Respond to one viewing/reading source (220 words minimum). Write directly in the typing field. Always title your post with the name of the program/article, so people know at a glance your focus. I might award a point for clever and relevant links, but please – no tired memes or tweets, and absolutely nothing cruel or off-color.
For your main response, choose one of these three topics and answer at least two of the discussion points:
•What specific details (2 or 3, at least) did Alice Kober determine about Linear B before her death? How was she know for organizing her ideas? What first inspired Michael Ventris to his research? Give at least one key detail he reveals in the brief interview clip. How did he and Kober get along? How did each of them die? Finally, as also noted in the Bettany Hughes documentary, what have we learned from the Linear B translations? And what kind of cultural record did NOT emerge from them? This last point allows you to use some imagination!
•The destruction of Thera over 3500 year ago probably inspired Plato’s account from 1000 years later (not mentioned in the article) of what popular cultural myth? What evidence has emerged to further corroborate the eruption? What further effects would have been felt then, and where? In what specific ways might this story differ from the recent theory about the Kofels event?
•After reviewing the story at the Un-Museum, explain what ancient ruins Heinrich Schliemann discovered, and how. What did he do at the first site in particular, what happened, and what do you think of his actions and methods?