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AFTEREFFECTS: THE PLUNDER; Of 2,000 Treasures Stolen in Gulf War of 1991, Only 12 Have Been Recovered


AFTEREFFECTS: THE PLUNDER; Of 2,000 Treasures Stolen in Gulf War of 1991, Only 12 Have Been Recovered

After a rampage of looting of museums in Iraq in the wake of the Persian Gulf war of 1991, American and British archaeologists compiled a list of more than 2,000 stolen objects, a sad catalog of losses to the history of civilization. Eleven years later, experts say, no more than half a dozen of the pieces have been tracked down.

Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World

- 01/12/2016

 National Gallery of Art :: Exhibitions :: 2015 :: Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World     December 13, 2015 – March 20, 2016    West Building, Main Floor Overview: Power and Pathos presents some 50 bronze sculptures and related works, dating from the fourth century BC to...

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Pre-Columbian Society of New York

- 03/23/2015

The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece

The Portland Art Museum - 10/17/2012

Organized by the  400-101   British Museum and curated by Ian Jenkins and Victoria Turner. The exhibition will be accompanied by a full color catalogue.  Selected from the world-famous Greek and Roman collection of the British Museum, the Portland Art Museum presents The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece, a visually stunning and...

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Dancing into Dreams: Maya Vase Painting of the Ik' Kingdom

Princeton University Art Museum - 10/15/2012

Princeton Universitiy Art Museum Page    PRINCETON, NJ.- Dancing 200-120  into Dreams: Maya Vase Painting of the Ik’ Kingdom offers an intimate glimpse into a world rich with courtly intrigue, portrayed on exquisitely painted eighth-century chocolate drinking cups from a Maya center located in present-day Guatemala....

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Boston debuts new gallery showcasing gems and jewelry of the ancient Mediterranean

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 10/02/2012

To enhance the appreciation of these works, new magnifying devices were specially designed for this gallery, which allows visitors to view the objects up close. Also displayed are a selection of works (a painting, sculpture, and MB2-703 decorative items) representing ancient women wearing jewelry, such as a funerary portrait of a young woman from...

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Art for Eternity - 05/01/2012

  The show is hosted by Howard Nowes, Art for Eternity Gallery303 East 81st Street, New York, NY 10028 U.S.A.Tel: 917.733.4165 or 212.472.5171• Wine and Cheese Reception: Wednesday May 9, 2-9 pm • Champagne Brunch: Sunday May 13, 9:30 amArt for Eternity director, Howard Nowes, is looking forward to a show in his neck of the...

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Bowers Museum Opens ‘Sacred Gold’ Exhibit

Howard Nowes - 03/27/2012

Gold is impervious to 70-410  virtually all corrosives, and the pristine examples, used by both ordinary and extraordinary members of the community, include nose rings, earrings, breastplates and pendants, as well as complex showy objects, including body adornments and votive figures, all symbols of rank and power. The objects within this...

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Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection Gift

The Walters Art Gallery - 03/27/2012

Modern historians group the many ancient societies south of the United States into three great traditions based on ancient geo-politics and patterns of shared cultural features: Mesoamerica, Central America and Andean South America. The exhibition features artworks as illustrations of the societies’ fundamental principles such as the shamanic...

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Archaeologists Use 3D Scanning Technology to model a Prehispanic Shaft Tomb.

Mexico City - 01/03/2011

Shaft tombs are integrated by a vertical shaft of variable depth and one or more  400-101 funerary chambers. Specialists managed to conduct 3 dimensional imaging of one of these great spaces at the Cerro del Teul Archaeological Site, in Zacatecas, by using Total Station, an electro-optical device.Archaeologist Enrique Perez Cortes detailed...

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