John Bedell and Friends

Archaeology at Catal Huyuk

One of the world's coolest archaeological sites.


The Smithsonian Institution

One of the wonders of the world--great site, too.

Each of the component museums also has its own main page; here is the Museum of Natural History.

And a nifty page, with animation, for the recent Viking exhibit.

The Library of Congress

One of our favorite places.

And their "Today in History" feature:

The Orkneys

Our idea of the place for an island vacation.

The Stone Circle Webring

Caveat lector:  some of these sites are New Age twaddle.


(The place to find information on evolution and arguments against creationism.)

The Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal

And a story from their site on Multiple Personality Disorder:

The Bestiary

A wonderful medieval manuscript

Jamestown Rediscovery

Fabulous archaeology:  the 1607 fort at Jamestown, Virginia.

And, as a bonus, the site of John Bedell's first archaeological excavation-- the Bacon's Castle garden.


Welsh Castles

UNESCO's World Heritage Sites

And, from that site, the pilgrimage routes to Compostella

The Levi Jordan Plantation

A fascinating archaeological site and a model of how to involve the public in investigating the past.

Levi Jordan Plantation

Gunfight at the OK Corral

The gunfight from the point of view of the Clanton family's own historian; part of a large site devoted to the history of Tombstone and the Clantons.

Gunfight at the OK Corral

Katya Reimann

Web site of our friend Katya, fantasy novelist and author of a bensozia essay (in Thoughts) about motherhood.

Katya Reimann

The La Brea Tar Pits

Housing the world's most amazing collection of Plesitocene mammal fossils and a web site my 8-year-son actually thanked me for showing him.

George C. Page Museum
of La Brea Discoveries

July 14, 2001

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"Come take choice of all my library and so beguile
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--Titus Andronicus IV, i


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