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Presentation at ATINER, a history-archaeology symposium in Athens

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Last month I presented my new paper concerning extremely ancient knowledge of precession of the equinoxes , co-authored with Alistair Coombs, at the 17th Annual International Conference on History & Archaeology. Comments by the audience on our work were uniformly positive, including 'very interesting' and 'compelling'. 'It makes a lot of sense of animism ...' was another comment.

The above image is not on display in Athens, unfortunately (it can be found on Wikipedia, by user Bibi Saint-Pol). Nevertheless, it is the closest analogue I can find of the battle between Heracles and Python cast as a huge pediment on display in the Acropolis Museum in Athens. I don't know why images of this amazing sculpture are not more widely available.