Category: archeology

  • Version Control, Engineering and Rocket Engines

    Every Rocketdyne engine was fine tuned and perfected by hand, from plans, that were modified but not updated. This means that each engine was unique. It would take trial and error to build them again. With GIT and other forms of version control the entire process could theoretically have been logged and preserved, not so, […]

  • Perm 36 YouTube Video Visit

    Last night I watched a video about a visit to Perm36 but it covered just the trip. The video below is far more complete and informative. I am currently reading Gulag by Anne Applebaum, rather than The Gulag Archipelago, like she mentions. I started reading it decades ago but never finished it. I read A […]

  • The Horror of Herculaneum

    The Horror of Herculaneum

    Years ago I walked around Herculaneum and was impressed by how well preserved it was. I could see wood, plaster and more. You could see how the rooms looked. It is much smaller than Pompei but it is still worth visiting

  • Acropolis, seen from the Air

  • Mosaic – A Boy playing with Snakes

  • The Pont Flavien near Toulouse

    Not too far from Aix en Provence you can find a Roman bridge with two arches under which to pass as you cross. I expect that the stones from others were quarried and so this is the last surviving example. If we check the sources we might find mentions of more. I located it on […]

  • The Marble Quarries of Carrara

    There is a rock quarry where we can climb not too far away. The rock is different so easier to climb. I don’t think climbing on marble would be a good climbing experience. What is interesting about this image is the scale of the quarry. This is Luna Marble. The huge marble quarries of Carrara, […]

  • Apollo Comms – A Series on YouTube

    I have not studied electronics but I have studied the Google IT support course among others so I have some basics of how computers and tech work. This type of documentary series is interesting because it brings history to life, and explains how things work. It is not sensationalist, does not use too much music […]

  • A 2000 Year old Greek Mosaic in Turkey

    A 2000 Year old Greek Mosaic in Turkey

    I like archeological twitter because it shows us curiousities every day of the week, several times a day. I like the image of the mosaic below because you see that it was quite deep, and hidden. Imagine digging down and coming across such a sight and site. More info

  • Coastal Erosion and Archeology

    Coastal Erosion and Archeology