Sum it Up! #43

Sum it Up! #43 with a short summary of some posts I saw and really like: the Science Daily reports that a 200 year cold case has been solved. A stone head that was found in a Chichester flowerbed 200 years ago has been identified as the head of Roman Emperor Trajan. Trajan was Roman Emperor from January 28,  98 until his death on August 9, 117 AD.

A side view of the Bosham Head, now revealed to be Roman Emperor Trajan. (Credit: Image courtesy of Bournemouth University)

A side view of the Bosham Head, now revealed to be Roman Emperor Trajan. (Credit: Image courtesy of Bournemouth University)

Emperor Trajan

Emperor Trajan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The head of his statue was badly damaged by weather it is hard to see a face. If you look closely at the picture in that article you can see some hair and that matches known statutes of Trajan.

Trajan is remembered as a successful soldier-emperor who presided over the greatest military expansion in Roman history, leading the empire to reach its greatest territorial extent by the time of his death. He is also known for his philanthropic rule, overseeing extensive public building programs and implementing social welfare policies, which earned him his enduring reputation as the second of the Five Good Emperors who presided over an era of peace and prosperity in the Mediterranean world.

I hope that a video is posted soon about the 3D laser scan!

Mark you calendars for #CrimeChat on December 16. Sue Carney and I will explore the Alfred Moore case. Wrongful conviction or not? Can we test the rain coat to find out with modern technology whether the pockets do or do not contain gun oil? How reliable is testimony from a dying man right after surgery? You can find more information about the case here.

As a treat, Steve Lawson has agreed to give #CrimeChat participants and commenters on the following recap a free pdf version of his book “The wrong neck in the noose.” Thank you, Steve!

Last evening, I joined Patrick Phillips for #bloggab. Not only did I learn a thing or two but I also discovered his “critique nights.” I did not know what it is about so Patrick explained that it is a critical but constructive review of your blog by readers. What a great idea! If you have a blog and wish to join Patrick for critique night, just ping him on Twitter.

Cheers!