An exceptionally well preserved Roman enameled owl brooch has been found in Denmark by metal detectorists and is now undergoing study. Read more here about how it may have arrived in Denmark (Opens in a new tab or window) – http://cphpost.dk/rare-roman-iron-age-clasp-found-on-bornh…/
Some good news about ancient monuments for a change! Thanks to a wealthy Japanese benefactor, the Pyramid of Gaius Cestius in Rome, whose surface had been covered in grit and urban dirt, has been restored to its brilliant marble white. The photo essay shows the before and after, interior of the pyramid, restoration ceremony in… Read More Pyramid of Gaius Cestius Restored!
Another marvelous vid from the Getty, for their new exhibit of recently conserved Apulian vases (exhibit link here: http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/apulian_vases/). Enjoy – https://youtu.be/XRwHd3XEMZE
This is astonishing. Now the Egyptian Antiquities Ministry is in the business of destroying archaeological sites. Most likely this is a case of corruption, in which contractors pressured local authorities to direct the Ministry to destroy the site. Here is a link to the story (opens in a new window) – http://www.egyptindependent.com//news/hellenistic-era-ruins-demolished-alexandria
‘The Saga of the Thracian Kings’ brings together 1,600 objects from 17 Bulgarian museums, documenting ancient art works from the Odrysian kingdom. Here is the link (opens in a new window): http://www.wsj.com/articles/louvre-showcases-treasures-of-ancient-thrace-1429195647