Letters From The Field

Have pen, will travel. Sending letters.

“You’re going where?!”

Another letter from Turkey. In which, again, are noted some observations on the situation the south-east.

June 2, 2016 · 4 Comments

On grave robbers’ heels

A letter from Mesopotamia. In which is witnessed the disturbing looting of unexplored archaeological sites.

March 2, 2016 · 8 Comments

New dispatches from the field: More telegraphed expedition notes

A letter from Turkey. In which is again reported from an excavation expedition in short dispatches cabled directly from the field.

October 8, 2015 · 5 Comments

Should I stay or should I go now? Renewed report from Turkey’s southeast

A letter from Turkey. In which is given a subjective description of current state of affairs.

September 30, 2015 · 8 Comments

Dispatches from the field: A telegraphed expedition diary

A letter from Turkey. In which is described an excavation season’s daily grind in short dispatches cabled from the field.

May 10, 2015 · 16 Comments

“I hunt for objects made by men” – An archaeologist’s day in the field

A  letter from Turkey. In which is reported an archaeologist’s daily field routine at the excavation.

April 5, 2015 · 121 Comments

Shoeshine, Sir?

A letter from Turkey. In which is noticed, while travelling, the modern-day disappearance of certain professions.

September 17, 2014 · 15 Comments

From the sketchbook: Travelling Turkey

A letter from Turkey. In which are introduced a number of pencil and watercolour sketches done during an excavation campaign.

February 8, 2014 · 10 Comments

At the mosque, attending Friday’s sermon

A letter from Turkey. In which is given the eye-witness account of the traditional Friday rituals in an Muslim house of prayer.

November 15, 2013 · 3 Comments

Have Yourself a Merry Little … ‘Feast of the Sacrifice’

A letter from Turkey. In which are portrayed ritual and atmosphere in the time of a high Islamic holiday.

October 15, 2013 · 3 Comments

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