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Los secretos que revelan los papiros de Herculano

The Villa of the Papyri is an ancient Roman estate with a private library that was buried by the fires of Vesuvius.

Ostraka (scraps of used and broken pottery) from Thebes, used for scribbling quick notes on them: to do lists, notes on taxes and granary receipts. Sort of post-it note papers from the second century AD. They are written in Greek script and provide information such as what people were eating, trading for, in trouble for, and the prices of things, give us a unique look into those who lived far before us, in this case well over a thousand years ago.

Ostraka (scraps of used and broken pottery) from Thebes, used for scribbling quick notes on them: to do lists, notes on taxes and granary receipts. Sort of post-it note papers from the second century AD. They are written in Greek script and provide information such as what people were eating, trading for, in trouble for, and the prices of things, give us a unique look into those who lived far before us, in this case well over a thousand years ago.

Gold coin of the Parisii tribe of ancient Gaul, 100-50 BC. Courtesy & currently located at the Cabinet des Médailles, France. Photo taken by Clio20

Gold coin of the Parisii tribe of ancient Gaul, BC. Courtesy & currently located at the Cabinet des Médailles, France.

Tasty Ancient Recipes from Mesopotamia

A Babylonian cuneiform tablet with stew recipes, 1700 BCE. In my Iraqi Kitchen: Recipes, History and Culture, by Nawal Nasrallah

A photo of a human bone being excavated from a brown pit at a Roman villa site in Northamptonshire

Archaeologists discover body of man with shield and teenage girl at Roman Northamptonshire villa

Camulodunum – was the capital of the Trinovantes tribe. The Romans settled their…

Camulodunum – was the capital of the Trinovantes tribe. The Romans settled their…

Japanese world map--Zuda Rokashi [Priest Hotan] NANTANBUSHU BANKOKU SHOKA NO ZU [MAP OF THE UNIVERSE AS A RESULT]. [KYOTO: UHEI BUNDAIKEN, HOEI 7 (1710)], 1440 X 1135MM., WOODBLOCK MAP,

1710 First Japanese Buddhist Map of the World Showing Europe, America, and Africa - Geographicus - Nansenbushu-rokashihotan

Papyrus fragment with lines from Homer's Odyssey, Early Hellenistic, 285–250 BCE  Greek, Ptolemaic

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In my newest novel, Cassia has every reason to wonder. What does it mean to be Greek-American? (Papyrus fragment with lines from Homer's Odyssey, Early Hellenistic, BCE Greek, Ptolemaic)

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