Monday, April 12, 2004

Book progress & link dump

I am a little drained today, having finished revisions on my book Her Hidden Children: The Rise of Wicca and Contemporary Paganism in America. On Tuesday I will e-mail files to my editor at AltaMira Press, followed by the printouts. Naturally it is not as long as he hoped, and he was already asking me today if I planned to do the indexing myself--or have the cost charged against my royalties. Indexing, what a thought. Maybe after the semester is over I can think about indexing.

Meanwhile, Tarot artist Joanna Powell Colbert comments on a friend's Goddess rosaries.

Archaeology magazine's web site offers a collection of articles on the original Olympic Games and some myths about them.

They also have an interview with art historian Kenneth Lapatin, author of a recent monograph, Mysteries of the Snake Goddess, arguing that the famous Minoan "snake goddess" figurine was a late 19th-century fake.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The ivory of the statue is so old that it is cracked, so how can it be a fake. The world had completely forgotten about the snake goddess until Sir Arthur Evans dug her up in 1903 so somebody would have had to produce a fake after that time. That means a fak can't be much over 100 years old. I don't think that century old ivory is old enough to crack is it? I think it has to be a lot older than that before it cracks from old age.

11:39 PM  
Anonymous Chas S. Clifton said...

The skill of the forger lies in artificially aging his or her creations.

And don't forget that ivory is an organic material, susceptible to changes in heat and humidity.

8:27 AM  

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