Dig It and Dive It
Friday July 24th 2009, 10:02 pm
Filed under: Archeology,Patristics

It was a big week for archeological discoveries and announcements. We’ll skip over Berlusconi’s boasts to his mistress about owning thirty Phoenician tombs.

These, however, are significant for patristics nerds. Read up:

An ancient mosaic of an angel’s face has been uncovered at Istanbul’s Haghia Sophia.

Divers have found ruins of Cassiodorus’s birthplace.

Five remarkably well-preserved ancient shipwrecks have been found off Italy’s coast.

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I’m always glad to see vandalism cleaned up, so Hagia Sophia’s cherubim revealed after so long is welcome news. I wonder what got them to do it? There is rumored to be a Pantokrator in the dome, but that may be asking a bit much.

Comment by bob 08.01.09 @ 1:17 am



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