Dorothy King (1975) is a self-proclaimed 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 controversial book (http://www.elginism.com/elgin-marbles/is-dorothy-kings-book-on-the-elgin-marbles-worth-reading/20060202/316/) 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 very 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, being too old to expose her wrinkled curves.
- ^ 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.