Archaeologists Have Unearthed 2,000-Year-Old Mummies With Gold Tongues at an Ancient Temple in Egypt The archaeologist who made the discovery is also searching for Cleopatra’s tomb at the same site. Brian Boucher, February 3, 2021 ARTWORLD Ancient Egyptians often buried their dead with objects that might help them in their journey to the afterlife, such as […]

TEFAF 2021

TEFAF MAASTRICHT 2021September 11 – 19, 2021 THE UPDATED FAIR SCHEDULEIt’s with great pleasure that we announce an updated fair schedule. The Foundation is committed to navigating the year ahead safely and responsibly whilst ensuring that we continue with TEFAF’s signature fair experience. It is therefore that TEFAF Maastricht 2021 will run in-person from September 11 – 19, 2021. Simultaneously, TEFAF […]

Venus of Willendorf

Art World The Venus of Willendorf and Other Voluptuous Ancient Figures May Have Been ‘Ideological Tools’ to Shape Body-Image Norms The Ice Age figures may have been worn as amulets to help achieve weight gain. Sarah Cascone, December 4, 2020 Europe’s prehistoric Venus figurines, dating from the Upper Paleolithic, are one of the world’s oldest art forms. […]


  Egyptian archaeologists make the ‘biggest discovery of 2020’ More than 100 painted coffins have been found at the ancient necropolis of Saqqara, south of Cairo GARRY SHAW 18th November 2020 10:30 GMT The discovery was announced at a press conference last week © Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, Egypt Egyptian archaeologists have announced the […]

Unesco under fire

Unesco under fire for using Met objects in anti-trafficking campaign Advertisements said that the works were recently looted, but Met documentation shows that they have a much longer provenance NANCY KENNEY 13th November 2020 20:28 GMT trafficked art. UNESCO has pulled back images from an advertising campaign intended to highlight international trafficking in looted artefacts […]


A Band of Illegal Gold Miners Have Completely Destroyed an Ancient Kush Settlement in Sudan Archaeologists found the excavation site unrecognizable. Sarah Cascone, August 26, 2020 Archaeologist Habab Idriss Ahmed, right, and Mahmoud al-Tayeb, inspect stones at Jabal Maragha in the desert of Bayoudas. Photo by Ebrahim HAMID/AFP/Getty Images. Jabal Maragha, an ancient archaeological site in […]


From The Art News Paper, August 5, 2020 Origins of Stonehenge’s giant slabs revealed in new research Sample taken in 1958 was key in discovering ancient site’s “geochemical fingerprint” GARETH HARRIS 31st July 2020 photo: Sally Wilson THE MYSTERY OF WHERE STONEHENGE’S GIANT SLABS CAME FROM MAY NOW BE SOLVED Scientists at the university of […]


Extent of trade in looted antiquities is exaggerated, report claims New research conducted by US non-profit RAND suggests illicit market is less extensive and organised than is commonly believed RIAH PRYOR 27th July 2020 © Ap Photo/Samir Mizban colonel Matthew Bogdanos (left) and former Iraqi opposition leader Ahmed Chalabi at Iraq’s national museum in 2003 A […]