http://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.581345 Egyptian soldier’s 1,800-year-old letter finally decoded Grad student translates the missive, written mostly in Greek, which was first discovered by archaeologists in 1899 and had never been decoded.
Established in 1892 primarily as a teaching tool for the new Department of Egyptology, University College’s Petrie Museum of Egyptology is tucked away in a rather obscure location off Gower Street. Were it not for a few colorful banners pointing the way, it would be difficult to find. Visiting hours are quite limited. Started with… Read More Egyptian Antiquities in the Petrie Museum of Egyptology, London
Everyone should read this! Museum staff, not antiquities dealers, arrested for theft of artifacts! – http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/museums/macedonian-police-arrest-8-for-big-museum-theft/2014/02/27/c8a13ebe-9fdc-11e3-878c-65222df220eb_story.html
Italian government releases funds for Pompeii amid new damage to site http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26443808 The Italian government – or more correctly, successive Italian governments – should be absolutely ashamed of themselves. When will they step up and do their own fair share, particularly in light of the amount of revenue cultural tourism generates in Italy annually? For… Read More Italian government releases funds for Pompeii amid new damage to site