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ISIL Destroys Palmyrene Statues, Raises Questions About Alleged Antiquities Smuggling

This link to the story on the BBC opens in a new tab or window – http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-33369701

The destruction of these relatively small but quite valuable and easily smuggled Palmyrene sculptures would seem to contradict (unsubstantiated) claims that ISIL is smuggling artifacts. 10 more words


Clio Ancient Art Website Updated

Hello Clio Friends, Fans and Followers:
We’ve added a new selection of ancient oil lamps and related pottery objects to the Clio website, too numerous to list all but here are links to a select few – 172 more words


Defining Beauty Exhibition at the British Museum

Our modern idea of the perfect body is largely unchanged from that of the Ancient Greeks. A new exhibition at the British Museum shows how little has changed in 2,500 years.The BBC examines this exhibition here (link opens in a new tab or window) – … 35 more words


Will ISIS destroy the ancient Roman city of Palmyra?

With ISIS extremists within two kilometers of Palmyra, Syria, there are well-founded fears the remains of this great 1st-2nd-century AD Roman city and UNESCO World Heritage Site could be destroyed, just as sites in neighboring “Iraq recently used heavy equipment and explosives to destroy antiquities at the Mosul Museum and the sites of Nineveh, Hatra and Nimrud,” according the  748 more words


Watch the installation of a group of Apulian vases

Another marvelous vid from the Getty, for their new exhibit of recently conserved Apulian vases (exhibit link here: http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/apulian_vases/). Enjoy – https://youtu.be/XRwHd3XEMZE