Ten-Year Restoration Of Tutankhamen’s Tomb Is Finally Complete

“In 2009, with help from the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, the [Getty Conservation Institute] brought in a team of environmental engineers, architects and designers to improve the tomb’s infrastructure, an Egyptologist to conduct background research, microbi­ologists to study the brown spots, and conservators to treat the walls. Together, they carried out the most intensive study […]

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Millennia-Old Stone Circle In Scotland Turns Out To Be About 24 Years Old

“The ‘recumbent stone circle’ in … Aberdeenshire, was reported by the site’s current [owner] with unusual features including its small diameter and proportionately small stones. Historic Environment Scotland … celebrated it as an authentic discovery and continued their research until being contacted by the former owner who said they had built the stone circle in […]

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One Of The Hearts Of The Met Museum’s Ancient Greek Collection Was Arguably Looted En Masse

Writer Thomas O’Dwyer makes the case that The Cesnola Collection — assembled by an impoverished Italian aristocrat who emigrated to the States, fought in the Civil War, got himself appointed consul in Ottoman Cyprus for both the U.S. and the Russian Empire, and then got himself named the Met’s director — is comparable to the […]

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