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Resources to archaeological sites and museums of the Ancient World. Info on exhibitions & lectures.
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Lecture: 31 BC: Antony, Cleopatra and the fall of Egypt, British Museum (11th May)

Lecture: 31 BC: Antony, Cleopatra and the fall of Egypt, British Museum (11th May) | Archaeology Travel | Scoop.it
From the perspective of Cleopatra’s capital, Alexandria, David Stuttard and Sam Moorhead recount the chain of events which led to the fall of Egypt and examine the personalities involved in this gripping story.
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Archaeological site: Akrotiri, known as the «Pompeii of the Aegean», reopens on on the island of Santorini (Greece)

Archaeological site: Akrotiri, known as the «Pompeii of the Aegean», reopens on on the island of Santorini (Greece) | Archaeology Travel | Scoop.it

"Greece reopened on Wednesday the Bronze Age site of Akrotiri on the tourist island of Santorini, seven years after its roof collapsed, killing a British visitor."

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Exhibition: 'End to Antiquities Trafficking' exhibition at the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, Greece

Exhibition: 'End to Antiquities Trafficking' exhibition at the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, Greece | Archaeology Travel | Scoop.it
A temporary exhibition dealing with one of the most contemporary and sensitive issues and showcasing stolen artifacts that have been reacquired, titled “End to Antiquities Trafficking”, will open in April and run through September at the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki.
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Archaeology travel: The Best Ancient Greek Ruins in Italy’s Mainland: Paestum

Archaeology travel: The Best Ancient Greek Ruins in Italy’s Mainland: Paestum | Archaeology Travel | Scoop.it
If you’re looking for ruins in Italy, don’t forget the incredible ancient Greek temples and ruins of Paestum, not far from Salerno and the Amalfi coast!
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Archaeology travel: 7 Stunning Ancient Sights in Sicily

Archaeology travel: 7 Stunning Ancient Sights in Sicily | Archaeology Travel | Scoop.it
Where to find the best ancient ruins and art in Sicily, from the Greek theater at Taormina to the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento!
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Archaeology Travel: Guided Greece tours: In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great: from Boy to King #Greece #Macedonia

Archaeology Travel: Guided Greece tours: In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great: from Boy to King #Greece #Macedonia | Archaeology Travel | Scoop.it
Alexander the Great: escorted history tours in Greece and Macedonia. Guided Greece tours in the footsteps of Alexander.
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Exhibition: Cypriot treasures exhibited in the Cycladic Art Museum, Athens

Exhibition: Cypriot treasures exhibited in the Cycladic Art Museum, Athens | Archaeology Travel | Scoop.it

"The unique “treasures” from the land of Cyprus – every artifact comes from the great collection of Thanos Zintilis – are of significant historical value for the Mediterranean island. The public of Athens is now about to welcome them in the reconstructed third floor of the Cycladic Art Museum where they will be exhibited. The organizers of the exhibition consider it to be an international breakthrough."

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Exhibition: "Alexander The Great - 2000 years of treasures" from 24 November 2012 at the Austrialian Museum, Sydney

Exhibition: "Alexander The Great - 2000 years of treasures" from 24 November 2012 at the Austrialian Museum, Sydney | Archaeology Travel | Scoop.it
The exhibition will feature over 400 objects, spanning over 2000 years – many seen in Australia for the first time.
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Lecture: Cracking the Egyptian code: the revolutionary life of Jean-Francois Champollion, British Museum (27 April)

Lecture: Cracking the Egyptian code: the revolutionary life of Jean-Francois Champollion, British Museum (27 April) | Archaeology Travel | Scoop.it
Andrew Robinson, author and former literary editor of The Times Higher Education Supplement, discusses his new book, the first biography in English of Champollion, the decipherer of Egyptian hieroglyphs and the scholar widely considered to be the founder of Egyptology.
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Exhibition: "The Antikythera Shipwreck: The ship - the treasures - the Mechanism" National Archaeological Museum, Athens

Exhibition: "The Antikythera Shipwreck: The ship - the treasures - the Mechanism" National Archaeological Museum, Athens | Archaeology Travel | Scoop.it
All antiquities recovered in 1900-1901 and 1976 from the legendary shipwreck off the islet of Antikythera, south of the Peloponnese, will be presented for the first time in a temporary exhibition from April 2012 and for a year at the National Archaeological Museum.
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Archaeology Travel: Ancient Sicily offers a glorious guide to classical Europe (from Telegraph)

Archaeology Travel: Ancient Sicily offers a glorious guide to classical Europe (from Telegraph) | Archaeology Travel | Scoop.it
Take a trip into ancient Europe with Andante, who will provide an archeologist to guide you around the historic sites of Monreale, Taormina and Agrigento.
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Archaeology Travel: Thessaloniki, Greece: a brief guide

Archaeology Travel: Thessaloniki, Greece: a brief guide | Archaeology Travel | Scoop.it

"I like to start a visit to Thessaloniki with an early morning stroll through the market district and perhaps a wee ouzo in one of its back-alley cafés. Then a tour of the fish hall, among stalls..."

