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Past Horizons – Issue 6 – Heritage Volunteer Journal

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Past Horizons Magazine
Issue 6 – January 2009

Survey: Beyond the City Walls of Jerash
Surveying the hinterland of Jerash, an ancient Decapolis City in Jordan has become a race against time to discover and map as many sites as possible, many of which are being lost to development.

Colouring the Past at El Pilar
Dr. Anabel Ford describes a unique project that combines archaeology and conservation in the Maya forest amongst the ruins of El Pilar.

Two Monsoons
Archaeologist and buildings historian Tom Addyman describes the past, present and future of the decaying Scottish Cemetery in Kolkata and the enormous task of surveying the six acre site.

Putney Debates
Re-enactment group the Tower Hamlets Trayned Bandes bring to life the 360th anniversary of these historic discussions

A Scottish initiative that enables communities to interact with their local monuments to safeguard their future.

Dig Cook
Annie Evans on culinary escapades, with a delicious recipe each issue.

and more…


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Mary Queen of Scots must be returned to Scotland ??

More than four centuries after she was executed in England for treason by her cousin, Elizabeth I, a row has broken out over the rightful resting place of Mary Queen of Scots, and her true place in the pantheon of Scottish heroes.For Christine Grahame, MSP, Mary was “an iconic historical Scots figure” and this week the SNP member for the South of Scotland will begin a campaign in the Scottish Parliament to repatriate her remains from Westminster Abbey. But the move has been branded a stunt by Ms Grahame’s political opponents and dismissed as crazy by Jenny Wormald, one of the leading academic authorities on the queen’s life and death.

There is something funny about petty nationalistic politics being played out by people who don’t really understand the past properly.. like the terrible moment in an SNP rally when we were treated to Calgacus’s speech before the crushing defeat by the Romans at Mons Graupius… er… I was forced to point out… er…. a) Scotland did not exist then… and er… they were not Scots (who came from Ireland much much later)

Speaking as a Briton from East Lothian that is ! 🙂

So as she actually wanted to be buried in France.. and her son buried her in Westminster.. just leave her alone.


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