Imagine: it's the year 150 and you're a resident of Rome. You walk amongst the magnificent architecture: the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the aqueducts. But what is that enormous Egyptian pillar doing there? And how did it get here in one piece? In a video lecture (in Dutch) for the Universiteit van Nederland, classicist Bettina Reitz-Joosse (University of Groningen) explains why Roman emperors were so proud of the erection of obelisks.
Through the Universiteit van Nederland, inspiring academics share interesting and new insights from their fields of research by means of short lectures. They bring science to life for a young and wide-ranging public by answering provocative questions in various formats. From dark matter to animals’ experiences of love: just about everything is covered.
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Groningen tjalk barge ‘De Zeehond’ (The Seal) is one of the best-known shipwrecks in the province of Flevoland. Having undergone drying and preservation treatment, she was transported to Lelystad for display. The only thing is… she’s not actually...
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