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Past Horizons Magazine – Issue 9 – August now online

August 13, 2009

Back as a quarterly journal, and packed with amazing articles and ideas for volunteering in archaeology around the world.

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Fresco Hunting in Western Bulgaria
Since 2008 Balkan Heritage has been cataloguing beautiful Orthodox frescoes found in the crumbling remains of mediaeval churches and monasteries in western Bulgaria. With the help of volunteers they aim to bring these frescoes to the attention of the world.

The eMakhosini valley in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, is known as the Valley of the Zulu Kings. Here, two local legends are being explored concerning the Ngobese Zulu and the Siblikeni Homestead of King Senzangakhona.

Starting Out
A group of like-minded Brislington residents in the UK get together to form their own archaeology project.

The Looting of Ratiaria
The tragedy of the wholesale looting of an ancient Roman city in north western Bulgaria.

Time Team America
A look at the five-part series of the brand new Time Team America.

Dig In
A selection of archaeological volunteer digs and field schools for 2009/2010.

Dig Cook
Culinary escapades from Annie

David Connolly discusses the benefits of viewing the familiar with a fresh pair of eyes.

Back Pages
Indiana Jones and the world of advertising.

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