• Celtic Art & Archaeology,  History

    Amebury Archer

    Thanks to this story from MetaFilter, I’m elated to see new data about the so-called “Amebury Archer.” Last May Wessex Archaeology discovered the richest Bronze age grave ever discovered in Britain. The grave was discovered during a standard preliminary excavation of a future housing development, about three miles south-east of Stonehenge. Based on the physical attributes of the skelton and the goods buried with him, the 35-45 year old man was an archer, and possibly, part of the Stonehenge construction team. Shortly after the first grave was discovered, excavators discovered a smaller companion grave. The artifacts— well over a hundred of them, including three copper knives, two small gold hair…

  • Celtic Art & Archaeology

    New Hubble Images of “Dumbbell Nebula”

    Via Space.com, comes this story about the new Hubble images of the Dumbbell Nebula. The Dumbbell nebula, in our own Milky Way Galaxy, is a planetary nebula, named thusly because early telescope quality made even nebulae like this one ( the first ever discovered by Charles Messier in 1764) look like the fuzzy blobs of our own solar system’s planets. The gas and dust of this nebula are what’s lefft of a dying star, after it’s cast off the outer matter. The nebula, which looks a bit like a dumbell in ordinary non-Hubble images, is officially known as Messier 27 (M27). You might want to take a look at the…

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    Turning On RSS in Blogger

    I’ve performed the requisite alchemical incantations required by Blogger Pro to create an .rss feed for this blog. You’ll find a link to the rss subscription URL over there on the left. If you want to do this yourself, the instructions are here. It’s actually pretty simple (Thanks Ev!).

  • Resource

    Celtic Fonts and Backgrounds

    From a rough analysis of my logs and the stats collected by Site Meter the most popular interior page of my site is the one on Celtic Fonts, and the most frequently entered search phrase, in terms of my Celtic Studies Resources is “Celtic backgrounds.” Now, I’m not positive, but I’m pretty sure the people searching on “Celtic backgrounds” are not seeking Celtic cultural history, but rather, web backgrounds. That said, I’ve created an annotated page of links to sites with Celtic inspired web art here.