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Greek art & archaeology

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Greek art & archaeology (V472): The study of the material culture of the Greek world from the Bronze Age to 500 AD.

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Document Dionysus in Marble and on Paper: Looking at the Culture of Collecting and Changing Practices in Conservation, Catharine O’Shaughnessy

During the eighteenth-century, many aristocrats collected ancient stone sculptures from Italy and Greece, for installation in their grand...

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Document THE FLOOD MYTHS OF DEUCALION, NOAH, GILGAMESH, ATRAHASIS AND HATHOR

In the Timaeus 22a-b, Plato's Critias tells us that, 'on one occasion, when [Solon] wanted to lead [the Egyptian priests at Sais...

Atlantis, Plato, Flood myths, Noah, Deucalion, Gilgamesh, Atrahasis, Pseudoarchaeology, Pseudoscience, Bible study aids, Biblical archaeology view
Image collection Saite official, c. 570-526 BCE, Saite official, c. 570-526 BCE

[Plato, Timaeus 21e] Critias replied, ‘In Egypt, at the apex of the Delta, where the stream of the River Nile divides, there is an...

Atlantis, Plato, Sais, Egypt, Solon, Herodotus, Critias, Timaeus, Archaeology, Pseudoarchaeology, Pseudoscience view
Link THE MINOAN ERUPTION OF SANTORINI

An interesting article "Reconstructing A Catastrophe: The Minoan Eruption Of Santorini". The Late Bronze Age eruption is sometimes linked to (a)...

Atlantis, Santorini, Thera, Late Bronze Age Eruption, Plato's 'Critias', Plato's 'Kritias', Plato's 'Timaeus', Plato's 'Timaios', Archaeology, Volcanoes, Pseudoarchaeology, Pseudoscience view
Link XERXES AT THE HELLESPONT

Herodotus' description of Xerxes' bridging of the Hellespont show us the combination of ambitious engineering projects with out-of-control...

Atlantis, Plato, Herodotus, Xerxes, hybris, Ancient Greek, Persian Wars, Ancient history view
Link INUNDATION OF HELIKE (HELICE), 373 BCE

This link takes you to a BBC production about the inundation of Helike in 373 BCE.

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Atlantis, Plato, Helike, Helice, Earthquakes, Tsunami view
Link FRANCIS VERNON: PARTHENON

Many of the Royal Society’s early Fellows were travellers and diplomats who encouraged the international exchange of information. Francis Vernon,...

ancis Vernon, Parthen view
Link MINOAN BULL LEAPING

Was bull leaping as shown in Minoan art possible? This link might provide some interesting food for thought.

Minoans, Minoan, Bull leaping, Knossos view
Link THE PARTHENON SCULPTURES: THE BRITISH MUSEUM

The question of where the surviving sculptures from the Parthenon should now be displayed has long been a subject of public discussion. This...

rthenon, Greek architecture, Collectors, Collecting, Elg view
Link ARTHUR EVANS: 'THE PALACE OF MINOS'

This link takes you to a digital version of SirArthur Evans' monumntal publication The Palace of Minos on the website of Heidelberg...

Greek culture, Arthur Evans, Palace of Minos, Minoan, Minoans, Crete, Archaeology view
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