01 septembre 2015

Immortales exhibit brings Roman busts to Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art

Portrait of Lucius Verus (160-170 A.D.). Luna Marble. Capitoline Museums, Rome. NORMAN, OK.- All roads lead to Norman this fall when the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art opens a new exhibition of Roman busts Sept. 4 on the University of Oklahoma’s Norman campus. Immortales: The Hall of Emperors of the Capitoline Museums, Rome brings to the United States for the first time a selection of 20 busts from the collection of the world’s oldest museum, the Capitoline in Rome. The exhibition, which opens Sept. 4 at the... [Lire la suite]

31 août 2015

'Mito e Natura: Dalla Grecia a Pompei' on view at the Palazzo Reale in Milan for Expo 2015

Fresco, Pompei, Casa del Bracciale d’Oro. Kind concession MiBACT: Special Superintendency for the Archaeological Heritage of Naples and Pompeii. MILAN.- With about 180 art works from Greece, Magna Graecia and Rome, the exhibition MITO E NATURA. Dalla Grecia a Pompei, organized for Expo 2015, presents a little-known aspect of the classical world: the representation of nature in its various aspects, the impact of human beings on the natural world and the environment. We present visitors with the most up-to-date... [Lire la suite]
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29 août 2015

OSIRIS, les mystères engloutis d'Egypte à l'Institut du Monde Arabe

OSIRIS, les mystères engloutis d'Egypte à l'Institut du Monde Arabe: Affiche. PARIS - Exposition évenement de la rentrée, « Osiris, mystères engloutis d’Égypte » dévoilera 250 objets retrouvés lors de fouilles sous-marines, dont les découvertes récentes de ces 7 dernières années menées par Franck Goddio. Viendront s’y ajouter une quarantaine d’oeuvres provenant des musées du Caire et d’Alexandrie dont certaines sortiront d’Égypte pour la première fois. Ces découvertes, à la signification historique hors du... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2015

Archaeologists unearth ancient Greek palace with important archaic inscriptions near Sparta

Rhyton in the shape of a bull's head. Foto: © ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΕΘΝΟΣ Α.Ε. | Ministerio de Cultura Griego ATHENS (AFP).- Archaeologists in Greece have discovered the ruins of an ancient palace with important archaic inscriptions dating back to the Mycenaean Age, the culture ministry said Tuesday.  The palace, likely built around the 17th-16th centuries BC, had around ten rooms and was discovered near Sparta in southern Greece. At the site, archaeologists found objects of worship, clay... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2015

Exhibition of more than 400 works illustrates the importance of animals in ancient Egypt

Cat Mummy, organic material, linseed, cardboard, Late Period (664-332 a. de C.)  Ptolemaic Period. © Louvre Museum, Dist. RMN-GP / Christian Décamps. MADRID.- A monkey caresses its young while a donkey plays the harp. In the distance, a lion roars. Animals, real or represented, wild or domesticated, played a vital role in Ancient Egypt and were ubiquitous in everyday life. The ancient Egyptians appropriated animals in order to use their symbolic images in different ways. In this way, animal figures became a multiple... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2015

Exhibition at the Museum Herakleidon presents the amazing inventions of the ancient Greeks

ATHENS.- The exhibition “The amazing inventions of the ancient Greeks” presents functional models of some of the most extraordinary ancient Greek inventions, from the “robot-servant” of Philo and the “hydraulic telegraph” of Aeneas to the “cinema” of Hero, and from the automatic clock of Ctesibius and the astrolabe of Ptolemy to the “analog computer” of Antikythera – a selection of the exhibits of the Museum of Ancient Greek Technology Kostas Kotsanas that operates at Katakolon port and Ancient Olympia, which were constructed... [Lire la suite]

29 juillet 2015

'Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World' opens at the Getty

Seated Boxer, “The Terme Boxer” (detail), 300-200 B.C., bronze and copper. Museo Nazionale Romano—Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome. Su concessione del Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo—Soprintendenza Speciale per il Colosseo, il Museo Nazionale Romano e l’area archeologica di Roma. Photo © Vanni Archive / Art Resource, NY.  LOS ANGELES, CA.- During the Hellenistic era artists around the Mediterranean created innovative, realistic sculptures of physical power and emotional intensity. Bronze—with... [Lire la suite]
28 juillet 2015

'Feeding the Empire: Tales of food from Rome and Pompei' on view at Ara Pacis Museum

   'Feeding the Empire: Tales of food from Rome and Pompei' on view at Ara Pacis Museum. ROME.- What and how did the ancient Romans use to eat? How did they use to carry hundreds of tons of supplies from the world’s most remote corners? How could they make them go back from the Tiber to the heart of the city? And how could they keep them during all the year? The answer is given by the exhibition “Nutrire l’Impero. Storie di alimentazione da Roma a Pompei” which gives us an image on how the Romans used to eat by... [Lire la suite]
18 juillet 2015

Beautifully preserved skeleton fossil discovered of raptor two metres long with impressive plumage

 The beautifully preserved skeleton of the winged and feathered dinosaur Zhenyuanlong suni discovered in China. Photograph: Junchang Lü PARIS (AFP).- Depicted by movie-makers as mean, green, man-eating lizards covered in scales, velociraptors probably looked more like large, toothy turkeys, a study said Thursday. Close study of a newly-discovered cousin dubbed Zhenyuanlong suni, has revealed that velociraptors likely had large wings and feathery coats, according to research published in the journal Scientific... [Lire la suite]
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18 juillet 2015

Des fresques romaines uniques en France découvertes à Arles

Décor peint, Domus de la Verrerie de Trinquetaille,  IIe style pompéien, daté en Gaule entre 70 et 20 av. J.-C. © Rémi Bénali, Inrap - Musée départemental Arles antique. ARLES.- Depuis le 1er avril 2015, les fouilles archéologiques programmées ont repris sur le site municipal de la Verrerie de Trinquetaille, en rive droite du Rhône, à Arles. Cette fouille qualifiée d’indispensable par le ministère de la Culture est réalisée par le service archéologique du conseil départemental des Bouches-du-Rhône avec le... [Lire la suite]