- The Phoenix Project considers examples of regeneration and restoration from ancient history. The fundamental premise here is that ancient efforts to establish order out of disorder offer parallels still useful to any contemporary society in, or emerging from, serious crisis.
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It took a bit of digging (appropriately enough), but we found this BBC page that reviews work by Prof. David Soren (University of Arizona). Assessing remarkable remains from the large children’s cemetery found at Lugnano, Soren considers the impact a deadly epidemic might have had on the Eternal city as … Continue reading
Athens and Delphi are not quite ‘lost’ cities, but Ben Lerwill (in a piece from the National Geographic) offers some reflections on modern life – and the achievements of the ancients – as he weaves his way around these legendary Greek sites.
Well worth checking out UNESCO’s Culture Under Attack photo exhibition (May 12-June 15), which “shows the effects of war and armed conflict on cultural heritage”, but also highlights “the reconstruction efforts and the resilience of the people involved in saving … Continue reading
A nice piece by Richard Cavendish on Alaric’s assault on Rome, from History Today (2010) – highlighting Prof. Peter Heather’s point that this attack ‘one of the most civilised sacks of any city ever witnessed’.
A new piece has been added to the section on ancient Athens, which considers the famous Long Walls as a enduring symbol of the city’s resolve and resilience.
The Phoenix Project aims to consider examples of regeneration and restoration from ancient history, it will reflect on how civilisations and cultures emerge from conflict and/or crisis and attempt to establish imaginative links between past and present insights. The fundamental … Continue reading