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Friday, 1 April 2016

Friday Finds


Friday Finds is a series that Footnotes and Finds runs every friday where we share interesting, informative and fun finds/links from around the web. Follow along!

1. If you love science, then you'll love this article on 3 female scientists whose discoveries were credited to men (ya...this kind of stuff still happens so don't think its only because of the time they lived in)

2. If you keep up with the news you will know that Syrian forces have re-captured the ancient city of Palmyra (to my archaeologist heart's delight). In case you were wondering exactly how much damage occurred to this World Heritage site check out these pictures just taken.

It is important to remember (even though I study these things and love them passionately) that these are just material remains at the end of the day and focus should always be on the people and the horrible circumstances they have been placed in. While I do mourn the loss of this invaluable heritage and history, I was a little uncomfortable with the amount of disgust some people on my social media had towards the destruction of sites like Palmyra while remaining absolutely quiet when it came to the loss of lives and homes of the people that are caught in the middle of this war. My point is that it is a complex issue for me and while I rejoice that the site wasn't so badly damaged as a student and lover of archaeology and history I struggle with those people that go up in arms about sites and material remains but forget about the people.

3. This is a great comic series of abridged Classical novels by John Atkinson's from Ottawa--not to be missed by book lovers!

4. In love with this, this and this pair of sandals!

5. This fish, Cryptotora thamicola, found in Thailand has a pelvis and backbone like land vertebrae...meaning...it can walk...whaaaaat!

This week on footnotes and finds

1. 5 tips to make travelling on long flights easier
2. DIY at home pedicure

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1. All about comfort: my printed daisy trousers
2. My November playlist
3. Rocky Mountain Soap holiday party

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