Sargon and Enheduana – A Powerful Akkadian Family

In a 1931 archaeological dig in Nineveh, in Northern Mesopotamia, a life-sized copper head was found by Reginald Thompson and Max Mallowan. This head signalled a change from the usual hieratic sculpture style that denoted the Sumerians. It was also noted that this head did not show any of the usual signs of divinity, despite … More Sargon and Enheduana – A Powerful Akkadian Family

Interview with Dr. Christina Welch (2/3)

In this interview feature we will be looking at Cultural Appropriation, artefacts in museums, religion, witchcraft and gender (with a particular focus on the elderly). This post follows from the previous post about Dr. Welch’s research and teaching. This is a part two (2) of three (3) interview with Dr. Christina Welch. Gentle reminder that … More Interview with Dr. Christina Welch (2/3)

Interview with Dr. Christina Welch (1/3)

In this interview feature we will be looking at Dr. Christina Welch’s research and academic interests. Dr. Welch is a Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Winchester. It will chart a variety of questions detailing Welch’s background, what she does at the University and … More Interview with Dr. Christina Welch (1/3)

The British Museum – through the Lens of a Camera pt. 2

This is a continuation of my blog update from yesterday. The images you will see here are taken my by myself-probably very clumsy, in my walk around the British Museum on the 31st August 2015. Through Asia: Oriental Cultures in the British Museum So here I have gone around the rooms regarding China, Korea, Japan, … More The British Museum – through the Lens of a Camera pt. 2

Incest and Royalty: The Reasons and the Effects

Jokes about inbreeding and incest are common in discussions about royalty, for non-historians such jokes can actually be some of the basis of their knowledge about royalty. However why royalty decided to choose incestuous unions and what the effects of such unions are less considered. This is despite incest and inbreeding being apparent across the … More Incest and Royalty: The Reasons and the Effects

An overview of the art and religion of the Aborigines in Australia

Hello readers, this week I was challenged to write a blog post on the art and religion of the Aborigines in Australia as part of the blog challenge here at wuhstry. Since I don’t really look at religious or art history, this was a completely different area of the past for me to look at. … More An overview of the art and religion of the Aborigines in Australia

The Faiths of 500,000 British Citizens – Part 4: The Baha’i Faith

As you might know already, this month has been totally dedicated to the study of religious history. So far everything that has been covered, was closely linked with the Christian traditions and belief throughout time. This made me think about the situation of religious belief in general in the UK, and so I did some … More The Faiths of 500,000 British Citizens – Part 4: The Baha’i Faith

The Faiths of 500,000 British Citizens – Part 3: Jainism

As you might know already, this month has been totally dedicated to the study of religious history. So far everything that has been covered, was closely linked with the Christian traditions and belief throughout time. This made me think about the situation of religious belief in general in the UK, and so I did some … More The Faiths of 500,000 British Citizens – Part 3: Jainism

The Faiths of 500,000 British Citizens – Part 2: Zoroastrianism

As you might know already, this month has been totally dedicated to the study of religious history. So far everything that has been covered, was closely linked with the Christian traditions and belief throughout time. This made me think about the situation of religious belief in general in the UK, and so I did some … More The Faiths of 500,000 British Citizens – Part 2: Zoroastrianism