No, Digitised is not a typo. The British Museum has a big digitizing project underway, so they have every right to digitise. Go read the story, follow the links, and click around. The image quality is really impressive.
Nothing will ever replace looking at originals, but this will help a lot!
How big will the new facility be?“When completed in 2012, the e2e plant will be 183,000 square foot, a space about 50 percent larger than the Wegmans store in Ithaca.” And readers in the Finger Lakes say “Hmmm, pretty big!” This Geneva reader says “oh, someone’s finally going into the H.P. Neun space. I didn’t realize it was quite that small. Looks bigger from the highway.”
How about both uncontrolled costs and uncontrolled input?
Does the increased availability of (federally guaranteed) student loans fuel long-term tuition inflation? Some people disagree, but I, given my strong reliance on the humanity’s utter inability to limit the consequences of actions to their original intentions, don’t find it hard to believe at all.
Read this: The Student Aid ‘Myth’ Myth
Who knew? Turns out the Afghans thought the Persian Leopard was extinct, too, but here’s a picture of one caught in a camera trap from National Geographic.
My students often assume (and I do too, I suppose) that the modern range of animals is what we have to deal with. So they assume that lions in Assyrian art are not local – imported from Africa. That one I’ve read about — the last lion was shot in Turkey or Iraq sometime shortly before World War I. But leopards? Never knew!
. . . or at least my pictures. Someone used flickr to look at 1,555 out of my 1,650 pictures yesterday. Views of my pictures average in the high 100s, so this spike was noticeable. flickr counter.tiff
Hope he or she enjoyed the pictures!
There’s nothing like an abandoned well — a nice, bounced excavation where all the stuff people throw down there (and for some reason people just enjoy throwing things into water — why else would they donate quarters to their local mall fountains?) land in neatly organized strata. So now archaeologists are learning about the early water supply and household habits of residents of lower Manhattan.