Arts at Oxford Journal of Archaeology
I am student of archaeology arts and classical studies here in the States. Getting to read one of the most acclaimed books in archaeology and arts is something that I do not take lightly. I must grab my copy of Oxford Journal of Archaeology every year, just to make sure that I am updated on what is going on.
It is important that you stay updated, because who knows… You might be after something that has already been discovered.
The best journal ever
I really hope that someday I will be able to contribute to this journal. It started back in 1982 and since then has been publishing as well as updating annually to all of the amazing archaeological finds around the globe. I thought this was just brilliant.
You get to see all that is beautiful about this planet, from the Paleolithic times to the medieval ones. Getting to read about this is pure bliss, not only to me, but also to any archaeology arts student.
Being on the field where something that is incomparable has been discovered. Getting to read about it is just one of those feelings that stay with you. This journal was written on behalf of this school of archaeology arts at Oxford University. This was equivalent to the Guinness Book of Records. It is great to know that the few that get to have a copy each year, and to read it for as long as they can remember.
My love of archaeology arts
It goes to way back when I was a child. My father took me to Egypt to look at the pyramids and all the other incredible philosophy and history that was there. The pyramids of Giza were one of the most majestic of man’s creations. Looking at them you were just baffled that the ancient civilization could even come up with such kind of structures.
I transfixed on them for a while. I remember thinking to myself that all archaeologists that discovered tombs of the pharaohs inside, must be famous and won’t ever be forgotten. Just like the pyramids, tombs and pharaohs lying inside, there are archaeologists who made these discoveries just as important as them. You can’t mention these findings in any historical book.
I immediately knew what I wanted to become
We were going through the Museum of Cairo when I had told my father what I wanted to be. I could see admiration and pride in his eyes for once. We both know that he was the one who encouraged me further on this route. We extended our stay in Egypt to a few days and we got to visit even more places; This was an eye-opener for me. I still have all the souvenirs, and I would never let go of them.
I made sure to visit a lot more places after I finished college. And I sure have lived up to that promise. The school has organized numerous field trips as well that have been amazing. I remember the first time we went to an actual site that had ongoing work; seeing all those people in Pachuca, South America, was an amazing feeling. The site is now complete and open to the public. When we were there, we got to talk to the archaeologist; he had some pretty amazing things to tell us.
What I managed to notice that everyone didn’t
He held an Oxford Journal of Archaeology in his hands. That was the issue that had just come out a few days earlier and talked to him later on my own. I found out that he went to Oxford too, and he’s been a regular contributor to this journal for about ten years. He encouraged me never to give up on anything. Apparently there are a lot that remains undiscovered, that are just lying there waiting.