Tag Archives: Egypt

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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Will a computer take my job?: Archaeology and technological development?

Can archaeologists be replaced by machines? As technology develops where does that leave the human? 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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A gneiss sphinx: Is the Hazor sphinx made from Gebel el-Asr gneiss?

Does the Hazor Egyptian sphinx come from the southern Egyptian Gebel el-Asr quarries? 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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Undercurrents: Clichés and scientific archaeology in Egyptian foreign relations

How far have we internalised ancient mores, and how does science and archaeology challenge those clichés? Continue reading

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