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London – Rakowitz’s Lamassu on Trafalgar

FEATURES Making up for the past – the artists filling in the blanks in our collective memory Daniel Trilling 20 JULY 2019 The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist (2018), Michael Rakowitz’s sculpture for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, London. Photo: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images In the first week of June, Britain and France played host […]

EGYPTIAN QUARTZITE HEAD OF TUTANKHAMEN

  CHRISTIE’S LONDON –  Sale 17042 4th July 2019 AN EGYPTIAN QUARTZITE HEAD OF THE GOD OF AMEN WITH THE FEATURES OF THE PHARAOH TUNTANKHAMEN ‘This face is recognisable among a thousand Egyptian royal faces,’ says London Head of Ancient Art & Antiquities, Laetitia Delaloye. The almond-shaped eyes, notably high cheek bones and a top lip […]

Egypt’s Famous ‘Bent Pyramid’

Art World For the First Time in Over 50 Years, Egypt’s Famous ‘Bent Pyramid’ Is Now Open to the Public Researchers discovered ancient tools, sarcophagi, and mummies in the structure, which is one of the oldest pyramids in the world. Taylor Dafoe, July 16, 2019 A general view for the newly restored Bent Pyramid of […]

Egyptian noses missing?

On View Ever Wonder Why Egyptian Sculptures Are Missing Their Noses? The Answer Will Surprise You Ancient Egyptian statues were considered a portal to the gods. Sarah Cascone, March 21, 2019 Amunhotep, Son of Nebiry. New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amunhotep II, circa 1426–1400 BC. Photo courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour […]

Ruïnes van Palmyra in Allard Pierson Museum

Allard Pierson Museum Home Bezoek Tentoonstellingen Nieuws & Agenda Collectie Educatie Over het museum Steun ons Openbare restauratie ‘De ruïnes van Palmyra’ 7 maart 2019 Van 19 maart tot en met 19 mei wordt het meer dan 4 meter brede schilderij ‘De ruïnes van Palmyra’ voor het oog van bezoekers gerestaureerd, en is er een […]

TEFAF 2019 – ANCIENT AND FUTURE ANTIQUITY

MIEKE ZILVERBERG – JIMMY NELSON TEFAF MAASTRICHT 2019 – STAND 437 ANCIENT AND FUTURE ANTIQUITY TEFAF 2019 – Kunsthandel Mieke Zilverberg and photographer Jimmy Nelson will exhibit for the second time on this fair in stand 437 combining ancient and future antiquities Jimmy recently published his second project “Homage to Humanity” to show us and […]

Revamp Egyptian Museum Cairo

From ArtNewspaper February 3, 2019 British Museum teams up with Louvre for revamp of Egyptian Museum in Cairo But the disputed treasure, the Rosetta Stone, will remain in London GARETH HARRIS 29th January 2019 12:38 GMT Ancient statues inside the Egyptian Museum in Cairo Photo: Ovedc The British Museum will participate in an ambitious €3.1m […]

The pyramids at Giza

From Apollo Magazine 01-02-2019 COMMENT The pyramids at Giza looked very different when they were first built Garry Shaw 30 JANUARY 2019 The Pyramid of Khafre (left) and the Great Pyramid of Giza (right), photographed in October 2018. Photo: Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images SHARE TWITTER FACEBOOK LINKEDIN EMAIL In February, a large block of the Great […]

ANCIENT ATHENIAN VASES

Potty about pictures: ancient Athenian vases are an important historical resource—but this book fails to deliver Large gaps in the material and a lack of thorough explanation make this volume less useful than it could be JOHN BOARDMAN 6th August 2018 12:40 GMT Ancient Attic red figure Kylix. A man with a lyre and a […]