Ancient weight excavated from the east coast of Italy

Adventures of a palaeolinguist

20 Sep 2011

The curious bronze, knuckle-shaped object pictured is an ancient weight excavated from the east coast of Italy. The inscription scrawled along its side is written in the language of ancient people, known to the Romans as the Frentani.

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Body Map

What do we think we are?

20 Mar 2009

Would you like to hear sounds from deep within the body, consider the similarities between a funeral sculpture and the structure of DNA, or explore the classical idea of beauty?

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