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Movies like Indiana Jones tell us more about the time they were made than the time they are depicting. But it is not only that. Pseudo-Archaeology is a big problem in movies and promote a false sense of the past.

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What to expect from the Uncharted movie

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2021-10-22

On February 18, 2022 a new movie will hit the theatres. It is called Uncharted and based on a videogame about a treasure hunter named Nathan Drake, played by Tom Holland. At first sight, Tom Holland seems a bit young to play Nathan Drake, except that the movie is…

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Detectorists: A TV series about finding gold

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2021-09-17

Recently I started watching a British TV series called Detectorists. It tells the story of Lance and Andy, two friends with the shared hobby of metal detecting. Besides finding rubbish in the ground, the two friends search for archaeological treasure, especially gold. Strictly forbidden in Germany, it is allowed…

Movie poster of the film "Eternals"


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Archaeology Movies

Why “Eternals” will be a bad movie

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2021-05-28

Later this year, Marvel Studios will release a new movie called “Eternals”. The film features actors like Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Salma Hayek, Kit Harrington and many more. The Eternals are an alien race that lived on earth for thousands of years, supposedly without interaction. Just now,…

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Hi! My name is Sebastian. I am an archaeologist, a university lecturer, freelancer, guitarist, karateka and father. You could say I am quiet busy, so I learned to manage my time and energy to build good habits and still have space for myself and my family. Sounds difficult? Read here how I do it. Every Friday.

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