History & Archaeology

Don’t Let the Temple of Bel Die
History & Archaeology

Don’t Let the Temple of Bel Die

I don’t often comment on politics or current events, but I feel compelled to write about the senseless and sickening destruction of one of Syria’s greatest treasures, the Temple of Bel in Palmyra, which was a UNESCO world heritage site. I am deeply saddened and troubled by this ATTEMPT to […]

10 History Blogs  to Follow
History & Archaeology, Travel Blogging

10 History Blogs to Follow

Reposted from the Ancient History Encyclopedia Cuneiform Writing. Photographer Jan van der Crabben I’ve been spending most of my free time teaching 9th grade World History, but I’m thrilled too see Jaunting Jen included in the Ancient History Encyclopedia’s list of 10 history blogs to follow. 10 History Blogs to Follow by […]

Conjecture or Fact? The Two Faces of Alexander the Great
Greece, History & Archaeology

Conjecture or Fact? The Two Faces of Alexander the Great

The recent headline, “Mosaic of Alexander the Great Meeting a Jewish priest,” recently caught my attention. I have been to Greece twice, once on an archaeological excavation, and I teach 9th grade World History. This is just the kind of headline to get my students excited about ancient Greece. It […]

Saturday at Salubria
History & Archaeology, United States Travel, Virginia

Saturday at Salubria

The name Salubria, comes from the Latin word for healthful, “salubrious.” When you step in the mansion and feel the cool spring breeze blowing through the slightly offset north and south entrances, you can feel why the mansion earned its name. Have you ever wondered why old doorways are so […]

Sperryville & Sister Caroline
History & Archaeology, United States Travel, Virginia

Sperryville & Sister Caroline

The neatest bits of history can turn up just around the corner. Most of my musings have focused on grand historic sites around the world, but as I explore my new surroundings I can see that I don’t need to travel 2,000 miles to see something cool. I haven’t had […]

7 Strange Artifacts from Malta
Europe Travel, History & Archaeology, Malta

7 Strange Artifacts from Malta

We know many things about history. However, the unknown far outweighs the known. Throughout my travels, I have come not only to embrace, but to seek out history’s mysteries. If your eyes are keen and your mind is open you can find mysteries wherever you travel. Malta is a place where […]