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Oldest Globe of New World Carved on Ostrich Eggs?

Oldest Globe of New World Carved on Ostrich Eggs? | Ancient Art History Summary | Scoop.it
A Belgian map collector has discovered what he claims is the oldest globe depicting the New World-but some are skeptical. (Ancient artifact discovered: Is this the oldest globe of the New World?

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Art review: 'The Boxer: An Ancient Masterpiece' at the Metropolitan Museum of Art - NorthJersey.com

Art review: 'The Boxer: An Ancient Masterpiece' at the Metropolitan Museum of Art - NorthJersey.com | Ancient Art History Summary | Scoop.it
Art review: 'The Boxer: An Ancient Masterpiece' at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
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"Boxer at Rest" was excavated in Rome in 1885 near the ancient Baths of Constantine.
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This sculpture from Helenistic period  (331–23 B.C.) show the realistic expresions in the fase and the body scars of the boxer who is represented just at the moment that he turn his head when is called to be back to the arena from his rest time. This scupture normally resides at the Palazzo Massimo museum.

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 The Metropolitan Museum of Art is where you can find “The boxer” which is an ancient masterpiece that was found in the Hellenistic age (331-23B.C). The bronze sculpture is a image of a boxer who is sitting down resting, wearing only shorts meanwhile his face in turned to the side as if someone was calling his name.

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Ancient French cave wins World Heritage status - World Bulletin

Ancient French cave wins World Heritage status - World Bulletin | Ancient Art History Summary | Scoop.it
The cave, located about 25 metres underground, consists of what is known to be the earliest known figurative drawings in the world.
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Is a good thing the Unesco give this ancient painting a place in the UN list of valuable sites to be preserve. Prehistoric cave in southern France containing the earliest known figurative drawings in the Ardeche region discovery in 1994, contains more than 1,000 drawings dating back some 36,000 years to what is believed to be the first human culture in Europe.UNESCO said.

"The large number of over 1,000 drawings covering over 8,500 square metres (90,000 square feet), as well as their high artistic and aesthetic quality, make Grotte Chauvet an exceptional testimony of prehistoric cave art."

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Hidden paintings revealed at ancient temple of Angkor Wat - Fox News

Hidden paintings revealed at ancient temple of Angkor Wat - Fox News | Ancient Art History Summary | Scoop.it
Fox News Hidden paintings revealed at ancient temple of Angkor Wat Fox News Subtle traces of paint caught the eye of Noel Hidalgo Tan, a rock-art researcher at Australian National University in Canberra, while he was working on an excavation at...
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This aweson place continue to give us surprises and hidden paintins.The 500-acre complex, one of the largest religious monuments ever erected, originally served as a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Vishnu, but was transformed into a Buddhist temple in the 14th century. New, digitally enhanced images reveal detailed murals at Angkor Wat showing elephants, deities, boats, orchestral ensembles and people riding horses all invisible to the naked eye.

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Architecture Analysis Offers New Clues to Petra’s Culture - Archaeology Magazine

Architecture Analysis Offers New Clues to Petra’s Culture - Archaeology Magazine | Ancient Art History Summary | Scoop.it
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The city of Petra guard many secrets yet to be discovers is not a surprise the sun illuminate those buildings in such carefully calculated way. How their get some advances knowleght ? ;is yet a mistery I hope some day more can be learn about this ancient civilizations wisdom.

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More on Prehistoric Canal Found in Florida - Archaeology Magazine

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Prehistoric Europe: The Birthplace of Art

The Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave in the Ardèche department of southern France is a cave that contains some of the earliest known cave paintings, as well as other ...
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A vehicle of the soul?

A vehicle of the soul? | Ancient Art History Summary | Scoop.it
Jody Joy, curator, British Museum Today we are so used to seeing images of ourselves in mirrors and photographs it is difficult to imagine a world without reflections. But just try. Imagine a world...
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This interesting article explain the importance of mirrors in ancient times and how this objects allow people to see themself, meant that for the first time from Iron Age times people, about 2,500 years ago, were no longer reliant on others to tell them how they looked.

The reflection from a mirror was used in divination – attempts to predict events, or peoples fate. Mirrors were also used to evoke light or the vehicle of the soul.

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Eight mummies, eight lives, eight stories

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John H Taylor and Daniel Antoine, curators, British Museum We may think that we know the ancient Egyptians on account of the abundance of carved and painted images and the many texts on stone and p...
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The scanning process captures with the CT Scam (computed tomography) of Mummies show internal features in startling detail and can be viewed on screen as a three-dimensional model. Also allow us to glimpse some of the secrets of the embalmers who mummified the bodies.

