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We all know that houses and gardens are the product of their creators, sometimes almost inextricably so. But we also know that houses get altered, rebuilt or even demolished from time to time while gardens are even more ephemeral and … Continue reading

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The Hanging Gardens of Nineveh?

Last week’s post looked at the evidence for the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and ended with archaeologists excavating Babylon in the late 19th/early 20thc  unable to find any real sign of them. Today’s is going to continue the story and … Continue reading

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The Hanging Gardens of Babylon

HAPPY NEW YEAR! History is always changing.  The kind of history I did at school, kings and queens, great battles and the stories of great men [and occasionally women] has given way to a much more broadly based picture of … Continue reading

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2020 on the blog…and the Annual Quiz

The quirks of the calendar mean that this is the last blog of 2020 and  that the blog has now been running for 7 years.  Like all 7 year olds it’s still growing, and at a pretty staggering rate.  This … Continue reading

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“Oh, a dainty plant is the ivy green…”

Writing a post for Christmas is never easy… unless there is an obvious  monstrosity to write about as there was in 2017 [check it out if you have managed to blank it from your mind!]  It would be easier  if … Continue reading

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