Emory’s Art and Archaeology of Ancient Nubia online course

Taught by my colleague Peter Lacovara, this online course offered by Coursera and Emory University “examines the development of the art and architecture of the cultures of ancient Nubia through what we have learned from archaeology and how that evidence has helped us create the picture we now have of the culture and history of the birth and development of art and civilization in the Nile Valley.”
(I may have had a little something to do with it, too.)

The above description of the course, course syllabus and more information, can be found here. The course starts on April 30.

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International Observatory on Illicit Traffic in Cultural Goods

Launch of ICOM’s International Observatory on Illicit Traffic in Cultural Goods

The Observatory acts “as a databank for all information related to illicit trafficking of cultural goods. It will centralise and disseminate various resources and instruments relating to illicit traffic in cultural goods, providing important tools to fight it.”

Excerpt from ICOM’s April 2014 e-Newsletter.

 

Rome was founded 2767 years ago

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On Monday, the city of Rome celebrated its 2767 birthday.  April 21 is the day on which Romulus founded the city, back in 753 BC. Or so the legend goes…

You’ll find images of the celebrations here and here.

The Coliseum (aka Flavian amphitheatre), Rome's most famous monument

The Coliseum (aka the Flavian amphitheatre), Rome’s most famous monument.

AUC-AERA Archaeological Field Training programme

Ancient Egypt Research Associates (AERA), in collaboration with the American University of Cairo (AUC), is accepting applications for the 2015 Giza Archaeological Field Training programme.

You can find further information here. The deadline is May 31, 2014.

Where did Bacchus go?

Some archaeologists work in museums. I’m one of those archaeologists and I take care of all the ancient artefacts at the North Carolina Museum of Art. You will find on Untitled, the NCMA blog, some of my recent scholarly activities regarding the Classical marbles in the collection. Click here to find out where Bacchus went…