Linear A and Linear B writing were the main forms of writing in ancient Crete. Widely used in Minoan culture, they were spread via trade through the ancient Greek world.
Natasha Sheldon studied ancient history and archaeology at Leicester and Bristol Universities in the UK. She was awarded the Arnold Wycombe Gomme prize for Ancient History and holds a BA honours in ancient history and archaeology and a MA in ancient history and historiography.
Natasha researches and writes mainly on the subjects of ancient history and archaeology. Her specialist area is Roman history. Both of her dissertations in the field of magic and religion in the Roman Empire have been published. They are: The Origins and Meaning of Roman Witchcraft and Roman Magic and Religion in Late Antiquity. Natasha is currently involved in further research in this area.
Natasha has travelled widely across Europe and the Middle East and has first-hand experience of many ancient sites - Roman and otherwise. A few examples of sites she has explored are Pompeii, Herculaneum, Rome in Italy, Leptis Magna in Libya, Jerash in Jordan and Palmyra in Syria. There are many others!
Many of her journeys have been motivated by her studies but also by her love of exploration-at home and abroad. She loves to experience other cultures. Adventures to date include riding camels in the Sahara, visiting Tripoli and having tea with the Bedouin.
Natasha’s articles have been published by Italianvisits.com and Travel Thru history. She is the author of four historical travel guides: Discovering Pompeii, Civic Pompeii, Pompeii’s Last Days and Exploring Herculaneum. Her first book, Not a Guide to Leicester, a collection of fascinating facts about her adopted hometown is out now. '100 Days in Leicester' is to follow in June 2014.
Natasha's website ancienthistoryarchaeology.com includes information of her travels and links to all her history articles on the web. It is a growing resource for anyone studying or interested in ancient history and archaeology.
Her personal writing blog can be found at: http://natashasheldonwriter.blogspot.co.uk