Assyrian Art and the “Repatriation” of Antiquities

In April of 2013 I published on this blog a photo essay highlighting some of the many Assyrian antiquities in The British Museum (here is the link: https://clioantiquities.wordpress.com/2013/04/13/a-sampler-of-ancient-assyrian-art-at-the-british-museum/ ). Little could anyone have known at the time that a gang of fanatics and thugs, referred to now under the English language acronyms ISIS or ISIL,… Read More Assyrian Art and the “Repatriation” of Antiquities

Use and Reuse: The Recycling of Antiquity

When traveling through the Mediterranean world one encounters many examples of cultures utilizing the ruins of earlier civilizations for their own purposes. This brief article focuses on a few examples of this practice from two of the most often visited destinations of antiquity and the modern world, Rome and Athens. Possibly my favorite single spot… Read More Use and Reuse: The Recycling of Antiquity