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Alex's Corner

Alex Keyes was born in Boston and educated at Cordeaux School, Louth. He obtained his BA in Theology and Religious Studies from the University of Wales in Lampeter and his MA in Biblical Studies from the University of London, Heythrop College. His Masters thesis focuses on the institution of Hasmonean queenship and its similarities with other monarchies of the Hellenistic period.

Alex has supported Louth Museum in a number of capacities including as a volunteer and tour guide. In ‘Alex’s Corner’, Alex will look at some of the Museum’s objects, primarily drawn from the stone-age to the medieval period and examine their significance.

If you enjoy reading Alex's article you may like to read his Masters thesis 'To What Extent Was Hasmonean Queenship a Characteristically Hellenistic Institution?'.

Article I: A Roman-Egyptian coin from Little Cawthorpe

How and why did a coin from the Roman province of Egypt come to be found near a spring in Little Cawthorpe? The coin in question is a tetradrachm, minted in Alexandria during the eleventh year of the reign of Emperor Diocletian... read more

Article II: Roman Christmas

How did people celebrate Christmas in ancient Rome? The simple answer is they didn’t. Early Christians couldn’t agree on the day Jesus was born... read more

Article III: Neolithic Stone Celt from Legbourne

The type of object I’ll be looking at in this post is often referred to as a stone celt. The name is somewhat deceptive as the object in question is... read more

Article IV: A Statue of the God Mercury

For most of the pre-modern items in Louth Museum’s collection tracing their origin is relatively easy. Today archaeological finds are scrupulously recorded, however... read more

Article V: Item A97: Mystery Solved?

In the museum database item A97 is listed as a “Nude figure half seated with outstretched arms and curly hair, possibly a lar statue. Roman”. It formed part of the collection of... read more

Article VI: A Welsh Conspiracy in Medieval Louth

In 1405 while imprisoned in the dungeon of Huntingdon castle, John Veyse of Holbech made a surprising confession... read more

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