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Unearthed: 8th July 2013

Checklist for a Great CV (The Blog of Dean Weller | ‘The Careers Guy’)

It’s that time of year when archaeology graduates will normally find themselves applying for further study or jobs. If you fall under the latter category, here are some tips for writing the perfect CV.

Volunteer army drafted to map every ancient hill fort (BBC News)

The UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council will be funding a 4-year project to create an online atlas of the thousands of Iron Age hill forts found across Great Britain and Ireland. The project will rely heavily on the efforts of volunteers so if you’d like to learn more about this project and join the growing army of volunteers, click here.

Dig Long & Prosper (GraecoMuse)

Jenni and her team continue their excavations at the Antiochia ad Cragum site in Turkey. It’s been a productive week for the team, who have uncovered an inscription from the 1st century AD, opened up a number of trenches, and discovered a vintage treasure: an 1980s cassette tape (hey, remember those?)

Dark history: A visit to Japan’s creepiest island (CNN)

No, it’s not Yamatai but it’s almost as sinister. Hashima Island, which was abandoned in the 1970s, inspired the design of Raoul Silva’s hideout in the James Bond film Skyfall and is off limits to most tourists because of safety reasons. Looking at the photos, I couldn’t help thinking of the bunkers and military sections in Tomb Raider 2013.

V&A museum appoints first ever ‘game designer in residence’ to add virtual dimension to its collection (The Independent)

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London has recruited a female game designer, Sophia George, to create a video game based on the museum’s vast collection. Video games + history = a match made in heaven.

The OsirisNet Project (OsirisNet)

Want to learn more about the hundreds of ancient tombs and cemeteries across Egypt? Then this is the perfect website for you! There is a wealth of information about the tombs and their occupants so you could end up spending many, many hours browsing through the site. Try not to get lost in there. 😉

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About Kelly M (423 Articles)
Kelly M is a translator, blogger, and gamer with a passion for archaeology, languages, and wildlife conservation. Tweets under the username @TombRaiderArch and is the admin and chief content creator for The Archaeology of Tomb Raider.
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