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Ice Age Art

This is one of my great passions, so I had to see the exhibition at the British Museum, but have to admit I was a bit disappointed. It was mostly about portable pieces of art, many of which were incredibly small so hard to seee through the crowds, and even then, I ofte struggled to … Continue reading

Slavery & Abolition Sites – Worcestershire

Worcester Cathedral Shrine of St Wulfstan, Bishop (c1008-95) Wulfstan, a very active, hardworking Benedictine, seems to have had great powers of persuasion as he is one of the few English clerics not replaced by the Norman invasion.  By the 12th century Bristol had an unsavoury reputation for the ancient custom of kidnapping slaves from all … Continue reading

Cave Art and Space

Cave Art and Space

In my previous blogs on cave art, I wrote that the art did not change for 20,000 years, which is true, but its presentation did. There is a significant difference between the placing of this art between the earliest at Chauvet and the next oldest of Lascaux. It has been repeatedly noted that the art … Continue reading

Frozen Time Frozen

Frozen Time Frozen

Cave art. I’m still working on it. Chauvet is the oldest, most famous and recent discovery, but there are lots of things that are blowing my brain cells on the topic. The caves are across Europe – there’s even one in England. But none in the middle – South Belgium, Germany, Romania, and the amazing … Continue reading