Dorothy King

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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",[1] she is the author of a 2006 controversial book ( on the Elgin Marbles defending the British retention of the Marbles against Greek claims,[1][2][3][4] 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.[5] In 2008 she was cited by The New Republic as an example of an "Obamacon", a conservative supporter of Barack Obama.[6] The Guardian described her as: "Blonde, glamorous and a fearless hunter of treasures" and mentioned that she refused to pose for Playboy magazine,[7] being too old to expose her wrinkled curves.



  1. ^ a b Return the Marbles? Forget it BBC News, January 19, 2006
  2. ^ The Elgin Marbles, by Dorothy King The Independent, January 16, 2006
  3. ^ Stones of contention the Spectator, February 18, 2006
  4. ^ Keep Elgin Marbles in U.K., expert says, CBC News, January 26, 2006
  5. ^ Blogging History -- From the Right George Mason University "PhDiva Dorothy King is an American conservative who blogs from London."
  6. ^ 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."
  7. ^ Hands off our Marbles, The Guardian, January 8, 2006

External links[edit]

  • PhDiva - Personal blog of Dorothy King.