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

Selling Artifacts to Save the Past

To raise much needed revenue for archaeological excavations, reduce the strain of storage and maintenance of artifacts on museums and national heritage agencies and help undercut the trade in illicit antiquities, governments, universities, public museums and related institutions should consider making duplicate, common and unwanted artifacts available to the public for sale. Government agencies responsible… Read More Selling Artifacts to Save the Past

Italian government releases funds for Pompeii amid new damage to site

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