Antiquities

Mummies Arrive at California Science Center for World Premiere of Mummies of the World Exhibition

The largest collection of mummies ever assembled will travel nearly 6,000 miles to make its highly anticipated arrival in Los Angeles on Friday, May 28. The mummies are traveling to the United States for the first time as part of the Mummies of the World exhibition, set to make its world debut at the California […]

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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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The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis to Explore Underground Archeology and Ancient Tombs

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis has revealed the third and final component of its National Geographic exhibit opening next year. Archeological excavation of ancient Egyptian tombs will be one of three major areas of the $4.2 million exhibit. The backdrop for the Egyptian component will be the tomb of Seti I, an ancient pharaoh who […]

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To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum

To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum

Encompassing more than one hundred objects drawn from the Brooklyn Museum’s world-renowned holdings of ancient Egyptian art, including some of the greatest masterworks of the Egyptian artistic heritage, To Live Forever explores the Egyptians’ beliefs about life, death, and the afterlife; the process of mummification; the conduct of a funeral; and the different types of […]

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