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The Apollo of Veii

Another excellent short video from Khan Academy: The Etruscan Apollo of Veii (Link opens in a new window) – https://youtu.be/GLgrt_4WnMY


Clio Ancient Art Website Spring Update

Customers Friends and Fans of Clio Ancient Art:

We have updated our website with many fine antiquities, ancient coins and publications. Here are links to some of these – 369 more words


Critics Missing the Point: Responses to Clio's February 22 Article on Looting in Syria.

A February 16 BBC documentary on looting in Syria made the astonishing claim that the smuggling of looted antiquities was “one of Islamic State’s main sources of funding.” On February 22 I responded to this faulty investigation with this blog entry: … 694 more words


In ancient Nimrud - “A major crime against the entire world”

The images are nauseating and the news beyond belief.  The destruction by ISIS of antiquities, artifacts, archaeological sites and monuments that collectively represent thousands of years of human history and civilization was accurately described by the Cairo-based Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam’s leading religious institution, as “a major crime against the entire world.” 384 more words


Stolen Italian Old Master Painting and Etruscan Statuette Returned by the FBI

An oil sketch by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo stolen from a private home in Turin, Italy, in or about August 1982, and an ancient Etruscan statuette stolen from the Oliveriano Archeological Museum in Pesaro, Italy, in January 1964, were returned today to Italian officials by the FBI, according to a… 350 more words

At Auction

Israel Discovers Huge Hoard of Ancient Gold Coins in Deep Sea Trove

A group of divers in Israel has discovered almost 2,000 ancient gold coins—the largest cache in the country’s history—off the coast of the city of Caesarea, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Wednesday. 261 more words