THE CROSS AND THE SPIRAL – On the Triskele in Early Christian Art

Balkan Celts

Breadalbane Brooch 1 full - Silver-gilt pseudo-penannular D-shaped brooch

Discovered in Perthshire, Scotland in the 19th century the magnificent Breadalbane Brooch is an intricately designed, silver-gilt dress fastener that is closely related to a select group of brooches that were produced during the ‘golden age’ of late Celtic art…

Full Article:

https://www.academia.edu/22841807/THE_CROSS_AND_THE_SPIRAL_On_the_Triskele_in_Early_Christian_Art

Breadalbane - 4 -  Disc with spiral ornament on the reverse of the brooch, left-hand terminal - 8th century -

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THE CROSS AND THE SPIRAL – On the Triskele in Early Christian Art

Dr Iain MacInnes: Outlaw King, Fact or Fiction?

Scottish History Network

Many of us have by now watched the new Netflix release, Outlaw King. And many on social media have had questions about the film, the period and its history. As I have written elsewhere “historical accuracy” is a problematic consideration, not least because medieval sources never provide a truly “accurate” portrayal of the past. All historical sources, upon which films like Outlaw King are based, were written with a specific purpose in mind, for a specific audience, and with the intention of telling one very specific version of history. This makes it no more accurate, then, than anything we see on the screen. Still, we historians work to interpret the history that has come down to us. As such, we can at least compare Outlaw King to the prevailing historical narrative to sort out what is likely from what is fantasy.

The things that look right…

The film does…

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BARBARIAN DANUBE – Celtic Settlements and Fortifications on the Lower Danube

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UD: November 2018

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The Roman Limes on the Lower Danube – a sophisticated and highly developed defensive and communication network which bears testimony to the magnificent planning and organizational skills of Imperial Rome.

Or was it?

 

In fact, recent archaeological research in the Lower Danubian region (Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania) clearly indicates that this system was not developed by Rome, but adopted from a previously established Iron Age network…

Full Article:

https://www.academia.edu/31354293/THE_BARBARIAN_DANUBE_-_On_Celtic_Settlements_and_Fortifications_on_the_Lower_Danube

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I Refuse To Cheat – An Analysis of Nat 4

Dear Madam President

I Refuse To Cheat.

I’m a mathematics teacher in a secondary school in Central Scotland. I have responsibility for a National 4 class.


This year, I have pupils in that class who come to class every day, who try hard, who do the work that’s asked.


I also have pupils in that class who don’t bother coming, who don’t bring anything that’s asked, who don’t do any work, who misbehave, and who disrupt the class.


And what will happen at the end of the year? Those two groups of pupils will end up with exactly the same qualification.


Pupils who are incapable of passing the National 4 assessments on their own will be taken away to pupil support, or for one-to-one ‘coaching’ with another teacher, and will return an hour later having passed their assessments.


It’s a miracle! A student who’s done no work all year will learn more in…

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I Refuse To Cheat – An Analysis of Nat 4