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May 2015

Thematic Collecting: Migration – Birds in Greece

A short interview with the receptionist at a hotel in the Peloponnese in Greece about the arrival of migratory birds in the spring.

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New Land Museum: the challenges of draining the land and riches revealed

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Rachel and I recently visited colleagues in the New Land Museum in Holland. We heard about the challenges presented by draining the land and the archaeological riches that were revealed.

Amazing shipwrecks discovered when water was drained from the land in Holland

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Rachel and I recently visited colleagues in the New Land Museum in Holland. An amazing array of shipwrecks have been found since the land has been drained.

Migration of Ideas: Herakles goes to New Zealand

In the first interview Dr Emma Stafford talks about Herakles, the famous hero from ancient Greek mythology, and discusses a Classical Greek vase ┬áin Manchester Museum’s archaeology collection.

In the second interview Emma talks about artist Marian Maguire’s witty transposing of Herakles to New Zealand, where we discover he does not have things all his own way…

 

 

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