Thursday, August 8, 2013

I did an archaeology degree, so where's my fedora and whip...

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Did you guys know that I studied archaeology at University?

It's true.  I absolutely loved doing that course.  Getting to play with all the artifacts in the Uni museum, it was great!  So of course when I read about new archaeological discoveries I tend to get a bit excited.

And opinionated.

Take, for example, the group who think they've found a piece of the True Cross in a Turkish church.  Ho boy, do I have opinions on that one!  Want to read about them?  Head on over to Sprocketink.com [link] for my article this week!


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  1. If you add up all the pieces of the "true" cross in all of the churches in Europe, it would seem that Jesus was crucified on a wooden structure over twenty stories high.

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    1. Seems a bit overkill doesn't it (pun totally intended)

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  2. I am skeptical as well. Even as a Christian, why would I think a piece of wood (a very small piece of wood at that) is THE wood that was part of a cross that crucified Jesus. Crucifixions were standard fare in that time frame. For all anyone knows it was a piece of wood from a cross that sentenced a murderer, thief or someone that pissed off Pontius Pilate.

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    1. or it was just the leg of a chair that some unscrupulous person sold to the church. "Oh yeah, it's totally a part of the True Cross. Just ignore the IKEA stamp".

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  3. I have two degrees in Anthropology/Archaeology, and certainly cannot get enough of new discoveries, and I too become extremely opinionated. But that's the beauty of the field! Interpretation is in the eye of the beholder :).

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    1. I get that little thrill too when I hear about a new discovery.

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  4. Probably just a piece of Popsicle stick from one of the disciples dessert at the Last Supper.

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  5. I think you'd look cute with a fedora and a whip. ^_^

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  6. Hi Kellie - a fun degree to have worked on ... I love seeing what can still be discovered around the UK and Europe ...

    Cheers Hilary

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  7. So you think the piece of Jesus' cross they found in New Jersey, the one I paid $47.50 for on ebay, is fake? Jeez....I didn't see that coming!

    S

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  8. I have a piece of toast with Jesus's image burned into it. Let me ask HIM if that's the real cross...

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    1. How can he be in your piece of toast? He's in a crack in my wall!

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  9. Every church in the middle ages had some artifact as a claim to fame---a rag used to wipe off Jesus'
    sweat, a nail from the cross, some saint's jawbone, etc etc. I agree with you---do the proper research!
    BTW, I got degrees in both Cultural Anth and Folklore. "Folklore" would probably be the applicable word here :)

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  10. Loved your post today--AND the comments!!

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  11. Even if it's not the REAL cross it's still pretty bloody amazing to find echos of centuries ago in the dirt. It's amazing when you think about how many millions of people have lived before we have and how their lives impacted ours.

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    1. That's why I love archaeology. Nothing like holding a piece of history in your hands.

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  12. I love archaeology! I'm a suscriber to Archaeology Magazine. Most women prefer Vogue, but not i. Lol. Anyway, i'm jumpin' right over to your article. :). I have opinions on that 'find' too. Can't wait to read yours.

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  13. I'm laughing out loud at Diane too! :D

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  14. Hi there! I'm co-hosting the Bloglovin' hop and am now following you! It's great to connect with you! I've only just become interested in archaeology since my son is interested. ;)

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  15. I'm not a big fan of history and archeology I'm afraid. Sorry. :(

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  16. i hope jesus won't be cross, if it turns out to be fake...ehehe

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  17. No way! I've always wanted to know more about archaeology. I fancied myself as a bit of an Indiana Jones when I was younger x

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