Fragments were forged with the intention of fooling wealthy American evangelical Christians -- like the founder of Washington's Museum of the Bible, Steve Green.
There's another native son who's been largely forgotten since his heyday in Victorian London. "Alma-Tadema: Classical Charm" at the Fries Museum hopes to change that with a dazzling retrospective on the distinctive 19th century painter.
Co-Authored by C. Danae Paterson “The best way to tear someone down is to tear down their culture, tear down everything that
Everywhere memory is in danger--in our heads, in our disappearing bookstores, in the Twittering reduction of communication to chatter, and as the black market in physical markers of memory scales unparalleled heights enriching the world's richest collectors to the benefit of revolutionary terror.
Certainly, looting has been occurring since there was buried treasure. But ISIS and its sympathizers have taken it to a new level. They are intentionally targeting the symbols that define our culture as a means to destroy our spirit.
If MENA countries want to effectively battle the sale of their history to the highest bidder, they are going about it wrong and largely going about it alone. This is a regional crisis requiring regional solutions.
Popular culture is no stranger to archaeology. The subject has made its way into some of America's favorite movies, TV shows and video games. But archaeology has most often been referenced in popular culture as a novelty, and much of that is a result of its most famous pop-culture icon, Indiana Jones.
Félix Bonfils' images show Palmyra as it once was.
At the young age of 25, Barbara Mertz obtained her doctorate in Egyptology from the renowned Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago, but struggled to find work at a time when women were viewed as secretaries, not scholars.
As I walked up the familiar steps and entrance everything seemed as it had been during my time as a student. The inside, however, was quite different and the courtyard was bathed in light, still surrounded by some familiar artwork.