The allure of Canada’s north, and the quest for a Northwest Passage connecting the country’s east and west coasts by way of the arctic, “lies at the root of our national identity,” says Dr. Robyn Woodward, professor of archeology at Simon Fraser University.
For the crew members who followed Sir John Franklin in 1845, it was a death wish.
The history of Franklin’s expedition, and the mystery behind the disappearance of two ships and 134 men, is part of a new exhibit at the Alberni Valley Museum..
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND—According to a report in The Guardian, scientists have reconstructed the face of a dog that lived on Mainland, the largest of the Orkney Islands, some 4,500 years ago. Unearthed in 1901, its skull was one of 24 dog skulls that were deposited in a chambered cairn known as Cuween Hill some 500 years after the tomb was built. The animal, though domesticated, retained some wolf-like characteristics, and stood about as tall as a large collie. “People have speculated as to whether ..
NEW DELHI: The Red Fort is set to become a centre for historical research and learning with the opening of three new museums focusing on the period starting from early medieval era to advent of Mughal rule by end of June. Archaeological Museum, Indian War Memorial Museum, Subhash Chandra Bose museum, Yaad-e-Jallian, Museum of 1857, Drishyakala, and Azadi Ke Deewane (earlier known as Swatantara Sangram Sangrahalaya) are the seven existing museums inside the Red Fort complex.
A senior official o..
The museum is home toartefacts from the Sumerian, Assyrian, Babylonian and Islamic periods. Closed since 1991, after 10 years of work it has reopened its doors to the public and intends to become a "message of peace and civilization". The prelate: after months of tension the situation has improved, but employment opportunities and services ".
Basra (AsiaNews) - An "important" event for the city of Basra "in many respects: ours is an ancient town, founded in 632 B.C., today is the economic capi..
Ancient Color and the head of Bacchus, installation view (all images by the author for Hyperallergic)ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Much like dinosaurs having feathers, the fact that ancient Roman statuary was tricked out in bright paint colors is a truth difficult to digest for those of us accustomed to seeing austere unfinished marble in museums (like thinking of dinosaurs as fearsome mega-lizards rather than angry chickens). But Ancient Color, a new exhibition at University of Michigan’s Kelsey Museum of..
“There’s so much that Nunavut has created and there aren’t many places to see it”
The new Inuk curator at Iqaluit’s Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum has a vision for the Inuit art collection housed in Nunavut’s capital. It involves making greater use of technology and putting a spotlight on Inuit film.
“I love film, so I am hoping that can be a broad subject that could be put in that space,” said 32-year-old Jessica Kotierk.
“There’s so much that Nunavut has created and there aren’t many p..
Daniel Libeskind's architecture firm has revealed plans for a museum in Iquique, Chile, featuring jagged, earthy concrete walls that are intended to evoke "the stark landscape of the Atacama Desert".
Studio Libeskind has designed the structure to replace the Museo Regional de Tarapacá (MAR) – which translates as Regional Museum of Iquique – in the northern Chilean port city.
Comprising angular volumes and a red-toned concrete facade, the museum is designed to draw on the local landscapes..
A painting by Peter Sacks looks one way from a distance and another up close. From twenty paces, “Amnesty,” a large triptych hanging in his Tribeca studio, seems to depict three figures in procession, writhing in pain or rapture. From ten, details of its surface emerge—ridges, crenellations, ribbons of paint—and it resembles an aerial photograph of farmland, cities, rivers. From five, the variety of the work’s materials becomes visible: the river is a strip of West African cloth, dyed indigo; th..
With enormous, curved horns and a massive stature—growing over five and a half feet tall and weighing in at more than a ton—the extinct aurochs bull conjures visions of an almost mythical creature. The mighty bovine species appears throughout history, depicted in cave paintings dating back 40,000 years, featured as a symbol of strength in ancient Greek architecture, even used as a battle beast during the rule of the Roman Empire.
But the mighty aurochs, an ancestor to modern cattle, disappeare..
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Book review: 'Spooky Archaeology' | Community Bowling Green Daily NewsSpooky Archaeology: Myth and Science of the Past” by Jeb J. Card. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2018. 424 pages, $70 (hardcover).
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