The new exhibition Ancient lives: new discoveries highlights some of the remarkable findings that have been made using this method, bringing together a selection of eight mummies from the  British Museum’s collection.

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Ancient wrestlers caught match-fixing by scientists

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Modern-day professional wrestling has encountered its fair share of criticism for its questionable authenticity...but a newly revealed document shows that ancient athletes weren't so honest about their competitions, either.
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Scientists at King’s College London have deciphered a Greek document which reveals  that an ancient wrestling match from year A.D. 267 was fixed.

It’s the first time that a written contract of match fixing  between two athletes has been found.

Is not strange that this happens in ancient times too because corruption is inherent in human nature and poor atletes much have to use this ways; although probably was not their rather or honorable personal choices.. 

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Greece 3D_ Mycenae

A documentary about Ancient Mycenae in 3D stereoscopic type (you need red-cyan glasses). Mycenae (Greek Μυκῆναι Mykēnai or Μυκήνη Mykēnē) is an archaeologica...

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Did you know who were the Mycenae,? well ither your answer is yes or not this video could shed some light about this people who created a wealthy civilization until their demaise and further decay of Mycenae's  cities.

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Although in blurry 3D i enjoyed this video because it really goes in depth in the history of Mycenae, which is the topic we are and have been emphasizing on this week. I really like the images and graphics they show to illustrate Mycenae's founding as well as geography and architecture as well as pottery and weapons as well. Showing that this early Greek culture was actually quite advanced in their way of life.

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Herculaneum Uncovered ~ Watch the Full Episode | Secrets of the Dead | PBS

Herculaneum Uncovered ~ Watch the Full Episode | Secrets of the Dead | PBS | Ancient Art History Summary | Scoop.it
Herculaneum Uncovered follows geo-archaeologists as they unearth what life was like before the eruption, and how the volcano devastated the town in a very different manner to Pompeii.
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You probably know about the fate of the city of Pompeii, but many do not know that the city of Herculaneum is preserve in much better shape and even organic materials as food , bones and a diverse sources of objects are there preserved inside entire buildings beautifully decorated. This Episode of Secret of the Dead from PBS is a must see.

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Fake Art and Forgeries On Display in the Surrey Museum | Inside ...

Fake Art and Forgeries On Display in the Surrey Museum | Inside ... | Ancient Art History Summary | Scoop.it
Dozens of of forgeries – from ancient Greek statues to prehistoric fossils and fine Chinese porcelain – have been discovered in the Surrey Museum outside of Vancouver. But this isn't some embarrassing scandal in the ...
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Ancient Prescriptions From Tibet - New York Times

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Ancient Prescriptions From Tibet New York Times Instruction manuals and surgical tools from the last two millenniums have been gathered for “Bodies in Balance: The Art of Tibetan Medicine,” an exhibition that opens on Saturday at the Rubin Museum...
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Modern Chemistry Techniques Save Ancient Art

Modern Chemistry Techniques Save Ancient Art | Ancient Art History Summary | Scoop.it
Nanoparticles, laser cleaning, and glue-eating bacteria restore valuable frescoes and paintings
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Very important labor of restauration, Is good to know this new techniques are making possible the preservation of important art work. Using lasers for treating frescoes and other kinds of art work is a an innovative approach in restauration.

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A Brief Glimpse into Early Rome - Archaeology Magazine

A Brief Glimpse into Early Rome - Archaeology Magazine | Ancient Art History Summary | Scoop.it
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Interesting they had found something so old.

Is apitty they have to refill the archeological site for safety issues after only three days of opened though.

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Ancient Greek Dresses

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A while ago I uploaded some doodles, that I did as part of a research for the Eros and Psyche project, about ancient greek hairstyles. So I thought I'd share some dress doodles I did as well. They ...
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Interesting to know about the design on dresses in the ancient Greek. Some of this design are like some gown the teenager girls use for prom today or  stars in the Oscar presentation.

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Animal Mummy Coffins of Ancient Egypt - Archaeology Magazine

Animal Mummy Coffins of Ancient Egypt - Archaeology Magazine | Ancient Art History Summary | Scoop.it
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Love for their animal and ways to honor them have been always present in many cultures and different civilizations along mankain history. It make sense for the egiptians because of their way to see life after death.

