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Biennale Venice

From Art News Paper Daily, May 19, 2020 By Gareth Harris VENICE ART BEIENNALE The Venice Biennale will now take place 23 April to 27 November 2022 Following the decision by biennial officials to postpone the Architecture Biennale until May 2021 due to the coronavirus outbreak. The world’s most prestigious biennial was initially due to […]

IADAA Newsletter May 2020

BM fake claytablets RAND Corporation report demolishes current thinking on antiquities trafficking A major report by one of the most respected independent research organisations in the United States claims that current thinking on the trafficking of antiquities is mostly wrong. Its findings have prompted it to propose a radical change in direction in the search […]

Four Ancient Sphinxes moved from Karnak to Cairo

Art World, Artnet News, May 8, 2020 Ram-headed sphinxes at the Karnak temple complex. Photo: DeAgostini/Getty Images. Egyptian Tourism Officials Just Moved Four Ancient Sphinxes to a Tahrir Square Roundabout—and Archaeologists Are Horrified The heat and air pollution in the capital city are threats to the artifacts, experts say. In an attempt to boost tourism […]

EU’s 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive

ex Newsletter IADAA, January 2020 Combatting Money Laundering in the Art Trade: Changes for Europe and the UK Institute of Art & Law: January 10: With the government in ‘purdah’ during the run-up to the UK General Election, businesses found themselves facing the prospect of imminent enforcement of far-reaching new anti-money laundering legislation without knowing […]

Phoenician Shipwreck Located off Coast of Malta

BIBLE HISTORY DAILY Phoenician Shipwreck Located off Coast of Malta Archaeologists investigate 2,700-year-old Phoenician cargo Robin Ngo October 12, 2019 1 Comments 2350 views Share A 2,700-year-old Phoenician shipwreck off the Maltese island of Gozo has been discovered. Photo: © Groplan project/Timmy Gambin, University of Malta. Maritime archaeologists have discovered what may be the oldest […]

Jewish bread stamp

Early Jewish Bread Stamp Found Near Akko Bible and archaeology news Biblical Archaeology Society Staff August 16, 2019 0 Comments 1627 views Share In 2011, Excavators with the Israel Antiquities Authority unearthed a 1,500-year-old Jewish bread stamp from a small Byzantine settlement near the ancient port city of Akko. The sixth-century clay stamp, excavated from […]


Martin Gayford 24 August 2019 from THE SPECTATOR Between Oedipus and the Sphinx: Freud and Egypt Freud Museum, until 13 October Twenty years ago, I visited the ancient Egyptian city of Amarna with a party of American journalists. Even in those days this place, near Asyut on the Middle Nile, was regarded as a dodgy […]

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 […]