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Exhibition: "Arles, les fouilles du Rhône. Un fleuve pour mémoire" Louvre, Paris -9 March to 25 June 2012-

Exhibition: "Arles, les fouilles du Rhône. Un fleuve pour mémoire" Louvre, Paris -9 March to 25 June 2012- | Archaeology Travel | Scoop.it

"En partenariat avec le musée départemental Arles antique, le musée du Louvre présente dans le cadre d’une grande exposition les pièces les plus emblématiques issues du travail minutieux et complexe qu’a représenté la fouille du Rhône, fleuve à la fois sauvage et chargé d’histoire."

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Archaeological photo: Ancient Pella, the capital of ancient Macedonia, Greece - a photo set on Flickr

The city was founded in 399 BC by King Archelaus (413–399 BC) as the capital of his kingdom, replacing the older palace-city of Aigai. After this, it was the seat of the king Philip II and of Alexander, his son.
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Special Event: Extraordinary opening of the Ancient Theather of Naples on April 20, 21, 22 (Italy)

Special Event: Extraordinary opening of the Ancient Theather of Naples on April 20, 21, 22 (Italy) | Archaeology Travel | Scoop.it
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Archaeology Travel: Empúries: The Ancient Greek Town of Spain

Archaeology Travel: Empúries: The Ancient Greek Town of Spain | Archaeology Travel | Scoop.it
The most western ancient Greek colony documented in the Mediterranean is revealing its secrets through the development of a Document Centre on Greek trade and presence in Iberia, according to the creators of the Iberia Graeca centre.
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Classical Play: Antigone by Sophocles, at the National Theatre, London (from 23rd May to 20th June)

Classical Play: Antigone by Sophocles, at the National Theatre, London (from 23rd May to 20th June) | Archaeology Travel | Scoop.it

"Desperate to gain control over a city ravaged by civil war, Creon refuses to bury the body of Antigone’s rebellious brother. Outraged, she defies his edict. Creon condemns the young woman, his niece, to be buried alive."

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Exhibition: "Aphrodite and the Gods of Love" March 28-July 9, 2012 at the Getty Villa, Malibu (USA)

Exhibition: "Aphrodite and the Gods of Love" March 28-July 9, 2012 at the Getty Villa, Malibu (USA) | Archaeology Travel | Scoop.it
Exhibition explores the origins and many realms of Aphrodite (known to the Romans as Venus), the Greek goddess of love.
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Exhibition: Trireme “Olympias” to be Displayed at 2012 London Olympic Games

Exhibition: Trireme “Olympias” to be Displayed at 2012 London Olympic Games | Archaeology Travel | Scoop.it
The trireme “Olympias”, a replica of the ancient warship that helped the ancient Greeks defeat the Persians in Salamis 2,500 years ago, is to go on display in London during the 2012 Olympic Games taking place in the city this summer.
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Colloquium: Sport and competition in Greece and Rome, Thursday 14 & Friday 15th June 2012 at the British Museum

Colloquium: Sport and competition in Greece and Rome, Thursday 14 & Friday 15th June 2012 at the British Museum | Archaeology Travel | Scoop.it
The colloquium will feature 20 papers by international speakers on imaging athletics, ideas and ideology, risk and reward, locations, status, revivals and receptions.
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Lecture: Anglo-Saxon art: tradition and transformation, British Museum (20th April)

Lecture: Anglo-Saxon art: tradition and transformation, British Museum (20th April) | Archaeology Travel | Scoop.it
Leslie Webster, formerly British Museum and author of Anglo-Saxon Art: A New History, will trace this fascinating era of art, and its recurring ideas and themes, as it changed from 5th-century metalwork to the magnificent illuminated manuscripts, ivories and sculpture of the 7th–11th centuries.
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Classical Play: The Oedipus Cycle - Presented by Edinburgh University Classics Society (26-27-28 March 2012)

Classical Play: The Oedipus Cycle - Presented by Edinburgh University Classics Society (26-27-28 March 2012) | Archaeology Travel | Scoop.it
The Oedipus Cycle tells the tragedies of the house of Labdacus, beginning with Oedipus' futile attempts to avoid the fate of killing his father and marrying his mother. A tragedy like no other, Oedipus serves as the paradigm of human suffering and helplessness.
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Lecture: Carry On Cleo at the Petrie Museum, London 23-05-2012

Lecture: Carry On Cleo at the Petrie Museum, London 23-05-2012 | Archaeology Travel | Scoop.it
A talk by John J Johnston on Carry on Cleo followed by a Q&A and a screening of an anarchic interpretation of a famous story from Ancient Egyptian history. Two Britons are sold as Roman slaves and end up in Egypt via Rome.
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Archaeological Museum: Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki (Museums of Macedonia, Greece)

Archaeological Museum: Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki (Museums of Macedonia, Greece) | Archaeology Travel | Scoop.it
A virtual tour of all the museums in Macedonia, Greece. A sub-site of Macedonian Heritage.
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Exhibition: "A Day In Pompeii" at the Cincinnati Museum Center (USA)

Exhibition: "A Day In Pompeii" at the Cincinnati Museum Center (USA) | Archaeology Travel | Scoop.it
A new exhibit called A Day In Pompeii is coming to the Cincinnati Museum Center.
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