Dura-Europos painted wooden shield undergoes new analysis

Painted with scenes from the Trojan War, a Roman shield is being examined in great detail, 80 years after it was excavated. Dating back to the mid-third century A.D., it was discovered by Yale archaeologists at the site of Dura-Europos, in present-day Syria. The shield is one of three that were found stacked together at the excavation site, all of which are in the collection of the Yale University Art Gallery (YUAG).Duraeuropas-800x600


Ixel Balamke

Ixel Balamke was one of the two founding members of Sekhet-Bast-Ra in Oklahoma City. Currently living in the Twin Cities, she is currently the LBM of Leaping Laughter Lodge. She also is a Meanad and lover of fine wines. Her life long partner Hunahpu and she are well known for their Wine Tastings at NOTOCON. Together they have a small wine cellar that currently holds over 300 bottles.

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