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Ur Project: October 2015

Pendants, each about one inch in diameter (Bass 1966:37).

By: Kyra Kaercher pendants from the Near East Focus on 35-1-98C (no U number), B16370 (U.6800), B16794 (U.9351A). A special thanks to Dr. Sophie Cluzan (Curator of Near Eastern Archaeology at the Louvre), and Tessa de Alarcon, our project conservator, for the X-ray of 35-1-98C. The idea for this month’s blog post came while I was looking […]

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Death of Achilles Greek Amphora [Object of the Day #43]


By: Ann Brownlee

Two stories from the epic cycle of poems devoted to the Trojan War appear on this Attic black-figure amphora.  The Iliad and the Odyssey are the only surviving works from the cycle, but we also know something of the other poems, which carry on the story of the Trojan War and its aftermath.  For example, […]

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The Golden Age of King Midas

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