The Day They Came Home: The Acropolis a Whole World Monument for World Knowledge
Antiquity / Art / Cultural Heritage / Greece

The Day They Came Home: The Acropolis a Whole World Monument for World Knowledge

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 … Continue reading

Egyptian: Mallawi Museum, Looted Artifacts
Antiquity / Cultural Heritage / Egypt

Egyptian: Mallawi Museum, Looted Artifacts

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 … Continue reading

Cairo: Protectors of Egyptian Monuments
Antiquity / Cultural Heritage / Egypt

Cairo: Protectors of Egyptian Monuments

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. Continue reading

Athena Rises: Social Media & the Campaign to Reunify the Parthenon Sculptures
Antiquity / Art / Cultural Heritage / Greece / Innovation

Athena Rises: Social Media & the Campaign to Reunify the Parthenon Sculptures

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. Continue reading