Winter is Here… Game of Thrones Special Edition

With the new series just around the corner, here’s a Game of Thrones special edition post that I wrote for the Manchester Museum blog at Christmas … Winter is coming!

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Winter is here … Game of Thrones – Museum Edition

With Christmas only a few days away, the roasting chestnuts and the bitter temperatures make ‘A Song of Fire and Ice’ seem somewhat appropriate, and for readers of George R.R. Martin’s series, or those who have been watching HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’, winter has been coming for quite some time …

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And now winter is finally here, there is no doubt a collective sigh of relief that it hasn’t brought with it an army of the undead that can only be slain with blades of Valyrian steel or obsidian ‘dragonglass’ – although in the unlikely event of an attack by the White Walkers, the museum’s archaeology, and geology collections would certainly provide an adequate supply of the latter.

But this is actually an interesting point, there are certain materials that carry significance and value, regardless of…

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