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Menil Collection Returning Byzantine Frescoes to Cyprus

Menil Collection Returning Byzantine Frescoes to Cyprus

. October 1, 2011 . 0 Comments

The Director of The Menil Collection, Josef Helfenstein, has announced the return of the museum’s Byzantine frescoes to Cyprus in 2012. “While this moment is bittersweet, the story of these frescoes—from their rescue, to their long-term loan to us, and now to their return—very much reflects the essence of the Menil Collection, its focus on […]

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WMF Grants for for Cultural Preservation of Sites in Tanzania and Cambodia

WMF Grants for for Cultural Preservation of Sites in Tanzania and Cambodia

. September 30, 2011 . 0 Comments

The World Monuments Fund (WMF) has announced that it has received two major grants from the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation for projects at Phnom Bakheng in Cambodia and Kilwa Kisiwani in Tanzania. Phnom Bakheng, built between the late-ninth and early tenth centuries as a state temple for a city later absorbed into Angkor, […]

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Brooklyn Museum Presents Final Section of the Egyptian Book of the Dead

Brooklyn Museum Presents Final Section of the Egyptian Book of the Dead

. September 29, 2011 . 0 Comments

The Brooklyn Museum presents the Final Section, Completing Rare Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, on view from September 28, 2011. Following a three-year-long conservation project, the final section of the rare, thirty-five-centuries-old Egyptian Book of the Dead of the Goldworker of Amun, Sobekmose will go on long-term view on September 28. One of the […]

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Israel Museum and Google Put Dead Sea Scrolls Online

. September 27, 2011 . 0 Comments

The Israel Museum in Jerusalem announced its Dead Sea Scrolls Project on Monday, putting five of the texts online for the general public to study. The website — http://dss.collections.imj.org.il/ — was developed in partnership with Google, and it displays searchable, high-resolution images of the texts, as well as short explanatory videos and background information. We […]

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Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) Opens Pagans, Jews, and Christians at Roman Dura-Europos

Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) Opens Pagans, Jews, and Christians at Roman Dura-Europos

. September 25, 2011 . 0 Comments

The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) presents Pagans, Jews, and Christians at Roman Dura-Europos an exhibition on view September 23, 2011-January 8, 2012. Ceiling Tile with Portrait of Heliodoros, an Actuarius (Roman Fiscal Official), Clay, with a Layer of Painted Plaster, H. 30.5 cm, W. 44.0 cm, D. 6.7 cm. From […]

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