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Rare Compound Found on Song-Dynasty Tea Bowls - Archaeology Magazine

Rare Compound Found on Song-Dynasty Tea Bowls - Archaeology Magazine | Ancient Art History Summary | Scoop.it
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Interesting the inventive and creativity of the ancient people this Jian bowls, made some 1,000 years ago in China’s Fujian Province are very beautiful. The bowls, which are known for retaining heat and for their patterned glaze, were made from local iron-rich clay and coated with a mixture of clay. learn more...

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Babylonian King Hammurabi’s code of laws.

Babylonian King Hammurabi’s code of laws. | Ancient Art History Summary | Scoop.it
The code of Hammurabi has an amazing property and that is the ability to be understood, its wisdom and understanding of human behavior; which is show clearly troughs the sections of the code
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Very interesting facts about the Babylonian King Hammurabi code of laws discovered in 1902 in a black diorite stone.

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Pompeii and Herculaneum: two ordinary cities with an extraordinary story

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David Prudames, British Museum In AD 79, late in the year, two cities – Herculaneum and Pompeii – along with various small towns, villages, and farms in the south of Italy were wiped out in just 24...
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Through objects from the British Museum collection and an immensely generous loan of 250 objects from Naples, Pompeii and Herculaneum – many of which have never been seen outside Italy – the exhibition will focus on the daily lives of the ordinary people who lived there.

 We can see these wonderful objects now because of the tragedy which struck in AD 79 that preserve the city of Herculaneum and also the city of Pompeii in a way we can visit the houses and observe ordinary live objects that were  carbonised (turned into charcoal) by the 4-500 degree Celsius volcanic avalanche that engulfed the city.

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Ancient Glass History

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Little is known about the production of glass in the ancient world.  One early source, Pliny the Elder (AD 23 – 89), reported the tale of natron (soda) merchants who, when they stopped to prepare a...
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Glass blowing was probably the greatest single advance in glass technology.  This revolutionary process was discovered around the middle of the first century BC and seems to have been practiced from the first century AD , but before this time interesting process and ways of producing glass  through history were also made only it was expensive and time consuming to produce.

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Hadrian's hall: archaeologists finish excavation of Roman arts centre

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Arts centre discovered under one of Rome's busiest roundabouts was built in AD123 and could seat 900 people
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During the prepatory excavations for the third subway line in Rome.was discover the remains of Emperor Hadrian’s “Athenaeum” — an auditorium ancient writers say he built at his own expense on his return from Palestine around A.D. 135.  

 

Duging down through layers of history they found what looked like a grand stairway made with sheets of granite and antique yellow marble that allow archeologist to implement studies of the area that otherwise would have been not possible for the lack of funds.

 

This project has given them license to excavate areas they haven’t been able to sink their trowels into before. Soon was have been expose so far will be open to the public view.

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ART/ARCHITECTURE; The Grandeur That Was Roman Glass

ART/ARCHITECTURE; The Grandeur That Was Roman Glass | Ancient Art History Summary | Scoop.it
TO the ancient Romans, glass was magical, a commodity with star potential that was never fully realized by the Greeks. Awed by the transparency and fragility of glass, the Romans in the reign of Augustus (27 B.
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Emotional expressions in ancient funerary art served as therapy for the bereaved - Phys.Org

Emotional expressions in ancient funerary art served as therapy for the bereaved - Phys.Org | Ancient Art History Summary | Scoop.it
Emotional expressions in ancient funerary art served as therapy for the bereaved
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Emotional expressions on Greek tombstones from the Hellenistic period (323-31 B.C.) help increase our understanding of social communication and cultural values.
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▶ New Light on the Ancient Maya - YouTube | Art...

▶ New Light on the Ancient Maya - YouTube | Art... | Ancient Art History Summary | Scoop.it
▶ New Light on the Ancient Maya - YouTube on Arte y cultura en Mesoamérica, México colonial y revolucionario curated by Ricardo E. Valenzuela Ruiz (▶ New Light on the Ancient Maya - YouTube | Art...
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Roman Boat

An ancient wreck tells the tale of Romans in France.
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The Romans needed millions of the curvy clay jars  amphoraes to ship wine, olive oil, and fish sauce around the empire, and often they didn’t recycle their empties.

The barge descovered was almost intact; most of it was still buried under the layers of mud and amphorae that had sheltered it for nearly 2,000 years.

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