Hi, I’m Josho Brouwers.
I’m an archaeologist writing about the ancient world in a way that aims to be accessible to all. This website also features articles written by fellow archaeologists and ancient historians.
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The Empress Messalina
Teenage nymphomaniac or smooth operator?
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A temple for all the gods
The Pantheon in Rome
Change and Archaeology
A book by Rachel J. Crellin
Body-armour of glued linen?
The origin of the idea of glued linen armour
Drink, talk, and praise the gods!
Cultural aspects of the Athenian symposium
Four Lost Cities
A book by Annalee Newitz
Incompetent or scapegoat?
Publius Quinctilius Varus and the AD 9 “Varus Disaster”
Sir Orfeo and Heurodis
A medieval take on the story of Orpheus
Exekias and the Aithiopis
Scenes from a lost epic on two black-figure amphoras
Nisus and Euryalus
Poetry as philosophy
History as inspiration, part 4
Halo and the ancient world
Atalanta wrestling Peleus
A black-figure hydria from the Manchester Museum