Antiquities

Lewis Chessmen on Display at National Museum of Scotland

Lewis Chessmen on Display at National Museum of Scotland

Over 30 chess pieces from the National Museums Scotland and British Museum are starting a tour at National Museum of Scotland on 21 May and will continue to further Scottish venues. The chess pieces consist of elaborately worked walrus ivory and whales’ teeth in the forms of seated kings and queens, mitred bishops, knights on […]

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Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs at the Denver Art Museum

Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs will feature striking objects from some of the most important rulers throughout 2,000 years of ancient Egyptian history, spanning from the 4th Dynasty into the Late Period (about 2,600 B.C. to 660 B.C.). Derived from a variety of contexts, including temples and both royal and private tombs, […]

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Museum of Qin Shihuang Terracotta Warriors and Horses Unearths More Finds

Museum of Qin Shihuang Terracotta Warriors and Horses Unearths More Finds

A company of Terracotta Warriors, most painted in rich colors, have been unearthed at the largest pit within the mausoleum complex of the emperor who first unified China. A total of 114 Terracotta Warriors have been found at No 1 pit, one of three, where excavation started in June last year, said Xu Weihong, head […]

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Sharjah Archaeology Museum Website Announced

Sharjah Museums Department (SMD) has launched the Sharjah Archaeology Museum website, designed to take the users on an historical tour through four very distinct periods of Sharjah’s rich archaeological past. Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates has a rich legacy of arts, heritage and culture. Under the leadership and patronage of His Highness Dr. Sheikh […]

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