Tagged: preservation

To Destroy, or Preserve? That is the Question on the Effects of Volcanism in Archaeology - Digging the Dirt

Brigid Gallagher Aug 16, 2012

In front of me a volcano is erupting.  This is a slight exaggeration…but from my window last Friday, I could see a long low trail of ash from White Island spread above the horizon, and small billows of white changing form where another burst of steam spews forth. I have been fighting the urge to go and buy a stronger set … Read More

GeoCities site to be excavated as the ‘Digital Pompeii’ - Digging the Dirt

Brigid Gallagher Oct 02, 2011

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/29523075[/vimeo] If you are you are anything like me and you cannot bear to throw anything away from your inbox…this might be the excuse you are looking for.  The now defunct GeoCities platform has been revisualised as a city map with neighbourhoods and property sites.  35 million people used GeoCities from 1999 to Oct 27 2009, and on that date the Archive … Read More

I saw dead people - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Jan 14, 2011

The Egyptians and other ancient civilisations used to bury their royalty in tombs encased deep within pyramids. The BODIES exhibition It is sort of appropriate then that the modern ode to the Egyptian pyramids – the impressively triangular Luxor casino and hotel in Las Vegas has at its centre a room full of preserved dead people. Read More