Amphorae were pottery vessels created to hold and transport goods in the Greek and Roman world; some were even highly decorative and given as prizes, or used to hold the ashes of the dead. Join me as I delve into the vessels of history...
Sunday, March 17, 2013
History In the News- Titanic Violin Surfaces At Last
Perhaps I should consider re-naming this blog "History In the News" for that seems to be most of what I post these days. History certainly does seem to be all around lately; and I am delighted that the violin played by the band leader on board the ill-fated Titanic, yes, the one he famously played as the ship went down, has been authenticated at last. What an incredible piece of history! An inanimate witness to, and part of, a tragically beautiful moment. More on this storyhere.