A.S. Apothecary is exquisite luxury. In one drop, senses are ignited with the rich sensual fragrance bursting of wildflowers and the sheer velvet caress of opulent oils. As though, an ancient alchemist is overseeing the transformation of nature into one drop for mere mortals to be saturated in lavish beauty. Certainly, a gift from the …
The Acropolis of Athens, Greece, reigns majestically above and continues to inspire original thinkers in democracy, philosophy, the arts, the sciences, and the humanities. Each marble piece defying scientific expectations has over the centuries commanded respect. Dedicated to the goddess Athena, who reigned with strength and peacefulness, the Acropolis symbolically represents the possibilities within humanity …
Imagine if art could talk.
With the depth and insights of a wise elder, Dennis Menos gives voice to Karyatis, the lone Caryatid statute standing quietly in the British Musuem to Sophie, an art student in his latest book, Purview: Her View, Eye Witness to History.
On August 15, the Malawe (Mallawi) Museum in Al-Minya, Upper Egypt was looted and artifacts destroyed. The Malawe (Mallawi) Museum is known for its collections from archeological sites in Tuna al-Gebel and Hermopolis. In an effort to inform the public, museum curators, collectors and law enforcement, please find attached the UK Blue Shield list of confirmed …
A team of twenty Egyptologists stand between looted artifacts and the black market in times of quiet and crisis.
With round the clock surveillance and intervention at Cairo Airport, Egyptian men and women work side by side to ensure that any artifact older than 100 years does not leave the country. Since January 25, 2011 more than 30 attempts have been blocked with seized artifacts returned to the proper antiquity protectorate.
Every wonder what life was like a hundred years ago around in Cairo?
Pulled out my collection of old postcards that share scenes of the markets, mosques, pyramids and quiet still moments in the desert. Enjoy!
The Acropolis invokes the power of Athena, the goddess of war, wisdom, law and justice, science and art. A monument that universally represents cultural heritage and democracy. At it’s most vulnerable moment and on a scale never before seen, the temples of the Acropolis experienced shocking destruction and brazen theft, casting a shadow that waits to be lifted when justice is delivered.
Yet, perhaps, with patience, calculations and tactics that would even make Sun Tzu blush and bow in honor, the warrior spirit of Athena rises again. This time, Athena wields a just swift sword in the form of social media.
During the occupation of Athens by the Ottoman Empire, over 50% of the Parthenon sculptures were taken by questionable or unscrupulous means by then Ambassador and Lord Elgin for his home in Scotland that were later purchased by the British Parliament for the British Museum.
The International Organizing Committee – Australia – for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles (IOC-A-RPM) will host a two day second International Colloquy Parthenon: An Icon of Global Citizenship beginning on November 15, 2013 at the University of Sydney Nicholson Museum that will concentrate the dialogue in four areas: education, economy, activism and litigation. A call for papers and expert speakers is open until July 31, 2013.
Why now? What are the key points to ensure the return of the Parthenon sculptures?
One of the many paradoxes of war is destruction with simultaneous protection of civilians and cultural heritage. We know the political figures and weapons of war and see photographs in the press of anonymous bloody lifeless corpses twisted in the wreckage of urban settings. How can one possibly think of cultural heritage with so much human suffering. Yet, cultural monuments are targeted, pillaged, looted, destroyed all too often.
Cultural heritage is for the survivors, the future, world knowledge and ultimately, a record of human accomplishments.
World Heritage Day is April 18th. What will you do to help protect cultural heritage?