It’s been a busy, um… year and a bit, and my blogging habit has fallen over a little bit, but hey guess what: I still have opinions about museums! A little while ago, I visited a really cool museum in Lübeck, the Hansemuseum. I was predisposed to like this museum, since I’m from Hamburg, a proud … Continue reading Hansemuseum
Almost three weeks into the new year isn’t too late to post a year re-cap post, right? In any case I’m starting my first ever permanent full-time job (in archaeology, even!) tomorrow, so it seems like an appropriate moment. I have a pretty awful memory. I think it used to be better before depression really … Continue reading 2014: Books I Read and other memory aids.
A thousand apologies for the delay, here finally is the last part of my Nine Worlds Fantasy Archaeology talk. Humans are boring, time to talk about dwarves and orcs. The basic history of Khazad-dûm, the Mines of Moria, is probably familiar to you from The Lord of the Rings: An underground city, carved out of the … Continue reading Fantasy Archaeology Part 4: The Mines of Moria
Something suitably monumental for our first site. Everyone should be at least visually familiar with the Argonath – those massive statues of the founders of Gondor on either side of the river Anduin that the Fellowship take their boats past. The context of its construction is buried in the depths of the appendices, though, so … Continue reading Fantasy Archaeology part 3: The Argonath