All posts by Robert Horvat

Robert Horvat is a Melbourne based blogger. He believes that the world is round and that art is one of our most important treasures. He has seen far too many classic films and believes coffee runs through his veins. As a student of history, he favours ancient and medieval history. Music pretty much rules his life and inspires his moods. Favourite artists include The Beatles, Pearl Jam, Garbage and Lana Del Rey.

The Lighthouse of Alexandria

In 1994, a French team of archaeological divers conducted a salvage inspection in the eastern harbor of Alexandria in the […]

Vitalogy: An amazing but very amusing medical Encyclopedia

We all have to thank Eddie Vedder for our curiosity in a very interesting home medical encyclopedia first published in […]

Checkmate! : A brief history of chess.

A few years ago, I sat smirking holding my father over a barrel, while playing a fiercely contested game of […]

The Winds of Change, New York City 1945

Every year millions of migrating birds fly over New York City, using it as a stop over while on their […]

“Instant Karma”!

The solidus of Constans, as pictured above, was probably struck on the occasion of the celebrations of the Quinquennalia of […]

War Horse Part 2: The Egyptians.

Following the expulsion of the Hyksos during the reign of Ahmose I (1539-1514 BC), the use and exploits of the […]

Like Father, Like Son.

  “And close kinsmen as we were, how this most humane Emperor (Constantius) treated us ! Six of my cousins […]

The Battle of Kapyong: A forgotten battle, in a forgotten war.

The 25th April (Anzac Day) is commemorated as a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand for all […]

Some thoughts on the early Church up to the death of Constantine.

“The contagion of this superstition (Christianity) has spread not only to the cities, but also to the villages and even […]

War Horse Part 1

When our descendants first began to work the land as farmers, they tamed or domesticated cattle, donkeys, goats, pigs and […]