Monday, January 23, 2017

Weekend Roundup, Part 4

A new exhibit has opened at the Israel Museum entitled, “Behold the Man: Jesus in Israeli Art.”

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.

Silver objects from the Roman Empire, including the Berthouville Treasure, are on display at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.

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 Associated Press examines the destruction of Nimrud caused by ISIS. Agatha Christie would be very unhappy.

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.

Giovanni Garbini and Joseph Fitzmyer both passed away in the last month.

HT: Ted Weis, Agade, Joseph Lauer, Charles Savelle, Explorator, Paleojudaica

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3 Comments:

  • Regarding the artifacts in the Istanbul Archaeological Museum: I made a point of going to the museum a couple weeks ago (January 2017). The Siloam Inscription is rather prominently displayed, but casual tourists would miss the Gezer calendar and the Temple Mount warning unless they knew to look for them. They are nicely displayed, but there is no attention drawn to how significant they are.

    By Blogger Mark Hoffman, at Mon Jan 23, 09:17:00 PM  

  • Thanks, Mark! Another thing that visitors miss is the Gezer boundary inscription, even though it's sitting right above the Temple warning inscription. And the Samaria Ostraca are on display there as well (and today I received a new book on those important potsherds by Ron Tappy)! While parts of the museum are closed now for renovation, the entire Syria-Palestine wing is open.

    By Blogger Todd Bolen, at Tue Jan 24, 09:57:00 AM  

  • Well, I missed the Gezer boundary inscription even though I was right there looking at the Temple Mount warning right below it! It was almost closing time, so I was hustling through the museum. I did get pics of the Samaria Ostraca. The fourth floor was awfully dark, so it was a challenge getting good pics.

    By Blogger Mark Hoffman, at Tue Jan 24, 01:18:00 PM  

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