Why do so many Egyptian statues have broken noses?
The pattern of damage to statues' faces has led experts to believe it was both deliberate and widespread in the...
The Myth of Whiteness in Classical Sculpture
Greek and Roman statues were often painted, but assumptions about race and aesthetics have suppressed this truth. Now scholars are...
A Man Among Gods
The Gemma Augustea, the finest and almost the largest cameo that survives from antiquity, celebrates Augustus and Roman triumph.
A Bolognese Surprise
Mary Beard discusses her experience in a Bolognese museum.
Archaeologists find possible 'lid' to 'ancient computer'
A mystery disc adds to the wonders of the Antikythera shipwreck
Archaeologists Discover Perfectly Preserved 2000-Year-Old Roman Ship, 20 Other Shipwrecks in Black Sea Off Bulgaria’s Coast
A perfectly preserved almost 2,000-year-old Roman ship is the most intriguing discovery from the third and final research season of...
Archaeologists decipher 3,200-year-old stone telling of invasion of mysterious sea people
Ancient symbols on a 3,200-year-old stone slab have been deciphered by researchers who say they could solve "one of the greatest puzzles...
More to Arles than Vincent Van Gogh –
This is (promise) my last ‘quiet museum’ post of the summer. And it’s the stunning building and stunning Roman collection...
Worldwide Database of University Museums and Collections
Blog post meant to introduce the resources of the Worldwide Database of University Museums and Collections.
Real face of mummified warrior revealed at British Museum
Scythian man’s head goes on display along with scan showing his features, including moustache, pierced ear and long scar