Monthly Archives: November 2017

Archaeology and Animals – The Second Temple of Hera, Paestum*

The celebrated Second Temple of Hera, built in the 5th century BC at the Greek colony at Paestum, Italy, is the cover image for our 2018 calendar. Mis-identified as the Temple of Poseidon on our lantern slide, the temple was one of several impressive structures within the Greek colonial city. It now stands within the […]

2018 Calendar: Lost Vistas III: Animals and Archaeology

All these lovely images from the HEIR database could be yours to keep you cheerful through the year. To buy the new HEIR calendar (spiral bound A4 size), come to the Institute of Archaeology, Oxford, or go to the University’s on-line shop. All proceeds go to support further digitization and curation of the HEIR archive. […]

‘Then’ and ‘Now’ – exploring change

Then: 1894 Horse-drawn wagons pick their way through the floods of November 1894 towards the city, along the road into Oxford. Parts of the low-lying Abingdon Road lie over the 30-arched Norman bridge which gave its name to the area: Grandpont. The Norman bridge in turn replaced an earlier, Anglo-Saxon causeway. The sturdy brick-built terraced […]

The enigmatic church doorway at Stillingfleet, Yorkshire

A 19th century photograph of a famous medieval door, now removed, restored and rehung Martin Rush (aka HEIRtagger Boarshill) posted a comment on this lantern slide image (HEIR id 43942) as a good example of a ‘lost’ view (though for sound conservation reasons): “St Helen’s, Stillingfleet parish church – about 10 miles east of the A1 and […]