With Islamic State on the rampage, and other groups swearing allegiance to them in Libya, Tunisia, Nigeria, Yemen and Afghanistan, the threat to ancient heritage is greater than ever, and the debate over whether or not to return antiquities, looted or legally exported, to the modern nation states where they were discovered is fiercer than ever.… Read More Making Matters Worse? The Debate Over “Repatriating” Antiquities to Failed States in the Middle East
An important update on continuing work at the Amphipolis Tomb: Human remains have been found in a built structure beneath the 3rd chamber, as well as sophisticated ornamentation from the now disintegrated wood coffin. Details here: http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2014/11/human-remains-found-at-amphipolis.html#.VGOph8lSq0M. As if the news from Amphipolis were not amazing enough, now comes news of an unlooted high status… Read More Remarkable News from Greece on the Amphipolis Tomb and More.
This is an excellent video, utilizing computer graphics and drawing upon the latest research. Worth watching and thinking about the next time you view a complex artifact in a museum context. Link to the video on YouTube: http://youtu.be/lrMVA8F-fiY
In an interview published November 3 for THE ART NEWSPAPER web edition, J. Paul Getty Museum director Timothy Potts reveals plans for the Getty Villa to redisplay its exhibits and expands its focus to include broader Mediterranean cultures formative to and related to ancient Greece and Rome including making new acquisitions. Visitors may need to… Read More Getty Villa Plans to Expand Focus Beyond Ancient Greece and Rome
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”