Not seen since 1922…read and see more here.
…8000 years ago.
What do these faces mean? Find out here.
“The Global Guides program at the Penn Museum hires recent refugees from the Middle East to give personalized tours. The leader of my tour was Moumena Saradar, a refugee from Syria who has lived in Philadelphia for two years.”
By Olivia Jia for Hyperallergic, 2/20/2019
Read the above article to see how one museum is connecting with refugees from the Middle East by hiring them to teach visitors about their culture, both ancient and contemporary.
“You have to go back 4,000 years, colleagues said, to find someone as fluent in Sumerian as Miguel Civil. A Catalonian-born professor with a purported photographic memory, he spent decades studying ancient cuneiform tablets, examining the last wedge-shaped traces of what is probably the world’s oldest written language.” Read more here.
“Queens of Egypt” at the National Geographic Museum, Washington, D.C., March 1 to Sept. 2, 2019 focuses on seven women who ruled ancient Egypt.
A fire has completely destroyed the 200-year old National Museum in Rio de Janeiro. Once the home of Brazil’s monarch, the palace became the largest history museum in Latin America. Its collections included art and artifacts of indigenous peoples, as well as Egyptian and Greco-Roman works, fossils, and so much more.
Google Arts and Culture has created a virtual museum. Visit it here.
Mosaics dating to the late Roman period have been found in a synagogue in modern Israel “challenge current notions of ancient Jewish aesthetics and the art of depicting scripture.”
“The Queen who would be King,” by Elizabeth Wilson, Smithsonian Magazine (Sept. 2006).
Tools have been found at an archaeological site in southern India that may date to 385,000 years ago…this is well before modern humans are thought to have come to India. Who made them? Read more in Sarah Kaplan’s article, “Sophisticated tools unearthed in India raise a question: Who made them?” Washington Post, 2/5/18, A14.
How might our understanding of ancient Roman technology work for us? Read about ancient Roman concrete here.