SLOW NEWS DAY, but here I am ditching a seminar to blog. So, thanks for checking and, for your trouble, I refer you to Manuscript Boy's post on Talmudic Archaeology over at Hagahot.
The conference is going very well and I have pages of notes, but it will be awhile before I can digest them and post some thoughts.
Our excursion to Herculaneum and Vesuvius is this afternoon. I'll post photos when I get a chance.