With the world distracted, Turkey’s government cancels Byzantine history

The term “cancel culture” has been widely used in recent years to refer to efforts by both the political left and right to aggressively annul closely held cultural beliefs and even individual personalities by one side or the other. With governments worldwide struggling to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, Turkey’s Islamist government implemented cancel culture on… Read More With the world distracted, Turkey’s government cancels Byzantine history

A new selection of Roman, Greek, Egyptian and Near Eastern coins and antiquities in our Etsy shop

It’s been about 4 months since we updated the selection of ancient coins and antiquities in our Etsy shop. We’re pleased to let you know that we’ve added a small group of Roman and Egyptian antiquities and ancient Greek, Roman and Holy Land coins to the shop. You can all of our material, including a… Read More A new selection of Roman, Greek, Egyptian and Near Eastern coins and antiquities in our Etsy shop

Compilation of Antiquities related news articles and videos from the past few months

As promised, here is a compilation of news reports, summaries of academic articles and several videos (mostly from The British Museum) that I posted in my social media accounts over the past few months. These were items that seemed particularly relevant to those with an interest in antiquities and ancient art and that were of… Read More Compilation of Antiquities related news articles and videos from the past few months

Still more ancient coins and antiquities added to our Etsy shop

For the fifth time this year we’ve added newly acquired ancient coins and antiquities to the selection in our online Etsy shop. Here are some of the newest acquisitions:         Visit our Etsy shop for an ever changing selection of items, including antiquities, ancient coins, related books and prints, and other antique… Read More Still more ancient coins and antiquities added to our Etsy shop

As the IS “Caliphate” disappears, time to revisit larger issues of the illicit antiquities trade

At the time of this writing the self-styled Caliphate created by Islamic State six years ago in Syria and Iraq has been reduced to little more than a square mile of bombed out rubble. During IS’ heyday much was made in the western press of a supposed systematic trade in antiquities looted by IS operatives… Read More As the IS “Caliphate” disappears, time to revisit larger issues of the illicit antiquities trade