The sheffield History, Archaeology and Historiography seminar went on its British Museum trip last weekend. The main reason was to see the Persian exhibition and it is something else when you have a few experts in your party able to explain all sorts of things. there are a few small pictures here. There was also the very interesting seige of Lachish from the palace of Sennacherib. It was mentioned that the Judeans were not wearing tzitzit and that this may have some significance concerning the dating of the Pentateuch. Any Hebrew Bible people like to comment on that one?
And the rest of the day was pretty impressive too with a great meal, a strangely good pub for London, and one memorable train journey (and in the UK that is really saying something). But that's all you'll hear on that.