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  • media collection/Jun.21,2012

    Public reaction to Ancient Cinema

    It is sometimes said that the aim of the historian is to explain the past by "finding", "identifying", or "uncovering" stories that lie buried in chronicles; and that the difference between a "history"and "fiction" resides in the fact that the historian "finds" his stories, whereas the fiction... read more

  • media collection/Jul.6,2012

    3D Animation

    3D animation of the reconstructed Roman projection device. I speculate that it may have been owned by a rich Roman collector in the provinces. It could have played a ceremonial role in a temple dedicated to Sol, the sun god, or may simply have been a novelty item for amusement. As the device... read more

  • media collection/Jun.21,2012

    Webisode 01 - Prolog

    THE CROATIAN TOWN OF ZADAR, LOCATED ON THE ADRIATIC, WAS ONE OF ANCIENT ROME’S MOST IMPORTANT PROVINCES. TWO THOUSAND YEARS LATER, EVIDENCE OF ROMAN CULTURE CAN BE SEEN THROUGHOUT THE TOWN – FROM THE AQUEDUCT, TO THE FORUM, TO THIS GATE, WHICH WAS THE MAIN ENTRY WAY TO THE THRIVING PORT TOWN.... read more

  • media collection/Jun.21,2012

    Webisode 02 - The Flea Market

    IN 2011, I WAS VISITING ZAGREB’S HRELIC FLEA MARKET WHEN I SPOTTED AN UNUSUAL METAL OBJECT… THE VENDOR EXPLAINED THAT HE HAD FOUND THE OBJECT STICKING OUT OF THE SAND ON A BEACH IN THE NEARBY TOWN OF NIN. THE OBJECT, WHICH IS CAST IN SOLID BRONZE AND HAS A UNIQUE, TAPERED SHAPE, APPEARS QUITE... read more

  • media collection/Jun.21,2012

    Webisode 03 - On the Beach in Nin

    THE FOLLOWING WEEK, I MADE THE TRIP TO NIN, TO THE EXACT LOCATION THE FLEA MARKET VENDOR HAD DESCRIBED. I CAREFULLY COMBED THE BEACH, WHICH WAS LITTERED WITH GARBAGE, CLAY SHARDS, AND OTHER ARTIFACTS , NEW AND OLD…. MOST OF WHAT I FOUND WAS WORTHLESS, BUT AFTER SEVERAL DAYS, I DISCOVERED SEVERAL... read more

  • media collection/Jun.21,2012

    Webisode 04 - Museum of Ancient Glass, Zadar

    FURTHER EXCAVATIONS LEAD TO THE DISCOVERY OF A CACHE CLAY POTS, COINS, AND MORE PAINTED GLASS SHARDS, WHICH I TOOK TO ZADAR’S MUSEUM OF ANCIENT GLASS TO BE EXAMINED. THE EXPERT'S COMMENTARY ENDS WITH: ..... “A SECOND THEORY SAYS THERE IS A CONNECTION IN THE MOVEMENT” .... “THIS IS POSSIBLY THE... read more

  • media collection/Jun.21,2012

    Webisode 5 - Museum of Archaeology Zadar

    THE CURATOR SEEMED TO IMPLY THE IMAGES WERE SEQUENTIAL, LIKE FRAMES IN AN ANIMATED FILM… BUT HE WASN’T CERTAIN… I DECIDED TO VISIT THE MUSEUM OF ARCHAEOLOGY, WHERE A METAL EXPERT HAD AGREED TO EXAMINE THE BRONZE OBJECT FROM THE FLEA MARKET. "THIS BRONZE OBJECT IS NOT UNIQUE. WE HAVE ONE JUST LIKE... read more

  • media collection/Jun.20,2012

    Webisode 06 - The Coins

    CONNECTED? BUT HOW? THERE WAS ONE FURTHER CLUE TO EXPLORE. AMONG THE OBJECTS DISCOVERED ON THE BEACH WERE COINS WITH DISTINCTIVE MARKINGS. I VISITED A LOCAL COIN EXPERT TO HAVE THEM ANALYZED. "THESE COINS ARE WHAT WE REFER TO AS ROMAN BARBAROUS COINS, WHICH MEANS THEY WERE PRODUCED LOCALLY, NOT... read more

  • media collection/May.13,2012

    video Ancient Glass Fragments: are they frames from a movie ?

    The images on the glass fragments were similar but different. Could the slight displacement of... read more

  • media collection/May.13,2012

    video Ancient Roman Movie

    Coupled with evidence from the Roman “cinema” tokens and bronze “projector” parts found in the same archaeological cache in Nin, Croatia, Henry Jesionka speculates that the glass images are not mere multiples but “slides” intended to be projected in sequence. read more

  • media collection/May.5,2012

    video Flea Market in Zagreb Croatia

    While browsing in the Hrelić Flea Market in Zagreb Croatia, I came across a mysterious bronze object that the vendor told me was... read more

  • media collection/May.5,2012

    video Juranessic

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