Weekend Roundup, Part 2
Egyptian officials are re-opening the tombs of Queen Nefertari and King Seti I in Luxor, but the cost for a ticket will be steep (about $113).
Researchers suggest that King Tut's dagger was made from a meteorite.
The BBC has the latest “the Dead Sea is dying” story, including an impressive photo of Mineral Beach.
The ASOR Archive Photo of the Month shows archaeologists and local workers at Qumran in 1952.
In terms of visitors, the Louvre is the most popular museum in the world. The British Museum is #5 and the Vatican Museums are #7.
The Google Cultural Institute “contains more than six million artworks, photos, videos and documents from 1,000 institutions including the British Museum and MoMA.”
The lavish lifestyle of the Roman Empire elite is on exhibit at the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City.
The Getty Museum has acquired a valuable Greek funeral vase and a Roman marble head.
“The Penn Museum’s ongoing exhibition, ‘In the Artifact Lab: Conserving Egyptian Mummies,’ offers visitors an insider’s look at efforts to document, preserve, and restore ancient objects in the Museum’s extensive collection.”
A new exhibit at the Met in New York City focuses on Jerusalem between the years 1000 and 1400.
Ashkelon: A Retrospective: 30 Years of the Leon Levy Expedition is a new exhibit running at the Rockefeller Museum in Jerusalem until the end of the year.
Haaretz ran a profile of Geza Vermes on the anniversary of his birthday.
“For the first time in history the texts and images of all the Dead Sea Scrolls are available in their totality on the Internet.” From Brill for a purchase price of $5,940.
HT: Joseph Lauer, Ted Weis, Charles Savelle, Steven Anderson, Agade, Explorator, Daniel Wright, G. M. Grena, Rebekah Dutton