Showing posts from November, 2014

SS Nomadic, Belfast

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SS Nomadic, Belfast | 3D images

< Back to main post For those who enjoy my continuing quest to produce 3D (anaglyph) images of these sites, I present a selection of my efforts on the SS Nomadic and various buildings and structures in the locality. Information on glasses and other 3D images in this blog may be found here . Click for larger images. < Back to main post

The Irish Royal Sites and World Heritage status: A Roman perspective

I am delighted to introduce the third submission for the  The 2014 Bob Chapple Archaeological Essay Prize in association with Wordwell Books . At its heart,  Alexandra Guglielmi's paper ' The Irish Royal Sites and World Heritage status: A Roman perspective ' is a truly interesting investigation into the relationships between not just between ancient Ireland and the Roman world, but how modern Ireland still deals with a more recent colonial past and how these concerns still influence academic discourse. I commend it to your attention! Robert M Chapple *           *             * The Irish Royal Sites and World Heritage status: A Roman perspective Alexandra Guglielmi “Nobody doubts that there were strong Roman influences in Ireland in the early centuries of the Christian era. The only point for debate is how these influences should be explained”.   Barry Raftery 1996, 18 In 2010, Ireland presented a new Tentative List of sites to be nominated for i