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The British Museum lends the Cyrus Cylinder to the  National Museum of Iran

The British Museum lends the Cyrus Cylinder to the National Museum of Iran

. September 11, 2010 . 0 Comments

The British Museum is lending the Cyrus Cylinder to the National Museum of Iran for an exhibition that will open for four months in Tehran on 12 September. Together with two fragments of contemporary cuneiform tablets, it will be the centrepiece of an exhibition that celebrates a great moment in the history of the Middle […]

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Secrets of 2,500-year-old Mummy Revealed at the Nelson-Atkins Museum

Secrets of 2,500-year-old Mummy Revealed at the Nelson-Atkins Museum

. September 11, 2010 . 0 Comments

Kansas City, MO – A powerful image of the face of a 2,500-year-old Egyptian mummy at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art has been created by special agents/forensic artists from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), as unveiled today at the Museum. In an unusual collaboration, ATF agents worked with a Kansas […]

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Cleveland Museum of Art Announces Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics, and Devotion in Medieval Europe

Cleveland Museum of Art Announces Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics, and Devotion in Medieval Europe

. September 8, 2010 . 0 Comments

Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics, and Devotion in Medieval Europe, open October 17, 2010–January 17, 2011, offers visitors a unique glimpse of the Middle Ages, a time when art mediated between heaven and earth and wondrous objects filled churches and monastic treasuries. Relics—the physical remains of holy men and women, and things associated with them—were […]

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Metropolitan Museum Presents Haremhab The General Who Became King

Metropolitan Museum Presents Haremhab The General Who Became King

. September 7, 2010 . 0 Comments

One of the most fascinating pharaohs of ancient Egypt, Haremhab (reigned ca. 1323–1309 B. C.) was a strong leader in a time of political and religious transition. As commander-in-chief of Tutankhamun’s army, he oversaw important military campaigns at the border with Nubia and in the Levant; later, as the last king of Dynasty 18, Haremhab […]

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Getty Research Institute Presents Images of Pre-Columbian Objects, Ruins, and Manuscripts

Getty Research Institute Presents Images of Pre-Columbian Objects, Ruins, and Manuscripts

. September 6, 2010 . 0 Comments

LOS ANGELES – Celebrating the bicentennial of Mexican independence and the centennial of the Mexican Revolution, Obsidian Mirror-Travels: Refracting Ancient Mexican Art and Archaeology on view at the Getty Research Institute from November 16, 2010 through February 6, 2011, presents highlights from the GRI’s strong collection of visual materials that explore representations of Mexican archaeological […]

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