
by marcus
Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Guennol Lioness
Replies: 9
Views: 5675

Re: Guennol Lioness

Well, there was nothing in the biography of Woolley. I didn't really think there would be, as it was a biography rather than a detailed site report ... but I felt it was worth looking. (Apologies for the delay in actually looking - I have just recovered from an unprecedented and particularly virulen...
by marcus
Sat Aug 10, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Guennol Lioness
Replies: 9
Views: 5675

Re: Guennol Lioness

Didn't get a chance to do any more digging yesterday, as I was out until late. But I'll see what I can find this weekend.
by marcus
Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Pompeii bronze
Replies: 11
Views: 7446

Re: Pompeii bronze

I (finally) got to the Pompeii exhibition yesterday, and of course I took a good look at the statuette. Yes, it is rather a generic face, and *extremely* young-looking. But the anastole is clear, and what isn't apparent in the photo is that he is wearing a diadem. Just adding a couple of extra point...
by marcus
Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Alexander (and the Greeks) do North America...
Replies: 5
Views: 3557

Re: Alexander (and the Greeks) do North America...

Again the tyranny of distance sees Oz miss out. For those in North America though... http://canada.greekreporter.com/2013/08/02/alexander-the-great-in-u-s-canada/ I saw something about this on FB this morning. Looks as if it will be rather good. Don't feel too put-out, Paralus - the distance is a b...
by marcus
Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:42 am
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Guennol Lioness
Replies: 9
Views: 5675

Re: Guennol Lioness

A very quick search tells me that Woolley found it at Ur.

I'm literally about to step out of the door to go out for the day; but I do have a biography of Woolley, so when I get home I might be able to find a reference to it.
by marcus
Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:06 am
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Alexander (and the Greeks) do North America...
Replies: 5
Views: 3557

Re: Alexander (and the Greeks) do North America...

Again the tyranny of distance sees Oz miss out. For those in North America though... http://canada.greekreporter.com/2013/08/02/alexander-the-great-in-u-s-canada/ I saw something about this on FB this morning. Looks as if it will be rather good. Don't feel too put-out, Paralus - the distance is a b...
by marcus
Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: My novel "Shadow of the Lion"
Replies: 39
Views: 24032

Re: My novel "Shadow of the Lion"

ruthaki wrote:Hi Marcus, It's Medias Arias Publishers. I'm waiting for the contract and they are aiming for a publication for summe 2014.
I don't know them, Ruth, but will have a look. Congrats, again.
by marcus
Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: My novel "Shadow of the Lion"
Replies: 39
Views: 24032

Re: My novel "Shadow of the Lion"

My novel SHADOW OF THE LION has been accepted for publication by a UK publisher. Aiming for summer 2014 for the finished product. I'll keep you all informed. That's excellent news, Ruth. Congratulations. (I saw a note from Scott to that effect, but as I was on holiday I didn't have a chance to cont...
by marcus
Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: The Gordian Knot
Replies: 0
Views: 4200

The Gordian Knot

A lovely piece of animation:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKaPUjYl9g0
by marcus
Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Tamerlan's tomb
Replies: 5
Views: 4492

Re: Tamerlan's tomb

system1988 wrote:Thank you very much for the link but it does not appear to be working. I am sure that you have taken some awesome photos.
I think the album wasn't public, but I've changed it. Give it another go! :D
by marcus
Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Tamerlan's tomb
Replies: 5
Views: 4492

Re: Tamerlan's tomb

Hi Marcus The story of the "curse" to the one who would open Tamerlan's tomb was also in the greek text I linked you to. I think that one can get a rough gist via google translating the page. How lucky of you to have had the opportunity to visit all these non- traditional, non- touristic ...
by marcus
Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Tamerlan's tomb
Replies: 5
Views: 4492

Re: Tamerlan's tomb

Hey all, I know you probably are aware of this but I thought I might share something with you. We all know about Tamerlan, the Great Khan of Mongolia, who won against Vayiasit the II (Ottoman Empire) and in the end formed his own empire. He "accidentaly" killed 17.000.000 people. Neverthe...
by marcus
Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: TV programme
Replies: 23
Views: 19979

Re: TV programme

Alexias wrote:No telly, Marcus, how do you survive? Maybe if I didn't have one I'd read more.
That's my secret, Alexias - I read a heck of a lot, and I write, and I try to earn my bread. :D
by marcus
Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: TV programme
Replies: 23
Views: 19979

Re: TV programme

Here is a clip from the third episode of the series, with some interesting points about a possible site for Alexander's wedding to Roxane, a derivation of her name, and a claim that none of Alexander's city foundations in Bactria and Sogdiana were original and/or survived. http://www.youtube.com/wa...