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A College Responds to the Spanish ‘Flu Outbreak of 1918-19

Archaeologists – at least the ones in our archives – had a knack for using whatever came to hand for their own purposes. This often leads to the preservation of surprising nuggets of social history wedged in between the archaeological research, … Continue reading

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City in the Sand

As we were scanning a box on Roman sites around the Mediterranean this image of Leptis Magna sprang out at us. Located directly on the sea in what is now Libya, Leptis Magna rose to become one of the great … Continue reading

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The Burning of Judas

So it seems this lantern slide, taken from the Myres collection, has caused more than a little concern! This is not, I repeat, NOT an actual hanging man, but in fact an effigy for an Easter-time ritual. This picture shows … Continue reading

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Myres Family portraits

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The exact date of these is unknown, but they are definitely an extraordinary variety of family portraits for the late Victorian era. This is J. L. Myres and his family playing dress-up with exotic and unusual costumes gathered from the … Continue reading

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Cyprus, Malta and other travels

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All images © Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford

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