Mike Aquilina

Linkin’ Logs

Sunday January 25th 2009, 5:28 pm

Some things I’ve been meaning to post …

Adrian Murdoch gives us something to Cro about — a fifth-century mosaic.

Jim Davila reveals that one of the oldest active monasteries (fourth century!) is endangered by land-grabbing in Turkey.

David Meadows traces the ancient origins of pizza. (I know only its evolutionary Omega Point, which is at Revello’s in Old Forge, Pennsylvania.)

BMCR reviews a fascinating book that I talked up last week, The Trophies of the Martyrs: An Art Historical Study of Early Christian Silver Reliquaries. It is the archeological and art-historical complement to such excellent historical studies as Peter Brown’s The Cult of the Saints: Its Rise and Function in Latin Christianity.