Thursday, 3 December 2009

Heritage Walks in Delhi

If you've had a look at the major sites in Delhi, and been to the National Museum, try the website or facebook page of cultural heritage protection group INTACH. The group, or occasionally its members, advertise archaeological and heritage walks. These lead through areas such as the Mehrauli Archaeological Park, last a few hours, and are usually very reasonably priced. Try the website, or for a more community-based group, a simple search on facebook should lead you to their page.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Trowel and Error

That last post was a bit (ok, very) heavy, so this is probably a good time to introduce the Trowel and Error gag reel section! The pun on trial and error is that 'archaeologists get by on trowel and error', and frankly, it always cracks me up.

Image is a box of Greek pottery from the island of Lesbos, marked with the logical label. Hopefully that made you laugh, because it once entertained me for three weeks. Us archaeologists are a weird lot.