December 30, 2015

Not strictly archaeology, but. . . .

Filed under: Experimental archaeology, Historic — acagle @ 4:20 pm

Building the Great Cathedrals

NOVA’s program on Gothic cathedrals is worth watching. It’s largely Cathedrals 101 — I didn’t see much that I hadn’t learned of as an undergrad in 198*mumble* — but there were a few items I hadn’t seen before, like the Big Fix to the Beauvais cathedral and its attendant problems. Plus a couple of nice recreations. They also have a bit on the Gu├ędelon project which I’ve posted about before.


  1. Not directly related. What is new regarding the supposed Roman sword found offshore in, iirc, Newfoundland?

    Comment by Richard Aubrey — January 3, 2016 @ 7:50 pm

  2. No idea. Never heard of it.

    Unless I posted about it here and forgot about it.

    Comment by acagle — January 4, 2016 @ 8:06 pm


    Here’s one link. It’’s associated with Oak Island, so that may be a problem. Still, crashing on an unknown shore, being marooned and dying far from home isn’t the same as “discovering”, strictly speaking.

    Comment by Richard Aubrey — January 5, 2016 @ 5:06 pm

  4. Ah. I haven’t heard or seen anything. Seems. . . . .problematic.

    Comment by acagle — January 5, 2016 @ 5:26 pm

  5. If you google,”Roman sword found offshore”, a guy has devoted a lot of time debunking it.

    Comment by wodun — January 6, 2016 @ 9:57 am

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