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Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea Exhibition Opens at the Kimbell Art Museum

Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea Exhibition Opens at the Kimbell Art Museum

. August 29, 2010 . 0 Comments

The Kimbell Art Museum’s exhibition, Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea, explores the profound influence of water on ancient Maya civilization and offers an entirely fresh way of viewing their art. The exhibition opens to the public on Sunday, August 29, at noon. Over 90 works, many recently excavated offer exciting new insights […]

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King Carl XVI Gustaf Opens Terracotta Army Exhibition in Stockholm

King Carl XVI Gustaf Opens Terracotta Army Exhibition in Stockholm

. August 28, 2010 . 0 Comments

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden on Friday formally declared open the exhibition of China’s terracotta army in the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities in Stockholm. The exhibition is open through 16 January 2011. “This year it will be 60 years since Sweden became one of the first countries to establish diplomatic contact with the […]

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Hebrew Manuscripts on View during High Holy Days at the Metropolitan Museum

Hebrew Manuscripts on View during High Holy Days at the Metropolitan Museum

. August 26, 2010 . 0 Comments

Two important medieval Hebrew manuscripts—a Mishneh Torah made between 1300 and 1400 in Germany and an illuminated leaf from a prayer book made in Austria around 1360—are on display at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Cloisters, respectively, in conjunction with the Jewish High Holy Days this fall. The Cloisters is the Metropolitan’s branch […]

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Mummies of the World Exhibition at the California Science Center Welcomes 100,000th Visitor

Mummies of the World Exhibition at the California Science Center Welcomes 100,000th Visitor

. August 24, 2010 . 0 Comments

Mummies of the World, the largest exhibition of mummies ever assembled, welcomed its 100,000th visitor Thursday, Aug. 19 – just seven weeks after its July 1 world premiere at the California Science Center. This benchmark achievement makes Mummies of the World one of the most successful paid exhibit openings in the Science Center’s 13 years. […]

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British Museum Casts New Head for an Ancient Statue

British Museum Casts New Head for an Ancient Statue

. August 23, 2010 . 0 Comments

A cast of a quartzite head of Amenhotep III (King of Egypt, 1390-1352 BC), has been joined to the body of a colossal statue of the ruler, which was found at Kom el-Hettan, Egypt. The fibreglass cast was made at the British Museum and hand-painted to match the colouring of the original statue. Excavations at […]

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