Compare and Contrast

Kevin Wilson at Blue Cord [defunct blog] has raised some interesting and quite valid points regarding my Discoveries and Scholarship post, prompted by and added to by Charles Halton at Awilum [also defunct]. Charles nicely summarizes my point and objects to part of it with this: “One might argue that the re-evaluations have not goneContinue reading “Compare and Contrast”

Armenian Ani

I’ve just been enjoying a beautifully illustrated site about the abandoned Armenian royal city of Ani, unfortunately located in Turkey. It’s a somber thing to read about the destruction of such beautiful monuments, some still completely intact and in use until 1920, due to pogroms, earthquakes, official policies of neglect or “restoration,” and, of course,Continue reading “Armenian Ani”