antiquities

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.
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.
Decisive action by the international community to prevent further cultural terrorism and profiteering from antiquities theft will advance the fight against ISIS.
In this decisive time before the imminent destruction of our common sacred sites, let us all call upon the protective guidance of Isis: the oldest of the old, mother of all mothers and The All-Seeing Eye. Let us reclaim the true name and meaning of Isis.
A closer view of the new geophysical survey of ancient Ostia. “The more we learn about these fascinating people, the more
There is a crisis unfolding in Egypt: some of the world's most precious archaeological sites and artifacts are being senselessly looted.
Antiquities trafficking is not perpetrated by rich and beautiful characters like Thomas Crown and Lara Croft. Experts have warned that instead, organized crime, rebel armies and even terrorist cells may be the ones carrying out and profiting from these crimes.
If you haven't seen a real mummy (a.k.a. a body whose skeleton and skin have been preserved) since you were on a school trip, this is a good time to get reacquainted. So come with us on a crash course of the world's most "magnificent" corpses.
Many of us are familiar with crimes committed by organized gangs, from drug running, the weapons trade, to the sex trade. However, there is one kind of crime, the looting and trade of antiquities that is on par with these abhorrent black market businesses, yet seldom discussed.
J-Lo isn't the only one who went to Turkmenistan this summer. I was there too -- but unlike J-Lo, I didn't walk away a million dollars richer. But I did uncover something in the desert far more valuable -- and priceless -- than any sum of money.
The massive gallery where the lecture was held was filled to capacity, with a waiting list just as robust. The museum's director