The London Profiler is an interesting website. One of the new data layers of London Profiler displays the relative concentration of ethnic groups in London. It is based on a technique that classifies populations through the origin of their names as a proxy for their probable ethnicity.
Archaeologists have just discovered almost 300 gold coins dating from the 7th Century at a dig just outside Jerusalem's Old City. The solid 24-carat coins were under a large rock in a car park. The coins date back to the reign of the Byzantine Emperor Heraclius, before the Persians conquered Jerusalem. The archaeologists believe that the coins were probably hidden by someone fleeing the Persians.
According to Khodadad Rezakhani of www.vishistorica.com, Khosrau II attacked Jerusalem before Heraclius became king. At the time, Phokas was the Emperor, and he had just killed Maurice, the former emperor and a close ally of Khosrau.
Self-portrait with two mobile phone cameras and one miror
There is always one doing this in a group photo!
We went Street Art hunting in East London today.
>> There is an interesting video of Shoreditch graffiti on gofindit.net
>> Vandalog is a great blog on Street Art
Mask II, mixed media by Ron Mueck
The huge head (Mueck?s self-portrait) is currently on display at the British Museum.