The UK’s Department of Culture, Media and Sport, along with The British Museum, have issued the Portable Antiquities Scheme’s 2013 Annual Report. The Report shows how, more than ever, this model of public participation in the finding and recording of archaeological data can have huge benefits to finders, museums and the broader base of archaeological… Read More UK Portable Antiquities Scheme Releases 2013 Annual Report
This blog accompanies the exhibition Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age, on view from September 22, 2014, through January 4, 2015 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Both the exhibition page on the Met’s website and the Blog that accompany it – http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2014/assyria-to-iberia/blog – are packed with information… Read More Blog for the new exhibition “Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age”
Here is the latest in a series of excellent short films exploring the Staffordshire Hoard. This one explores “The Mystery Object” – http://historywm.com/films/6-the-mystery-object/ Also, a new permanent gallery dedicated to the Staffordshire Hoard will open at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery in October.
Visitors with a special interest in antiquities will be stunned when visiting the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford University, not only because of the great quality of ancient art and artifacts on view but also because of the key role that many of these objects have played in the development of fields such as archaeology and… Read More Antiquities at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford: A Photo Essay
The hoard seems to have been hidden beneath the floor of a Roman building at the time of Boudicca’s rebellion against Rome in Britain. Archaeologists are describing the find as being of “national importance” to England. Here are multiple links to this story, with good images, from the Daily Mail, the BBC and the Archaeology… Read More Amazing Hoard of Roman Gold Jewelry and Coins found in Colchester Excavations