Dorothy King (1975) is an American archaeologist and historian who lives and works in England. Described as someone who "breaks the mould of the dusty academic", she is the author of a 2006 book on the Elgin Marbles defending the British retention of the Marbles against Greek claims, and a former Fellow of the Jesus Project. She is also known as a blogger who discusses politics from a conservative view, as well as historical and archaeological subjects. In 2008 she was cited by The New Republic as an example of an "Obamacon", a conservative supporter of Barack Obama. The Guardian described her as: "Blonde, glamorous and a fearless hunter of treasures" and mentioned that she refused to pose for Playboy magazine.
- ^ a b Return the Marbles? Forget it BBC News, January 19, 2006
- ^ The Elgin Marbles, by Dorothy King The Independent, January 16, 2006
- ^ Stones of contention the Spectator, February 18, 2006
- ^ Keep Elgin Marbles in U.K., expert says, CBC News, January 26, 2006
- ^ Blogging History -- From the Right George Mason University "PhDiva Dorothy King is an American conservative who blogs from London."
- ^ Mr. Right? The Rise of the Obamacons, The New Republic, July 25, 2008 "The blogger Dorothy King, an archeologist and strong conservative, recently outed herself as an Obamacon."
- ^ Hands off our Marbles, The Guardian, January 8, 2006
- PhDiva - Personal blog of Dorothy King.