Spring cleaning: A worldwide tradition

Spring cleaning: A worldwide tradition

The long, cold winter nights are over, and thanks to the natural light, we can finally see the filth that’s been hidden in our homes for months. It’s a tradition in many households to have a good clear-out during springtime, but who do we have to blame (or thank) for...
Baghdad batteries | Out-of-place artefacts

Baghdad batteries | Out-of-place artefacts

At home, I’m always finding out-of-place objects, but they’re usually fairly mundane – a CD in the wrong case, a spoon in the fork tray, that sort of thing. In archaeological terms, however, out of place artefacts (or OOPArts, as some people insist on...
Horses from around the world

Horses from around the world

Around the world, horses come in many forms – some are giant, some are stripy, some have Frankie Dettori sitting on their back. Here’s a quick gallop around a few of them: If you’re from China, or if you’ve read our post from last month, you’ll...