Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Unnatural Acts' Discussed on IAPN Lobbyist's Blog

"dib dib dib, dob dob dob,
lift your aprons, roll your trouserlegs up chaps and  let's have some fun"
Peter Tompa considers whether it is "possible the archaeological lobby is giving the Assad regime a pass in hopes of ensuring a return to "business as usual" (i.e. excavation permits and other "collaboration") in the event the government ultimately prevails in the ongoing civil war?". What he means is if the US campaign against Islamist militants in the region fails. Metal detectorist John Howland, the freemason, thinks this is the obvious conclusion:
Of course! They have been caught with their trousers round their ankles, 'in flagrente' (sic), trying to deny they were not about to be involved in what some people might regard as an unnatural act. Hilarious! Warm regards John Howland England

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Nationalismus in Coiney World View

Peter Tompa writes:
This Veterans Day let's especially remember all who died in the Great War on all sides. Unfortunately, that war also unleashed forces of nationalism that even today colors our views of antiquities which have become for some the exclusive "cultural property" of the nation state.
I guess he's never heard of the War for Greek Independence, the 1848 Spring of Nations, Herder or any of the rest. Hungarian nationalism only dates from 1914-18 for Mr Tompa?