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Blog Post #60: Ephemeral Heritage of Contemporary Mediterranean Displacement with Elizabeth S. Greene and Justin Leidwanger

In the final instalment of Peopling the Past’s Migration Month Blog Series, Elizabeth S. Greene (Brock University) and Justin Leidwanger (Stanford University) discuss fieldwork undertaken under the auspices of the Marzamemi Maritime Heritage Project (MMHP) alongside Leopoldo Repola (Suor Orsola Benincasa University of Naples). This fieldwork documents and makes visible the “ephemeral heritage” encompassed by seagoing vessels used to carry displaced peoples across the Central Mediterranean, including the various objects left behind.

Image of the Month

Gameboard and gaming pieces from an 18th Dynasty tomb in Abydos, Egypt (Cemetery D, Tomb D99). The gameboard and pieces are made of wood and blue faience, a glass-like material made of ground quartz. The board can be laid out to play two different games, Senet (shown in the image) and 20 Squares (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, inv. 01.4.1a).

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