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Tina Greenfield is among the archaeologists racing to excavate and document relics and rarities at sites that could be the next target of militant group ISIS. // PHOTO BY KATIE CHALMERS-BROOKS

Some of our favourite stories of 2016

December 21, 2016 — 
Through the course of the year over 1,500 stories were shared with the U of M community and these are some of our favourites

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Iefimerida: U of M papyrologist talks about science

October 20, 2016 — 
U of M research gets attention of Greek media

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Amber Leenders, posing with an animals bone she excavated and cleaned at a dig in Caere, Italy

CANDID: Meet Amber Leenders

October 11, 2016 — 
She's a slam poet who earned her black belt in karate last year. She's recently returned from an archelogical dig in Italy and is now co-curating an exhibit on papyri

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A papyri from the sixth or seventh century CE detailing a loan of money // Photo: Mike Sampson, U of M

When all hell breaks loose in Classics

September 20, 2016 — 
This fall will see U of M host a trio of events centered on papyri—including the new poems by Sappho

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Public Lecture: Writing the Old-Fashioned Way

December 1, 2015 — 
Learn about ancient writing techniques

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Public Lecture: How we got to now – Homer and archaeology

September 15, 2015 — 
Much loved professor and National Geographic explorer returns to Winnipeg to deliver lecture that will shed light on the origins of our modern society

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Olympus lecture: The Pergamon Altar

April 21, 2015 — 
A public lecture by Andreas Scholl, director of the Antikensammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

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a fake ballot that says VOTE on the top with options including Yes, No, Don't Know and Don't Care. A check mark is next to Don't Care.

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Taking their vote for granted, idiocy

October 13, 2014 — 
Democracy is neither perfect nor all-wise, but it's the best system we have, so contribute.

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New graduate students wins national award

September 11, 2014 — 
Incoming graduate student in the department of classics won the Gladys Neale Award

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Vincenzo Camuccini, "Morte di Cesare", 1798, a paiinting showing the murder of Caesar

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VIDEO: Why do we still care about the Ides of March? What did Caesar really say?

March 14, 2014 — 
His final words were more violent than Shakespear's version

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