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Behind the Scenes: Horseman, Poet, Soldier, Prince

Behind the Scenes: Horseman, Poet, Soldier, Prince

Four recently acquired lead seals illuminate Byzantine lives and fill collection gaps

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Ancient Pandemics Meet Climate Change

Ancient Pandemics Meet Climate Change

Michael McCormick combines science, archaeology, and history to solve puzzles from the past

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Early Modern Armageddon

Early Modern Armageddon

W. Sasson Chahanovich explains how the conquest of Constantinople kickstarted Ottoman enthusiasm for the end-times

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The Rock Star of Encores

The Rock Star of Encores

Robyn Bollinger revives the macabre Paganini, “The Hot Canary,” and other touchstones of an indulgent musical tradition

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Finding Ancient Kings of Copan

Finding Ancient Kings of Copan

Loa Traxler synthesizes what the physical remains of a dynastic founder reveal about the Classic Maya world and interactions with Teotihuacan

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Forced Labor in the Americas

Forced Labor in the Americas

James Almeida studies enslavement, racial ideology, and labor history in the Andes and at Dumbarton Oaks

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Rediscovering Bawit

Rediscovering Bawit

Héléna Rochard reassesses one of the largest corpora of monastic wall paintings in Early Byzantium

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Summer at Dumbarton Oaks Goes Digital

Summer at Dumbarton Oaks Goes Digital

Robust virtual scholarly programming and internships developed for the summer months

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Repurposing Ancient Knowledge

Repurposing Ancient Knowledge

Dimiter Angelov studies geography in twelfth-century Constantinople and translates texts on philosophy, friendship, and Hellenic identity

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Placemaking with Plants

Placemaking with Plants

Lindi Masur puts seeds under the microscope to find new evidence for indigenous food production and landscape management

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Homer, Euripides, and Mount Athos

Homer, Euripides, and Mount Athos

Costas Constantinides catalogues a rare manuscript collection ranging from medieval textbooks to works by classical poets and orators

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Bringing Heaven Into the Church

Bringing Heaven Into the Church

Warren Woodfin presents six centuries of cross-referencing Orthodox ritual and heavenly iconography

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Trees That Heal and Fly

Trees That Heal and Fly

Thomas Arentzen searches for Byzantine trees that interacted with humans and the divine

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Biography of a Cultural Route

Biography of a Cultural Route

Eurydice Georganteli reveals the crucial importance of the Via Egnatia to European and world heritage

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Behind the Scenes: Finding Food in Rare Books

Behind the Scenes: Finding Food in Rare Books

Folger Before “Farm to Table” team visits the Plant Humanities Initiative

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Of Landscape and Lawsuits

Of Landscape and Lawsuits

Philip Gant studies legal implications of the Buddhist temple as critical infrastructure

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Picturesque Public Parks in Paris

Picturesque Public Parks in Paris

Ann Komara digs deep into a celebrated nineteenth-century park transformed from a quarry site

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Angels, Demons, and Narrative Conflict

Angels, Demons, and Narrative Conflict

Brad Boswell on how a fifth-century treatise out-narrates a rival

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Antiquities in the Electrical Plant

Antiquities in the Electrical Plant

Patricia Vigderman encounters startling contradictions in Rome

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Hunting for Butterflies

Hunting for Butterflies

Lewis Hyde talks butterflies, Buddhism, and the problem of the unforgettable

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Surveying the Borderland

Surveying the Borderland

Patrick Mullins sees diversity, conflict, politics, and coca in an ancient frontier landscape

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