Thursday, January 15, 2015
Fantasy and Archaeology on the Musa Publishing Blog
I feature today on Musa Publishing's blog, discussing links between fantasy and archaeology, especially in my new Musa ebook The Lone and Level Sands:
Fantasy and archaeology — they seem made for one another, don't they? After all, one of the most common ideas in fantasy is someone discovering ruins or a lost artefact from an ancient civilisation, yet real archaeology is very underused.
As an approximate concept, of course, it's always been there. The spectacular discoveries of the 19th century, when entire civilisations were being uncovered — what's been called the heroic age of archaeology — inspired authors like H. Rider Haggard and many others to write stories in which explorers found such civilisations not just as ruins to be dug up, but actually still surviving... read the whole piece here