If Egypt is the mirror of heaven, what does the toppling of the country’s corporate/shadow government puppet say ..
It is a silly thing.
Invented as an idle doodle, drawn at a kitchen table. Used to explain an obscure element of the fictional worl..
Today is the 260th birthday of the British Museum, which I marked by being in it.
Specifically, we were there for 2013’s blockbuster sh..
“The artistic light that emanates from Greece is the light of broad day.
This early light of artistic dawn is less certain… but ..
Because I’ve seen it in two other exhibitions; one at the Briti..
You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
The night Neil Armstrong died we wer..
“Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.” -Doc Brown
The millionaire crouches down behind the balcony railing and lights a c..
He picks up his gin and sips slowly on it. We are having ..
In 1324, Mansa Musa, king of the Malian empire, left on his pilgrimage to Mecca.
He took with him a retinue of 60,000 followers, us..
My mother the psychonaut and I saw a piece of the True Cross, had some brunch, then pub-crawled down the Tham..
In 1964, the Afghan King Zahir Shah was hunting in the marshlands by the Oxus river, close to the Soviet border.
One of the local v..
It sounds like a Buffy prop, doesn’t it?
But no, it’s real, just like the Warren Cup.
However it’s considerably younger.
Did you know that there is an actual black grail?
A physical object from antiquity that the was banned from entering a terrified Am..
Being under the weather makes you think about things like pain killers.. And boredom… And what you have in the cupboard because nuts..
I like museums. I have always liked museums. Especially the British Museum. I don’t want to say it’s an unhealthy obsession but I don’..
Want to know why?
Because the British Museum is playing host to a..
I attended a talk at the British Museum today about Ancient Rome. It was given by one of the curators of the Greece & Rome department ..
One of the things I adore ..