Category Archives: Archaeology

British Museum – Faith after the pharaohs

From the British Museum: “Discover Egypt’s incredible journey over 12 centuries, as Jews, Christians and Muslims transformed this ancient land. It is a story charting the change from a world of many gods to the worship of one God.  The … Continue reading

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Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World at the Tate through October 25th

Barbara Hepworth was one of the leading sculptors of the 20th century and this retrospective  features many of her most significant and beautiful sculptures in wood, stone and bronze alongside rarely seen works. I am intrigued by the Tate’s special tours … Continue reading

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British Museum – Ancient lives: New Discoveries through November 30th

ir work. The British Museum is set to debut a new exhibit, “”Ancient Lives: New Discoveries”, in May that uses CT and other imaging technology to provide an inside look (literally) at its mummy collection. Sophisticated imaging software is enabling … Continue reading

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Rare Romano-British sculpture unveiled at Museum of London Archaeology

    An “exceptional” Roman sculpture thought to have adorned the tomb of a wealthy man in the 1st or 2nd century AD has been found under the building site of a new boutique hotel near Aldgate tube station and … Continue reading

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Great Country Houses of Norfolk: A Private View Sept 12-15th

With the caveat that I haven’t yet had the time to sign up for the trips offered by this Art History Study Tour guide, this is one I would wish to do if I could.  The tour will  explore the … Continue reading

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The Mary Rose Rises Again

Visiting the Vasa in Stockholm a few weeks ago was a highlight of our trip. The Vasa is a Swedish warship which sank after sailing less than a nautical mile on her maiden voyage in 1628. She was salvaged in … Continue reading

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‘Unparalleled’ Roman artefacts found in London

A few months ago i read an article about how New York’s Mayor Bloomberg is eager to take London by storm.   Today’s news from the archaeological site under his under-construction London office tower will certainly result in visibility for Bloomberg. … Continue reading

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