Tag Archives: Antiquities

Provenance, fakes, uncertainty and ethics: The problems with legally purchased antiquities.

My recent visit to the Barcelona Egyptian Museum revealed some fantastic artefacts, but also raised unsettling questions about forgeries, provenance and the ethics of presenting recently purchased antiquities in museums. Continue reading

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The Egyptian Museum of Barcelona

The Egyptian Museum in Barcelona contains a number of interesting artefacts and is a fascinating place to visit. Continue reading

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The Egyptian collection in the Museo Nacional des Belles Artes, Havana Cuba.

A review of the fantastic and rarely explored Egyptian collection in Havana. Continue reading

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Global Xplorer: Satellite remote sensing, looting and crowd-sourcing.

A new platform can make you a ‘Space Archaeologist’, but will it help looters too? Continue reading

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Animal Mummies at the World Museum, Liverpool

A great exhibition of Egyptian animal mummies is on at the World Museum, Liverpool. Continue reading

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Review of the British Museum’s Sunken Cities Exhibition

A great exhibition, thoroughly enjoyable. Both artistic and informative. Continue reading

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Does the Neighbourhood Planning and Infrastructure Bill matter for archaeology outside the UK?

Changes to UK legislation will have a negative effect on attitudes to and protection of archaeology overseas? Continue reading

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