The Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum in Xi'an China, known popularly for its Terracotta Warriors, is an archaeological marvel. But what does the site actually consist of, how has the museum managed to display a set of artefacts on such a colossal, breath-taking scale. In a new series on MuseumCraft, we take a look at Qinshihuang's … Continue reading The Terracotta Warriors – Artefacts in Context?
This week's free online resource is the ORBIS website from Stamford University, which can be found here - https://orbis.stanford.edu/ The site focuses on exploring inter-connection through travel routes and, as a unique and amusing feature, lets you calculate how long travel would have taken between two locations, dependent on a vast number of factors - … Continue reading Exploring and Travelling the Roman Empire
Simo 'White Death' Häyhä is not a particularly well-known historical figure, partly as a result of his nationality - Finnish history is sadly rarely studied by most of the rest of Europe. Where it does re-emerge particularly, however, is the Winter War, a sub-section of WW2. From 1939 until 1940, the Finnish fought against a … Continue reading Simo ‘White Death’ Häyhä
It is clear that, by the later tenth century, two substantial long-term evolutions in Anglo-Saxon society had largely come to fruition (Fleming 2001, 2). The first was the emergence of the first real wide-scale aristocracy in England. A broad shift from extensive to intensive lordship is suggested in the tenth century (Molyneaux 2015, 184), leading … Continue reading ‘Anglo-Saxon’ thegns – Power and Spectacle