Archaeology is alive and kicking!
During my hour long drive to work this morning, I was lucky enough to hear news items about the Hougoumont (Battle of Waterloo) excavations and Thucydides and the Peloponnesian War.
It is great news that attempts are being made to create a permanent research centre around Hougoumont. Sitting here in a coffee shop called Hussar’s just outside Kingston upon Thames, I discover that the Hussars were of course present at the Battle of Waterloo – and indeed, Sgt Maj Edward Cotton of the 7th Hussars who fought at the time, was the first tour guide of the battle field site in the 1830s. (Read more about him here).
These links will give you a good idea of what the site is like now.
Going back in time to Thucydides and another war, have a look at Neville Morley’s blog – where you will discover the continuing relevance of the Peloponnesian War.
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