Archive for November, 2010

A Roman ‘Swiss Army Knife’

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

This is a very early version of the ‘Swiss Army Knife’. It is around 1800 years old and made from silver, with an iron blade. It features a spoon, fork, spike, spatula and small tooth-pick. It is on display in the newly refurbished Greek and Roman antiquities gallery at the Fitzwilliam Museum, in Cambridge. link

Mermaid’s Purses with Inhabitants

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Years 5 and 6 are on an ‘underwater’ Learning Journey at the moment, so here is a video of one of Year 6 with some baby dogfish still in their ‘Mermaid’s Purses’. This is what a Mermaid’s Purse looks like when you find it dried up on the beach –