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Prehistoric ‘bookkeeping’ continued long after invention of writing

Prehistoric ‘bookkeeping’ continued long after invention of writing | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
An archaeological dig in the southeast of Turkey has unveiled a considerable number of clay tokens that were used as records of trade until the advent of writing, or so it was believed.
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An archaeological dig in the southeast of Turkey has unveiled a considerable number of clay tokens that were used as records of trade until the advent of writing, or so it was believed
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World’s oldest stamps traveling to N.Y. in bomb-proof case

World’s oldest stamps traveling to N.Y. in bomb-proof case | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
World’s first stamps are traveling outside of the UK for the first time under lock and key.
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Conservators Barbara Borghese and Jackie Coppen take care of the Penny Black in transit to New York
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Admiring great art 'is good for your health', Italian experiment finds

Admiring great art 'is good for your health', Italian experiment finds | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Nefertiti Still Missing: King Tut's Tomb Shows No Hidden Chambers

Nefertiti Still Missing: King Tut's Tomb Shows No Hidden Chambers | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Radar scans conducted by a National Geographic team have found that there are no hidden chambers in King Tut's tomb.
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The Underwater Archaeologist Who Surfaced Not One, But Two Ancient Egyptian Cities

The Underwater Archaeologist Who Surfaced Not One, But Two Ancient Egyptian Cities | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Franck Goddio left his job at the UN to pursue his passion for underwater archaeology and discovered lost Egyptian cities in the muck of Alexandria harbor.
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Half of world heritage sites threatened by development, says WWF

Half of world heritage sites threatened by development, says WWF | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Charity concludes that at least 114 of 229 world heritage sites of outstanding importance for species and habitats are at risk from mining and other activities
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Nella biblioteca del Congresso Usa lettera sulla scoperta dell'America rubata a Firenze

Nella biblioteca del Congresso Usa lettera sulla scoperta dell'America rubata a Firenze | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Restituita all'Italia una pregiata stampa in latino del 1493 del messaggio che Cristoforo Colombo aveva scritto un anno prima in spagnolo approdando nel
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International Institute for Conservation (IIC)'s Facebook Wall: The Art of Mending Ceramics Disasters | Conservation Lab - http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/mending-ceramics-conservation-lab

International Institute for Conservation (IIC)'s Facebook Wall: The Art of Mending Ceramics Disasters | Conservation Lab - http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/mending-ceramics-conservation-lab | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
How object conservators return fractured ceramic shards to their original glory.
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New interpretation of the Rök runestone inscription changes view of Viking Age

New interpretation of the Rök runestone inscription changes view of Viking Age | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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The Rök Runestone, erected in the late 800s in the Swedish province of Östergötland, is the world's most well-known runestone.
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3600-year-old Swedish Axes Were Made with Copper from Cyprus

3600-year-old Swedish Axes Were Made with Copper from Cyprus | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Pyramid Interior Revealed Using Cosmic Rays : DNews

Pyramid Interior Revealed Using Cosmic Rays : DNews | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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The interior of a pyramid has been reconstructed for the first time in an ancient Egyptian pyramid using cosmic particles.
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Captain James Cook’s centuries-old ship discovered in Newport Harbor

Captain James Cook’s centuries-old ship discovered in Newport Harbor | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project is planning to announce that it has narrowed the site of the HMS Endeavour's wreckage.
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The Middle East heritage debate is becoming worryingly colonial

The Middle East heritage debate is becoming worryingly colonial | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
A model Palmyra's Arch of Triumph, made in Italy from Egyptian marble, has been installed in London's Trafalgar Square. Is this such a good thing?
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Disparity in cultural sector funding deprives regional museums, libraries and heritage sites, academic claims

Disparity in cultural sector funding deprives regional museums, libraries and heritage sites, academic claims | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
An academic from the University of Leicester has suggested that disparities in funding for the cultural sector at a regional level results in cultural institutions and programmes in many areas of the UK being deprived of vital resources.
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Louis Kahn's Yale Center for British Art Reopens After Restoration

Louis Kahn's Yale Center for British Art Reopens After Restoration | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Louis Kahn’s Yale Center for British Art has reopened to the public after a multi-year restoration project led by Knight Architecture, LLC
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Smithsonian Digitizes & Lets You Download 40,000 Works of Asian and American Art

Smithsonian Digitizes & Lets You Download 40,000 Works of Asian and American Art | News in Conservation | Scoop.it


Art lovers who visit my hometown of Washington, DC have an almost embarrassing wealth of opportunities to view art collections classical, Baroque, Renaissance, modern, postmodern, and otherwise through the Smithsonian’s network of museums.
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Guarding the dazzle of the past - At Weissman Preservation Center, conservators tend to treasures from Harvard libraries 

Guarding the dazzle of the past - At Weissman Preservation Center, conservators tend to treasures from Harvard libraries  | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
At Weissman Preservation Center, conservators tend to treasures from Harvard libraries | The Gazette visited the Weissman Preservation Center to see how conservators preserve Harvard’s rare and unique collections.
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Annexing archaeology: Will UNESCO take on Israel?

Annexing archaeology: Will UNESCO take on Israel? | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Palestinians to announce a list of heritage sites in urgent need of protection from Israeli violations.
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Auschwitz mug reveals secret possessions hidden for 70 years

Auschwitz mug reveals secret possessions hidden for 70 years | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
RT @LisaDaftari: Auschwitz mug reveals jewelry hidden for 70 years https://t.co/6IYHSwTPKZ #Holocaust https://t.co/J2Yw6ifEqI
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Mummified Fetus From Ancient Egypt Found

Mummified Fetus From Ancient Egypt Found | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
The 2,500-year-old specimen was recovered from a tiny, intricately carved wooden coffin.
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The Middle East heritage debate is becoming worryingly colonial

The Middle East heritage debate is becoming worryingly colonial | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
A model Palmyra's Arch of Triumph, made in Italy from Egyptian marble, has been installed in London's Trafalgar Square. Is this such a good thing?
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A model Palmyra's Arch of Triumph, made in Italy from Egyptian marble, has been installed in London's Trafalgar Square. Is this such a good thing?
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Leonardo da Vinci drawings to go on display in Dublin

Leonardo da Vinci drawings to go on display in Dublin | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
National Gallery exhibit will be the first time the works have been shown outside the UK
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Mystery of Mummified Lung Solved : DNews

Mystery of Mummified Lung Solved : DNews | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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The mystery of how a lung from ancient French royalty became mummified has been solved after decades of uncertainty, according to an international team of researchers
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Italy spends €1bn in historic boost for cultural heritage

Italy spends €1bn in historic boost for cultural heritage | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
The Art Newspaper is the journal of record for the visual arts world, covering international news and events.
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CNS - Stolen Buddhist Artifact Returned to Pakistan

CNS - Stolen Buddhist Artifact Returned to Pakistan | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Siria, il concerto dell’orchestra di San Pietroburgo nell’antico teatro distrutto di Palmira

Siria,  il concerto dell’orchestra di San Pietroburgo nell’antico teatro distrutto di Palmira | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Ultime notizie dall’Estero. I principali avvenimenti esteri, con articoli e approfondimenti in tempo reale. Esteri in News del Corriere della Sera.
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