Weekend Roundup, Part 4
Now on display in Australia is the British Museum’s famed bronze Head of Augustus from Meroë.
The Museum of Troy is scheduled to open later this year.
Though relations have recently been repaired between Turkey and Israel, there’s no movement towards returning the Siloam Inscription, Gezer Calendar, and Temple Balustrade Inscription to Jerusalem.
The Eastman Museum is continuing its efforts to bring online its vast photographic collection. For example, a search for “Jerusalem” returns 24 pages with early photos by T.H. McAllister, Charles Chusseau-Flaviens, and the American Colony.
If you missed the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibit, “Jerusalem 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven,” you can see many photos here.
Once again in control of Palmyra, ISIS has destroyed the ancient theater and tetrapylon.
The Crusader castle known as Crac des Chevaliers has been damaged in the Syrian war, but the extent of destruction is currently unknown.
Armed Libyan citizens have mounted patrols to protect Leptis Magna, an ancient city of Rome.
A majority of the artifacts coming out of Syria are modern fakes.
Plans are underway for a restitution (reconstruction?) of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus.
De Gruyter has made a number of its works published in 2016 open access.
HT: Ted Weis, Agade, Joseph Lauer, Charles Savelle, Explorator, Paleojudaica