Hi! How are you all?
I'm quite busy lately and I don't have as much time as before to relax reading in detail the threads here so, I don't write either. I feel I've left a bit... behind in the news of the royas!
However, I still have a lot of fun reading whenever I can and when I see something interesting, I'm immediately thinking this thread here!
So, earlier this morning I wathced this video about transporting and later unveiling an unimaginably stunning ancient greek mosaic in Northern Greece, Macedonia.
The mosaic it's about god of wine (and fun and maybe... madness), Dionysus! https://www.facebook.com/...ed&v=1062119404592263
I was always fascinated by all these huge missions protecting an art masterpiece, getting it elsewhere to fix it, the whole maintenance process etc.
Another video, which has nothing to do with archaeology but a lot with the preception we have about the rest of the world in different time periods and regions, a tv survey in Australia, back in 1962 (60 years ago! ) about "what languages should be taught in Autralian schools". I love LOVE the old footages because there's no need to try to recreate an older era, it's all there. You can see a whole world unveiling in front of you! BUT the most interesting part of the video are, of course, the answers... That not so sweet old lady in 0.25...
Here we have a pair of earrings, from the island of Kos. Made in 18th century, their design (known as bell) is based on typical byzantine style. What we see hanging on their edges are real pearls
and another pair
Last, but definitely not least, world famous composer Mikis Theodorakis passed away earlier this month. He was 96 years old, he had health issues for many years and his family said he was in a lot of pain.
He was known for his unbellievable talent and for his political views as well, which are profound in his whole corpus.
Theodorakis gave us, among other things, the music of Zorba the Greek. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzlcxN0lxSo
He also wrote the music for the film Serpico.
Here's the article from the New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2...kis-theodorakis-dead.html