Ancient bust of Julius Caesar found in river

Last night I was thinking about the tearing down of statues of disgraced people and began thinking about the Romans. The slave trade was very much a part of Roman society and there must be thousands of artifacts that would fail the "Coulston" test. I started searching and stumbled across this fascinating story of a… Continue reading Ancient bust of Julius Caesar found in river

Vandalising history

Last week a statue of Edward Colston was thrown into Bristol harbour by anti-racist protestors because of Colston's links with the slave trade. At first I thought it was a bit extreme and that they should have simply changed the plaque on the statue but apparently people have campaigned for years to have the plaque… Continue reading Vandalising history